Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hada Labo Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion

According to Hada Labo, the decrease of Hyaluronic Acid levels in our body is the cause of ageing. Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion addresses this concern with four types of Hyaluronic Acid (3D Hyaluronic Acid, Nano Hyaluronic Acid, Super Hyaluronic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid), along with Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A derivative) and Hydrolyzed Collagen.

Name: Hada Labo 肌ラボ Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion 極潤α 化粧水
Price: RM 59.90 for 170 ml
@cosme rating: 3.3
Made in: Japan

Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion is a true blue Japanese lotion. The texture is a bit like an emulsion, where it is thick yet fluid, unlike watery Western toners that we are accustomed to. I use my fingers to gently pat it in (it is not meant to be swiped on with a cotton pad). It takes a good while for it to completely absorb due to the lack of alcohol in the formulation.

I found the lotion to be intensely hydrating. I do follow with a hydrating serum afterwards but I know that I can go without it. It is just my wont to apply serum afterwards. I feel uneasy when my routine is too simple...

I reserve it solely for the evening to ensure that one of the ingredients, Retinyl Palmitate, is not rendered inactive. Since it is only used once a day, the amount given stretches - this bottle will last me two months at the very least. That turns out to be RM 30 thereabouts a month, and I know for a fact that it is discounted fairly often, so the price goes even lower!

I read that it takes up to twelve weeks for smoothening (of fine lines and wrinkles) to occur and I am only onto my fourth week. I will most certainly update this review sometime next month when if I encounter visible skin improvement.

In the event that you notice discomfort after slathering the lotion or any products from the range, you may want to lessen the frequency of usage or discontinue use altogether. The Hada Labo Retinol Lifting + Firming range is pH balanced and free from colourant, fragrance and mineral oil.

You can locate Hada Labo at all leading hypermarkets and pharmacies nationwide.

The full ingredient list for Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-20 Sorbitan Isostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Methylparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate, Triethanolamine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Disodium EDTA, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, BHT, Retinyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Zea Mays (Corn Oil), Thioctic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer.

Disclosure: Press sample.


Gen-zel said...

I'll wait for your update on this! The product looks like Cetaphil to me. Hyaluronic acid is very important to our skin as my friend discussed with me.