LABO Transdermic Micellar Water Ultra-Nourishing Oil Review

LABO Transdermic Skincare Range and the Importance of First Encounters

LABO Transdermic Micellar Water Ultra-Nourishing Oil ReviewFirst encounters are pretty important, don’t you think? We usually base our decision to learn more about people or, as in this case, brands, on the first impression they make on us, so it is essential that the first encounter goes well.

Recently, I’ve had my first encounter with Italian-Swiss brand LABO, the maker of the world-famous Fillerina, a hyaluronic acid-based, at-home filler that promises to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in as little as 14 days. I personally haven’t verified that, but had the opportunity to test two products from their Transdermic skincare range and today I’m here to let you know if my first impression of LABO was a positive one.

The first product I’ve tried is the LABO Transdermic Micellar Lotion*. I’ll start by showing you its ingredient list because I find it rather peculiar:


Unlike any other micellar water I’ve ever come across, this one contains many hydrating ingredients (glycerin, panthenol, hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans and several forms of hyaluronic acid) and does indeed leave the skin nicely moisturized. Because of these skincare benefits, I like to use it as my second cleanse rather than to take my makeup off (although you totally can, as long as you avoid the eye area). Its consistency is a little thicker than water and it definitely feels more like a treatment than a traditional micellar water, which somehow justifies its 31-euro price tag.

The only drawback (besides the price) is that sometimes it leaves my skin red for a few minutes, which has never happened to me with any other product before. My skin is not prone to redness AT ALL, so I really wonder what it is that causes the reaction… If this is something that might bother you, I highly recommend you try out the product before purchasing (all the pharmacies that carry the line have testers).

But let’s move to the star of the show here, the LABO Transdermic Ultra-Nourishing Oil*, a blend of Meadowfoam, Avocado, Almond, Rose Hip and Corn oils, with added Vitamins E and A:


The first ingredient, Meadowfoam, is lesser known than the other oils in the formula, but based on my research it definitely sounds great: it has very high levels of antioxidants and its non-greasy feel on the skin is very similar to that of Jojoba Oil.

That probably explains why LABO Transdermic Ultra-Nourishing Oil* absorbs so quickly into my oily skin and doesn’t leave any greasy residue. I usually apply it at night as the last step of my skincare routine and in the morning my face feels super soft and supple. I’m completely and utterly in love with it!

At 90 euro, this does not come cheap, but at least a little goes a very long way. As you can see in the picture above, I still have most of it, despite using it 4-5 times a week for the past two months. If you decide to invest in it, make sure you store it in a cabinet to protect its precious ingredients from the light, since its bottle is completely transparent.

I’m not sure the LABO Transdermic range is currently sold outside of Italy, but I think these two products (especially the oil) are definitely worth checking out, if you ever come across them.

What do you think of first impressions? Do they play an important role in how you evaluate someone or something? And what do you think of skincare products that make your skin red? Do you see that as a sign the product is not for you or do you not really mind as long as the redness disappears quickly?

*PR sample. All opinions are my own.

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    Shireen L. Platt
    March 6, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    The oil sounds absolutely lovely but holy cow, 90 euros is not exactly a walk in the park amount. That being said, I think skincare is an investment and as long as the product works on my skin then it’s worth it. Great review!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    March 6, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    This sounds fantastic and definitely up my alley. Would love to try myself. I’m only 23 and already being threatened by wrinkles.
    Marina //

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    March 6, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    As much as I would love to say that I look behind “First Impressions” I guess that wouldn’t be true. They are pretty important, be it regarding people or brands.
    And I think it would depend on the kind of redness I experience: Just a flush or a tight feeling, burning sensation or even itching? It would make me careful though.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    March 7, 2016 at 5:52 am

    It looks like a great product for oily skin. Mostly products make my oily skin greasy but i am happy to know that this doesn’t make the skin greasy but rather gives it a soft texture in the morning 🙂

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    Trang Do
    March 7, 2016 at 6:14 am

    It sounds amazing! Love this oil! Thanks for sharing!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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    March 7, 2016 at 11:02 am

    the oil sounds great..I have never heard of the brand though but the facts told by you makes me wanna research about it a little 😀

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    March 7, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    This looks really lovely – absolutely beautiful! Love it 🙂

    Layla xx

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    March 7, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I’ve recently been getting more and more into skincare. Good to hear I can still use this oil on my oily skin without turning into a greasy mess!!

    Brittny |

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    March 7, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Definitely not cheap but it sounds great. Lets hope it gets easily available internationally.

