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Hada Labo Shirojyun Premium Whitening Lotion with Tranexamic Acid

Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion is a fairly new product on the market. This lotion is from its Shirojyun range and contains tranexamic acid. This lotion has a strong claim on ‘whitening’ or I should say, brightening term! That special ingredient tranexamic acid does the job to brighten up the skin.

Tranexamic Acid was completely an unknown term to me until I was sent this Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion to try out! I obviously googled a bit to know about this acid and how it works. Turns out this particular acid is widely used to treat excessive bleeding.

Does that sound weird to you?
– It felt not-so-usual to me at least. However, with a bit of further study, it was all clear to me.

Tranexamic Acid (trans-4-aminomethyl cyclohexane carboxylic acid) is widely used in Asian skincare, (from Shiseido to Paula’s Choice). It says that a certain percentage of this acid works gold standard for skin issues like hyperpigmentation, melasma and etc. This acid also works for damaged and darkened skin.

I wouldn’t go in depth of this specific ingredient of Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion her but talk about the product. After all, I’m no chemist or a skin specialist to point out anything but just a random user like you.

Yes, I do hold a tiny bit of interest on a product ingredient but to be honest, all that knowledge taken from the web.

Overall Tranexamic Acid and its benefits does sound intriguing to me. After all, this is the main focus ingredient of this Shirojyun Hada Labo lotion. Although there was no percentage mentioned in the ingredient list of this Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion. I was kinda keen to know ratio to compare with my readings!

Hada Labo Shirojyun Premium Whitening Lotion with Tranexamic Acid

I am completely not a fan of the term ‘whitening’. My olive-tan skin is my most favorite(wink) feature! Keeping up with a bright (not dull) skin is just more than enough for me. This I what I always focus on my skincare routine. If you have been reading GreenStory for sometimes now then you know I wrote about Hada Labo Gokujyun Alpha skincare range before. I like this Japanese brand Hada Labo since that time.


Are you thinking what this Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion alone can do?

Previously, I was using all the products from the Gokujyun range at once so it wasn’t possible for me to enjoy Hada Labo lotion and its benefit alone. Later on, I tried another bottle of Hada Labo Gokujyun Alpha lotion. Then I started to know how a lotion can simply make your life a few steps easier.

Hada Labo Shirojyun Premium Whitening Lotion with Tranexamic Acid review

I do like to indulge in my serum and essence but I’m a human being. I have my lazy days and sometimes weeks! Then I need this watery goodness, Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion, to soak me up with all the hydration I need. If not so, during the afternoon to soothe my skin or in a sleepless night, when my face feels thirsty I simply reached for the Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion.

I highly appreciate the fact that this Hada Labo lotion is skin PH balanced. There is no alcohol, fragrance, colorant or mineral oil in it. Therefore you can tell, it is a sensitive-skin friendly product (unless other key ingredient doesn’t bother your skin).

Hada Labo Shirojyun Premium Whitening Lotion review

Are you confused about how to use Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion?

You can use it at any time without sun exposure. At least I was pretty much using it in the afternoon and in my night time skincare routine. As because the lotion has that acid content and also vitamin C and E in it I believe it’s safe to use without the sun exposure.

Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion has three variations, (light, normal and rich) as far as I know. I have here the ‘rich’ formula but it is lightweight with a punch of moisture. The combination of Hyaluronic and Nano Hyaluronic Acid gave my skin a deep penetration every time I used this lotion.

End half of the last month I wasn’t doing well physically. I was also been suffering back to back acne bump. I wrote in my previous post what helped me to get rid of acne super fast. Not the only acne, my skin was dehydrated due to fever. Within a month of use, I’m already down below the half of the Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion bottle. You can tell how much I was looking at it to accompany me!


Does Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion really ‘whiten’ me up?

Very, fortunately, I still have the same skin tone. The Hada Labo Lotion did help me to maintain my skin healthy and kept me away from dullness. However, there was no visible sign to have a change of skin tone.

I swear I’m still using my old foundation shaded (for ref: MAC NC42, MUFE Y425 and Fenty Beauty 360). If you desire that ‘whitening’ effect (I hope you don’t) I’ll have to disappoint you. Even Hada Labo doesn’t say that for real. Check on the golden label (first picture above) with the packaging which says, “Brightening + Hydration” :D


To conclude, Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion reminds me of the philosophy of the company, ‘Simple and Perfect‘. I’m truly enjoying the intense hydration and care it’s giving me. Moreover, isn’t it nice to find something which is within the skincare budget and also works for according to the needs? Hada Labo skincare satisfies me in both aspects.

PS: I have combination skin. Also right at the moment, KL weather is super dry. my skin is in the dryer as well due to my unhealthy situation. The type ‘rich’ of Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion might be a bit too heavy for oily skin type. That’s what I think.


When I walk by the Hada Labo display at the store I get confused about what to try and what not. Do you have any favorites from Hada Labo that you would like to recommend? Write to me in the comments below…


Shopping Info:

Hada Labo Premium Whitening Lotion | RM 69.90 for 170ml
Available at Watsons, Guardians etc all leading Pharmacies in Malaysia.


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  • Reply
    July 1, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Hi. May I know if this product can make our skin burn? Because it contains Vitamin C, so to avoid our skin burn, we should use more sunscreen? Thank you for your reply :)

    • Reply
      July 2, 2020 at 3:19 am

      Actually the product wont burn your skin but the sunligh itself will with or without the product. For vitamin C or any acidic ingredients makes the skin more prone to sundamage so yes you mist use sunscreen during the day time. Not ‘more’ just the usual application of sunscreen will do the job.

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    May 25, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Can I use foundation after using had labo whitening lotion

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    January 16, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Hi..just to confirm what i read..this product is more of hydrating skin NOT intended to lighten pigmentation. I have dark spots issue that is why ive been looking for on this product. Thank you so much. Please enlighten me thru my email.

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    September 21, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    can be used for oily and acne ?

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    September 21, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    this product can be used for oily skin ?

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      September 25, 2019 at 5:45 pm

      Yes, why not? I’ve a combination skin and the way it worked on my oily parts wasn’t anything bad after all!

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    Murziatul Nazirah
    May 25, 2019 at 12:51 am

    I just bought this product. Hoping for good results.

    • Reply
      May 25, 2019 at 4:51 am

      Let me know how they work for you

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    February 13, 2019 at 9:44 am

    recommended :)

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    Sheila Meitania Utami
    June 26, 2018 at 3:11 am

    I recommend you hada labo cleansing oil.. it’s a good stuff to remove your make up especially waterproof eyeliner and mascara

    • Reply
      December 17, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      thanks for your recommendation dearie. I’ll definitely try that.

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