If you’ve been following my blog or know me personally, you must already know I’m completely against the use of animal-based ingredients in cosmetics. Whether it’s snail mucin, deer antlers, horse oil (can I puke now?) or shark oil, I’ve NEVER in my entire life used anything with these ingredients and I’ve always boycotted brands who use them. Unfortunately, Japanese brand Hada Labo recently made the silly decision of using shark oil in their latest skincare line. It’s 2017 and it’s about time cosmetics brands who use those disgusting and revolting animal-based ingredients finally understand there are plenty of excellent alternatives (such as olive squalane for example!) instead of using dead animals.
Hada Labo was one of my first forays into Japanese beauty around 7 years ago, and their products were still part of my skincare routine until today. Needless to say, I’m extremely disappointed and only have great disdain for them. I mentioned their products just in my previous posts and if you’ve purchased anything from them because of me, I’m truly sorry, but I hope you’ll make the right decision and boycott this brand as of today. Killing sharks for cosmetics is definitely not acceptable and truly revolting.
If you’ve been a fan of their gokujyun acid lotion and are now looking for an alternative, I can recommend the UNT Aqua D’origine Intensive. I’ve been using it myself for the past 6 months and I can safely say it’s truly excellent. The best part? UNT is cruelty-free.
It goes without saying that I won’t ever purchase anything from hada labo again and they’re definitely banned from my blog.
Shame on you hada labo.