I’ve been using Naruko’s facial cleansing products for 2 years. The first was Narcissus DNA Repairing Foaming Wash which got me hooked as it didn’t cause any problem to my skin. However, I couldn’t get this anymore at any of the Watsons in Malaysia. So I tried the other range.
Naruko Taiwan Magnolia Brightening and Firming Cream Wash EX
It didn’t produce a lot of foam. You must use makeup remover to remove your makeup or sunscreen before using this cream wash otherwise the residue of makeup or sunscreen will still be there. However, it doesn’t cause my skin to turn red, itch, or dry after cleansing. The face felt soft to touch after that.
Does it work as it claimed? Brightening and firming? To be frank, I didn’t notice any difference. Maybe you’ll see the result if you also use the other product from the range.
I tried the sheet mask, it was awesome! It did brighten and firm. Effect could be seen immediately. My skin absorb everything from the mask without feeling sticky on the skin. Will talk more about this in other post.
After that, I decided to try the other range, Naruko Raw Job’s Tear Supercritical C02 Pore Minimizing & Brightening Foaming Wash. My friend in Adelaide is a fan of this range. She has the whole range of product. That’s what prompted me to try.
The red granules infused with Vitamin E for exfoliation and anti-aging. Sounds great right? It foamed well but I felt that my skin was a bit tight after that. I also developed a bit of redness after using it but not as bad compare to other brands. Also, I didn’t see any effect at all. Hence, it just served as facial wash for me. Maybe, if you combine with its other products in the range will give better result.
I tried the sheet mask before too. It’s just another facial mask for me. I guess this range isn’t meant for me.
Overall, Naruko products aren’t bad. Affordable as well. In fact, I had ordered its Narcissus DNA Repairing Foaming Wash and facial masks (Narcissus and Taiwan Magnolia) from its official website because I do love the Narcissus foaming wash and the Taiwan Magnolia mask sheet. I figured the Narcissus mask isn’t bad also. We’ll see… Will review them in future post.