My skin: some redness around nose and cheeks, a little oily in the t-zone, normal/dry cheeks, rarely get pimples but plenty of blackheads in the t-zone
This product: Love! It's like the skincare equivalent of highlighter. Gives my skin a nice glowy freshness, and makes my face so soft. I've noticed that a lot of the blackheads in my t-zone have loosed up. My whole face (even oily t-zone) feels distinctly drier when I forget to use this. For my redness, it's not a miracle worker (nothing is, I've found) but I do notice a slight improvement.
The first time I ever used this, I was sooo confused by the good reviews. I put 5 or 6 drops in my palm and applied it like a serum, and my face was totally shiny and felt sticky. Everyday I would use a little less and started to like it more and more... now I've found that 1 drop, rubbed between palms and patted onto my face is plenty for daytime. I use 2 drops at night, since I don't care about the extra shine and I wake up with cheeks like a baby's butt!
It's true! One drop really locks up the whole ocean. Seriously a tiny little drop is enough for your whole face. It is not really a toner that removes the dirty impurities that a cleanser cannot remove, it is more like a moisturising 'moisturiser' you pat on your face. I usually just keep patting it around my face until everything goes into the pores, your face will then be super soft after that.
Only gave it three stars because it does not do what toners usually do... although, your face do glow after using it. It does a little bit of work controlling the excess oil on your face, and the packaging is fine, plastic bottle just like any other japan toners. I don't recommend this to teenagers, it would be better to use other drugstore brands (e.g Nivea, Garnier, Simple).
I'm almost finished with my first bottle of this and let me tell you- it lasts FOREVER as I only use 1 or 2 drops twice a day after a shower. My skin gets super oily as it is so so humid here and the Hada Labo lotion kinda slows down the speed of oil secretion on my face. Easy to use, just drip 2 droplets out on your palms, rub em together and pat on your face till dry. Feels a little sticky at first but when it dries it really moisturizes well. Don't know if I would repurchase though, not my HG.
Well, I'm blessed with skin that seldom has pimples. That is, until I used this. I had many little bumps appearing on my face. And obviously after one month of stubborn trying, I stopped. Within a week, my skin cleared up. No way. No more hada labo for me. I'm combi skin, mid 30s, humid climate.
This is part of my current HG face routine! I tried some samples of this and was so pleased with the results that I got the whole hada labo set. I like that this seems to make my pores smaller (or at least appear smaller) and it feels very hydrating on my face. I have no acne and seldom get break outs and this made my face seem "clearer" if that makes any sense. It also makes my face more supple.
The price is great for this product, since it does what it claims and is still affordable.
When I first started using it, it took FOREVER to set into my face. But after a few months, it sets into my face much faster now. The trick is to use less (obviously) - about 3 drops is enough - and pat it into your face and keep patting until its mostly absorbed. It also helps if you put this on as soon as you can after cleansing (so your pores are still open). Love it!! Don't think I will ever stop using this brand, will definitely repurchase.
Definitely not a product I'd ever buy again.
When I used the older version, my skin would break out in pimples after applying more than 1 drop of it. The same occurred for the newer version.
Anyways, it probably will work for you as long as you don't live in places/countries with high humidity. In such places, I heard the humidity traps the moisture on your skin and so, your face can't breathe. Not sure how true this is, though! It might've more to do with my skin being ultra oily.
I love this product! It work well with my skin. It gives me dewy finish, so i dont think it's suitable for people with oily skin. but If u have dry skin, i recommend u to try this product. Repurchase of course :)
I would give this product maybe a 3.5. I bought it expecting that it would magically help my dry skin and get rid of the redness. Unfortunately it didn't but it is still a decent moisturiser.
It's a watery clear liquid and the consistency of it is a bit strange since it feels a little slimy in my opinion but that doesn't bother me too much. What I also like about it is that it is fragrance, colorant and mineral oil free, which makes it perfectly suitable for sensitive skin. It moisturises my skin leaving it look like it's naturally hydrated but unfortunately that's just not enough for my skin during winter as it will get dry again quite quickly again in the cold. However my skin does feel softer after using it.
I guess I have to try out this product again when it's warmer and when my skin is less irritated by the cold and I will update my review.
I recommend this product for those you have already good skin or only have minor dryness issues.
Pro's - not oily, just the right amount of moisture where skin doesn't feel tight but still not an oil slick, inexpensive, didnt break me out, odorless
Cons - good but not great ie doesnt perform miracles on my skin, takes a long time to dry
I only use the lotion as the milk is too heavy for my oily skin.
First of all, I just want to say that this isn't a bad product. I just dont find it to be that amazing either. It does it's job as a basic lotion and preps the skin for serum, cream etc. and has moisturising properties. I won't be buying it again as you can get nicer lotions that are even more moisturising and appropriate for my dry skin and are more economical. I do like the packaging and how it dispenses liquid and I like the consistensy. It is easy to apply and spread too. Hyaluronic acid products do work best in humid environments and I do live in a dry environment.. So it may work better depending on your location. I recommend it if you are just stepping into the world of Japanese lotions or want something basic.