Are you wondering which Hada Labo cleanser is right for you? I researched and tested out all six cleansing products made by Hada Labo! Find out which one is right for you.
Hada Labo make a range of different cleansers including a micellar water, cleansing oil and cleansing foam. In this post I have reviewed the original HadaLabo Gokujun cleansers from Japan as well as the Hadao Lado Tokyo cleanser which was formulated for the European market.
This post is a review of all the cleansers in the Hada Labo Range
Hada Labo Cleanser
ROHTO HADA LABO GOKUJUN FACIAL CLEANSING OIL
Hada Labo make one facial cleansing oil. If you are following the double cleanse method this is the cleanser you should use first before your water based / foam cleanser.
The Skin Lab Gokujun oil cleansing contains olive oil and two different forms of hyaluronic acid. It effectively cleanses away all makeup including waterproof mascara. The olive oil is deeply moisturising for the skin so will help to hydrate dry skin whilst removing impurities.
The formula is free from mineral oil, alcohol and fragrance and suitable for sensitive skin. To use the product massage 2-3 pumps into the skin in circular motions before rinsing with lukewarm water. You could also use a muslin cloth to remove any excess product.
I found this oil cleanser very effective at removing makeup without leaving the skin feeling dry or tight. It emulsifies when mixed with water, removes any excess sebum from the skin and leaves you feeling fresh and clean. There is no smell to the product at all and it makes a great staple oil cleanser for all skin types.
Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluron Cleansing Foam
Best Choice for Oily Skin
The Hada Labo Gokujyun Foam Cleanser contains hyaluronic acid and petrolatum to keep the skin well hydrated and moisturised while cleansing. The product is a foam which can be worked into a lather. It removes all water based impurities from the skin such as sweat and dirt.
When I first tried this product I thought it would be the same as the Super Hyaluron Foaming Cleanser which has similar branding but comes in a tube. I found this product to be more watery however and a little bit less moisturising. I would recommend this to anyone with oily skin who needed a gentle cleanser.
You only need a couple of pumps of wash to cover your whole face as a little bit goes a long way. I have tried other foam cleansers in the past and this one is definitely one of the most gentle and hydrating. This would make a good first foam cleanser for anyone who is new to the double cleanse method.
Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluron Foaming Cleanser
Best Choice for Dry Skin
The Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluron Foaming Cleanser is similar to the cleansing foam but has a thicker consistency. In my opinion it’s slightly more hydrating and may suit you if you have dry skin. It helps to retain the skin’s natural moisture whilst removing dirt and impurities.
This gentle foaming cleanser removes dead skin cells with very soft foam. You only need a pea-size amount as a small amount of the product goes a long way. It works as an excellent second cleanser and won’t cause moisture loss or leave any tight feeling on the skin.
Hada Labo Gokujyun Hatomugi Cleansing Foam
Best Choice for Acne Prone Skin
The Gokujun Adlay Facial Wash is the best choice if you suffer from adult acne. The formula is designed to unblock the pores, smooth the skin and clear any blemishes. A key ingredient in the product is glycyrrhetinic acid. Glycyrrhetinic acid is a component of licorice root and is able to calm the skin and reduce inflammation. It also brightens the skin and creates a more even skin tone.
The cleanser also contains chamomile flower extract and squalene to moisturise and soothe redness. If you suffer from excess oil and acne this would be the right cleanser to choose. It protects the pH level of the skin and provides intense hydration.
HADA LABO GOKUJYUN Hyaluron make up remover
The Skin Research Gokujun hyaluronic Liquid Makeup Remover contains super hyaluronic acid and micellar water to both cleanse and hydrate the skin. Unlike with the facial washes, this product is design to be used on a cotton pad. Saturate a cotton pad with 2-3 pumps and wipe over the skin until it’s clean.
This cleansing water contains five different kinds of hyaluronic acid. It is hypoallergenic, unscented and free from alcohol and mineral oil. It protects skin pH and retains the skin’s moisture barrier.
HADA LABO TOKYO GENTLE HYDRATING CLEANSER
The Hada Labo Tokyo Gentle Hydrating Cleanser is a version of the original Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluron Foaming Cleanser, but reformulated for a European market. Overall this face wash is my favourite cleanser. It leaves you with clean, supple skin without drying it out.
The product contains different types of hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin at different levels. One tube will last you for a long time and it helps to retain essential moisture in the skin.
Further Review of the Hada Labo Tokyo 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 its natural 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.
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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