Tamagohada sounds all cute doesn’t it? Until you realize that “tamago” means “egg” in Japanese. Then you start to wonder – what’s this about eggs and Hada Labo? Don’t worry about getting salmonella poisoning – no eggs were harmed in making the Hada Labo Tamagohada AHA/BHA face wash 😛
The reason its called “Tamagohada” (I’m guessing) is because the AHA and BHA in this product and salicylic acid helps smoothen your skin thereby making it as smooth as a hard boiled egg. Now, pause for a moment and go boil yourself a hard boiled egg, peel off the skin and feel the smoothness. Now eat the egg – eggs are a good souce of protein 😛
So that smoothness is what Hada Labo promises. But is it really that eggs-quisite? Connie thought so. She loves this. Me? I’m sitting on the fence a little.
Like the Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid face wash, you only need very little product to create a rich lather. Very economical because one 130ml tube is going to last you ages!
Initially, I found the Hada Labo AHA BHA cleanser a little drying. It cleans my skin a treat, make no mistake. I do double cleanse so I cannot say if this removes makeup fully – it should. But I found that because I was so used to the Gokujyun SHA cleanser, my skin took a while to adjust to the AHA BHA cleaner. The result was that I felt my skin tighten after washing my face in the evenings.
That’s another thing. As this product contains AHA and BHA and salicylic acid, it causes your skin to “peel”. That’s how your skin feels smoother – like an egg you know. Its not obvious – I think the old skin cells are lifted and washed away, not peel the way a snake would shed its skin. The latter would be awful!
So I try not to use peeling products in the day because of sun exposure. I will also remind you to use a sunscreen in the day while using products with AHA and BHA… but then you already knew that right? 😉 So, I only use this in the evening.
Anyway as I was saying, I wasn’t quite enamoured with it but I persevered and I was rewarded. For some reason, I developed flaky skin on my chin (not related to the cleanser) so since this cleanser has AHA and BHA and all, when I wash my face, I concentrated on my chin area. Lo and behold! Flaky skin begone! 😀 Granted, it took about 3 days, but for that, I like this cleanser.
I’ve been predominantly using this cleanser for a couple of months now (only in the evenings – I think I’ve said that about 10 times now 😛 ) and I believe its helped smoothen my skin and helped my evening skincare routine work better. So as I said, I’m on the fence – a little drying, but helps my skin stay flake free. How? 😛
Pros: Affordable, Helps remove flaky skin and smoothen skin
Cons: A little drying, Might not be suitable for very sensitive skins
As with all face washes, do ensure you lather it up first in your palm before you apply it to your face. Its more gentle that way and you tug at your skin less. Also, I believe this will ensure that the peeling agents in this product work more evenly.
Note: If you have very sensitive skin, my advise is to find a friend who is using this product and do a test first. Very sensitive skin might react to salicylic acid and AHA and BHA no matter how mild it might be. Also if you have very sensitive skin it might not be advisable to use this more than once a day as it can be rather abrasive due to the acids.
Now let me show you a cute little thing I got from Singapore – the Hada Labo Tamagohada AHA/BHA Face Wash but in a self-foaming pump bottle. How cute is that?! Will let you know how it compares to the tube version later 🙂
Now your turn: Have you used this? Like it? Hate it? On the fence as I am? 😀
Hada Labo Tamagohada AHA/BHA Face Wash (tube version) retails at RM17.90(50g) and RM31.90(130g) at Guardian Pharmacy. Foaming version was S$14.50 and I’m told may be available for a limited time in Malaysia later this year.
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May I ask why is that we need to use a sunscreen while using products with AHA and BHA? 🙂 Sorry, I really just recently started following MWS and know very little about skincare.
Because the peeling caused makes your skin more easily permeated by the sunrays. On the other hand, you need a sunscreen every day, so for all the obsessed ones, er, rigid ones amongst us, that shouldn’t be a problem. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Thanks Julia! 😀
What Julia said 🙂 Anytime you use a product that peels your skin, its always advisable to use a sunscreen in the day to protect your “new skin”. But then I advocate the use of sunscreen every day regardless of products used 🙂
since you’re using this hada labo cleanse as your evening skincare routine, how about your morning routine? does double cleanse means u’re using two cleanser products? sorry for asking a lot of question ?
i’m using this hada labo before for a month i think. but for sure it’s not for a long time i’ve been using it. the reason i stop is because i had a little breakout around my t-zone and when i do research on why it happened is because of allergic. but i don’t know if i truly had an allergic or it just a process like you’ve been saying ‘peeling’ process.
