Friday, July 08, 2011

Review: Hada Labo Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion

As times goes by, despite of work stress, my skin's been aging faster than I can noticed. That's the time I noticed I really need an anti-aging and lifting products!! And here comes the angel from Hada Labo sending me a Hada Labo Retinol Lifting + Firming Lotion. I bet most of you have tried the bestselling Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA) Moisturising Lotion for hydrating and 'tiong-tiong' skin. 
Today I gonna bring you a 'One Drop unlocks a beautiful ageless-looking skin'Hada Labo’s latest Lifting and Firming range with 3 premium and potent ingredients: Vitamin A retinol, Hydrolyzed Collagen, and Hada Labo's Signature ingredient, Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA), to restore youthful bounciness for your skin.

The usual packaging of Hada Labo lotion 170ml with the flip open lid. But I do like the red bottle look like. Much more unique than the SHA. :p '

The 3 key ingredients (as marketed) are Retinol Vitamin A, Collagen and Super Hyaluronic Acid. 

The lotion is very light and watery except this lotion color is semi-opaque and off white. So basically you only need 4 - 5 drops per usage. Use twice a day after cleansing face. Apply on palms and gently pat onto skin until thoroughly absorbed. 

Update (22 July 2011): I've been using this for weeks and I could say it's been doing okay for me. As usual, you need to pat the lotion on your face till it absorb. One thing I like about this, I personally felt it was less sticky than the SHA version.

Probably it is my first time using anti-aging product, I felt my skin goes instantly smooth and firm after patting. The effect of lifting was quite good that I could felt my skin 'tighter' and firmer but not too significant where you can see with your bare eyes. At least when you touched, you feel your skin smoother and firmer =)

Rating: 3.8/ 5

Overall, this is a good product if you think you need to start anti-aging products for the first time like me!! :) Though honestly I don't it will works much for my mum's level (she should not read this). Not much anti-aging effect I can see with this product, but it does maintain your moisture level leaving your skin smooth. One plus point for Hada Labo products are they did not contains any mineral, fragrance and oil which I think it's awesome and works good on sensitive skin. You may get this at Watson at $25.90.

Tempted to try the Hada Labo Lotion? Redeem your Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA) Moisturising Lotion samples here: or

Have an awesome Friday girls!!!


Kat said...

Great review! You had me laughing with your "mom" comment--you little minx! Guess that it won't work for me either.

Kalmo said...

Oh I just bought the regular version of the Hada Labo SHA Lotion but this one sounds better because it has more ingredients!!  The red packaging is nice and lux too.  Thanks for the review.  I had only been using two drops but now I'm going to up the amount to see if I get more noticeable results because you said you use 4-5 drops.  ^^

Rainy Days & Lattes said...

Sounds good! It also sounds extremely refreshing and light for a lotion. I'm in dire need of trying Hada Labo. Thanks for your review :D

Isabel said...

I have not tried this but I'm ok with the essence so far ^_^
Here's an award for you, cynthia!

Rinny said...

This sounds like a great product! Lol I really hope your mom doesn't read what you said about her either! I haven't started using antiaging products, but I'm wondering if I probably's never too early to take preventative measures right? :P

Cynthia Loh said...

Hehe XD I knew my mum don't read this...:p

Cynthia Loh said...

I find the red one works better than the SHA. Not sure why...I used 4-5 drops as suggested but I am afraid it will be too much for you. If it's oily and sticky, do stay put on 2-3 drops k? And remember the patting method.

Cynthia Loh said...

So far I find most Hada Labo works well for me. Hope you gave it a try. The BB cream would be a star..

Cynthia Loh said...

Thank you Isabel!!! I would love to try the essence too..So far I think retinol series was not bad.

Cynthia Loh said...

Hehe...I think she don't have time to read my blog either :p Yeap, this is my first anti-aging product to be honest. But most says 25 will be the age to start one. :)

tomjeffy said...

You need a high level of retinol and a good delivery system so the
retinol stays effective in the bottle and penetrates deep into your skin
when you use it.

Stephanie Angela said...

Thanks for the reivew! I've been eyeing this lotion for a while now!
I'm a huge fan of the SHA lotion and I'm really interested in this anti aging line!
Will make sure to purchase this next time I order from Sasa :)

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