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  • Writer's pictureJuliana C Stryker

Honeyz Beauty Review: Hada Labo

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Hada Labo Cleansing Oil – The Make Up Obliterator

I put on make up whenever I go out and I usually leave the house looking like this…

Picture Credits:

Ok, I was kidding.

Probably something more like this…

It is pretty evident that I usually put on rather thick make up. 🙂

After each exhausting day, I dread removing make up as it can be quite a chore to remove those budge-proof cosmetics.

To add to the misery, I haven’t found a make up remover that can remove my make up effectively as I usually suffer mini breakouts afterwards.

Well… Not until I got to know about Hada Labo’s new baby!

Hada Labo Cleansing Oil with High Purity Olive Oil

This was introduced to me by The Sample Store darlings.

Here’s a brief background

Formulated with high purity Olive Oil, Hada Labo Hydrating Cleansing Oil helps to gently remove dirt, oil and heavy makeup effortlessly. It is a 1-step makeup remover that can also remove tough, waterproof mascara and eye liner. (Really? Gotta test this out!)

The 2 key ingredients are

1) High Purity Olive Oil and

2) Super Hyaluronic Acid.

The Ultra Pure Olive Oil ensures high performance cleansing, and yet is very gentle with no irritation to skin.

Super Hyaluronic Acid gives 2X more moisture than normal hyaluronic acid, where 1g can retain 12 litres of water, giving you refreshing smoothness after cleansing. (Remember the famous tagline of the Hada Labo Lotion ‘One drop locks up an ocean’? It contains this same ingredient too!)

Here’s my personal review of the product:

Not surprisingly, its texture is just like olive oil – light and greasy. The formula is mild and has neither fragrance nor colorant.

Hada Labo claimed that it is able to remove tough, water-resistant mascara and eye liner. Well, I decided to verify the claim with the following experiment.

My Hada Labo Effectiveness Test

Here’s a make up swatch of foundation, blusher, liquid and pencil eyeliner.

Squirted some Hada Labo Cleansing Oil and slathered it on my hand.

Here’s a close up.

Almost immediately, the make up started to smudge.

I gently massaged the oil on my hand and this was the result.

Pretty impressive eh?

Thereafter, emulsify the oil by rinsing it with water.

Here’s a little tip.

Apply the cleansing oil with dry fingers onto dry face. Rub the cleansing oil over the make up. Then wet fingers and rub again to produce a light foam on the face. Thereafter, rinse it off thoroughly.

I usually use several types of make up remover such as eye and lip make up remover, cleansing milk, etc. to get rid of the make up gunk on my face. This is because some make up removers are milder and are more suitable for sensitive areas.

The Hada Labo Cleansing Oil is a ‘one-size-fits-all’ kind of remover in that it is gentle enough to remove make up from all parts of the face. Now removing make up is a breeze so 10 thumbs up!

Another plus point – it doesn’t sting my eyes when it gets into them unlike many other brands’. (Alright it’s a MAJOR plus point.)

Usually, I’ll use cotton pad with make up remover to remove the make up. This is to ensure that all traces of my make up is removed. Well, these days, I don’t have to use any because it cleanses well even without them. Yay! I can save on cotton pads and time now! 😀

Despite this, I still attempted this next experiment.

I pumped some cleansing oil onto a cotton pad and tried to remove my make up with it.

To be honest, this method is not that effective in removing make up as traces of foundation and mascara could still be seen on my face even after much massaging with the cotton pad. The cleansing oil was also dripping off my palms as it could not be absorbed by the cotton pad. Not an enjoyable process at all.

I conclude that it is still best used with your hands!

All in all, I think this is a fantastic make up remover for my oily and sensitive skin. It is non-drying, odorless and non-pore clogging. (I know that because no more mini breakouts after cleansing.) It is also really easy to remove without leaving a tight feeling on my face. This is great as it does not strip my skin of its natural oils.

And the drawbacks… Sheesh! I can’t think of any!

So 5 Honeyz crowns!

The Hada Labo Hydrating Cleansing Oil retails exclusively at all Watsons outlets at SGD 20.90.

Besides the cleansing oil, Hada Labo also has another hydrating make up remover in their range.

Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Make Up Remover

It contains 2 types of Hyaluronic Acid, normal and Super Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate while it cleanses.

It is priced at SGD 17.90 and is easily available at Watsons, Guardian, Fairprice and other major departmental stores.

If you would like to find out more about the products in the Hada Labo range, check out their Facebook page!

Your friend, Juliana

Disclaimer: Please be rest assured that even though the products were sponsored, it does not have any bearing on the content of this post. Opinions stated are genuine and honest.



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