Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hada Labo UV Perfect Gel SPF50+ PA++++

Name: Hada Labo 肌ラボ UV Perfect Gel 極潤 UVホワイトゲル SPF50+ PA++++
Price: RM 94.90 for 90 g
Made in: Japan

This 5-in-1 gel from Hada Labo functions as an essence, moisturiser, mask, sunscreen and makeup base. The texture teeters in between a lotion sunscreen and a gel moisturiser... it has the whitish sunscreen look with none of the spreadability issues - it blends easily and absorbs fairly quickly.

It leaves me with a tight sensation despite the Nano Hyaluronic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid content. Nothing to worry about because a rich lotion or a rich lotion and rich serum combo solves this hiccup. Funnily enough, while not being sufficiently moisturising, it somehow manages to accelerate my sebum secretion; my entire face instantaneously takes on a sheen after 2 hours.

The Japanese name for this gel, 極潤 UVホワイトゲル, directly translates to UV White Gel. It is a clear indicator that there is something more to this gel beyond slimming down our morning routines and this is confirmed by the incorporation of a Vitamin C derivative. This powerful antioxidant will enhance the efficacy of the filters in the formulation and also visibly even out skin tone to promote fairness and prevent dark spots!

I came across texts saying we should never rely on other products aside from sunscreens for our sun protection needs but UV Perfect Gel may just be the exception to the rule. I whack on a huge blob (as recommended by the brand), which a lot more than what I would normally use; so I think in this case, my bending the rules is excusable. Care to weigh in?

It is available at all leading pharmacies nationwide for RM 94.90. Time your shopping trips to coincide with sales because the price can drop to RM 70! Are you liking the sound of UV Perfect Gel?

The full ingredient list for UV Perfect Gel SPF50+ PA++++:
Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Polysilicone-15, Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Polysilicone-13, Bis-Ethyl-Hexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Polystyrene, Methylparaben, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Titanium Dioxide, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrated Silica, Aluminium Hydroxide, Hydrogen Dimethicone.

Disclosure: Press sample.


aisyahdecullen said...

Do you like it though?
Gel tends to make face become shinier much faster though... I noticed.

Kathy said...

Thank you for your review of this. I was actually teetering between ordering this product and the version that I did. Now I'm wondering...is there actually any difference between the two? They both have the same name and do the same functions. The only key difference that I can see is that your version comes in a jar and the version that I bought comes in a tube. I'm still really liking using it and it has cut down a bit on my skincare, pre-makeup prep time.

Although I replied on my various posts, I"ll say it here too. Thank you for the information on the Daiso groovy silicone thing. I will have to look for it when I go to Japan.

Bijin Blair said...

Hello Aisyah! Yeah, I do! It is very convenient to have around even though it is a bit too drying for me.

Bijin Blair said...

Hmmm, I was perplexed too when I saw your post! The marketing blurbs are practically identical, haha! I think (and don't quote me on this) yours is a sunscreen with additional properties whereas mine is an all-in-one product with sun protection.

No problem! Look for it in the kitchen tools and gadgets aisle!

Kathy said...

Thank you! I can't wait to go Daiso shopping! It's at the top of my Japan trip list. Haha! I should go and look at Donki's $1.99 shop here. I might find something similar there too.

Yoannita90 said...

Thanks for the review! this sounds really great in saving so much time in beauty routine cause it works multifunctional!

Gen-zel said...

I really wanted to try Hada Labo line! unfortunately, it's not available here in the country but there are some resellers, but they sell it way too expensive. This is nice for it's multi-function thing. however, I'm not sure if I'll be okay with getting sebum after 2 hours. I think mine will show even sooner since I really have oily skin. :( Thanks for your review!

°♡Jacqueline Khoo♡° said...

I'm actually hada labo user. I should try this out one day :P

Isabel said...

Hmmm Aqualabel has a similar product which is quite good. Have not tried this

nur_farhana26 said...

Have you found that it pills on you?
Totally love this product but from time to time I notice pilling...but not everytime...i do layers a lot of stuff so I'm working on the culprit.

Bijin Blair said...

Hey Farhana! No, I did not notice pilling with this product. Perhaps you can try applying less, or waiting longer between layers?

Let me know how you fare!