I have liked most of the Hada Labo products I’ve tried so far, so when I saw they had come out with a sunscreen, I had to jump at it. I will say here that I don’t usually like Japanese brand sunscreens. I always found them too drying for me, whether on the face or on my body. So it was not without a bit of trepidation that I tried the Hada Labo UV Moist Emulsion. I think the “moist” in the name sold me.
This is Hada Labo’s sunscreen and I believe, a new product. Its not yet launched here in Malaysia at time of writing, and I purchased mine online about 2 months back. I’ve been using it for a while since and let’s just say that I’m very happy with it :)
The bottle is a slim bottle that houses 38ml of product. Quite a good size. Being an emulsion, I believe that it is tailored more for those with normal-oily skins because the texture is very light and watery. You do have to shake it up before you use and from my experience, these sort of texture tends to be drying on my skin.
Happily this one isn’t drying at all. I can’t read all the Japanese words on the packaging, but being from Hada Labo, I will reckon that it contains the signature Super Hyaluronic Acid which helps skin retain moisture and feel hydrated. It is very light, like a watery lotion, and absorbs very easily into my skin.
I use it like all sunscreens. Right at the end of my skincare, before putting on my makeup. So I will not use this as a substitute for a moisturizer (I don’t even know if its supposed to be but I never do). There is no white cast on the skin, it does not turn oily at all, it is very light and you don’t even know its there once you have it on.
The nozzle dispenser makes it easy to control just how much you need to apply. I apply it by squirting on my fingers and applying a squirt to each part of my face – cheeks, forehead, nose, chin – to ensure all skin is covered. It states that it has SPF50 and PA+++ protection which means UVA and UVB blockers are present, but again, as all writing is in Japanese, I have no idea what the ingredients are.
However, as it does not break me out, and makes my skin feel very comfortable throughout the day, I’m labelling this one a keeper!
Pros: Light texture, Absorbs quickly, Does not leave skin oily, High SPF protection, Affordable, Compact packaging
I don’t know when this will be available locally It will be available in Malaysia soon but I bought mine online from Adambeauty.com. If you have a known allergy to Hyaluronic Acid then you might not like this one. But if Hada Labo products have worked for you in general, I think you will like this one very much. Its not everyday we find an affordable sunscreen with high UVA and UVB protection that is at once hydrating and not oily on the skin :)
Taking a chance here – has anyone out there gotten their hands on this one yet? Do you have any thought on it if you do? :)
I’ll update if I hear of it coming in, with the local prices. It will be available in Malaysia at RM49.90. There is also a UV Moist Cream with SPF30. I’ll have to tell you about it another time :)
Hada Labo UV Moist Emulsion SPF50 PA+++ sunscreen was purchased for US$13.50/38ml online.
Unavailable locally at time of writing. Update: It will retail at RM49.90 locally soon.