Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Hyaluronic Acid Foaming Wash Review

Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Foaming Wash gently clears away excess sebum and dirt on face while removing make-up with its soft and rich foam. You need not clean your face in 2 steps.

It contains Super-Hyaluronic Acid, a hydrating ingredient, to provide deep moisturization, leaving skin suppler. At the same time, it is added with cationized hyaluronic acid to form a moisture-locking film on the skin surface. It keeps cleansed face never taut.

The slightly acidic, hypoallergenic product is free from fragrances, colourants, oil and alcohol.

Hado Labo has been making quite a name for itself in Japan and also among skincare/make up bloggers! Mostly it’s gaining a reputation for being moisturizing as it contains hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid in skincare products helps to grab moisture and look it into your skin.

I was looking for a cleanser that was gentle on my skin, yet doesn’t make me feel like there’s still makeup or grime left on my face after a long day. I didn’t expect the product to take off all my makeup since I prefer using a cleansing oil to remove it prior to washing my face with a cleanser. However, Hado Labo does make the claim! Sadly, if you expect this foaming cleanser to remove all your makeup you would probably be disappointed. If you do not remove your makeup with something beforehand you would probably see hints of makeup on your cotton pad afterwards if you usually use a toner.

Discounting that fact, to judge the cleanser as is, I think it’s a pretty decent cleanser for general daily use. It comes out in a thick, dense foam that keeps its shape unlike a lot of Western brands where the foam just fizzles out. This means that less product is needed as it continues to keep the foam as you work it into your skin. In fact, I always just use a tiny dallop and it is especially visible when I use my Clarisonic Mia with it.

It is not scented, as it mentions in the description, but there is a slight soapy scent that I can detect. Not a big deal.

My skin is left feeling clean without feeling like all the moisture is sucked out of it. But as with most cleansers I use, if I don’t quickly moisturize afterwards, it will still end up feeling like my skin is stretched. Because of that, I don’t feel that it leaves my skin feeling moisturized afterwards as it claims to do. I would assume that the hyaluronic acid that it contains would be more helpful in the moisturizers and serums as opposed to the cleanser since you wash it off right after applying.

The cleanser is a decent one if you’re not looking for a bunch of frills to go along with it. It does its job as a daily cleanser, but it does not meet the claims that its description talks about. However, if you have sensitive skin I think this will be a good one to try out regardless. I actually wouldn’t mind purchasing this again, but I would rather try out other ones on the market right now though.

3.5/5

French Toasts with Caramelized Bananas

French Toasts with Caramelized Bananas
Ingredients

French Toast:
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp sugar
zest of 1 orange
pinch of grated nutmeg
3 slices egg bread
olive oil (for frying)
Caramelized Bananas:
2 bananas
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp sugar
juice of 1/2 orange

Directions
  1. Preheat an oven to 175°C (350°F).
  2. Place eggs, milk, sugar, zest and nutmeg in a bowl and mix it. Cut bread slices in half, place slices in a bowl with egg mixture and then place in a flat dish like a baking dish and pour the egg mix over it. Leave it for a minute or two, so the bread will soak the mixture. Heat a frying pan with a bit of an olive oil and fry toasts on each side until golden (about 2 minutes each side). Then place toasts on a baking tray covered with paper and bake for about 10 minutes.
  3. In the meantime cut bananas, melt butter on a frying pan and start to fry bananas so it’s golden brown on each side. Sprinkle sugar over it and fry for 1 more minute, then add an orange juice and fry for 5 more minutes, so the juice becomes thicker.
  4. Serve toasts covered with caramelised bananas.

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It has been a long time since I posted up a recipe that I’ve tried out! I forgot how bad I am at taking food photos… or how bad I am at making the dish look pretty in the first place. Don’t judge, please LOL!

Anyway, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Maybe everyone can make a sweet breakfast for their significant other! Wouldn’t that be nice? I know I would like someone making me breakfast! So get off your bum everyone, and make a lovely breakfast to show your love T_T LOL.

So I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, because I was missing some things as always haha. I didn’t have egg bread, but I thought it would be fine. I just wanted some french toast. I also didn’t have any orange juice on hand so I skipped that. I’ll probably be trying this recipe again in the future to see how it’ll add to the overall flavour of the recipe~.

I also experienced some hiccups when I was trying out the recipe. It didn’t turn out quite right while I was frying it LOL. I don’t even know.. I’ll try this recipe again in the near future though because I think I know what I did wrong. I think I accidentally left it in the mixture a little too long. Next time I probably won’t be leaving it the mixture for “a minute or two” because I’m not using the same type of bread.

All in all, I think this will make for a delicious recipe and it’s the caramelized bananas that really make things shine. Have I ever mentioned that I love fried bananas? De-lish-us!!

Missha M Cover Master Make Up Base SPF20 PA++ (Green) Review

With excellent coverage and moisturizing effect, it evens skin tone and softly adheres on the skin to help prepare skin perfectly. It helps to cover blemish perfectly with just one touch


I was looking for a green base to put on because of the redness I have my nose and mouth area. I also had redness from some acne too so I was hoping the green base would help counteract it.

I noticed that when I press the pump, a lot of product actually comes out – too much, in fact. The amount that comes out is really unnecessary since only a little bit would already cover a big area. Trust me when I say you only need a tiny dot to be able to probably cover up a whole area of redness. The tricky part is knowing exactly how much to apply without looking like a ghost.

Another thing I noticed about this product is the fact that it feels a bit gritty for some reason. I really dislike the feeling of it between my fingers. It is as if there’s a bit of sand in it or something. I don’t quite notice it when I’m applying it to my face, but I did find it peculiar.

The formula had a decent coverage, but the problem was that it didn’t provide a good, smooth base for my makeup. And even if I only apply a small amount, I feel like I look too pale even if it’s under my foundation. It doesn’t quite provide a nice base if I just use it as spot makeup. If I use it on my whole face then I look sickly pale. Anyone that’s not already really pale might experience the same thing.

Wear time was pretty good though so if it actually works out for your face, then it might be decent buy. However, because of how it looks for me, I kind of wish it’d sink into my skin a bit more to be able to blend in.

2/5