24 Jun 2014

Comparison Review of Hada Labo Toners: Hydrating Lotion, Hydrating Light Lotion and Whitening Lotion


Hada Labo is rather famous with their toner, which also functions like a moisturizer as it is quite moisturizing. I have tried both their Hydrating and Whitening ones, and have been using them for more than 5 years as a good addition to my skincare routine.

Since 2014, there are two variations for the Hada Labo Hydrating Toner: normal and light. They are both now less sticky and more moisturizing. The product comes in a watery consistency that can be poured directly on your palm and pat on your skin for absorption.


Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion



INGREDIENTS

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Disodium Succinate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxyethycellulose, Methylparaben, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Succinic Acid

Packaging ★★★☆
Texture ★★★☆
Application ★★★☆
Scent ★★★
Ingredients ★★★★
Performance ★★★★

Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion (Light)


INGREDIENTS

Water, Dipropylene Glycol Dimethyl Ether, Alcohol, Glycerin, Disodium Succinate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Methylparaben, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Succinic Acid

Packaging ★★★☆
Texture ★★★★
Application ★★★★
Scent ★★★
Ingredients ★★★★
Performance ★★★★

Hada Labo Whitening Lotion


The Hada Labo Whitening lotion (toner) uses Arbutin as their whitening agent. According to my research, Arbutin can brighten up your skin faster than Vitamin C. Some celebrity claims that Arbutin can make your skin darker if you use it in the daytime but many research has claimed otherwise. So, I just use it both during day and night time. Rule of the thumb - always trust the instruction when in doubt!



As you can see, it has a very watery texture, even more watery than the Hydrating one. The colour is not translucent like the Hydrating toner, it is quite milky.


INGREDIENTS

Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Arbutin, Betaine, PPG-10 Menthyl Glucose Ether, Styrene / VP Copolymer, Disodium Succinate, Methylparaben, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Succinic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate.

Packaging ★★★☆
Texture ★★★
Application ★★★
Scent ★★★
Ingredients ★★★★
Performance ★★★★

CONCLUSION

If you ask me, I prefer the normal version of the hydrating toner the most. The lighter version contains alcohol to make it lighter and fresher for absorption but it lacks the essential moisture level you need for your skin. Even my friends with oily/combination skin prefer the normal version.

As for the whitening toner, I think it is quite ineffective in terms of moisturizing or brightening. If you look carefully, it also contains some irritating or acne-causing chemicals that are harmful for your skin especially for those with sensitive skin. A friend of mine develops strong sensitive reaction towards this toner.

Nowadays, I am no longer using the whole Hada Labo skincare range, only their toners. It acts as a great instant skin moisturizer right after washing your face. You can just pat some onto your skin (without needing a cotton pad) before you go out temporarily for a grocery shopping or even just rubbish throwing. The hyaluronic acid inside is among the few well-known substances (like vitamin C for brightening) that are good for your skin.

Also I must add that this repairs my skin when I have serious skin allergy to Dr. G aquasis range I bought from SaSa. So, in short, if I have to pick something from Hada Labo, I will pick their hydrating toner (normal version)!

Do check out the comparison review of all Hada Labo products I have tried here!


You can get this from: Hermo | Hada Labo Malaysia Online | AEON Wellness | Watsons | Guardian
[Disclaimer] This is NOT a sponsored review. Products are purchased with my own money. All copy right of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.
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