Hada Labo Anti-Aging Hydration Hero – Very much a skincare secret until now, the Japanese hyaluronic acid powerhouse – Hada Labo Anti-Aging Super Hydrator Lotion – has just been named Best Skincare Treatment at The Beauty Awards 2022. It is a super-light liquid that is designed to be used BEFORE applying a moisturizer – transforming the way women think about their skincare regime.
According to Japanese beauty philosophy, skincare products should work in harmony with the skin. Fully embracing this ethos, Hada Labo Tokyo’s skincare products are minimalist, blending quality ingredients for simple products.
The range boasts a next-generation multi-layer hyaluronic acid formula that penetrates the multiple layers of the skin with healthy hydration and includes anti-ageing bioactive, like retinol and collagen.
The benefits of hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a clear gel that’s made naturally within the body. Its job is to lock in water to keep our skin, connective tissues and eyes hydrated. Leading women’s health expert, Dr Catherine Hood explains why a moisturiser alone just won’t cut it: “With increasing age, the body starts to produce less hyaluronic acid and what it does produce is lower quality. This results in drier, more dehydrated skin, and stiffer, creakier joints. To keep skin looking healthy, smooth, and supple, we need to add hydration and it is important to realise that a moisturiser alone will not do that job.”
She adds: “Hyaluronic acid, is an effective hydrator but the size of the molecules is key. Large molecules moisturise the surface of the skin, but for deeper skin penetration smaller molecules are necessary.”
How it works
The scientists at Rohto Pharmaceuticals, who created the Hada Labo range, have developed techniques to reduce the size of hyaluronic acid molecules, so they are able to work deep within the skin to provide inside and out hydration.
The additional anti-ageing bioactive collagen, retinol and tetra-peptides help fight fine lines and rejuvenate the skin.
Skin expert Gina Akers and a fan of the fragrance-free Hada Labo range including the Super Hydrator Lotion says: “As we age the amount of HA, collagen and elastin in our skin naturally drops and this can show as fine lines, wrinkles, dry or dull skin and loss of elasticity and firmness. Hada Labo Tokyo has a unique collection of best in class and much-loved skincare musts from anti-ageing moisturisers that also act as wrinkle reducers to body lotions, serums, and moisturising milk. And all with water-lock formulas to ensure deep, hydration that lasts.
“And when it comes to the Hada Labo Super Hydrator Lotion, it contains multiple forms of molecular hyaluronic acid which make it a hydration super-hero for every skin type, with the gossamer-light liquid particularly good for targeting dry and menopausal skin.
“The lotion is so incredibly light it can come as a surprise to many people who are used to products that simply sit on the skin. But this power-packed lotion provides multi-layer hydration and powerful anti-ageing ingredients which deliver visible results.”
We know how important it is to have beautiful skin, so we have five top tips for radiant skin from the Hada Labo Tokyo experts:
Eat the rainbow: what you consume can make a real difference to your skin. Try to eat plenty of different coloured vegetables and fruits for a good mix of antioxidants and nutrients that will help skin repair.
Stay hydrated: drinking enough water is crucial for healthy skin but be careful not to overhydrate. How much you need to drink every day will depend upon several factors, including your activity level. One of the best ways to see if you are drinking enough is to check the colour of your urine – the optimum is the shade of straw.
Regular exercise: doing a workout increases blood flow around the body. This helps skin cells by nourishing them with oxygen and carrying away waste products, like free radicals, from working cells.
Wear sunscreenthroughout the year: most people assume that sun damage only occurs in the summer, but that’s not always true. Using sun protection daily will help boost your complexion as you age.
Use hero products on your skin: help nature along by choosing the right skincare products for your skin. Hada Labo Tokyo’s range is known for its signature formulation of hyaluronic acid.