Here are four good reasons why you should add a Hada Labo essence to your skincare routine.
(Anticlockwise from top) Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion, $22.90, Retinol Antiaging + 3D Lifting Lotion, $25.90, Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion (Light), $22.90, Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion, $22.90, and Hydrating Essence, $31.90
IT’S PACKED WITH HYALURONIC ACID
The new Hada Labo Hydrating Essence has not one but four types of hyaluronic acid (HA) with different molecular weights, so as to provide optimum hydration for a plump and supple complexion. The large HA molecules form a moisture-retaining film over the surface of the skin to minimise water loss, while the mediumsized ones penetrate into the middle layer of the skin to hydrate it from within. The slightly smaller super HA and nano HA molecules penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin for intense hydration.
IT CAN GIVE YOU THAT K-CELEB GLOW
Taiwanese celebrity makeup guru Xiao Kai Lao Shi shares that he “brings the Hada Labo Hydrating Essence everywhere. When my skin is looking dry or lacklustre, I pour a few drops on my makeup sponge and dab it all over my face to make it look refreshed and glowing again, while giving it the hydration it needs.” So girls, take heed.
IT HELPS WITH COMMON SKIN WOES
If your skin looks dull and feels tight, itchy, flaky and uncomfortable, it’s probably dehydrated. Dr Naelong Wang, general manager at Hada Labo Asia Research Centre in Taiwan, adds that when this happens, your skin may go into overdrive mode and ramp up sebum production to compensate for a lack of hydration; this in turn may lead to breakouts. For severely dehydrated skin, fine lines and wrinkles will even rear their ugly heads. This essence helps prevent the skin from becoming too dry or oily.
IT COMPLEMENTS THE BRAND’S CULT LOTIONS
Those with drier skin, take note: Use the essence with any of the brand’s lotions and you’ll reportedly get three times more hydration than if you use the lotion alone, thanks to the oils in the former, which, according to Dr Wang, “complete the moisturisation work”.