I am super familiar with HABA Skincare as I’d tried their products several years ago and I recently had the pleasure of being sent some samples to test out and review for you all.
If you’re unfamiliar, HABA is a luxury Japanese skincare company that utilizes natural ingredients in order to give you the brightest, clearest and most beautiful complexion imaginable.
HABA stands for Health Aid, Beauty Aid, so their goal is ultimately to aid your beauty and your health by using natural ingredients in their products.
Firmly in the luxury skincare category, their products can be very pricey, but a few of them just might be worth the hefty price tag!
Fair Lady Vitamin C Serum
I have tried this before and loved it and the same holds true this time!
This serum feels as light as water, but as moisturizing as any cream without the heaviness on your skin.
It sinks right in an leaves no residue behind.
This serum is meant to brighten the skin, combat skin discoloration and give you the brightest complexion possible.
I really feel it does all this and more!
Given that it is a vitamin C serum, it’s no surprise then that I found it also helped to clear up my breakouts, improves discolorations and dullness, and clear my pores.
It definitely fits the bill and delivers in the whitening skincare category, so if you’re into whitening serums, this is a great one to try that is certainly worth the money to me!
Although it will cost you $68 USD, I really feel it is worth the investment given that a little bit goes a LONG way (I’ve been testing around 2 weeks now and still have more than 3/4 of the serum left in the bottle).
Check it out – here!
G Lotion Toner
I used this toner in routine with the Fair Lady Serum and found it to be just okay.
One great thing about this toner is that it “contains no parabens, flavors, mineral oils, synthesized tar colorings or petrochemical surfactants that can irritate the skin” so it’s certainly a more skin friendly formula and it was quite hydrating to the skin so if you battle dryness, you will probably enjoy this toner.
It feels light, similar to the vitamin C serum, but instead is a bit lighter than the serum and even more water as it’s a toner.
It worked well with this serum and the White Knight Oil Control so I really have no complaints.
I think it has some whitening qualities, though, so I think if you’re into that, you will like this toner as an addition to your whitening or brightening skin regimen.
Check it out – here!
Also, I used to love this toner much more when I had oilier skin a few years ago so if you’re interested in reading that review, check it out on my old blog – here!
White Knight Oil Control Lotion
This is the last product I tried from HABA, the White Knight Oil Control Lotion.
This really does help to control oiliness in the T zone, calm and hydrate the skin and even works well as a primer for makeup.
It does feel as though it might have some silicone in the formula, but it’s dimethicone, which is said to be a moisturizing ingredient and is considered good to some, bad to others. It really depends on who you speak to. I don’t mind it as long as it doesn’t break me out, which this doesn’t. They also include tea tree oil in the formula so that’s great and the formula is so light so if you have super oily skin, this is a nice moisturizer to use that will not make you look oily or shiny and will help keep your makeup in place while clearing breakouts.
I think that since I am more in the combination skin area now, I get less from this one.
I LOVED this when I first tried it a few years ago back when I was still in the more oily adolescent skin type area, battling oiliness and breakouts, but I really have a more normal to combination type now so I see less results with this one.
Check out my old blog review on it – here!
If you have oily skin and breakouts with lots of oiliness, I think this will definitely be good to invest in!
Check it out – here!
Other products I have tried and loved from HABA include the Micro Cleansing, Deep Moisture Lotion, VC Toner Lotion and the Squa Powder Wash Cleanser (Read review for this on my old blog – here! ).
All in all, I really love HABA’s products. They include a lot of natural ingredients in their formulas and offer products that show results. Over the few weeks I used these products, I did see a difference in the tone of my skin, experienced less breakouts, and overall a smoother complexion. My only real qualm with this company is that the squalane they use is from shark liver, not vegetable, so it’s really an ethical issue at this point of not being cruelty free. If you’re not someone who is bothered by this or to whom it matters much, then power on and try these items because I really enjoyed them and they worked well.
I think that some of these products may be better served on oilier skin types than mine or someone who is interested in whitening type skin care regimens, but the products still work well for someone trying to brighten skin discolorations, combat T zone oiliness or simply use a gentler skincare line.
Check out their site- here!
And onto the good stuff!
They sent me so many lovely and super generous skincare samples and, while I would love to hoard them all to myself, I definitely think they would be better served if shared with you all!
That being said, it’s mini giveaway time again!
One lucky winner will be given the chance to win some HABA Skincare samples!
Check out the Goods!
2 Deluxe Sized Samples Each of the Deep Moisture Lotion and the Micro Force Cleanser!
Loads of Foil Samples of all the HABA Products including some of the products I reviewed!
PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway is open to any of my subscribers anywhere in the world. Although I received these samples free from HABA Skincare, I will be shipping them out at my own expense so please sign up! I am not rich, but I want to show my appreciation for your support and readership, and I promise you will enjoy these samples!
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- Must be following @HABA_US on Twitter and HABA USA on Facebook
- Must Comment Below the product they are most excited to try!
One Lucky Winner will be Announced Here on 6/28/12!
Have you ever used HABA Skincare before?
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Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way other than the free samples that were sent to me from HABA Skincare to review. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.