I had LAHA Caviar Skin and Emulsion samples enough for more than one month’s use and I must say they are a great fit for my dry/dehydrated skin. I tried to look up LAHA but even on the Isa Knox’s official Korean site this was hard to find (didn’t find it!) so unfortunately there isn’t much info I can share with you, except that LAHA is a luxury line from Isa Knox using very expensive ingredients such as caviar in the products.
LAHA Caviar Skin is a toner, not your typical gel-like Korean toner but more runny. It’s not something I can’t live without – I generally don’t view toners as absolute necessities but use them more out of habit – so if you don’t have it in your budget, this isn’t a must-have. My samples of the Skin ran out faster than the Emulsion, and after that, I found that there was no difference between using the Skin or not.
I had been struggling to find a hydrating emulsion type moisturizer to use during the day for all-day moisture without feeling greasy, and believe it or not, it’s very hard to find! Biotherm’s Aquasource claims to hydrate 24 hours non-stop but it stopped after a couple of hours for me and my dehydrated, dry skin. My search was over when I tried LAHA Caviar Emulsion. I love the texture – it’s neither runny (e.g. The History of Whoo Seol’s Whitening Lotion) nor too thick (like a cream) but just right. It absorbed well and my skin felt hydrated, and the moisture lasts a long time. I could see improvement on my fine lines after about 2 weeks of using twice a day, and I didn’t need a lot each time (especially during the day). It was non greasy and yet moisturized well for me. I used this under my sunscreen and it didn’t make my sunscreen oily or slide off my face.
The Caviar line from LAHA is supposed to be anti-aging and I can see that this will work well if used for a long time, because at one month, I already see and feel an improvement in my skin’s texture and feel. The price is scary though not the worst. I can’t decide which one is better – Sulwhasoo’s Extra Refining emulsion or this one. The scent is different obviously (LAHA Caviar doesn’t smell as strong), but the texture and feel of the two are quite similar (price too).
I must say I was pleasantly surprised by the LAHA Caviar line. The drawback is its accessibility – the only place I know of that sells this is royalbeautycosmetics.com. I will have to email momomango (formerly skinfood.ca) to request this brand!