Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Product Review : Hada Labo Firming + Lifting Lotion

Hello hello! What a terribly warm afternoon it is! I'm camping at home with a cup of very sour self-made lemon tea. I was intending to do a mask review but I realized the deadline for this is earlier!

Oh and before I begin, have you checked out our spree page HERE? We're bringing in for everyone products that aren't easily available in SG and at a way cheaper price too! There's even Hello Kitty!

Okay but let's proceed shall we, before I digress further and spam pictures of Hello Kitty. On an extremely warm afternoon similar to today, the postman came knocking on my door! I didn't see it coming and I was super excited. If the postman wouldn't give it to me I would've robbed it from her xD

I received something from...

The Sample Store!!! I swear I love TSS okay, especially Elfaine because she's just so adorable. Have you met her before? If you have, you're sure to know what I'm talking about! Nono, this post isn't about her though as much as I like her, it's about...

This beautiful red bottle! The Hada Labo Firming + Lifting Lotion. Before I confuse any one, this is not a moisturizer or cream. It's what we more commonly know as a toner. I must admit, I'm a proud owner of their regular Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion and I actually stupidly thought it was a moisturizer before I realized my mistake. The previous one came in a white-ish bottle and I actually like this one more. It's such a rich vibrant shade of red, totally adds life to my messy table.

In the above picture, you can see the 3 key ingredients of this product. For collagen, I don't see a need to explain further! KNOWING WHAT COLLAGEN DOES FOR YOUR SKIN IS A MUST. So please research it yourself to imprint it in your head forever!!!

Now let me move on to the Retinol Vitamin A. I don't really want to throw all sorts of big words at my readers and confuse people, so let me try and summarize it in the simplest way possible. It's basically an ingredient that helps with anti aging and helps in maintaining the health of your skin. And why would our skin respond well to this particular ingredient? It's because the molecular structure of the Retinol Vitamin A is tiny enough to get into the lower layers of skin. So what's below? Collagen and elastin! This particular product is also proven to help with skin texture/tone/color, pigmentation, fine lines, winkles and... Our skin’s hydration level! See how this ingredient is significant now?

This product also contains the ever so familiar Sodium Hyaluronate. What is it? Sodium Hyaluronate, when applied topically, reaches deep into your dermis to combine with and maintain moisture. Quick fact: Sodium Hyaluronate (which has a smaller molecular size than Hyaluronic acid) can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. Directly copied from Ringo's post HERE.

Enough of the words!

I tried to capture the ingredients list but... Yea, it's not that easy to do on such a surface. But all yer sensitive babes have nothing to fear! This product is FOUR FREE. Wtbbq is four free?! Okay, I don't mean that as for free, it's really four free. Fragrance free, mineral oil free, alcohol free and colorants free! Geddit now? ;) Find out how you can try this out FOUR FREE later on in the post~~~

Here's what the product looks like. A slightly milky liquid.You don't have to use this with a cotton pad, just drip 2-3 drops onto your palm and pat gently onto your face.

Absorbs nicely and makes my skin less scaly! After my chunk of words above, if I say that this product doesn't do anything for me, I'd be lying through my teeth. So let me state my real life experience. Firstly, I've been breaking out during the time I tried this. And because I've been breaking out, I decided to let my skin rest. Yes it's my personal weird remedy for breakouts. I try to apply as little stuff on my skin as possible, even skincare.

So that was it in my skincare routine. Just this bottle of lotion and a pimple cream. Yes amazingly, my skin did not shrivel up and become a raisin. So I think that's the best way to prove hydration. I personally don't recommend doing it to yourself, what I feel is best for me does not mean it will be best for you. So please continue using your serum and moisturizer afterwards!!! However for first timers, do note that this will be a little sticky at first but it'll disappear once you finish patting it in. True to it's words, there's no scent at all.

My skin is definitely more plump after using this and skin that is more plump also leads to the skin being more firm and taut. I haven't really seen visible lifting effects yet so I'm guessing I need to use this bottle for a longer period of time before seeing that effect!

You can get this at Watsons for $25.90 OR alternatively, you can first try a sample of it HERE! Completely free~

Effectiveness (Firming + Lifting): ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (Firming yes, lifting not visible yet so one star off)
Hydration: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (Definitely hydrating but my skin isn't that deprived of moisture either)
Texture: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ (A little bit stick at first but absorbs pretty quickly, requires quite a bit of patting)
Overall: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ (It's worth a try, especially for sensitive skin!)

Chiharu ❤

Disclaimer : This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes from TSS. This does not in any way affect my review!

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