Those of you who have been with me for a while will remember that I am quite a fan of the Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion. You know, the one that you pat on? The one that helps your skin go ‘toing!’ each time you pat? I don’t use it very often these days for various reasons but I have a bottle on my dresser that I use now and again. It feels lovely every time! But apparently some people with sensitive skin didn’t take to it too well.
Well, fret no longer! Hada Labo now has the Hada Labo es range specially for sensitive skin. I don’t know what “es” means. Does it say something in Japanese? I can’t tell so if you can, holler at me!
This isn’t new globally. I had seen it on the Japanese Hada Labo website a while ago, and on other online stores. I just didn’t know what it was really for. Well, what the es range is really for is for those with sensitive skin, so they have gone and formulated this with no fragrance, colorants, alcohol, mineral oil and preservatives. It also contains nano hyaluronic acid (that seemingly magical skin hydration ingredient that binds moisture to skin) and zinc to sooth skin inflammation and irritation.
Here’s a brief overview of what there is. Its been out here since October at Guardian pharmacies so if you have tried it, feel free to share your thoughts on this with the rest of us
There are 4 products in the Hada Labo es range for sensitive skin:-
- es Milk – RM61.90/140ml – A light moisturiser for those who prefer a lighter textured moisturiser.
- es Lotion – RM55.90/170ml – Similar to the regular Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion, this is the product you pat onto your skin after cleansing and before moisturising to boost moisture levels in skin.
- es Cleansing Foam Wash - RM39.90/160ml – A light foam facial wash that cleans and hydrates skin so skin does not dry out post cleansing
- es Cream – RM65.90/50g – A moisturiser in cream form which is therefore heavier than the es Milk for longer lasting hydration. You don’t need both, just either depending on your preferences
Truth be told, based on what I’d tried before from Hada Labo, I’ve only really liked the SHA Lotion and the Face Wash. I hadn’t tried their milk emulsion moisturiser and I didn’t think much of the SHA Moisturizing Cream. The other ranges didn’t quite do it for me either so all this time I’ve really only stuck to the SHA Lotion.
Although I don’t have sensitive skin generally speaking, I am quite interested to give these a go, simply because I’m curious to see if the es Lotion will work as well for me as the regular SHA Lotion, and I have a thing for self foaming face washes. I can rarely resist buying them, and I like the Japanese formula. They usually do it very well!
I have no complaints price wise. I believe they are about on par with that of the regular Super Hyaluronic Acid range. The square packaging is distinctive but I would have been confused as heck seeing this on the shelves because I wouldn’t really know if it was just another new Hada Labo range.
Well, now you know! If you have sensitive skin that is easily inflamed or irritated then this maybe the range that suits your skin better. However, if you have a known reaction or allergy to hyaluronic acid (I know some people have reported this) then better don’t run the risk either because this too contains Hada Labo’s key ingredient.
Have you checked out the Hada Labo es skincare range for sensitive skin? Does it work better for you?
As noted, I don’t have sensitive skin so even if I do try this in time to come, I won’t be able to properly evaluate its effects on my skin so this will be something to bear in mind Still, I figure that if its suitable for people with sensitive skin, it should be suitable for someone with regular skin like mine and maybe even better?
Hada Labo es Sensitive Skin range of products Price: As above Availability: Guardian Pharmacies only for now until further notice