Eh, the pump bottle is so cute! Not fair that we don’t get the cute stuff here in Malaysia. 🙁
I’ll pass on this facial wash for now since I’m using Idealist and I don’t want to aggravate my skin by making it more sensitive than it already is! 😛
It’ll come in, I’m told. Just not yet 🙂
you know the weird thing is that in soem Guardians this cost me RM14.90 for the trial bottle, which is like, 50ml. then the larger bottle cost something like RM31! weird right? happened to me in the Tropicana Mall Guardian and the Timesquare one. zzz.
anyway yes, i’m still on the fence abt this one. i made a mistake when i first used it, by using it three times in one day. u see, first i washed my face, then applied a mask. now the weird thing is, for me, i can never “massage the remaining essence’ of the mask into my face, or i’ll break out. so after the mask i have to wash my face again. then at night, i washed my face again with this.
I KNOW I KNOW! mistake right!!! so yes, then it broke me out and made my skin dry dry dry. and i stopped.
but now im using every other night, and it’s fine.
btw, i got a sample of One Essential yesterday, and it didnt break me out! (i’m not like kahani or syen, when my skin doesnt like a product it doesnt wait to break out, it starts IMMEDIATELY. like, the next morning.) and also..i find the Hada Lada SHA doesnt break me out anymore!!! yay!
BTW, thanks so so much again for the advice abt applying moisturizers. i really think i’ve been donig it wrong, thats why i’ve been breaking out. put too much.
No wonder you hated it to start with! 3 times a day is way too much for a product like this 😛 Hope you like One Essential and glad the Hada Labo lotion now works! 😀 Actually yeah there’s a small tube too (I’ve seen it around) which might be good for those who want to just try it out and see first.
I’m with you Paris, on the fence. Have been using it for couples of months, and on the evening only. It act like another version of daily scrub type for me. BTW, the Hada Labo in Singapore is made from Japan or China ?
Hi, the hada labo products from Singapore are made from japan. 🙂
Yep its alright and doesn’t break me out and products in Singapore are Made in Japan. We’ve been through this debate before 🙂
Yikes! I’ve been using it for my morning cleansing! Then again it shouldn’t be a biggie if I use sunscreen right? RIGHT? 😛
I’ve been using it for about a month now I reckon and I don’t really notice a marked difference although like you, I did feel that sense of tightness after cleansing initially but I don’t get it anymore.
Haha… they do say you can use it day and night and I believe the AHA and BHA is rather mild (it does not sting my skin the way other AHA/BHA products do) just so long as you use sunscreen you should be fine.
Eh didn’t know that, please clue us in why can’t use AHA/BHA and sun exposure. I don’t think it peels off the skin that much unlike chemical peel? Still use sunscreen anyways but now worried that it’s not enough 🙁
I am almost out of my first tube and it will be a repurchase. Can feel a difference in skin, no tightness, no scent really love it. The pump bottle is so much more convenient though!
Chemical peel or not, it still peels as all products with AHA and BHA do and new skin should be protected from the sun’s damaging rays. The tube also advises that we use sunscreen when using this product but then I’m sure most of us already slather on the sunscreen so we should all be alright 🙂 Glad to know this one works for you 😀
This feels a weeee bit drier than the other 2 cleansers from Hada Labo, but i can live with it! 😀
And yeah, no fair! How come we don’t get the cute pump bottle!! 🙁
We’ll get it – just later I’m told 🙂 It’ll be nice when we do. I love foaming cleansers! 😀
I’ve been using a different AHA cleaner, the one from B&C lab. Am loving it! did you try it already?
Nope, haven’t come across this one. I don’t usually try AHA products but this was an exception
pls review the pump cleanser too! i have been using the tube one cuz i have seen lotsa good reviews on it, so far i have been liking it alot 🙂 didn’t realise Malaysia doesn’t have the pump version!
