Review: Hada Labo Air Aqua UV Day Emulsion Moist

I have something to confess: No, no, I’m still awesome 😀 My guilty sin is that I’m not a particularly religious applicator of sunblock, simply cos I use other skincare and makeup products with SPF content. During my morning regime, I use the Sulwhasoo Renodigm Dual Care Cream with SPF30, and my foundation/bb usually has a SPF50 rating. But ever since my ESPA facial (which revealed that I had upcoming spots), I’ve been piling on the sunscreen.

Hada Labo Air Aqua UVHada Labo Air Aqua UV Day Emulsion Moist

Hada Labo Air Aqua UV posterAvailable in two variations – Fresh for Oily/Combi skin (containing Sebonormine for sebum control) and Moist for Dry/Combi skin (containing Polyglycerin for hydration and retention of moisture)


Hada Labo Air Aqua UV2

Hada Labo Air Aqua UV1

Hada Labo Air Aqua UV3

Hada Labo Air Aqua UV4

Hada Labo Air Aqua UV5

Hada Labo Air Aqua UV6


I say…

  • Now,  since my skin has been going cray cray and making a complete 180 from its usual oily-combi state, I decided to give this a trial – something that’s meant for Dry/Combi skin instead.
  • It comes in a rather slim bottle measuring 11cm in height (with cap) and 8cm without the cap.
  • The nozzle is slim and tapered, and gives good control over your dispensal.
  • It doesn’t drip even if you hold it upside down, so this means no leakage unless you’re exerting pressure on the bottle.
  • There’s a very faint almost-citrus scent of lemon, but too mild to pinpoint.
  • The sunblock is a slightly thick liquid – it spreads and glides across the skin very smoothly.
  • It takes a little longer for it to be absorbed (vs the usual suspension/emulsion types that are a little more lightweight) – perhaps 10 seconds more.
  • I love the finish – There’s no sticky or greasy after-feel but it leaves my skin feeling slightly more plumped/hydrated (not so dry).
  • The skin feels distinctly more bouncy and also cooler to the touch.
  • The finish is very slightly glowy, but nothing overly shiny/dewy.
  • It somehow helps to hold on to the makeup a little longer than usual, so this is a good plus point.

Overall, it’s a pretty decent sunblock. Even though my skin has somewhat reverted to the usual oily-combi type, this sunblock is still sitting well on my skin and doesn’t run/streak. For those who prefer a slightly more matte finish, try the Fresh version.




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