Naruko has been a brand that I’ve been wanting to try as I’ve heard high praises from a friend whose skin is #goals. Not sure why I’m only just trying it now as I always thought that it was expensive because the name sounded expensive 😂 Naruko is actually an affordable Asian skincare brand that uses only the most natural of ingredients. Their skincare is also made free from artificial colouring, fragrance, parabens and are not tested on animals.
So what is raw job’s tears?? Job’s tears is actually a barley-like grain used in traditional Chinese medicine that has brightening and revitalizing benefits. This raw job’s tears series is Naruko’s most popular series among the rest – tea tree series, rose series and narcissus series.
Naruko’s Raw Job’s Tears mask uses supercritical CO2 extraction and ultra-fine emulsion coating technologies that helps deeply condition, moisturize and whiten the skin through a thin fiber cloth infused Raw Job’s Tears Extract emulsion. Other beneficial ingredients include Vitamin C for prevention of melanin formation, vitamin E for anti-aging and Snow Fungus Extract for nourishment, just to name a few. It claims to be able to help you achieve bright, soft, moisturized skin by simply using it 3 times a week, 15 minutes per session.
Purified Water (Aqua), Snow Fungus (Tremetla Fuciformis) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Algin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Kalanchoe Spathulata Extract*, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract*, Scutellaria Alpina Flower/ Leaf/ Stem Extract*, Peucedanum Ostruthium Leaf Extract*, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract*, Artemisia Umbelliformis Extract*, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract*, Epilobium Fleischeri Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Taiwan Job’s Tears (Coix Lacryma-Jobi) Extract, Allantoin, PEG-8 Isostearale, Job’s Tears (Coix Lacryma-Jobi) Extract, Tocopherol, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Galactoarabinan, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Butylene Glycol, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Yeast Extract, Thiamine HCI, Pyridoxine HCI, Fragrance.
I was expecting the mask box to look the same as the mask, plain and in a dark shade of red. It came in a cutely printed brown box which was super flimsy. I thought the box just wasn’t glued properly but it turned out to be a reusable DIY project which you can turn into a little drawer for your bits and bobs! Such an innovative idea to turn the box into something useful! I tried following the instructions and the outcome was so cute that I used it to keep my mini skincare sachet samples!
Anyway, on to the review! Plus points for the creative box, the mask was soaked generously with a really pleasant smelling essence. The scent was very minimal, but I could smell a bit of barley or soya scent which I really love! I really appreciate masks that have a film layer which makes the application process much more user friendly.
After 15 minutes of leaving it on, I noticed my skin becoming brighter with a more even skin tone. I loved that it was light and non sticky but still managed to make my skin soothed and hydrated. I don’t really have pore issues so I didn’t really notice any pore minimizing effects, but I’d definitely continue using this for its hydrating and brightening benefits.
Trying Naruko’s Raw Job’s Tears mask was a really pleasant experience, from opening the box with a cute DIY project to the user friendly mask to the final results. Definitely a repurchase for me and a new favourite daily mask on my list.
Rating: 5 / 5 🌟