As someone with oily and acne-prone skin, finding a cleanser that works for me has been a headache for ages. No matter how many cleansers claim to help reduce acne and clear my skin, it just never sticks! That is until I met the Hada Labo AHA + BHA Mild Exfoliating Face Wash. So far, it has done my skin no harm so it is currently not at risk of being replaced. If you’re curious, here’s a little review on why the Hada Labo AHA + BHA Mild Exfoliating Face Wash is sitting on its high horse. 

Facts in a Flash

Skin Type: normal skin, oily skin, acne-prone skin, dullness, rough skin

Main Function:

  • Gentle exfoliates
  • Smoother skin
  • Low irritation
  • Radiant skin
  • Fragrance-free 

Star Ingredients: 

  • Salicylic Acid
  • AHA
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Gluconic Acid

Hada Labo AHA + BHA Mild Exfoliating Face Wash

The Hada Labo AHA + BHA Mild Exfoliating Face Wash is part of Hada Labo’s Tamagohada line of skincare products. The collection features a few cleansers including one for oil control and acne control. This mild exfoliating face wash helps renew and cleanse your skin for a soft and smooth texture. To help you achieve egg-smooth skin, it uses AHA and BHA, as well as an anti-pollution formula. Moreover, it is suitable for rough and dull skin. Its formula is also free from alcohol, colourants, fragrances and mineral oils. Thanks to its 2X action exfoliating formula, the Hada Labo AHA + BHA Mild Exfoliating Face Wash helps get rid of impurities, dead skin cells and blackheads. All while helping you achieve a more radiant and smooth complexion. With its 3X anti-pollution formula, it also purifies your skin to form a protective barrier against all pollutants. Moreover, it gently cleanses your skin to wash away oils, dirt and impurities without drying your skin. 

What I Think

hada labo aha + bha mild exfoliating face wash

As someone with oily and acne-prone skin, finding the perfect face wash is a nightmare. I’ve gone through a dozen cleansers and eliminated them through trial and error. Some claimed to be the ultimate cleanser for acne-prone skin but broke me out instead. So, you can see why I’m a little sceptical when it comes to cleansers. To be honest, I bought the Hada Labo AHA + BHA Mild Exfoliating Face Wash on a whim. I was browsing through Watsons and decided to pick it up because my previous cleanser was running out. 

After using this Hada Labo face wash for a few weeks, I noticed an improvement in my skin! It definitely felt smoother and my pimples started to diminish as well. Albeit a good skincare routine after cleansing, I felt like this mild exfoliating face wash did help to brighten my skin. My skin didn’t look as dull as before and many of my acne scars started to fade slowly. Over time, it became my go-to face wash to keep my skin smooth. As I struggled with acne before and had bumps on my cheeks, the Hada Labo mild exfoliating face wash actually smoothened my acne scars. 

It has a thick lotion texture that transforms into a foam once in contact with water. It feels very soft against my skin and after rinsing it off, it doesn’t dry out my skin at all! I don’t feel any tightening of my skin so it’s good enough for me. Although, after using it for a long time, I do feel like its effects came to a stagnant state. It’s not improving or harming my skin. It’s kind of in a state of limbo. But, I still use it for that same reason. Honestly, I’m just scared a new cleanser will break me out terribly! So, I’m sticking to the Hada Labo AHA + BHA Mild Exfoliating Face Wash for now. 

Insider’s Rating

Overall, I’m giving this mild exfoliating face wash a 3.5 out of 5. It did help my skin a lot when I first got it but so far, I haven’t seen any progress or improvements. Luckily, it’s not making my skin worse either. So I’m kind of 50/50 on this. 


  • Smoother skin
  • Brighter skin
  • Non-drying 
  • Calms pimples


  • Runs out quickly
  • Hard to wash off excess product
  • Not suitable for dry skin

Where to Buy

If you’re looking to restock your cleanser, try this instead! Get it now at your nearest Watsons!

The Hada Labo AHA + BHA Exfoliating Face Wash  is available at:

Price: RM32.30

Where to buy: Watsons 

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