March 21, 2016
Less isn’t always more. Sometimes, it’s plain and simple that more is more, especially when we’re talking about the stuff your skin needs to keep looking young. Labo Labo, the sister brand of Japanese medical cosmeceutical brand Dr.Ci:Labo, has a new range that definitely gives you more, with five types of hyaluronic acid and five types of collagen packed into the formula, to give five times the love to your skin.
As long as you’re still in your 20s or 30s, ageing skin might be anything from just a distant problem in the horizon, to an issue that seems to become increasingly urgent with each passing year – or if you’re one of those fortunate ones, it’s hardly a blip on your radar. Wherever you lie on the spectrum, as we’ve said before: You need to start on anti- ageing skincare early. We’re not advocating throwing your money into luxury creams that are probably way too rich for your skin anyway; but rather, the smart move would be to invest in a sensible, reliable line that is made to fight the first signs of ageing that manifest as fine lines, faint wrinkles, and even something as innocuous as dry and dull skin.
And sensible and reliable are definitely qualities the Labo Labo Super-Moist 5H5C line embodies, being products developed by certified Japanese dermatologists and are 100 percent manufactured in Japan. The curious acronym at the end represents the five types of hyaluronic acid and five types of collagen found in the products – so they mean it when they say it’s “Super-Moist”. The hyaluronic acids are in charge of delivering moisture deep down into the skin’s corneal layer in the epidermis, and ensuring that it stays there thanks to an adhesive strength that keeps the hyaluronic acids from being washed off. The five forms of collagen, on the other hand, fill up the corneal layer with moisture as well and keep the skin plumped up, so it’s better equipped to fight the dreaded forces of gravity.
Since hydration and firming are the main tenets of anti-ageing skincare, the Super-Moist 5H5C has more than covered the bases – who can refuse extra-moist and firm skin? The products from this line are also the first in the Japanese market to contain so many skincare ingredients at the same time, including epidermal growth factors which are known to help with collagen production, so you can definitely call them power-packed. If you’re wondering, yes, they are free from irritants like fragrances, artificial colouring, mineral oil and parabens, because those are definitely things we don’t need more of.
With a cleanser that also doubles up as a makeup remover, lotion, multitasking moisturising gel and sunscreen, this is one compact range that can easily replace your entire skincare regime. Super-moist is definitely a feeling we can get used to.
Available at the Dr. Ci: Labo store, #B3-41 ION Orchard (telephone no. 6238-8395) and soon in selected Watsons stores from April 2016 (Anchorpoint/Bugis Junction/Bukit Panjang Plaza/ Causeway Point/ION Orchard/JEM/NEX/Parkway Parade/Toa Payoh Hub/ West Mall).