Friday, 20 June 2014

Skincare: Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Milk!

Whitening Milk! How many of you are like me and prefer a lighter, more fluid texture of moisturizer? I really can't stand thick, creamy formulas that don't sink into the skin or that are greasy or rich as I've got oilier skin on the face. This is now the second time I've purchased this and it's from the Japanese brand Hada Labo that has a line of whitening skincare and a line of skincare for mature skin!

I've used and loved their AHA+ BHA exfoliating face wash (my review here) and for those interested they're products can be found online at or locally at supermarkets and pharmacies!

Continue below for the review!
Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Milk!
This is meant to deeply moisturize, intensively repair and whiten!
Two ingredients to aid whitening is Arbutin and Vitamin C!
Arbutin is a plant extract as it turns out! And most importantly, this is Made in Japan! Some of their product are made in PRC or China!
140ml bottle which is a decent size to last several months!

Packaging & Product!

In a super simple soft squeeze plastic bottle, I'm not exaclty over excited about the packaging but it is  practical and simple and not bulky or heavy without reason. I like how all the products in the whitening line are all blue so you know right away what line you're looking at.

The milk itself is a liquidy serum that's milky and it feels non greasy on application and also right after. I like how it's super light in texture and you need the small dollop to apply all over the face and neck. I use this as a night time moisturizer and often mix in a few pumps of other essences into this.

There's a faintest clean scent to this product, nothing strong, sharp or unpleasant and after a thin application, or even a heavy amount of this, it sinks into the sink very quickly. Worn over night, your skin feels and looks plumped up and hydrated, fine lines around my mouth are gone.

In terms of whitening effects I'm not very sure if it has helped with lightening my light pigmentation on my cheeks although a big dark patch on my neck for years seems to have lighten quite a bit.

This is my second bottle of this product I really love using it, great for oilier skin and it's helped perk up my dull tired skin over night. I plan to continue using this for a while!

Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Milk!
Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Milk!
Paid: $19.90 SGD or about $16 USD

Recommend: Yes! If you need a light textured milky serum for a moisturizer that's good for sensitive/oily skin this is a great product to use regularly!

Repurchase: Yes! This is already my second bottle!

Bottom line: A super light weight, milky whitening serum that a great moisturizer for plumping up fine lines and to perk up dull skin over night! I've bought and used up two bottles already and this great to mix with other essences!

Have you used any whitening milk serums?
Tried any Hada Labo products?
Let me know!

Feel free to comment!
Thank you!


  1. This has been on my radar for the longest but the mixed reviews on it have scared me off a bit. Some have had great results while others broke out in cysts :( Your positive review is removing those fears away though! I like light, milky moisturizers that absorb easily!

  2. i might buy this when i visit singapore next month! it's a tad more expensive here if i buy online and also supermarkets actually have hadalabo here but they produce hadalaboes locally here (?) but they said that the ingredients are imported from japan. seems promising but lots of people breakout really bad when they use the ones that are produced locally :< i really want the one that is transparent in color (?) but this one seems promising as well!

  3. I've always been fascinated with these types of products in Asia. haha I buy a few when I go back. Just the thought of getting skin lighter in a non creamy sticky way haha

  4. I've not used the brand tho I've heard about the rave. Certainlying love products that are light & non-oily. The thing that you're using the 2nd bottle says a lot! Love the review!

  5. Sounds great! I've used their toner before, the one advertised as to give you 'bouncy' skin haha! Not very impressive but I might try this out! How do you think this would perform on oily skin as a day moisturiser? x

  6. Oooh, that sounds magical; it's definitely on my shopping list! I'm trying to think of how I can wear this product, since I'm already slapping about 6 products on to my face each day/night. :-P




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