Ever since I wrote about Hada Crie on my main blog two years ago, I have received literally hundreds of comments about it. I’ve become a little bit of a Hada Crie expert (lol) so I will share all there is to know about Hada Crie in 2 instalments:
- Which Hada Crie Model Should I Buy? (this post)
- Products To Use With Hada Crie
By the way, if you have no idea what Hada Crie is, it is a beauty gadget by Hitachi (a Japanese brand) that emits positive and negative ions. Using these ions, it draws out impurities from deep within the skin as well as moisturizes the skin.
Of all the comments I’ve received, the most common of all was always along the lines of “Should I buy X or Y?” “What is the difference between A and B?” “Which Hada Crie model should I buy?”
You won’t believe the number of times I’ve been asked!
Therefore, let me attempt to address this once and for all. Instead of just recommending which model to buy, I think it’s more important for one to understand what the different models offer and then make the choice yourself, because no one knows your skin and needs better than you!
STEP ONE: WHAT’S AVAILABLE?
Here are all the models that have been released to date.
First generation: N810 & N1000
Released in 2011
Second generation: N820 & N2000
Released in 2013
Third generation: N830/N02 & N3000/N03
Released in 2015
With every new generation released, production of the previous generation ceases in Japan. The units already produced are all that remains for sale. With that in mind, I will not include the first generation models in the discussion because there are very little units of them left in the market (and the prices are actually more expensive than the newer models! Ridiculous.)
STEP ONE-B: SIMPLIFYING THINGS
To make things easy to understand, there are essentially just 2 different models:
N830 and N3000 are the newer versions of N820 and N2000 respectively. That is all.
STEP TWO: UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCES
Many people are often confused between the models. Hopefully this will help clear things up.
STEP THREE: EVALUATE YOUR NEEDS
Consider the following questions and rank them in order of priority:
- How important is the Hot&Cool function?
- How important is it to be able to use the gadget cordless?
- How important is the length of time taken for each mode?
- How important is the timer function?
- How important is the price?
Hopefully you didn’t rank everything equally important, because no Hada Crie model that has all of the above exists. At least not right now :)
Check your ranking against the list below and whichever model appears the most, should be the one most suitable for you.
“Yes, Hot&Cool funtion is extremely important!”
N2000 or N3000.
“Yes, using it cordless is extremely important!”
N820 or N830.
“Yes, it’s extremely important for the time taken to be as short as possible!”
N2000 or N3000.
“Yes, the timer function is extremely important!”
N830 or N3000.
“Yes, the price should be as low as possible!”
N820 or N2000.
STEP FOUR: DECIDE & PURCHASE
Hopefully by the time you reach this part of the post, you have a much better idea of which Hada Crie model best suits you!
Here is a list of the models and prices for comparison (accurate at the time of writing):
If buying Hada Crie in Japan, most big electronic store chains like Yodobashi or Bic Camera sells them. Note that they only sell the latest generation of models (in this case, N3000 and N830) though.
I hope this post is helpful to anyone who is considering buying Hada Crie! If you read this post and still have any questions (hopefully not, since I believe I explained everything there is to explain lol) please comment below!