Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Mentholatum's new acne care range for visibly clear and healthy-looking skin

Photo provided by Mentholatum

Facial acne, 
Though common among adolescents and young adults, 
Impacts their quality of life. 
Studies have shown that acne can cause psychosocial disturbances
Such as depression and anxiety. 
Citing a research done by Brody, 2019, 
“Acne is not a killer, but it can scar people literally and psychologically.”

In addressing issues arising from facial acne 
And also to offer a solution to help with acne care, 
Mentholatum has launched a new skincare range for acne and oily-prone skin 
Known as Mentholatum Acnes.

Mentholatum Acnes,
Japan’s No.1 complex trouble care is a brand 
That has been developed from Rohto-Pharmaceutical, 
A global pharmaceutical company 
With rich history and heritage in skincare product development 
With over 120 years’ experience in pharmaceutical technology. 
It aims to help consumers achieve visibly clear 
And healthy-looking skin through its range of products 
Containing naturally derived ingredients 
To help address acne and oily troubled skin effectively 
Whilst providing gentle care to the skin.

According to a survey by Mentholatum, 
72% of respondents experienced improved skin condition 
After 30 days of using the Mentholatum Acnes, 
Whereas 3 out of 4 said their skin condition improved just after 7 days 
Thereby giving them more self-confidence.

The new Mentholatum Acnes range consists of a full range of acne skincare routine, 
Namely Mentholatum Acnes Creamy Wash, 
Acnes Powder Lotion, Acnes Oil-Control Moisturiser, 
As well as Acnes Anti-Acne Spot Gel for spot-treatment. 
The Acnes product range contains 
More than 95% of pure Centella Asiatica extract from Madagascar, 
Which is backed by research to effectively help soothe the skin 
And aid in blemish recovery.

Details of the products are as follows:
i. Mentholatum Acnes Creamy Wash (RM19.90, 100g)
This Amino Acid soap-free cleansing formula is close to the skin’s natural pH level 
For a gentle yet effective cleansing, 
Suitable for sensitive acne-prone skin.
Salicylic Acid (BHA) is added into the formula to help unclog pores and combat acne. 
The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of the Avocado Extract 
Is a calming agent to calm the skin, 
At the same time remove sebum for longer lasting oil control. 
Vitamin C + E antioxidants are also found in this formulation 
To soothe skin, brighten dull skin, lighten acne marks, 
And strengthen the skin barrier.

ii. Mentholatum Acnes Powder Lotion (RM19.90, 150ml)
This sebum-balancing and oil-control formula helps remove dead skin cells
And fight blemishes by penetrating deep into the pores. 
It also contains oil absorbing mineral powder 
To help absorb excess sebum and tighten the pores for smoother looking skin. 
To prevent excessive dryness, 
Aloe Vera Extract is added for its moisturising properties, 
As well as for long-lasting freshness. 
Similar to the Creamy Wash, 
The Powder Lotion also contains Vitamin C to help brighten dull skin, 
Lighten acne marks, and strengthen skin barrier.

iii. Mentholatum Acnes Oil Control Moisturiser (RM29.90, 45g)
The moisturising properties of this moisturiser is derived 
From apple, aloe vera, seaweed, and chamomile extracts 
To keep the skin feeling soft and moisturised. 
The apple extract also works alongside with Salicylic Acid for gentle exfoliation; 
While bitter cherry extract is added to improve skin’s elasticity, 
Leaving the skin plump and youthful.

iv. Mentholatum Acnes Anti-Acne Spot Gel (RM21.90, 18g)
This spot treatment contains 2% Sulphur that effectively treat stubborn acnes. 
Added with Salicylic Acid, it will reduce excessive sebum, 
Remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and prevent acne breakouts. 
It also contains Vitamin E and Licorice extract to soothe and calm irritated acne spots.

To start-off your acne-care routine,
Cleanse the skin by squeezing 
An appropriate amount of Mentholatum Acnes Creamy Wash onto wet palms, 
Lather with water and massage gently. 
Then, rinse thoroughly with water. 
After cleansing, pat on the Mentholatum Acnes Powder Lotion 
Onto the skin with cotton pads or just your palms. 
Remember to shake the bottle before every usage 
To mix the mineral powder and the solution. 
Then, apply the Mentholatum Acnes Oil-Control Moisturiser evenly on the skin
And gently massage until it is fully absorbed by the skin. 
Use these three products for your daily day and night time acne skincare routine.

