The Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser is the brand’s most popular cleansing product
Hada Labo make several different oil based and water based cleansers. All of their products have become so popular in Japan that they were reformulated and repackaged for other countries around the world. Hada Labo Tokyo is the name given to the range designed for the EU and UK. The Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser, that is reviewed in this post, is a water based cleanser, and a remake of the original Rohto Gokujun Hyaluronic Face Wash.
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Experience of Using the Cleanser
Normally I don’t like foaming cleansers as they dry my skin out. This was not the case with the Hada Labo cleanser however. The cleanser does foam up when combined with water but it is very rich and creamy and doesn’t strip the skin of essential oils. After using this cleanser your skin is left feeling clean, moisturised and refreshed. Just a small amount of the product works up to a foamy rich lather. I found it was effective at completely removing any left over makeup and sunscreen that my oil cleanser didn’t completely remove.
What I like about all Hada Labo products is they are very gentle. They have no fragrance, Parabens, alcohol, or mineral oil. They are ideal for all skin types and particularly recommended for people with sensitive skin.
The picture above shows how the product comes out of the tube. It has a thick creamy texture which becomes a light foam when mixed with water. I found that a little goes a long way and you only need a small amount to cover your entire face.
hada labo foaming cleanser ingredients
All Hada Labo products contain Hyaluronic Acid to help maintain the skin’s hydration levels. Unlike other foaming cleansers I have tested, this doesn’t leave your skin feeling dry or tight. The ingredients in the Hada Labo cleanser leave your skin feeling hydrated after cleansing. As well as Hyaluronic Acid some of the other ingredients include:
Glycerin is a humectant like Hyaluronic Acid. Humectants add moisture to your skin by drawing water molecules from the air and deeper layers of the skin towards the outer layer in order to re-hydrate the skin’s surface. They increase the amount of water within the skin.
Lauric Acid has anti-bacterial properties and has been shown to be effective in reducing acne. It also helps to reduce inflammation.
How Do You Use the CLEANSER?
Use twice a day, once in the evening and once in the morning. You can use the Hada Labo cleanser as your only cleanser or you can combine it with an oil based cleanser. To use it wet your face with warm water and then apply a small amount to your palm and work into a lather. Massage the product onto your face before rinsing off.
Overall this is one of my favourite cleansers. It’s extremely moisturising and hydrating. It locks moisture into your skin while at the same time removing any dirt, make-up and SPF.
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The whole line is fragrance free, SLS free and Paraben free