Seems that I can’t pick up a magazine these days without reading about Asian products coming stateside and here are two that are made in Japan (remember the song Big in Japan? Well here’s the video. Great song!)
OK, let’s get back to the beauty and visit with this HADA LABO line. This brand seems to be at the top of ever beauty editor’s list these days and they just launch their US website here under the name Hada Labo Tokyo. From what I can gather, this line is huge in Japan and is growing worldwide with the claim that a bottle of their Replenishing Hydrator is sold every two second. So of course with all this coming at me, I was super curious!
We’ve all heard of hyaluronic acid when it comes to keeping skin hydrated and this brand has been able to patent a blend of super hyaluronic acid that's inside their products to help your skin stay smoother longer.
The one I tried was their Skin Plumping Gel Cream ($24.99/1.76oz @ walgreens.com) and as the name states, it’s a gel cream, which I love. And this has that super concentrated hyaluronic acid that plumps up skin with long lasting moisture. I’ve been using this at night and with the exception of one big zit on my cheek, my skins been looking better and reacting nicely to this one. It’s not greasy at all and doesn’t have a smell to it. Two really important factors when it comes to a face cream.
So what’s the other brand from Japan that has people buzzing? Stay tuned!
Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.