Another FYI - this facial cleanser is not readily available for most people. My greatest advice: do not purchase Had aLabo products in-stores from unofficial retailers at inflated prices - you are being ripped off. Sasa sells most Hada Labo products online at an honest price.
**My mom purchased the Hada Labo SHA Face Wash in Hong Kong for $58HKD/$7CAD (no more than $8CAD)**.
Now let's begin the review!
First and foremost, "Gokujyun" translates to "Super Hydration". The"Super Hyaluronic Acid" helps improve the moisture rention of skin twice as much as regular Hyaluronic Acid.
Hada Labo is a newly mutually-developed brands operated by Rohto (Japan) and Mentholatum (USA), with the concept of 'Perfect & Simple’. They bring you a series of skincare products with the highest purity of ingredients under strict quality control.
Hada Labo GOKUJYUN Face Wash is infused with super hyaluronic acid. It cleanses face while locking water inside skin. It will not irritate skin with the weak acid same as healthy skin’s. No fragrance, no colorant, no alcohol and is oil-free.
Suitable for ALL skin types.
As you can tell, the Gokujyun line is all about hydration. While the Hada Labo SHA Face Wash is "hydrating", I think it's suitable for all skintypes. I fully agree to Hada Labo claims that this cleanser is gentle and non-irritating to the skin while locking moisture in. I have not experienced tightness after using the cleanser and neither has it dried out my skin. It's not necessary to follow up with a moisturizer right away which is saying a lot.
This simple cream cleanser lathers into a milky foam and rinses off easily. While it's perfectly fine to use the cleanser around the eye area, I have to be careful not to get any of it IN my eyes. Once the cleanser gets into my eyes, it causes slight sensitivity. The sensitivity is a mixture of burning & stinging but it's not intense. I can only describe as if you tried a new eye drop and your eyes were adjusting to it. Luckily, the cleanser has not caused any other irritations or breakouts. I should also mention that I normally break out due to hormonal changes and rise in stress rather than product sensitivity.
Most importantly, the Hada Labo SHA Face Wash leaves my skin smooth and soft yet impeccably clean. I do not rely on this cleanser to remove make-up - just excess oil and dirt - but it does remove lighter layers of make-up. Full coverage make-up can not be efficiently removed. But despite the "no fragrance" claim, I detect a light scent of rice. It's soothing like oatmeal?; definitely not nauseating or cloying.
I recommend you grab a tube of Hada Labo GOKUJYUN/Super Hyaluronic Acid Face Wash if you can. I think anyone would enjoy a cleanser that doesn't cause tightness, excessive-dryness or breakouts but instead, leaves you with soft and supple skin. I can't provide an English ingredient list but I have taken pictures of the entire bottle so translate it if you can/like. You can view them below.
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