Saturday, 25 April 2015


Back when I had little-to-no followers, I did a blogpost comparing the Clarisonic Mia2 and the Hada Crie that my sister-in-law bought, but as I was pregnant at that time, I was unable to test out the Hada Crie for myself, and as time went by, I never got around to purchasing my own, until one day, hubby's friend told me he owned one and he could lend it to me to play around with. I borrowed it so that I could do a blogpost comparing it with another device that I purchased, but after a few uses of that device (and a lot of procrastinating), that stupid device stopped functioning, so I didn't get around to blogging. Recently, my sister-in-law told me that she stopped using her Hada Crie, and said she could give it to me, so now, I can play around with it again.

In my previous post about the Hada Crie, which was about a year ago, she stated that she really loved using her Hada Crie. Things, however, have changed since then. She told me she used to use her Hada Crie everyday, and at first, her skin was amazing, but after a few months after using, she broke out. She's not sure whether it's because of the Hada Crie or other reasons, but she started having really sensitive skin, so she stopped using it. She also stopped going to the beautician she used to go to, as she suspected that it was one of the factors causing her breakouts. The thing is, I've taken up her package at her beautician's, and so far, I'm really enjoying the service there. So she has now accepted the fact that her skin is SUPER DUPER sensitive, and she now has to be super careful when trying out new things.

Okay, so I'm finally able to do MY OWN REVIEW on the product!

Hada Crie CM-N8800BF by Hitachi (HK$2190 = US$292)

Please note that this model is equivalent to CM-N820, but the plug is a Hong Kong plug instead of the two-legged Japanese plug, hence the different model number.

This is an ion cleansing with moisturising support device.

Key Features:

Made in Japan
Pore Cleansing & Moisturising
3 Operating Modes: Cleansing, Moisture, and Mask
Titanium Head: Prevents allergy
Dimple design which allows you to use thicker toner-type products
Can use with your regular toner, lotion, and mask
AC/Rechargeable: can be used when travelling
3 power levels selection
Auto-stop function

Items inside the box:

White Hada Crie unit
Hada Crie holder
2 cotton rings to keep the cotton pad in place
Summary Card (in Chinese)
User Manual

How To Use:

1. Before first use, charge the device for at least 8 hours.

2. You must remove all makeup before using this device.
3. There is a contact plate (for ion induction) at the back of the device, and you need to wrap your hand around to device to "complete the circuit" in order for your device to work.
4. Push the on/off button to turn on your device.
5. Push "MODE" to select what you want to do: Cleansing, Moisturise, Mask.
The default setting is at Cleansing.
6. Push "LEVEL" to select speed. For first time users, it is advised to use the lowest speed. The default level is at Low.
7. If you are on the Cleansing Mode, place a cotton pad on the titanium plate and snap the cotton ring over it. Slowly soak the cotton pad with your toner, and massage onto your face. The device will stop after 5 minutes.
8. For the Moisturise Mode, you can either pour your moisturising toner onto a cotton pad, or if you are using thicker products, you can just add the products directly onto your face, and massage with the device.
9. For the Mask Mode, you can either apply the products directly onto your face or apply a face sheet mask, and glide the Hada Crie directly over the mask.

The way to massage is to either glide the Hada Crie onto your face, or by making circular movements on your face.

The way to glide the Hada Crie onto your face:

9. Place the device on your face and it will start vibrating.
10. The device will turn off automatically after 5 minutes.
11. Do NOT wash the device with water as it is not waterproof!

You can experiment with different cotton pads, but the cotton pads I use when I use the Hada Crie, are the ones by IOPE - they are big enough to cover over the Hada Crie, feel silky, and work very well with the Had Crie, though they do tend to tear more easily. This is the cotton pad after 5 minutes of it massaging over my face and neck (it's actually my neck that made it so black).

If you're still unsure of how to use the Hada Crie, don't despair, because I did a video just for you guys!

The HadaCrie that hubby's friend lent me is the older version, CM-N810.

The differences between the N820 and the N810:
  1. The new edition no longer has the "Micropat" mode
  2. The ion plates now have a dimpled design
  3. In the "Moisture Up" mode, thicker products (i.e. gel or emulsion type products) can be used without a cotton pad
  4. The contact plates (for ion induction) have moved from the side to the back
  5. The duration of the full course (all modes) is reduced from 20 minutes to 15 minutes.

I think the products that you can use for each step is quite confusing, so I tend to stick to these for easy remembering:
Cleanse - toner
Moisturise - essence/serum
Mask - face sheet mask

I know you can use a toner for the Moisturise Mode, and you can also use the serum for the Mask Mode, but I don't like to confuse myself!

I think the Hada Crie is great with its cleansing function, as it feels so satisfying to see the cotton pad so dirty, despite cleaning my face with the Clarisonic Mia2 everyday already! The other functions are so-so, as I haven't really noticed anything WOW to my skin yet (I have noticed my face to look brighter, but I don't know whether it's because of the Hada Crie or the masks I'm using). The fact that I got my device for free makes the product more worth while, otherwise if I had to pay for it myself, I'd probably not be so keen. The other thing I don't really like is that each step takes 5 minutes, so it's actually quite time-consuming - you can stop it any time you want, but the full procedure takes that long! Hubby really hates the vibrating sound - haha!

That's it for today. Thanks for reading and watching :)

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