Review – Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion

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A while ago, i reviewed the Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion with their new nano formula here. Now, they are back again with a whitening lotion with that very same nano formula to help hydrate AND whiten your skin.

If you’ve heard or seen this product in the marketplace, you would know that Hada Labo is well known for its high content of Hyaluronic Acid which gives intense moisture to the skin and locks up moisture in the skin.

So what’s new and what’s all the fuss about? This Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening range offers three times the hydration power. And the 3 main benefits of the Shirojyun Whitening are:
– Deep Moisturizing
– Intense Moisture
– Double Whitening

The triple hydration power comes from 3 main ingredients – Arbutin, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid.

Arbutin – Natural plant extract that enhances skin fairness and fight against dark spots.
Vitamin C – Repairs dry and dull skin that has been through sun damage.
Hyaluronic Acid – Provides and retains intense moisture to the skin, keeping skin well-hydrated.

This product is free of fragrances, mineral oil, alcohol and colorant. It is also PH balanced and less likely to cause irritation to sensitive skin.

As you can see, the lotion is clear, colorless and very light in texture. About 3 drops is sufficient to cover the entire face. Gently pat it in and let it sit for a minute. One significant difference i’ve realized is that it’s much less sticky. The SHA Hydrating Lotion does leave a sticky feel after you have pat in the product into your skin, but this feels much better. My skin still feels soft and hydrated (like before), just less sticky.

The recommended usage is twice a day after cleansing. I’ve been using this for the past 2 weeks or so, but i haven’t noticed any significant whitening effects. It does however, help to maintain moisture levels in my skin. And this lately – is very important to me. After the last facial visit, I got to know from the therapist that i actually have dry skin. And because i haven’t been giving it enough moisture, it over-produces natural oils to try and curb that. So, helping to keep my moisture levels in check, has in fact reduced the shine on my face. Hopefully, with long-term usage, i will start to see the whitening effects of this product as well.

The complete Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening range includes:
– Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Essence
– Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Milk
– Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Mask

Pricing ranges from SGD21.90 to SGD31.90. They are available at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, Fairprice, Unity and other departmental stores nationwide.

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Redemption starts from 1st November 2012.

Disclaimer: Products featured were provided for review. Review is my complete and honest opinion. I am not affiliated with or  compensated by the company.