23 Apr 2018

Review: Hada Labo Kiwamizu Lotion

Honestly, I bought this because I need a pre-masking hydrating mist. I normally apply sheet mask at night, a few hours apply my nighttime routine, so it would be counter-intuitive to wash my face or damp it with toner to help the sheet mask apply better. So I reckon a lightweight hydrating mist made of mostly water and minerals will do the trick, which is why I opted for this huge and economic Hada Labo Kiwamizu Lotion!

doesn't the packaging look absolutely adorable???

I am not sure when Hada Labo came out with this kiwamizu line. It suddenly appeared on the shelf when I visited Watson's some time in 2017. I paid attention to it simply because it looks chok-chok and cute! The product always comes with a nozzle bottle. Normally this is retailed at RM42-45, but l managed to get this for only RM35.90 at sales! How lucky!

This is 400ml, twice larger than the usual Hydrating Lotion at 170ml. I think this will be a great toner for students.

Hada Labo claims that there are many ways you can use this:
  • moisture booster
  • emergency and convenient pack during travelling 
  • pre-makeup booster
  • outdoor activities skin saver

For me, this is a toner + mist. I used to wear it like a mist, but now I can only use it as toner, for reason that I will explain below.

As you can see, the lotion has refreshing air bubbles in it. This is supposed to be refreshing, but for some reason, it stings my lungs everytime I use it. It chokes me and causes burns and breathing difficult to my lungs. I am not sure why. It just happens whenever I inhale this. This is the first time a mist does that to my lung.

As such, instead of using it as a mist, I can only apply it as a toner. I pour the product into my palm and pat it all over my face. I use the Korean 7 Skin Method when I am using this. 400ml can really last you for quite some time.


Water, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Glycerin, Diglycerin, Disodium Succinate, Methylparaben, Sodium Chloride, Succinic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Xanthan Gum, Arginine, Potassium Chloride, Betaine, Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate


The ingredients are quite simple. This is the ingredients you'll see in normal toner. Plain water is enriched with moisturizing agents, mineral, amino acids, preservative and some alcohol. I think maybe the alcohol or one of the minerals choke me. But Laneige Water Bank Skin Mineral Mist doesn't do that, so I am not sure what exactly is the irritant.

Hada Labo claims that this kiwamizu lotion is enriched with 6 minerals: calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, potassium and sodium; as well as 2 amino acids namely arginine and trimethyglycine. These minerals and amino acids help to balance the oil and moisture content in your skin. The minerals can also calm and cool your skin like Laneige Water Bank Mineral Mist, whereas the amino acids strengthen and nourish your skin cells. It is like having a refreshing quick-fixer whenever you're not at home!

The mist is really fine and watery.


Frankly speaking... I don't know what to say about this lotion. I was looking for a lightweight alternative to tap water, to prep and hydrate my skin before sheet mask, but this is not like what I expect. This, for whatever reason, stings my lungs everytime I am using it, until I have to use it as an ordinary toner.

Even so, it is not impressive as a toner. It is nothing like other hydrating toner, nor is it as good as its Hada Labo Lotion counterparts. It is just a mist. And unfortunately it doesn't work for me. Now I just have to keep using it until I finish it, just for the sake of using.

But given all these reasons that I hate it, I still think it is a good product for those with budgetary concern, younger and dehydrated skin, and do not find the mist irritating. It is definitely worth checking out so do try one out yourself at your nearest Watson's (why do I sound like one of the marketers?)!

- lightweight, hydrating texture
- economic
- can be used as a mist and a toner

- cause irritation to my lung

Overall impression: ★★
Repurchasing: ☆
You can get this from: Hada Labo Online | various drugstore
[Disclaimer] Product is purchased with my own money. All copyright of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.

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