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HABA Squa Powder Wash

Posted on: July 22, 2011

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HABA is abbreviation of “Health Aid Beauty Aid”, promoting non-additive skin care philosophy to improve skin natural healing power. No “unnecessary” ingredients such as paraben, added alcohol, preservatives, synthetic fragrance, mineral oil, chemically synthesized colourings or petrochemical surfactants that may become a burden to the skin or cause allergic reactions.

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While maintaining the Additive-free mindset, Haba had revamped their basic line and named it “Pure Roots”. I had tried the old version of Haba powder wash before and really loved it for my combination skin in tropical climate. Throughout my “facial-washing-powder” trial in recent years, only Haba and Fancl were worked fine for me but Haba’s remained as my No.1 favorite. Therefore, no surprise I bought three of it at one go.

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Enriched with amino acids, squalane and papaya enzyme, Haba Squa Powder Wash helps to remove dirt and dead skin cells gently. Although the ingredient list is different from the old version but most of its features are quite alike. The white powder is slightly grainy when lather it in hands, it is not extremely foaming and might need a puff to assist the foaming but it can still lather well as shown in below picture if working properly (clean hands, a little bit of water, foam up slowly).

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As it contains talc, I suppose this could be drying for dry skin type despite it said to be suitable for all skin types on product label. Because I normally use greasy kitchen oil to remove sunscreen and makeup, hence I do not have dryness issue with it and I loved the skin feeling refreshed after wash. Also, it does not aim to control excess sebum excretion since the talc does not remain on skin after wash. Generally speaking, talc is oil-loving (oleophilic) and when use in cosmetics, it helps to absorb oil and imparts silky smooth feeling. As such, it did cause slight dryness when my skin is dehydrated or slightly drying in low humidity environment.

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The new pearly-white packaging of Haba powder wash is also appeared more elegant than the plain plastic look of the old packaging. Unfortunately I forgot to ask for the travel-size of this cleanser for travel conveniences, probably will purchase another 40g for long trip. After all it is still less bulky than Kracie Purenavi cleansing gel, which is one of the very few mild, unscented, preservative-free budget cleansers that I am using now.

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ᵜᵜᵜ  Cleansing Power Indicator  ᵜᵜᵜ

As you can see from the above test, the glitters of the shimmering lipstick still remained largely after 15 seconds wash, obviously this is mild and only ideal for normal facial wash.

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The refill is simple

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Recommend this for oily to normal skin, it is gentle for sensitive skin and did not irritate eye too. The retail price in Singapore is S$20/40g, S$37/80g and S$33/80g refill, I should stock this if I go to Japan (“v). Use within a year after it opened,  I finished the first 80g within 3 ~4 months.

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Rating: ….)))      Excellent. Willing to purchase again.

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Ingredients:

Talc, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate/Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Microcystalline Cellulose, Potasium Myristoyl Glutamate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Aspartate, Potassium Myristate, Mannitol, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Squalane, Papain, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Water, Dextrin, Calcium Carbonate, Alcohol.

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2 Responses to "HABA Squa Powder Wash"

Hi there,
This reminds me of Dermalogica’s Daily Exfoliant…
Good thing about using oil as first step cleaning is that we don’t have to worry that the next cleanser could dry up our skin 🙂

Haha…yes, the greasy kitchen oil did help me a lot, additionally I used warm water also. (“b)

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