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HADA LABO: JAPAN’S BEST-SELLING SKINCARE BRAND

Perfect and simple: that’s the motto of J-Beauty brand Hada Labo. Created by pharmaceutical company Rohto, its products are clean, making it suitable for even highly sensitive skin. Hada Labo stays away from additives, parabens, mineral oils, fragrance and a whole host of ‘filler’ ingredients. Instead, you’ll receive only what’s needed to deliver healthy, glowing skin. On top of that, it’s affordable. No wonder it’s so popular!

HADA LABO GOKUJYUN IS GAME CHANGER FOR DRY SKIN

Hada Labo is probably most beloved for its Gokujyun (moisturizing) range. Its hyaluronic acid cleansers and lotions have achieved holy grail status among beauty lovers – and deservedly so. Those who suffer from dry skin will tell you that while some products seem to contain all the right hydrating ingredients, they still don’t make a lasting difference. That’s where Hada Labo shines: its Gokujyun series has a near-transformational impact on parched skin. This is no exaggeration: the blogosphere is filled with rave reviews attesting to its effectiveness - and we can agree, having tried it for ourselves. So why does it work so well? We think it’s likely due to the patent-pending “Super Hyaluronic Acid”, a key ingredient in Hada Labo products. This is essentially a combination of hyaluronic acids with different molecular weights. Its ability to anchor to multiple layers of the epidermis makes it 2-3x better at retaining moisture than your standard HA. This makes it one of the very best options for extremely dry skin.

IT STARTS WITH A DOUBLE CLEANSE

Start your Hada Labo journey with its Gokujyun Cleansing Oil and Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam. For those who aren’t familiar with double-cleansing, it involves washing your skin with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based cleanser. It might feel counter-intuitive to clean your face twice when you have dry skin, but it actually has a balancing effect. Hada Labo’s cleansing oil melts into the skin to remove all traces of makeup (even that stubborn, waterproof mascara). It doesn’t sting the eyes, and in addition with Super Hyaluronic Acid, is formulated with rosehip, macadamia, jojoba and olive oils. Upon contact with water, it beautifully emulsifies, leaving behind a soft, protective film. Even your lashes will feel conditioned! Your skin is then ready for the second cleanse, which takes away any residue and water-based debris (like sweat). The Hada Labo Gokujyun Foaming Cleanser feels like you’re massaging clouds into your face. A little goes a long way, with the luxurious, silky texture washing off easily. Here’s the cool part – your skin is now completely clean, but still baby soft and somehow comfortably hydrated (even though you’ve just washed your face twice). Taadaa!
Did you know the Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Cleansing Foam is travel-friendly and refillable?

IT ENDS WITH A MOISTURIZER

Clean – but not to the point of dehydration – is the ideal base from which to apply creams and serums for dry skin. And Hada Labo’s Gokujyun Premium Hydrating Cream is the perfect finish. Like the popular lotion, this cream is packed with Super Hyaluronic Acid as well as 3 types of ceramides to strengthen skin’s barrier. It’s designed to keep skin supple and healthy, as well as provide intense hydration. But don’t worry – the Premium Hydrating Cream still manages to be lightweight and moisturising without feeling greasy or causing congestion. It won’t irritate those with acne- prone or reactive skin. It absorbs quickly, and when used with the rest of the Hada Labo Gokujyun products, feels like the cherry on the top of the perfect dry skin routine! Kanvas Beauty are currently expanding our range of stocked Hada Labo products. Watch this space, the Gokujyun Premium Lotion, Skin Plumping Gel Cream and Perfect Gel are coming soon!

WHICH HADA LABO LOTION IS BEST FOR DRY SKIN?

With Kanvas Beauty looking to stock the Hada Labo Hyaluronic Acid Lotion, Skin Plumping Gel Cream and Perfect Gel in addition to the Premium Hydrating Cream, you’ll soon be spoilt for choice if you’re a Hada Labo connoisseur! However, when it comes to deciding which one is the best for your skin, it depends on how you like to use your moisturizer and what your other concerns may be. For example, the Moisturizing Perfect Gel is probably best considered as an overnight treatment, as it remains tacky on application but blesses you with dewy skin by the time you wake up in the morning. Meanwhile the Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream is probably more of a gel than a cream, so it hydrates but doesn’t have the richness in texture that you might desire. On the other hand, the Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion gives you that milky hydration but remains light enough to fit comfortably within a 7-step routine. Mind you – all Hada Labo products are good – but finding your perfect match might take some trial and retrial. Our best advice is to read as many reviews as you can, check out our texture shots and of course, drop us a line. We’re always here to help. 

FIND HADA LABO PRODUCTS ONLINE IN AUSTRALIA AT KANVAS BEAUTY

You can shop the Hada Labo Gokojyun bestsellers in Australia right here on Kanvas Beauty. Right now, you can save 15% by purchasing the double cleansing bundle! We ship Australia-wide, including all the major cities (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Adelaide and Canberra). Enjoy free standard shipping with any purchase over $50, and free express shipping with any order over $99. If you’re new to Kanvas Beauty, take an additional $20 off your first order with us (use code WELCOME20 at checkout).

Happy shopping! If you have further questions on Hada Labo or any of our other brands, drop us a line on chat or on email: hello@kanvasbeauty.com.au

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