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    Marcia B.
    March 7, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Wow I must try this product!

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    husna favaz
    March 7, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    I don’t think these are available in the middle east yet. Should do some research to find out. If yes, I will get the oil, but a big no-no to the miceller water.

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    Velvet Blush
    March 7, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    My skin has a tendency to go red sometimes so I’m not overly fussed unless it’s itchy as well. The oil sounds fantastic, both products do infact, very luxurious too 🙂

    Velvet Blush

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    March 7, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    I’ve been fooled by first impressions many time, so nowadays I just ignore how things feel at first. So never judge anything or anyone based on the first impression, you can be so wrong. Oils are kinda scary, the ones I use still make my skin oily even though they are absorbed quickly, this one sounds good. I wouldn’t mind the redness as long as it doesn’t get worse and fades away after a minute or two.

    Ela BellaWorld

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    March 7, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    First impressions are definitely important, which is also why I believe you should somewhat invest in packaging as well. There have definitely been products that I’ve been put off of without even trying them. The micellar lotion sounds especially interesting, mostly for the lotion part, but the redness afterwards sliiiightly worries me. I’d be curious to see how it fares out after a while!

    Sam |

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    H A Parker
    March 7, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    I definitely agree, first impressions are so important! But I completely believe in giving people and products another chance of course. With redness, I experience this with some skin products. But if it disappears fairly quickly then I know the products is good for my skin. I would only steer away from products if there’s like an itching or burning sensation. This products sounds really interesting and innovative though. I’d love to try it out, hydrating products always catch my attention. – Gold Smokey Eye with a Pink Liquid Lip

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    March 8, 2016 at 3:50 am

    First impressions definitely matter and wow, thats pricey at 90euros. I must have missed the size, will scroll back up to see. A lot of times we are encouraged to discontinue using a product if it causes redness. Great advice to test it before investing. Sounds like a great product though. It better be for that price, lol.

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    March 8, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Omgosh this sounds expensive but sounds so fantanstic! First impressions are definitely important though, why else do I have a YSL lipstick?! I haven’t heard of meadow foam before, will keep an eye out for future products that may have this!

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    March 8, 2016 at 7:54 am

    This product sounds great as a second cleanse like the way you use it 🙂 I have not heard of the product before but now I have, that is the beauty of blogging world 🙂

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    March 8, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Really enjoyed learning about this skincare 🙂 Lovely review!

    Maireem | My Fair Autumn | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat: myfairautumn

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    March 8, 2016 at 11:17 am

    this sounds lovely! I would love to try this product or a product similar! It is expensive, but I don’t mind spending this much on a good product!

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    Keen On Beauty
    March 8, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I’ve never used micellar water with so many forms of hyaluronic acid, it’s quite impressive! The oil looks pretty cool too, may be next time I decide to splurge a bit on skin care, I should give it a go 🙂 I just wonder how big is the bottle for 90 euro..
    As for your skin redness after micellar water, I personally think it might be because of lactic acid. Have you ever used products with AHA before?

    “3 hits and 1 miss” //

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    kakul singh
    March 8, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    I have never used this brand but the way you reviewed it , i definitely would want to give ot a try.

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    March 8, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    The oil sounds amazing! The lotion would probably not be for me since my skin is very sensitive. I usually view redness as a sign to not use a product again, because usually itchiness and breakouts follow. Great review!

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    Chaste & Beautiful
    March 8, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Well, that’s great that you love this product. It definitely sounds very impressive and It has some really good ingredients in it.

    Chaste & Beautiful

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    March 8, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    It’s strange that this micellar water makes your face red, I don’t really see anything in there that should cause that reaction. Maybe lactic acid, but it’s at the very end of the list, and since your skin is not sensitive, it’s unlikely… Sometime my skin gets red just from swiping cotton over it, even gently, but if you’re not prone to redness I doubt that’s what happened.


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    Heather Lisa Noire
    March 9, 2016 at 2:50 am

    I am always careful when trying new products because I to have had that redness issue when something does not agree with my skin. Thanks for sharing your great review on this product 🙂 xx

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    Meron Dymphana
    March 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

    This such an amazing product! I love the packaging too and yes, first impressions matter a lot!

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    March 9, 2016 at 5:55 am

    Love the sound of the oil. Not sure about first impressions though. I know they say it’s important, but sometimes it can take a while to decide whether or not you like something/someone. I like to give things/people a chance. 🙂

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    March 9, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    One of those products which are worth its price. Love the packaging 🙂

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