For spot treatment, 
Apply the Mentholatum Acnes Anti-Acne Spot Gel 
Topically 2-3 times a day on the affected areas. 
The Anti-Acne Spot Gel can be used before applying makeup. 
Before applying, 
Ensure your hands and skin are thoroughly cleansed to prevent contamination.

The Mentholatum Acnes Creamy Wash, Powder Lotion, 
Oil-Control Moisturiser, and Anti-Acne Spot Gel 
Are available at Watsons and various online platforms.
Get yours now to kickstart your acne skincare journey. 

For more information about the new Mentholatum Acnes range, 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Hada Labo Introduces First of its kind Virtual Reality Roadshow

Hada Labo has launched 
The first of its kind innovative Virtual Reality (VR) roadshow 
That integrates interactive fun activities 
And a virtual shopping experience on one platform.
The VR roadshow, 
Which can be accessed via 
Is specially curated for customers to experience the brand 
At the comfort of their home. 
Built on a 360° virtual reality platform, 
It replicates a physical shopping experience at a roadshow 
By allowing visitors to pick out products 
From the shelves to the cart coupled with fun and interactive encounters.
According to General Manager of Rohto Mentholatum (M) Sdn Bhd, 
Lim Mei Yuen, 
The VR roadshow concept was developed not only to reduce human contact 
But also to make online shopping a fun experience.
“This innovative approach offers our customers an experience they miss having, 
Especially with the endless lockdowns and also to limit the time spent outdoors. 
It is made fun and interactive thereby making shopping from home more exciting,”
Said Lim.
The VR roadshow features various interactive sections 
Which are both fun and enjoyable. 
Visitors will first be directed to the main lobby when they enter the virtual roadshow. 
The lobby provides visitors with a navigation guide on where they can head to next, 
And also information on the coolest promotion of the month.
Once visitors enter the Interactive Zone, 
That is where the fun begins! 
Visitors can get their skin analysis done to determine the right product for their skin, 
Watch short videos on how to use the respective skincare products, 
Learn beauty tips and even play games to win prizes.

Navigating into the Shopping Zone will reveal Hada Labo’s best sellers 
Which are organised by range on specific shelves. 
If one is not familiar and need more information, 
A virtual beauty advisor is at hand by simply clicking on an icon. 
More information on the product is also available 
B clicking on the specific product 
To help visitors make an informed decision Before making a purchase.  

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Hada Labo new treatment powder wash, tightening & hydrating gel to Kouji range


photo provided by Hada Labo

Hada Labo’s latest additions to the KOUJI Range is a testament of the brand’s commitment to offer the best possible skincare for its consumers by constantly upgrading its products offering. The NEW KOUJI Treatment Powder Wash and Tightening & Hydrating Gel, complements the existing range in delivering intensive hydration, repairing fine lines and boosting skin radiance for flawless, younger and crystal clear skin.

The main ingredient of the range, KOUJI, is discovered following the mystery of the Japanese traditional sake brewers’ hands that remain smooth and youthful. KOUJI, made from Japanese fermented rice extract is rich in natural moisturizing ingredients, amino acids, ceramide, peptides, vitamins and minerals. Known for its long-lasting moisturizing effect to the skin, KOUJI also helps in repairing fine lines while giving the skin its natural glow.

KOUJI or miracle grain, which comes from the fermentation fo Yamada Nishiki rice, is also known as the king of sake rice. It is the secret to translucent youthful skin. KOUJI contains:

·        High Molecule Hydrolysed Rice Protein that prevents moisture evaporation from skin.

·   Low Molecule Hydrolysed Rice Protein that penetrates deep into skin layers to lock in moisture for hydrated, supple and youthful looking skin.

·   Multiple Natural Moisturizing Ingredients such as vitamins, ceramides, amino acids, minerals and peptides that work in synergy to give superior hydration, repair fine lines and brighten skin tone to keep skin clear and radiant.

photo provided by Hada Labo

Hada Labo KOUJI range is specially formulated for consumers who want to maintain youthful radiant skin. It is suitable for those who are in their 20s who want to start incorporating anti-aging products into their daily routine at an earlier age. Taking preventive steps by using anti aging products at a younger age can help in the long run. It is free of fragrance, colorants and minerals. Apart from the TWO latest additions, the KOUJI range includes the Treatment Cleansing Foam, Treatment Essence, Treatment Cream and the Treatment Mask.

