Last summer, I believe it was in August, the Hada Labo Tokyo range was extended to suncare products, and shortly after, they disappeared with the end of summer. I assumed the line had been cancelled, so I didn’t post my review last year. However, the sunscreens are back now, so here are my thoughts on the Hada Labo Tokyo Light Hydrator Sun Face Cream SPF 50.
The formula includes only chemical filters. There’s also a host of emollients, humectants, and three types of hyaluronic acid. The product is free of fragrance and suitable for all skin types.
It is written on the packaging that, allegedly, the Hada Labo Tokyo suncare range has been formulated in Japan, but it is made in Poland. Even if that’s the case, this product has nothing to do with Japanese sunscreens that I am familiar with. It just doesn’t fare well. This is a typical sunscreen with a buttery and thick consistency that you will find in many European suncare ranges. Layering this sunscreen feels like smearing butter on the skin. I cannot believe that the brand have dared to describe the finish as ‘MATT LOOK’, written in red on the bottle to lure consumers, as it has nothing to do with that. The sun cream will make your face look shiny like a freshly waxed car. I won’t comment on the dry-touch claim because it’s absurd.
Please do not waste your money on this product and spend it on a better sunscreen, you can get the Skin Aqua Super Moisture Milk by Rohto for less, and it’s a night and day difference between the two.
Ingredients: Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (nano), Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Triethylhexanoin, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Alcohol, Decyl Glucoside, Propylene Glycol, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Disodium EDTA, Propanediol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. (edax.pl)
2 responses to “Hada Labo Tokyo Light Hydrator Sun Face Cream SPF 50 – Review”
This all shades of hilarious. They should have just marketed it as formulated in Japan for the European market. Maybe Matt Look isn’t referring to the matte we are used to in skincare but to a celeb named Matt 😂😂
They should’ve marketed as such 😂. I hope they will reformulate it at some point, though.