Skincare for Busy People Part II: SANA Zubolabo!
Have you guys tried out the SANA Soy Milk Isoflavone sheet mask that I introduced last week? This time I’m going to introduce another handy time-saving skincare product (^_-)-☆ Have you heard of the Zubolabo range from SANA?
The name comes from the Japanese word “zubora”, which means something like “lazy” or “sloppy”. Someone who doesn’t do their work well or turns up late to appointments might be “zubora”. That’s quite a negative meaning, right?! But when we’re tired or busy we all have a tendency to become lazy… Something that can be a lifesaver on those lazy days is the Zubolabo range.
In this range there are products specifically designed for morning, evening and days off to easily tailor your skincare to your situation. Let’s take a look in order.
Mornings with Zubolabo
For people who always think “just five more minutes…” as they’re lying in bed in the morning, here’s a product that allows you to complete your morning skincare without even getting up!
1. Zubolabo Morning Care Clear Lotion (300ml)
This lotion can be easily wiped away without rinsing.
2. Zubolabo Morning Care Clear Lotion Sheets (35 sheets, 143ml liquid)
These sheets are quality skincare sheets that are simple to use.
Merits for using Zubolabo in the mornings
After using one of these products, there’s no need to wash or cleanse your face! They effectively remove any dust, sweat, sebum etc. that has built up on your face during the night.
Full of moisturising ingredients – hyaluronic acid, vitamin C derivative, grapefruit extract.
Contains AHA (malic acid) which helps to remove dead keratin cells while preventing skin redness and irritation.
Searching for reviews in Japanese by people who’ve tried out the cleansing lotion, this is what they say:
- Make-up came off less easily after applying this lotion
- The sheets are thick and easy to use. Some people use them in the evening as well.
- A lot of people put them by the side of their bed, saying they’re quick and convenient to use.
Next let’s take a look at what products may be handy when you’re tired at the end of a long day.
Evenings with Zubolabo
Returning home late after a party or a long day at the office, going ahead with your full skincare routine can really seem like too much effort. But how about getting the benefits of a cleanser, toner, lotion and moisturiser in one product?
1. Zubolabo Evening Use Clear Milk (200ml)
This item has a convenient pump design.
2. Zubolabo Evening Use Clear Milk Sheets (35 sheets, 145ml)
These Zubolabo sheets are full of rich moisturising liquid.
Merits for using Zubolabo in the evenings
These are lotion-type products which exert little pressure on the skin but still effectively remove make-up and oil down to the pores.
Full of moisturising ingredients – squalene, collagen, EGF, jojoba oil, AHA. Also prevents skin irritation.
The original scent is a blend of 3 relaxing plant oils (lavender, bergamot and geranium) to promote a good night’s sleep.
What do the reviews say?
- Handy for travel
- Can be used for correcting make-up
- Can be applied with one hand while keeping hold of your young child with the other (kind of specific haha)
- After use your skin feels plump and moisturised
Reading the reviews,I’m tempted by the evening care… Onto the final product!
Zubolabo Day-off Care Moisture Milk UV (60g, SPF28, PA++)
This item is a milky lotion and UV base in one. On some days off you might be going out for a bit but not want to bother with your full make-up. The Moisture Milk UV gives you moisturiser, sunscreen, make-up base and colour-control all in one. It comes off easily with soap.
Skincare ingredients ensure your skin stays moisturised all day! With ceramide, 3 kinds of plant oils (avocado, almond, and rosehip), arbutin, lipidure®, extract of edelweiss.
Blocks both UVA and UVB rays with SPF28/PA++.
Colour-corrects for an even, natural skin tone. Hides pores and redness.
☆TIP: For very lazy days, how about this? Use the morning care sheets -> apply the UV milk for your daytime make-up -> it can be washed off easily with soap -> that’s all!
From the reviews of the Moisture Milk UV
- Remembering to use UV care every day can be a pain, so this is better than normal milky lotion
- It’s convenient to use after the morning care sheets
- It’s moist without feeling sticky
- It makes skin look brighter and more even
- It feels light on the skin but is effective as a base
Sometimes we yearn for a simple and quiet lifestyle…
In our everyday lives, there are always a lot of things that we need to get done and some that require special attention. But it’s impossible to be so busy every day without feeling the effects. It’s important to take a day off now and then to relax and relieve stress.
Similarly, carrying out a complicated skincare routine every day can be something of a burden. With these Zubolabo products, you can take a day off from your normal routine when you’re tired without feeling guilty. But not every day can be a lazy day! Let’s make sure to strike a healthy balance for our skin and our bodies.