Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Lotion
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Rohto Mentholatum Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Lotion

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Comes in two versions light and moist (I have moist)
15 USD

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Contains arbutin, to minimize melanin formation and fade dark spots. Along with two form of hyraluronic for hydration and a radiant glow. Moist version for dry skin and light version for oily skin. 

How to use it

After cleansing, take a proper amount in the palm of the hand. Pat it into your skin.


Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Arbutin, Disodium Succinate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Methylparaben, PPG 10 Methyl Glucose Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, styrene/VP Copolymer, Succinic Acid, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide

My thoughts on Rohto Mentholatum – Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Lotion

The world of Hada labo lotions is a jungle if you are not learning how to read the Japanese language. And information is different depending on what country you are in. But I will try to do this product justice. Since I don’t know the Japanese Language.

This is my fourth version of this toner

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The third one which is the first one I ever tried is removed from the blog since it was an old and not a very good review (from my part not the product). But you can follow the link to Yesstyle if you want to try that one. So this is around my 8th bottle of a hada labo lotion.


It comes in a regular hard plastic bottle and it is just a nice packaging. The opening is good so you don’t get too much product out at once.

Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Lotion
Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Lotion

Texture and scent

This is a thick toner which I just love. Its consistency is more of a liquid watery gel. But if you don’t like thicker toners there are other versions for you. Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Lotion comes in two versions depending on your skin type and this you should really stick by. If you have dry to normal skin you should go for this version and if you have normal to oily skin type you would go for the light version. They are both amazing. It is also unscented which is a win for sure.

Where to put it

Well it is a toner, but you can use it as a second toner if you’ll like. That simply means that if you have a lighter toner that isn’t enough for your skin you can add that one first and then apply this one on top. You can even add this twice to your skin if you feel like your skin needs it.

Some people experience hyaluronic acid to be drying

This is also true. In areas or countries or during different seasons when it is very dry and cold, the hyaluronic acid pulls the moisture from your skin instead of taking it from the environment. If there isn’t enough moisture in the air it will pull it from your skin.

Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Lotion swatch
Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Lotion swatch

It doesn’t mean that you cant use this type of product. It means that you have to apply it to your face when it is still damp. This is why using a first watery toner can be really great. Or you simply damp your face a little and then apply it. I live in Sweden where it is cold and dry most parts of the year and during winter my skin really needs all the moisture it can get.

As for Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Lotion abilities as a toner it does a great job in moisturizing my skin and prepping it for the steps I apply afterwards. But I did not notice any brightening of my hyper pigmentation . This could be due to that I have been using brightening products for a long time and my skin is probably as good as it is going to be.

But as a toner it is amazing and I absolutely recommend it.


Another toner from Hada labo that doesn’t disappoint. It is a really moisturizing toner that works well with every other product I put on top or underneath.

I give this product 7/7

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