Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hada Labo Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion and AHA/BHA Exfoliating Face Wash Review

I'm almost done with my current stash of Sulwhasoo Basic Line, been using it for almost 6 months already and i am satisfied with the hydration factor that the Sulwhasoo products brings into my skin. There are certain downsides which made me hunt for other novel products to use. 

The Sulwhasoo First Care Serum and Balancing Water was fine until it came to the Balancing Emulsion, its easy to absorb into my skin but somehow it causes oil shine on my face. When i first started on the Balancing Emulsion, the weather before june was bearable, the oil shine wasn't that prominent until june when it gets horridly humid and warm. During June, i usually spend my nights in air-conditioned room, so the oil shines wasn't much of a biggie. But when it comes to day time, applying the Sulwhasoo Basic Line became a chore because i know that i'm going to start having oil shines within the next two hours. My skin has been looking a little dull these days, probably due to the weather and stress, and i wanted to do something about it. Another thing is that my pores, it's huge~ and the Sulwhasoo Basic Line can't really do much about it nor my dull skin. 

So i decided to try something new..... 

The Hada Labo Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion and the AHA/BHA Exfoliating Face Wash were what i got. Hada Labo is a Japanese brand, their products are crazily raved for their moisture locking properties and their minimal and simple beauty routine. Been using it for the past 1 month and was really pleased at the effects that these two products had on my skin. 

The Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion is part of the lifting + firming care line or their anti-aging line, i'm in my early 20's...what the heck am i using anti-aging products now?!? Why didnt i use their bestseller (The Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion) instead? The answer is....because i'm paranoid....lols...just kidding!! The Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion has three key thing that fits what i want now,  Retinol (Vitamin A), Collagen and Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA). Retinol has several benefits, it exfoliates, treats acne and fine lines as well as known to increase collagen production, what more can i ask? Collagen promotes firmer and more resilient skin and SHA is responsible for replenishing and locking moisture in your skin. For more information on SHA, their website should provide you with all the incredible things that SHA can do. 

The AHA/BHA Exfoliating Face Wash was actually something that i got on impulse, i already have cleansers at home and some of them are still pretty full. But none of them can do what AHA/BHA Exfoliating Face Wash does, it contains AHA and BHA which claims to exfoliates, clarify and brighten your skin. This cleanser is quite impressive i think? It left my skin feeling clean and smooth, there was no skin tightening feeling and my pores seemed to be more refined!! Don't know whether is it my imagination or what...but they seem to be smaller ^^ 

note that sunscreen should be used along with this cleanser

'eggquisite' skin...sounds cute and edible ^^

Would i repurchase? i would get the AHA/BHA Exfoliating Face Wash, but for the Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion, i'll put it on hold for now because i've got my eyes set on their whitening care line. 
price-wise, the AHA/BHA Exfoliating Face Wash is actually pretty affordable at SGD13.90? The Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion costs around SGD22.90, a little more than their SHA Hydrating Lotion, but one drop is usually all i need for my face, so a little goes a long way i guess.      

Hope this post helps and thanks for reading!!


  1. your review is very nice!! i've heard that anti aging is better to start at earlier age..:p

    1. Thanks for reading my review, and yup, i agree, anti-aging should start early and not when wrinkles starts crawling in ^^

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