Skin Care

Powder Wash

Is Powder Wash an exfoliant?

The grains of powder become a silky smooth lather when water is added and no rough particles remain. However, papaya enzyme found in Powder Wash helps to remove dirt and dead skin cells naturally without the use of rough exfoliants.

Clear Face Soap

What kind of soap is Clear Face Soap?

It is a glycerin soap.

Oil Cleansing

Is Oil Cleansing a make-up remover or face wash?

Both. Oil cleansing removes makeup, cleanses skin and moisturizes all in one easy step.

Can I use Oil Cleansing as a face wash?

We recommend using Oil Cleansing only after wearing makeup. For a regular face wash please try one of our face wash products such as Powder Wash, Face Foam or Clear Face Soap.

Is Oil Cleansing dangerous if I get it in my eyes?

No. Oil Cleansing is made from 35.8% Squalane oil, so it will not irritate eyes. To prevent oil from entering into eyes, use a cotton ball to remove eye makeup and rinse thoroughly before opening eyes.

G-Lotion

Does G-Lotion contain alcohol?

No. It does not contain any alcohol.

Is G-Lotion a lotion or toner?

G-Lotion is a toner. In Japan, toner is referred to as lotion.

What is the difference between G-Lotion and VC-Lotion?

G-Lotion contains no alcohol and is a gentle cosmetic for sensitive skin. VC-Lotion contains Vitamin-C derivative which helps even skin tone by lightening age spots and acne marks.

Why is G-Lotion purple?

The purple color comes from the lithospermum erythrorhizone root extract. This root extract has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Why is G-Lotion losing its purple color? Has it stopped working?

The lithospermum erythrorhizone root extract loses its color over time, but no minerals are lost.

Why does G-Lotion smell?

Sometimes G-Lotion has a slight odor. This comes from sasa kurilensis water which is extracted from bamboo. Depending on when the bamboo is harvested it may or may not have a strong odor. This odor will not last after applied to skin.

What effect does sasa kurilensis water have?

This bamboo extract acts as a preservative, contains antibacterial properties and helps to keep skin moisturized.

VC-Lotion

Does VC-Lotion contain alcohol?

Yes. It contains a slight amount of alcohol which acts as a preservative. It is not an astringent so it will not leave you with that cool sensation like most alcohol-based toners.

Is VC-Lotion a lotion or toner?

VC-Lotion is a toner. In Japan, toner is referred to as lotion.

What is the difference between VC-Lotion and G-Lotion?

VC-Lotion contains Vitamin C derivative which helps even skin tone by lightening age spots and acne marks. G-Lotion contains no alcohol and is gentle for even sensitive skin.

Why is VC-Lotion yellow?

VC-Lotion contains Vitamin B2 which makes the toner yellow in color. Vitamin B2 works to prevent acne and reduces oil.

Does VC-Lotion help to lighten age spots?

Yes. VC-Lotion contains Vitamin C derivative which helps even skin tone by lightening age spots and acne marks.

Squalane

What is Squalane?

Made from Squalene (shark liver oil). Squalene is the same oil found in your own skin so it naturally moisturizes.

 

Does Squalane smell fishy?

No. HABA's Squalane is refined many times and is highly purified so it has no smell. More of a concern is that it easily absorbs other smells like perfumes, etc., so make sure that the cap is firmly closed after use.

Can Squalane be applied to hair?

Yes. After drying, apply Squalane to ends of hair. Applying Squalane too close to the root may cause hair to look greasy.

Is Squalane greasy?

Squalane is originally a component of sebum which is responsible for your skins moisture. When you use HABA Squalane in the proper amounts, it would not give you a sticky feeling. If you feel greasy even from a drop of it, try SQUA DEW which has a fresher feeling.

I would like natural baby oil. Can I apply SQUALANE to my baby's skin?

We do not have baby oil in our product line, however, SQUALANE is safe for babies. To use, spread two or three drops of SQ OIL on the palms of your hands and apply to the baby right after a bath or shower while baby's skin is still wet. To use it on dry skin, wipe it with wet gauze or cotton and apply SQ. Some doctors at maternity clinics use SQ for massaging newborn babies and for new mother's stretch marks.

Are the gritty particles in POWDER WASH exfoliates?

No, POWDER WASH contains an enzyme which dissolves dirt in the skin. The particles you see are a component of this enzyme which do the exfoliating. They will dissolve when lathered with water or lukewarm water.

What is the moisturizing ingredient in G-LOTION?

G-LOTION contains minerals such as low striped bamboo extract and sea salt, algae extract and hyaluronic acid which act as moisturizer.

What is the difference between UMI NO HOUSEKI and SQUALANE?