Yep! In the process of using it. We don’t have the foaming version here (apparently people here don’t like foaming cleansers – weird! I’m a HUGE fan!) I was told they might bring it in later (and I hope it stays on!)
Hsu Jen says
Been using it for over a month now and am on the fence too. I wouldnt say my skin had huge improvements, but it didnt make my skin any worse either. Gonna use it up until it finishes (which will take awhile because it does lather so with just a little bit of product). And yes, I started using sunscreen religiously when I started using this cleanser! 😀
Hsu Jen says
P.S. When I bought it, I had no idea that it was AHA/BHA chemicals as the exfoliator. I was expecting a scrub-like cleanser!
Yep – people better don’t expect an overnight miracle 🙂 Because its pretty mild I’d say that the transformation process of the skin will take a while. I much prefer that. Anything that peels the skin too fast is way too harsh!
Paris I think the price is RM17.90(50g) RM31.90(130g) .
Bcoz I am eyeing for this cleanser for a long time ady , but since it’s quite expensive , so I still berat hati to buy it >_<
Thanks – didn’t realize that. Only knew that one price 🙂
I wanted to buy this for the longest time but the term AHA/BHA face wash sounds frightening. You mentioned not suitable for very suitable skin what about sensitive skin? Do you think it’s ok? maybe i use a little and see how ba hahah
I’m sorry I’m not sure I understand. I did mention it might not be suitable if you have very sensitive skin because of the AHA/BHA peeling effects. However since there is a small trial size you can try and see if it suits your skin.
the pump version is foam wash! I saw it during the facebook fans event!
coming to malaysia for limited time in September!
definitely gonna get it! I love foam wash, and it’s much convenient to use!
Yep its a foam wash which is something I prefer using too!
heys, have you tried the hada labo’s milk (moisturizer)? because i’ve checked your archives and there were only reviews on the lotion (toner) ;D
Nope I haven’t tried that one yet 🙂 If I do (and I might) it’ll pop up here 😉
i’ve been try the hada labo’s milk but unfortunately it seem not really suitable with my combination skin.i get break out after using it.i think it way too thick for my skin.it hard to be absorbed.if u have dry or normal then maybe u can try but for oily of combination,i’m not recommended it.
Hi. Not getting this. The part about peeling sounds scary. Prefer to just eat the egg!
Here’s a beauty tip using tamago:
My Mum uses cotton wool soaked in raw egg white as a mask. Once it’s super-rock-hard (ahem) dry, the mask leaves no blackhead un-pulled. Supposedly is beauty tip passed down from concubines of China’s Imperial Court in the Forbidden City! Did they have cotton wool in those days?
Nowadays, we use pore packs… 😀
Haha thanks for the tip! I don’t use pore packs either and I read somewhere that using raw egg on the skin, while having its benefits, can also be dangerous because of bacteria. I gotta dig that article up and see if I’m right 😛
Anonymous Bosch says
I think this product works better on normal to oilier skin-types simply because it’s still an exfoliant, no matter how mild it may be, and is likely to leave skin drier. Sorry to hear it didn’t work out all that well for you!
I personally adore this and when I ran out, I found my T-zone producing more sebum than it did while I was using it. My complexion also seemed to even itself out after a month or so and everything just looked brighter and cleaner. I’ve done a review on it too, but shan’t spam the URL here.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this; do you mind if I link this page to my review?
You could be right about it being better for oily skinned types and its great that it works for you! 😀 Please feel free to link away 🙂
I’m kind of allergic to AHA hence I don’t really dare to try it out…
If so, better stay away – allergies are horrible
I’m loving this Hada Labo cleanser. At least using this my complexion are better and it stopped all my acne breakouts. Amazing huh? But I do agree it may be little drying..
Great to hear it helped you! It does help keep flakies away. I guess I’m just not crazy about it otherwise.
Sorry if this is OOT but I stumbled across your blog cause I was hunting for reviews on Guerlain Meteorites. & I must say that reallyreally enjoy reading your reviews/thoughts *clicks subscribe* 🙂
Thanks for coming by Jassybee and leaving a comment 🙂 Hope to see you around more often 😉
Indulgent Diva says
I’m currently using this one too and I absolutely love it!