If Korea has “glass skin,” Japan has mochi hada or “rice-cake skin,” which, unlike the former, focuses on suppleness more than dewiness.
The Japanese skincare routine is all about thorough but gentle cleansing and the application of hydrating products. Instead of multiple serums, lotions are used after toner and before moisturizer. One of the cult-favorite facial lotion in the Land of the Rising Sun comes from Hada Labo.
The multi-awarded Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion has been the no. 1 facial lotion in Japan for 12 consecutive years, selling over 55 million units. According to the brand, it is also one of the top 3 drugstore skincare brands in Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia.
The facial lotion harnesses the power of a combination of four types of Hyaluronic Acid to deeply hydrate skin, help preserve its moisture balance, and prepare it for enhanced absorption of other skincare ingredients.
Hada Labo, which is Japanese for “skin laboratory,” says the facial lotion is fragrance-free, has balanced pH levels, and features a refreshing texture.
The Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion is now available in the Philippines exclusively at Watsons stores nationwide. The 30ml bottle retails at P195, while the 170ml bottle is priced at P685.
Other Hada Labo products now available in the country are the Hydrating Face Wash (P385), which contains double HA to help restore and preserve skin’s natural moisture; the Hydrating Light Cream (P850), whose Aqua Oil Volume Matrix technology and aloe vera gives skin an instant surge of suppleness;
The Ceramide-enriched Hydrating Water Gel (P850) that forms a moisture-protecting shield on the skin; the Hydra and Whitening Face Wash (P295), which makes skin brighter and fairer with the help of Resveratrol; and the Deep Clean and Pore Refining Face Wash (295), which harnesses the power of Japanese Green Tea extract and Bentonite Clay to control excess oil and absorb dirt and impurities from pores.
First-time users of the brand may try the Hydrating Line trial set (P465) which comes with facial wash, lotion, and light cream.
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