Nothing excites me more than seeing new anti-aging skincare range in the market. Although my skin type took a sharp turn from combination oily to dehydrated, I still see shine on the face because of the skin dehydration that causes sebum to keep the skin hydrated. People say, your skin will become dry as you grew older. That is so true and exactly what happened to me. And so I have put anti-aging skincare as my top priority, followed by hydrating skincare. Prevention is always better than cure. Remember that 🙂
What if you can get the best of both world – anti-aging + hyration? With Hada Labo’s new and improved Lifting & Firming range you can! I received the whole entire set of six Lifting & Firming products consisting of Lotion (Rich), Milk, Cream, Wrinkle Care Cream, Mask and Essence. I have finished the whole box of face mask and at the same time I took out the Hada Labo Lifting & Firming Essence to use first as I like to sandwich and layer my skincare.
Now, what’s new? The new and improved Lifting & Firming range now has two key ingredients – Hydrolyzed Elastin and Hydrolyzed Collage to help with skin strength, firmness and shape at cell level. The entire range is also infused with Elasgrow and Fermented Soymilk to help the skin to boost collagen and elastin production. Needless to say, those exclusive ingredients are to help your skin to defeat all the sagging issue, which is one of the main concern of aging 🙂 .
I always find serum or essence the easiest to use and try first hand as I go all out and layer maximum 3 types of serum each routine. This essence is rather more thicker in terms of texture and consistency but being an anti-aging skincare, I am not surprised. As usual when it comes to Hada Labo, you would expect all the Hyaluronic Acid goodness. In this range itself you may find 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid that works by sinking deep into the skin, hydrating the skin from surface to skin deep.
The essence does looked gooey and thick but spreads like a water. It is so smooth, so comfortable on the skin and easy to spread all over the face without much effort. That said, you don’t need a lot. I usually used a whole pipette full and pat on the skin for it to sink in. It does takes quite a while for it to sink in because of the amount of skincare I layered on each routine and since I am used to it, I don’t mind at all!
Hada Labo Lifting & Firming Essence has naturally derived Pomegranate Extract and Lycopene, which boasts 100 times more antioxidant power than Vitamin E. And this helps to tackle signs of aging and pollution. However, I does not smell anything Pomegrante, sorry to disappoint you. Just as all Hada Labo products, this essence is scentless 🙂 . It has Soybean Extract, which you can’t smell too but it is added in to improve skin elasticity and for collagen/elastin boosting.
All that sounds good and all but do I see significant results? I like to tell you how much youthful or firm my skin has become but I can’t because I did not notice any difference. Not because this is a bad product but because I am using so much skincare that I can’t notice the difference lol. My bad. However I do find myself using lesser amount of this essence because I realized I don’t need a lot. It is afterall formulated with High Performance Penetrating & Deep Moisturizing (HPP&M) Technology, which means this essence has a high and active delivery system to send moisture deep into the skin in order to hydrate the skin deeply from top of bottom.
Another product from the Lifting & Firming range that I AM MOST EXCITED about is the Wrinkle Care Cream, which is designed to treat all the contour lines on the face such as smile lines, forehead wrinkles and so on. I have yet to take it out to use and I have been dying to do so. Will tell you what I think about the cream the soonest I can! 😉
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.