I’m a little confused by the Hada Labo+ Sensitive Skin range. I cannot seem to find much, if any, information online about it. Yet, it became available only just slightly over 6 months ago.
Having been previously burnt by the launch of a new product that I found impressive enough to share my thoughts about, only to find that it was quietly discontinued just less than 6 months later, it’s natural that I’m a little wary about new products.
My principle since, is to only talk about new products at least 3-4 months after they’re launched, both to allow me to gauge availability of the product and to allow me a decent period of product testing. I think it’s only fair to you!
Long story short, I am quite impressed by the Hada Labo+ Sensitive Skin Creamy Wash, and I hope that it’s not a product nor a range that’s going anywhere any time soon.
Best of all, it’s so affordable! That’s a good thing to hear right? 😀
Hada Labo+ Sensitive Skin Creamy Wash
The Hada Labo+ or Hada Labo Plus for Sensitive Skin range of products sits a little away from the main Hada Labo product range.
It is quite distinctive with its pale peach and white packaging, and the product name – Hada Labo+.
The Hada Labo+ For Sensitive Skin range was formulated, as the name suggests, for sensitive skin that is easily irritated, and skin that is prone to redness. As with all other Hada Labo products, it contains hyaluronic acid that penetrates deep into the skin to hydrate skin.
Skin that is prone to sensitivity, whether due to allergies, environment or stress is often dehydrated and dry. The Hada Labo+ Sensitive Skin range aims to help with that while being free of fragrance, colourant, alcohol and mineral oil.
While I’m generally a big fan of Hada Labo products, the one product I could never get behind was their facial wash. It was such a jarring product in their line up, for it felt harsh and was incredibly drying on my skin.
When I received the Hada Labo+ Sensitive Skin Creamy Wash, I was very hesitant to use it. I have dry skin, and I no longer use any facial wash that foams.
Well, I was mistaken, for this has been a very pleasant surprise!
Light, runny emulsion texture
Despite the name, the product squirts out with a light, runny, emulsion texture. It quite surprised me the first time I used it.
It feels just like a thicker cleansing milk, and it does not foam up. While some people might not take to this, I was pleased to see that it did not foam up. This meant that there was not a lot of foaming agent included in the ingredients, and this indicated that it would be less drying on the skin.
I was correct, as this facial wash is a soap-free formulation and is fairly gentle on skin.
Non-drying and comfortable even on dry skin
I was expecting a thick foamy creamy wash, as the name of the product implied. Instead, it does not foam or lather up, as the other Hada Labo face washes do.
I just add a little water to spread it out, then apply it to my skin as my second cleanse in the evening skincare routine. By this time, I’d have done a first cleanse with a cleansing balm, and I don’t usually need anything too heavy for my second cleanse.
What I find is that my skin does not feel dry after washing. I have dry skin, so I am very sensitive to facial wash. I no longer use a facial wash that lathers, because it is usually far too drying for me.
The Hada Labo+ Sensitive Skin Creamy Wash rinses off easily without leaving residue, yet does not leave my skin feeling squeaky clean and taut. I don’t feel like I have to run to slap on my lotions and creams immediately, or risk my face falling off.
While I do not have sensitive skin that is prone to redness, I can vouch for the fact that the Hada Labo+ Sensitive Skin Creamy Wash is gentle and non-drying, and that in itself makes it a product worth considering, in my book.
Gentle on the wallet
The best part is this – it’s affordable. Very affordable, in fact!
It retails at RM29.90 for 100ml, and if you have been following my skincare journey and the products I use, this has got to be one of the most affordable products I’ve ever raved about 😀
I do hope that the Hada Labo+ Sensitive Skin range is a permanent fixture. Just based on the Creamy Wash alone, I’d say that it’s a range worth looking into for gentle, hydrating skincare products.
As to why I cannot find more information about it online, nor much promotional information about it, I cannot say. All I can say however, is that it is far too underrated, and deserves much more attention!
If it’s no longer available however, I just have one word to say – BOO! Bring it back!
IN A NUTSHELL
The Hada Labo+ Sensitive Skin Creamy Wash is a very gentle, soap-free formula that feels comfortable on skin, and cleans without drying. It doesn’t lather up, but rinses off cleanly without any residue. I’d use it as a morning cleanse, or as a second cleanse. It will not remove makeup, so you will need a separate makeup remover. I think it’s a great product and definitely one I’m happy to repurchase, because it does so much at such a little price tag!
Not drying even on dry skin
Very little information and promotion
Not sure if it’ll be discontinued soon
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone who wants an affordable, gentle, soap-free cleanser that is non-drying on skin
PRICE: RM29.90 for 100ml (Often on sale)
For anyone interested, this is the ingredients list for the Hada Labo+ Sensitive Skin Creamy Wash.
Water, Water/Sodium Lauroamphoacetate/Sodium Chloride, Water/Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Water/Cocamidopropyl Betaine/ Water/Sodium Chloride, Water/Sodium Cocoamphoacetate/Sodium Chloride, Water/Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Water/Acrylates Copolymer, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Hydroxide, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Water/Butylene Glycol/Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract, Water/Butylene Glycol/Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Water/Butylene Glycol, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tranexamic Acid, Water/Butylene Glycol/Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Alphaglucan Oligosaccharide
Have you tried anything from the Hada Labo+ Plus Sensitive Skin range?
I’ll try to find out for sure if this range is here to stay. If it is, I might try some of the other items in the range. But if it isn’t, there’s no point talking about it is there? 😛 Don’t you hate it when that happens?! 😛