To achieve desired result, Hada Labo recommends the skincare regimen below:

Step 1: Hada Labo Kouji Treatment Enzyme Powder Wash (NEW)

Lather easily into rich and dense foam, the enzyme powder infused in this powder wash gently exfoliates keratin, blackheads and dead skin. This powder wash prevents skin from feeling tight after washing and it also helps the subsequent skincare products to absorb better. Skin instantly feels clean, smooth and brighter. For deeper cleansing of the pores, add a small amount of water to achieve a stronger exfoliating effect. If you prefer a denser foam, add more water to gently exfoliate.

Step 2 : Hada Labo Kouji Treatment Cleansing Foam

This step is necessary for double cleansing. The ultra-fine and dense foam cleanses deep into pores, locks in moisture, and leaves the skin feeling healthy and radiant. To use, squeeze an appropriate amount onto the palm, lather with water and massage onto face in gentle circular motions.

Step 3 : Hada Labo Kouji Treatment Essence

After cleansing the face, pat Kouji Treatment Essence on your face and allow the essence to penetrate deeply into every layer of the skin for a long-lasting moisturizing effect. This is a step not to be missed, because it helps to deeply moisturize the skin cells and also to allow for the next skin care products (i.e. moisturizer) to absorb better into the skin, resulting in a more supple and youthful skin.

Step 4 : Hada Labo Kouji Tightening & Hydrating Gel (NEW)

Lastly, apply the lightweight moisturizing gel cream. It does not leave a sticky residue and absorbs easily into the skin. It is also rich in hydrolyzed rice leaf extract that helps to enhance skin’s firmness. Meanwhile, the Japanese rice extracts (which are made up of amino acids, ceramides, peptides, vitamins and minerals) help nourish, as well as provide nutrition and moisture to the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and youthful while diminishing the fine lines. This gel cream is suitable to be used at any time of the day, especially in hot and humid weather condition.


Experience the wonders of the KOUJI by completing your KOUJI set with the NEW Kouji Treatment Powder Wash (RM60) and Tightening & Hydrating Gel (RM125). They are available at Shopee, Lazada , Watsons, Guardian and Aeon Wellness.  

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Hada Labo's Upgraded Premium Whitening Range Provides Triple Skin Brightening Effect

Hada Labo, Japan’s skincare brand that goes with the philosophy ‘Perfect X Simple’ has introduced its upgraded Premium Whitening Range to help women achieve three times the skin brightening effect! It now also comes with fresh new packaging.

Unlike any other whitening products in the market, Hada Labo’s new whitening formula incorporates Triple Whitening ingredients i.e Niacinamide (a form of vitamin B-3), α-Arbutin (a type of skin brightening agent) and Vitamin C. Also infused with Hyaluronic Acid, this special formulation provides the skin with intense hydration that plumps up and brightens the skin, resulting in healthier looking skin.

Consistent usage of this range will reveal a superbly even translucent complexion that is glowy, well hydrated and with reduced visible dark spots, as skin cells are healthier and more plumped and light reflects of them more evenly. This improved range is also fragrance-free, colorants-free, alcohol-free, and does not contain mineral oil and free animal derivatives - which make it suitable for all skin types.

The complete range of Hada Labo’s upgraded Premium Whitening includes the Premium Whitening Face Wash, Premium Whitening Lotion (Rich), Premium Whitening Lotion (Light), Premium Whitening Essence, Premium Whitening Mask, Premium Whitening Water Cream and Premium Whitening Water Gel.

Premium Whitening Lotion (Rich), RM69, 170ml

This lotion which is rich in texture, targets those with normal to dry skin. Apart from its Triple Brightening formula that reawakens dull skin and evens out skin tone, the Premium Whitening Lotion (Rich) is also infused with 2 types of Hyaluronic Acid to strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and to deeply hydrate skin. Moreover, it also contains seaweed extract, an effective anti-oxidant that protects the skin from damage while keeping it healthy.

The Premium Whitening Lotion (Rich) is recommended to be applied after cleansing the face as it hydrates and prepares the skin to reap benefits from the skincare that follows.

