Hello guys! Here’s an amazing beauty tool I have been using for the past one week. Yes, I just took part in Hitachi HadaCRiE Cool blog campaign by Omy and I will be sharing my experiences with you right here, as well as on their micro blog.
The Japanese are well known for their technology advancements and cool inventions, so I knew I had to jump at the opportunity to test out the Hitachi HadaCRiE Cool that is so easy to use in the comfort of my own home.
Unboxing Hitachi HadaCRiE Cool
The Hitachi HadaCRiE Cool comes in a really adorable travel-sized packaging. The set contains:
- Hitachi HadaCRiE Cool device
- An adapter
- Cotton pads
- Two plastic clip rings
- Hada Labo SHA Hydrating Lotion (I had replaced the lotion with my own beauty products)
The device comes with a titanium metal head that is gentle on sensitive skin types to prevent allergies. There are 3 simple buttons on the front – On-Off switch, Mode and Level. The Mode button allows you to switch between the 4 modes and the Level button allows you to switch between high and low intensity. Each mode and level has a light indication. When you switched on the device, nothing happens until you press it on the skin and you will feel slight vibrations on your face. Don’t be alarmed as this is perfectly normal.
How it Works
The Hitachi HadaCRiE Cool comes in 4 different modes:
Cleansing Mode (5 minutes)
This device uses a special technique called ion cleansing to pull out dirt by ion power. In simpler terms, the negative stuff like sebum, dead skin and makeup which cannot be removed easily by manual washing will be pulled to the surface by the effect of the positive electronic current. This step requires a toner-soaked cotton pad plus an upward and outward motion around your face.
From L to R: Manual cleaning vs HadaCRiE Cool
Here I have a side by side comparison between manual cleaning versus using the HadaCRiE Cool. You can tell that there are more dirt being removed with the help of the device.
Micro-pat Mode (5 minutes)
The second step is the micro-pat mode where the device will stimulate and soften the skin to allow the moisturizer to penetrate the skin easily. This step doesn’t need any cotton pad but lotion is needed. Again, slowly glide the device in an upward and outward motion to increase the absorption of the lotion.
Moisturizing Mode (5 minutes)
The third step is the moisturizing mode. During the cleansing mode, the ion power uses positive electronic current to pull out the negative-ionzed dirt that were trapped in the pores. Whereas in the moisturizing mode, the ion power switches to negative electronic current and helps to push moisture into the skin for deeper penetration. This helps retain the moisture in the skin much longer. This step requires a cotton pad and lotion.
Cool-aesthetic Mode (3 minutes, pre-cooling time is 1.5 minutes)
And lastly, my favorite step of all. The cool-aesthetic mode helps to tighten the skin by cooling effect. It’s like placing an ice cube on your face and massaging with it. As my skin is pretty sensitive and prone to redness, I feel that this mode is extremely helpful to cool down the redness especially after my facial session. This step doesn’t require any cotton pad nor lotion.
Here is a closer look at the device. It gives a very good grip and feels very light and portable to lug around everywhere, even during my trips!
I’m loving this amazing beauty tool. Apart from the satisfaction it gives when I see the dirty cotton pad and screaming “Hey! It works!” in my head, I have to agree that it is also extremely convenient and easy to use. All in all, I’m very pleased with the initial results. I will be back with a more detailed review pretty soon.
P/S: This article has also been cross-posted at Hitachi HadaCRiE Cool micro blog.