Hada Labo Perfect White Arbutin Lotion and Cleanser
Bought for: P255
Bought from: an online shop
I have never tried any Japanese skincare brand much less anything from Hada Labo before. Though being the curious skincare freak as I always am, I've been hearing good stuff about the brand which is why I got these Perfect White Arbutin Lotion and Cleanser duo in travel sizes. Something's holding me back from purchasing full sizes, might have been all those items waiting to be tried in my stash lol.
One thing I honestly find interesting about the brand is that they have limited skincare line that targets different skin concern and there are few products to choose from per collection. I'm a huge sucker for anything basic and simple which is why. I hate to complicate my routine so I'm really glad I've discovered standalone products that does more than what they're supposed to.
The starter collection is housed in a box and it saddens me that I couldn't understand anything it says from the packaging. Because of the Arbutin and the 'Perfect White' as main ingredient and claim, I could only assume that this is for brightening. Other than that, I couldn't make up what's written on it so to be honest, I didn't expect much. I was just looking for something simple that I can use on a daily basis.
Good for you if you read Japanese! :)
HADA LABO PERFECT WHITE ARBUTIN CLEANSER
The product comes in a squeeze tube packaging and contains 25g of the product--a pretty much decent amount for a test run. It lasted me about 2 weeks and the effect is very memorable. The size is perfect for travelling and there were like a couple of times I bring it to work just because it's more handy than the rest of my cleansers.
When dispense, you'll get a creamy white formula with a bouncy texture. The scent's a bit funny too. I am not sure why but the scent reminds me of k-beauty products I've tried before, those which are infused with rice stuff. Nothing off-putting, goodness gracious!
The cleanser builds up to a frothy lather, not as rich as other foam cleansers though which I love for its non-drying properties. In fact, it felt so soothing and gentle and it doesn't strip off the skin's natural moisture. Just what I am looking for for a basic cleanser. It also does not sting or irritate my skin other foam cleansers usually do. After washing, my face felt so soft and bright.
HADA LABO PERFECT WHITE ARBUTIN LOTION
Hada Labo Perfect White Arbutin Lotion comes in a translucent plastic bottle with a twist cap. Just like the counterpart cleanser, it's very travel-friendly too. It's gotten about 40ml of product inside which lasted me more than 2 weeks.
This lotion does multiple jobs for me. It's my go-to cleanser, toner and lightweight moisturizer all in one. No joke. Most of the time, I prefer my skincare game to be just minimal. A cleanser and a good toner is all I need especially on days when I'm too lazy and tired to do 10-steps. This cleanser just possess a really nice hydrating power that makes my skin clearer and moisturized without the greasy feeling. It also preps my skin for the next skincare and my skin just seem to drink up whatever I put on next.
This product reminds me of DEAR KLAIRS SUPPLE PREPARATION TONER performance-wise. They are both multi-taskers though I find Hada Labo's much better. Better in a way that it sorta help with my other skincare in lightening dark spots, prevent breakouts and make them heal faster and it just help with the overall texture of my skin. Using it for more than 2 weeks, I've noticed how my skin's more brighter and softer in texture.
This purplish lotion provides extra cleansing for my skin and gives it sufficient moisture and brings out a glow that sort of lits up from within. There is no significant lightening at all but a clearer, brighter skin is still something I'll pay for.
Now that I have tried a Japanese brand, I'm getting more excited to explore on what else Japanese skincare offers. I've been a Korean skincare junkie for a long time and trying out a couple of Hada Labo's famous products, I'd say someone's gotta level up because my heart's got a new favorite here. I'm loving both skincare game from respective origins and it just makes me look forward to trying out more.
If you are looking for functional and gentle skincare cleanser and toner/lotion, I'd say you don't want to miss these two from Hada Labo. These are perfect maintenance product as you don't have to go through the purging stage or what (at least in my case). These are suitable for any skin type in my opinion, but better do a patch test first especially if you find yourself sensitive to some ingredients listed above. If you want to get the full-size, they are ranging from P600-P1000+ online. I hope these becomes available in drugstore too!
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