UMI NO HOUSEKI is a paste made by mixing starchy ingredients added to liquid SQ OIL. Liquid SQ OIL penetrates into the skin quickly while UMI NO HOUSEKI paste penetrates slower when warmed up to body temperature. It's moisturizing effect last for a long time so it is ideal for very rough or itchy areas.

Can WHITE KNIGHT be applied on pimply skin?

WHITE KNIGHT contains vitamin E which prevents sebum oxidization, vitamin C derivative which prevents pimples and Job's tears oil which suppresses pimple formation. So this is effective for spots and pimple prevention and improving pimples already formed.

What is the difference between SUNSCREEN STICK and UV PROTECT?

UV PROTECT is SPF14 / PA++, which prevents sunburn for about 4.5 hours. You could use this as daily sun protection. SUNSCREEN STICK is SPF35 / PA+++, which prevents sunburn for about 11.5 hours. This is recommended as sun protection for those who stay under the sun for a long time and also who go to the mountains or the beach.

Umi no Houseki

Where should I use Umi no Houseki?

Use anywhere you need extra moisture, such as on dry and rough patches of skin.

Can I use both Squalane and Umi no Houseki?

Yes. We recommend using Squalane as your regular moisturizer and then applying Umi no Houseki as needed to dry areas.

Squa Dew

Does Squa Dew contain alcohol?

Yes. It contains a small amount of alcohol.

What is the difference between Squa Dew and Squalane?

Squa Dew contains Squalane as well as other ingredients. It is recommended for those who don't like the feeling of oil as it is a much drier moisturizer.

Squa Q10

What is the difference between Squa Q10 and Squalane?

Squa Q10 contains Squalane as well as Coenzyme Q10 which has dramatic anti-ageing properties.

Can I use both Squalane and Squa Q10?

No. Both Squalane and Squa Q10 are moisturizers, so we recommend using only one of these products at a time. We recommend Squa Q10 if you are concerned about ageing.

What is the difference between Squa Q10 and Uruoi Densetsu?

Squa Q10 is an oil-based moisturizer and anti-ageing formula. Uruoi Densetsu is a water-based moisturizer and anti-ageing cream.

Does Squa Q10 work for people with sensitive skin?

Because of Squa Q10's dramatic anti-ageing properties some people are slightly irritated by this product. If you have sensitive skin and are looking for an anti-ageing product we recommend Uruoi Densetsu.

Uruoi Densetsu

What is the difference between Uruoi Densetsu and Squa Q10?

Uruoi Densetsu is a water-based moisturizer and anti-ageing cream. Squa Q10 is an oil-based moisturizer and anti-ageing formula.

Does Uruoi Densetsu improve wrinkles already formed or prevent new wrinkles?

Both. It improves already formed wrinkles and helps prevent new wrinkles from forming all while giving you baby-soft skin.

White Knight

Where should I use White Knight?

Spread a thin layer of the cream on oil-prone areas like the T-zone.

How long do the effects last?

White Knight lasts for up to 24 hours controlling oil secretion and helping to keep make-up intact.

2-Way Jell

How long am I supposed to leave the mask on?

Only leave the gel mask on for 2-3 minutes before rinsing off.

Is the gel mask supposed to become hard?

No. The mask will not become hard; it will remain the consistency of honey.

What does 2-Way mean?

This means that the gel mask has two purposes. One is to clean clogged pores and the other is to improve circulation in your skin which will help your skin exfoliate dead skin cells naturally without the use of harsh abrasives.

Why does 2-Way Jell get warm?

2-Way Jell naturally warms on contact due to glycerin, which helps improve your skin's circulation. This helps your skin exfoliate dead skin cells naturally without the use of harsh abrasives.

How often should I use 2-Way Jell?

Once or twice a week or as needed.

White Lady

What effects does White Lady have?

White Lady improves skin troubles such as age spots, pigment left by acne, fine lines, sagging, acne, dullness and dryness all while tightening pores.

Does White Lady help to lighten age spots?

Yes. White Lady contains Vitamin C derivative which helps to even skin tone by lightening age spots and acne marks.

Does White Lady lighten dark circles under eyes?

No. White Lady does not lighten dark circles under eyes.

Why does White Lady smell?

Sometimes White Lady has a slight odor. This comes from sasa kurilensis water which is extracted from bamboo. Depending on when the bamboo is harvested it may or may not have a strong odor. This odor will not last after applied to skin.

What effect does sasa kurilensis water have?

This bamboo extract acts as a preservative, contains antibacterial properties and helps to keep skin moisturized.

How long does White Lady last?

We recommend using White Lady within 3 months of opening the bottle.

Where should I store White Lady?

Please store in a cool, dark place to avoid exposure to heat, moisture and direct sunlight.

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