This product was my FAVORITE PRODUCT of 2011, read blogpost here : http://www.memorable-days.net/2011/12/my-top-10-favorite-products-of-2011.html
Hada Labo SHA merges with the skin to form a smooth, moisture locking shield. It has twice the moisture retention capacity of Hyaluronic Acid (1 gram of hyaluronic acid can retain up to 6 litres of water) to allow your skin to stay hydrated and smooth for a longer period of time.
♥ Instantly hydrates skin and helps preserve its optimum moisture balance.
♥ Replenishes and locks-in moisture for complete hydration. Skin feels significantly soft and supple.
♥ Helps improve dry and dehydrated skin, leaving it silky smooth.
♥ Skin pH balanced. Low irritation.
I was sold by watching this cute commercial, this girl is slapping it way too hard on her face hahaha. While watching I was wondering if you really will get that “toing toing” bouncy effect. And YES! you will, but they exaggerated a bit in the commercial.
It's around €9,50.- for a 170 ml bottle. It's a good price for such a large bottle. You won't need much product for each use, so I think that 1 bottle will last for a long time. Unless you're going to use it on your body as well.
Texture & Scent
The lotion doesn't have a scent. The texture is watery, it kept running off my hand while I took this picture.
How to use
Use twice a day after cleansing face. (In Asian cosmetics, lotion is a moisturizing toner used after cleansing but before moisturizer.) Apply 2 drops of product on the palms (and yes 2 drops is definitely enough for your whole face), rub your hands together and pat the lotion all over the face. Keep patting the product on your face. In the first few seconds the product will feel watery, after that it will feel tacky & sticky. While its sticky you will see that bouncy effect! After those few seconds, the sticky feeling will be gone and your skin will feel moisturized and very soft. It will give you a matte finish. This product can also be used on your body, which is great if you have dry spots.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Methlyparaben, Disodium Succinate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Succinic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate. It is free of fragrances, mineral oil & colorant.
This product is AWESOME! It's really like magic and I said "WAUW, COOL!" while I was patting this product on my face, seriously XD. It's really amazing how soft & hydrated my skin feels within a few seconds! It feels the same as your soft and moisturized skin after applying a sheet mask. This product will give you the same feeling within a few seconds! I can see why it's sold every 4 seconds haha. I recommend this to people with a normal, combination dry or dry skin. I'm definitely going to buy the full size of this product, but it seems to be sold out everywhere =/. I will review it again later after I used it for a while :). I’m now curious about their other products in the Hada Labo line!
Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5/5