Hada Labo recently expanded their Super Hyaluronic Acid range locally and one of the new items is this Moisturizing Mist. It generated a lot of interest when I first showed it to you and I’ve been using it since then.
Granted, its not a month, as I give all skincare, but I thought it was alright to tell you how I feel about it now. I’ve run out of the SHA Moisturizing Lotion so I thought I’d use this as a substitute.
First off, I don’t recommend it as a substitute to the SHA Moisturizing Lotion. It does not give the same sort of effect to my skin. It spritzes out a very fine mist on the skin and then, I pat it in. It absorbs quickly, but for some reason, makes my skin feel a little dry. No bouncy feel like that the lotion gives me. I guess its not meant to be a substitute, but more of a complement. I guess also the SHA Moisturizing Lotion has just raised the expectation bar for Hada Labo products for me!
A plus point is that because the mist is so fine, it helps set makeup very well, and when spritzed over makeup during the day, it doesn’t muss up your hard work. Because its small (just 40ml) its very portable and here’s the deal – you can take it on board planes without problems because its flies under the 100ml limit and is non aerosol!
Unlike the thermal sprays I have been using, the moisturizing mist does not quite feel as cool or cooling on my skin. So, spritzing it during the day does not seem to help cool down my skin like the Vichy Thermal Water would.
On the other hand, spritzing it in an air-conditioned environment helps my skin feel a little better – not so tight and dry. I usually spritz, leave for a little while and then gently blot with a piece of tissue paper. Its nice this way.
But does it fare better than thermal water? I don’t think so. I don’t quite know what to make of this facial mist. Its not quite love for me, sadly. I think I better get that replacement bottle of the SHA Moisturizing Lotion – stat!
Pros: Very fine mist does not leave skin too wet, Helps keep skin moisturized in dry air, Very good size for travel and to carry on airplanes
Cons: Pricey, Does not cool down skin
Oh its RM30.90/40ml which I personally find pricey. If you use it as your lotion, it’ll finish up quickly. But if you travel a lot by plane, you might like this one – its very portable, airplane friendly and has no scent to irritate your and your seat passenger’s nose in the confines of an airplane. Also, if you travel to countries where the air is dry or you are in an air-conditioned environment all the time, you might appreciate it more.
Over here in Malaysia where its hot and humid all the time, I prefer to use a facial mist that helps cool down my skin as well.
Its new on the shelves, but have you tried this one?
Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Mist retails at RM30.90/40ml at Guardian Pharmacies