Hada Labo in Singapore

May 16, 2010

Singapore fans of Hada Labo can now rejoice – this Japanese brand renowned for its moisturising skincare range has finally reached our shores. Already available in several parts of the region, Hada Labo will be exclusively sold at Watsons stores across the island from June 2010. (ETA: An eagled-eyed reader has reported seeing the products at the stores already).

Available to us for now are:

  • The Super Hyaluronic Acid (SHA) Hydrating Range
  • The AHA/BHA Exfoliating Range
  • The Arbutin Whitening Range

I attended a Hada Labo launch event last week and learnt from Rohto-Mentholatum – its parent company – that the brand also carries other ranges, including an anti-aging one. However, there are no plans (yet) for those to be introduced here.

In Chinese, the kanji of the brand’s name is pronounced as (肌) yàn (研), which means research for the skin. With Rohto’s strong research background (they of the famous eyedrops!), this skincare brand certainly piques my interest.

The prices of its products range from S$12.90 to S$30.90. Not too bad, considering that its star product, the Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion, is apparently so popular that a bottle is sold every four seconds in Japan!

More information on this brand and the launch event soon. In the meantime, I leave you with this cute little image that explains how SHA works. :)

Image source: Hada Labo Singapore

Posted in: beauty news | hada labo | japanese brands | skincare | watsons

14 Responses to Hada Labo in Singapore

  1. May 16, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Ooohhh!!! cute pictures at the end hehe… Now you’ve tempt me to try ^^ 1 every 4 seconds sold? Now now I’m sold!

    • makeupmag
      May 16, 2010 at 10:11 pm

      Hi Dana,

      The cartoon blobs are cute, ya? :D The brand has quite a cult following around the world. ;)

  2. May 16, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    REALLY ITS COMING HERE!!! YAYYYY!!!!!! but the prices hai….

    • makeupmag
      May 16, 2010 at 10:14 pm

      Hi Evie,

      Yes, it is! I don’t know the Japanese prices but they seem pretty reasonable to me. If it helps, you can accrue rebate $ with the Watsons Card. :)

  3. Sonia
    May 17, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    saw it’s up on display at westmall watsons!

    • makeupmag
      May 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm

      Hi Sonia,

      That’s really fast! Thanks for the heads up! :D

  4. heygyy
    May 19, 2010 at 12:59 am

    i pass tru toa payoh watsons today, and bought the lotion..its 22.90 ….almost the whole series is in singapore already~~
    the lotion is really good!!!i applied before my make up and my make up never stays in place so long before…and my dry skin feels instant hydration!!! its really good….give it a try….

    • makeupmag
      May 19, 2010 at 2:21 am

      Hi Heygyy,

      That is very positive feedback! Enjoy the lovely lotion. :)

  5. FarahDean
    July 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Mag, Do you know if they will bring in the eye masks anytime soon?

    • makeupmag
      July 4, 2010 at 11:54 pm

      Hi farah,

      I’ve no idea. They did say they’re testing the waters for a bit before introducing new products.

  6. FarahDean
    July 4, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I saw it on Sasa Hkg. I guess I will get it there for now. Thanks Mag!

    • makeupmag
      July 5, 2010 at 10:59 pm

      Hi Farah,

      You’re welcome! HK is always more up to date where Japanese products are concerned.

  7. sisca
    November 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    between hada labo lotion and essence, which one is more moisturizing?

    • makeupmag
      November 29, 2010 at 9:57 pm

      Hi Sisca,

      I think they work hand in hand.

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