Premium Whitening Lotion (Light), RM69, 170ml

This lotion, which is light in texture is specially designed for those with normal to oily or combination skin type. Similar to the rich lotion, when applied, this light Premium Whitening Lotion brightens dull skin with its Triple Brightening Formula and hydrate the skin’s moisture barrier with the help of 2 types of Hyaluronic Acid. It also contains anti-oxidant Resveratrol that helps protect the skin from damage while keeping it healthy.

The Premium Whitening Lotion (Light) is also highly recommended to be applied after cleansing as it hydrates and prepares the skin to reap the benefits from the subsequent skincare products.

Premium Whitening Essence, RM 81.50, 30g

The formulation of this upgraded essence includes combined Triple Brightening and Intense Hydrating ingredients to help fight dark spots, relieve visible redness and rebalance skin tone, leaving the skin perfectly luminous and transclucent. The benefits of the essence includes:

· Brightens Dull Skin – Contains Niacinamide, α-Arbutin & Vitamin C to help reawaken dull skin and even out skin tone for glowing, radiant skin

· Relieves Visible Redness & Dull Skin – Infused with Schisandra Extract and Carnosine (composed of Amino Acids) to relieve visible redness, reawaken dull skin and rebalance skin tone

· Deeply Hydrates – Contains Hyaluronic Acid and Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract to intensely hydrate and strengthen the skin barrier.

For best results, use twice daily after Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion. Apply on palms and gently pat onto face until thoroughly absorbed.

Premium Face Wash, RM34.90, 100ml

This premium face wash is infused with Hydrating, Soothing and Triple Brightening ingredients which penetrate deeply into skin to uncover smoother, brighter and more radiant looking skin. It is formulated using three main ingredients (Niacinamide, , α-Arbutin & Vitamin C) to reawaken dull skin and even out skin tone for a luminous and radiant complexion. On the other hand, its super Hyaluronic Acid continuously works to replenish skin moisture, leaving the skin feeling soft, supple and hydrated after cleansing. Another feature of this face wash is that it contains Triple Anti-Pollution Formula that helps to purify the skin and protect it from environmental pollutants.

Premium Whitening Mask, RM9

The soft cloth mask is designed with the right thickness to fit the face perfectly. It is enriched with multiple intensive brightening ingredients to fight dark spots, relieve visible redness and re-balance skin tone. Apart from that, this mask also helps to improve skin dullness and brighten the skin, leaving it perfectly luminous and translucent. Other features of the Premium Whitening Mask includes the following: -

· Contains high purity Arbutin and Vitamin C to improve skin’s radiance and visbly awakens dull skin for brighter skin complexion

· Infused with 3 types of Hyaluronic Acide to provide intense and long-lasting hydration

Use the face mask once or twice a week as part of your skincare regimen.


1. Apply Whitening Lotion after cleansing the face

2. Unfold mask over face and press with finger tips

3. Relax for 10-15 minutes and then remove mask

4. Gently massage the remaining essence until thoroughly absorbed

Premium Whitening Water Cream, RM73.20, 50g

This Premium Whitening Water Cream combines the Triple Brightening, Soothing and Hydrating ingredients to achieve the following: -

· Brightens Dull Skin – Triple Brigtening formula (with Niacinamide, , α-Arbutin & Vitamin C) to reawaken dull skin, even out skin tone for a glowy, radiant skin.

· Deeply Hydrates – Contains 2 types of Hyaluronic Acid and Chaga Mushroom extract to intensely hydrate and strengthen skin’s moisture barrier

· Antioxidant Repairs – Contains Yeast extract and Trehalose (i.e. a type of sugar) with antioxidant properties to protect the skin from damage while keeping it healthy.

NEW: Premium Whitening Water Gel, RM73.20, 50g

This newly formulated Premium Whitening Water Gel has an ultra-light weight texture to penetrate deeply into skin for a breathable skin feel. When used, this water gel helps the skin with the following: -

· 3D moisturising – Hyaluronic Acid that forms a layer of moisture on the skin acts as a retention barrier to keep it hydrated

· Refine pores – Infused with botanical extracts to control excess sebum & refine pores

Start using Hada Labo’s Upgraded Premium Whitening Range today and bid goodbye to dull looking skin! This range is already available at major pharmacies nationwide as well as on Shopee and Lazada.