One of my favourite indulgences at the moment is skincare and it’s only in the last year or so that I’ve really started to do my homework and get serious about my skincare regime. I love having the option to try new products and when I was given the opportunity to try out some of the Hado Labo Tokyo™ skincare range, which is Japan’s number one selling skincare brand, I didn’t need to be asked twice! Now that summer is over, I feel that it’s time to ramp up my skincare and give it a little more love during the winter months.
Japanese skincare focuses on moisturising and inflammatory ingredients and Japanese women follow the concept of hydrating and layering their skin with moisture through various products. Their range features Super Hyaluronic Acid, an exclusive combination of several types of Hyaluronic acid which offers your skin powerful, multi layer hydration to effectively reduce wrinkles and restore radiance.
I’ve previously written about other brands I have used and how I’d been working my way through various types of ranges that include retinol, glycolic acid, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to name but a few. If you know a thing or two about skincare then you’ll know that hyaluronic acid is a key ingredient when it comes to hydrating your skin.
Hado Labo Tokyo™
The Hado Labo Tokyo™ skincare range is priced really competitively too. It’s not your cheap range that you can pick up at the supermarket but it is priced well for those who are willing to spend a little bit more for the quality, but not too much that the average person is priced out. A tub of the anti ageing cream is normally £18.45 but is currently on offer at Superdrug for £12.29 where selected products in the range have a third off.
Always wear your SPF
You won’t find me leaving the house without an SPF on these days and I don’t go lower than 50 now either. This one is super lightweight and has a mattifying effect. I have some that give my skin a sheen. So if you’re looking for a more matt look under your makeup or stand alone, then this is a good option.
When it comes to looking after your face, I’ve always incorporated my neck too. However, not so much my décolletage area and it’s an area that I’m starting to notice is showing the signs of ageing. I’m a side sleeper and naturally my chest area creases as I sleep and when I wake, I can see the marks quite well. Over the course of the day the creases diminish but I’ve started to place this serum on that area to help boost the elasticity of the skin, in the hope that it looks less crepey in the long run.
Over the years I’ve used eye cream on and off and more recently I have used it to try and combat my dark circles. I’m not sure what camp I’m in when it comes to whether eye cream is an essential. I’ve heard from dermatologists that eye cream is a clever marketing scam to get people to buy into the fact they need eye cream as well as all the other lotions and potions.
I do find that my serums and moisturisers do a decent job of keeping my eye area feeling hydrated and supple but I do think that eye creams may have some benefits when it comes to combating fatigue and dark circles. In fact some skincare gurus like Caroline Hirons are quite particular about the order in which eye cream is used in a beauty regime, so it’s very much a personal preference. If you feel the benefits of an eye cream, then totally keep it as part of your routine.
This sheet mask is a great way to inject some moisture into your skin if it’s feeling a little dehydrated. Now the weather is getting colder, I always notice how my skin starts to feel tighter and almost overnight my skin can become dry. This sheet mask deeply moisturises the skin due to the multi molecular hyaluronic acid that’s included, so you’re giving your skin a good shot of moisture that’s so important at this time of the year.
The real test with me with it comes to skincare brands is how their face creams perform. It’s all about the texture for me and whether my face feels completely nourished after using it and actually it’s something that I’m finding harder to find. I like a fairly thick cream that’s silky and gel like in texture and I do have a current favourite that I look forward to applying every time!
Texture wise, these Hado Labo Tokyo™ creams are pretty close in comparison. They’re lighter though, gel like in consistency and absorb really well. The only negative I do have is that they’re unscented and the smell of a product is a big factor for me. However, I know that plenty of people do not want scented products due to skin sensitivities, so I know that this is just a personal preference that in no way affects the effectiveness of the product.
The day cream is a lighter in consistency as you’d imagine and is great to pop on prior to applying your makeup.
The night cream emulgel texture is designed that it intensely moisturises the skin by rehydrating from within. The rejuvenating treatment has a regenerating complex of Tetrapeptide-5 and Collagen which may help improve skin elasticity and overall smoothness.
Why choose Hado Labo Tokyo™?
The whole range has a lot to offer and I’m not done going through some of their other products, such as the plumping gel and hydrator lotion. This range is affordable and the formulations are certainly keeping up there with the more expensive brands. It seems there are some offers to be had with the range currently, so it’s well worth looking if you want to give it a try.
Nb. I was sent this range of Hado Labo Tokyo™ products to try as part of my skincare regime. All views and opinions are my own.