I cant count how many bottles i have finished of this product, its sooooo gentle for skin with eczema and sensitive skin, very hydrating you will not be disappointed
This is a review for the red bottle: If you don't currently use a toner or serum, have quite robust skin and fancy trying this out, go for it. For me, it was an extra step in my skincare that I just didn't need - as I already use glycolic acid in my night-time toner and retinol in my night cream it was too much for my skin. I will use it as a conventional night-time toner once I'm out of my current bottle but definitely won't repurchase.
Awesome! simply awesome! This is one of the best toner I had used so far. It really hydrate my combination skin very well. My skin feels so supple and soft. Pimples starts to diminish after using it! Yay! I'm definitely going to purchase it again!
Does not do much for the skin, what happened to all those great raves? I couldn't even finish using my first bottle because it was just like applying sticky water to the face.
I hate this stuff so much.
I have chronically dehydrated skin, and I'm currently using Retin A Micro, so I've got flakies, and a serious need for moisture. I saw that this got pretty good reviews, so I decided to try it out.
Now, I'm aware of Asian toners being totally different than Western toners (i.e. moisturizing rather than cleaning/drying), so I knew what I was getting into with this. Or at least I thought I did.
I have never used more than three drops of this on my face, usually going for 1 to 2. But every single time, it's given me ZITS. Even with just one drop of it on my skin, I will wake up to at least one zit. And as someone who is prone to PIH marks, this means that I can still see the damage from using this a few months later. Like all my not good products, I'm going to try using this on my body rather than my face. Hopefully I won't get zits on my damn legs, but with this stuff, I wouldn't really be surprised.
Am on my second bottle and am alternating between this and the Retinol Lifting and Firming Lotion. Its so light, almost like water. I'm vain but unfortunately very lazy, so the daily routine is all of 2 (should be 3) steps:-
1)wash face in the morning with 'cleanser of the moment'
2)apply a large splodge unto the palms of hands and swipe it all over face and neck.
Wait about 1 minute for lotion to sink in + stickiness to lessen slightly, then pat in whatever liquid is remaining ..No other moisturiser. I use it for my eye area as well.
3)Then sunscreen when I remember. (I know I'm terrible and am starting to regret it already)
Surprisingly for someone with dry skin, I find that in this hot, humid weather, I really don't need to add on any moisturiser. In the past, I would DEFINITELY have needed something extra since my face would start to feel tight and uncomfortable. However, now if I do use moisturiser in the afternoons- my face feels too oily. Whatever it is-am glad to have found this product- cheap, useful, easily available where I live. No irritation or pimples or over perfumed :) I've always disregarded Western toners because I found them a waste of time and money, but this a 2in1 for me.
For my dry, aging, skin, I actually prefer the Retinol Lifting and Firming Lotion but this one is still a very nice easy product and great for day use. I buy the little size for when I travel since I can't find the Retinol Lifting and Firming Lotion in a small bottle. The Retinol , I use for night and when my skin is acting parched so the large bottle is fine at home.
I must say, I'm quite indecisive about this product. Before this, I was using Estee Lauder's ANR and that just ruined my skin. It made it dull and dehydrated. When I tried Hada Labo, I feel like it improved my skin abit but its still dull and dehydrated. I've only used up 1/4 so I'm hoping my skin will be better when I finish it up.
I really dislike this as it does not seem to absorb into my skin . It is not a toner , but is a cross between a toner and light moisturiser . I am okay with the texture , but p
The name may be misleading; many Asian brands have what is known as a "softener" or "lotion", a slightly tacky humectant-rich liquid that resembles a Western toner but is functionally a different animal, designed to saturate the top layers of the skin and draw in moisture like a sponge, especially if you've layered a moisturizer on top. A performance enhancer, in other words.
Hadalabo boasts a *super* hyaluronic acid. Otherwise, this is a basic humectant solution that's intended to address mild-to-moderate dehydration, not serious skin conditions. The simple, minimalist formula is an excellent option for sensitive skin, so this is one of my staples. What it doesn't have: perfume, alcohol, emollients, color, many likely irritants, or high price tag. Though you could buy Eudermine or Guerlain Super Aqua, this is nearly the same thing, without the frills. In winter, it serves as the first layer under serums or moisturizers, and on humid, hot days when this provides all the hydration I need, I tap a couple drops of face oil on top. Alternatively, you could soak thin cotton wool to make a mask; it's quite a versatile product depending on your needs. One bottle, ranging in price from $11-$25 depending where you buy it, lasts a good long time, since I don't bother with cotton. In the US, I've found on ebay, drugstore.com, and HMart.
INGREDIENTS Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Disodium Succinate, Methlyparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Succinic Acid, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate
Glad that I bought this through a recommedation of a friend. Hong kong is really a nice place to shop cosmetics but this product gets sold out really fast. I've been using this for almost 3 weeks now and the effect is the same as the other more expensive toners. It makes your skin soft and prepares for the other treatments. It doesn't make my skin oily, just right amount of moisture, Definitely a must buy!