My skin now after 4 weeks of testing with daily use, twice a day.
My skin’s still supple despite being on Roaccutane to keep the acne condition at bay :) Anyone who’s been on the Roaccutane drug before would know that the skin literally peels and cracks really badly unless moisturised well with quality skincare products daily. Here, I’m happy to show that after 4 weeks, these products from Naruko did do their magic :)
Hello friends! ^^
I’m excited to share my review here about Naruko’s newly improved skincare range – Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Skincare Range!
This new formula has got Vitamin ACE microcapsules in it, meaning that every product in this range has anti-aging, whitening and repairing properties! With the highest concentration of tranexamic acid (3%) included in the concoction too, it’s a power packed skincare range for anyone who wants affordable yet effective skincare products. Needless to say, it’s great for those who’re on-the-go too, since there’re many skincare benefits in one bottle itself; a reduction in the number of skincare products used! Yay!
I shan’t bore you with the science aspects of what tranexamic acid does, but for those of you who’re serious about your whitening skincare, here’s a link for you to read up on: http://mcbiotec.com/products/?type=detail&id=33 :)
Overall, my personal opinion is that this new formula is more absorbent on the skin and enables the skin to regenerate faster overnight, with less redness in my skin by the time I wake up in the morning. The star product of this entire collection has to be the serum. I raved about this in my previous blog posts about Naruko a year ago (or probably 2? time flies, can’t really recall^^)
Alright, let’s jump right into the reviews here!
Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Black Spots & Lines Defying Lotion, retails at $28.90
After 4 weeks of trial testing! Still quite a bit left after using generous amounts of it everyday!
Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Black Spots & Lines Defying Lotion
I personally have always enjoyed using the toner from this Naruko Skincare series as I’m able to soak an entire cotton pad with the lotion and place it on my freckles as a light and quick daily mask. I found that it helps to lighten my freckles by 1-2 shades and with a light layer of foundation on, my freckles and dark spots on the apples of my cheeks are barely visible :) Of all the toners that I’ve tried from Naruko, I’ve found this one to be the best for my skin. The toner is a has a much thicker, gluey consistency compared to all its other toner formulations under the same brand. It’s hydrating, calming (due to the snow fungus extracts) and has brightening properties with 3% tranexamic acid (highest in the market) to tackle dark spots quickly. Tranexamic acid is great for those with acne scars and freckles as it enables the skin to combat against pigmentation. I like it!
Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Black Spots & Lines Defying Serum, retails at $36.90
I’m almost done with this after 4 weeks of trial testing!
Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Black Spots & Lines Defying Serum
I’ve always LOVED all serums from the Naruko Skincare range. Prior to being their appointed Beauty Blogger, I’d already purchased many of their facial serums. I rarely use much moisturisers on my face, rather, I pump out a generous portion of serum and apply it to my face in patting motions. I know that this is a rather unconventional way of using a serum, but it does work better for my skin. This serum doesn’t sting breakouts and neither does it leave a tight film on the skin. It’s very much an effective formula that combats skin pigmentation while hydrating the skin. I find that the brightening effects were more obvious after the 3rd week, then again the delayed effects could also be attributed to the fact that I haven’t been sleeping well lately. When I first used the original formulation of this serum, results were seen after Week 1. Whatever it is, if there’s only ONE item that you should get from this skincare range, get this. :)
Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Black Spots & Lines Defying Moisturizer, retails at $30.90
I just haven’t used much of this after 4 weeks. Probably because I find that the Serum and Gelly overnight mask work better on my skin….
Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Black Spots & Lines Defying Moisturizer
I won’t elaborate much about this product because honestly, it’s very much like the serum, except that it’s a moisturiser that seals in hydration into the skin. Since I already do have the Night Gelly, as shown below, I didn’t see a point in using this after the serum in the day. I stop at using the serum as the last step for my daytime skincare, and for the nighttime, I pretty much just add on a thin layer of the Night Gelly to keep my skin hydration in my air-conditioned room. I find that this product will come in handy when I only have time for a single product to end of my skincare regiment after cleansing. Everything is great in terms of formulation for this product, but it’s just an additional unnecessary step for me here since I find the serum to be more than sufficient for my skin.
Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Black Spots & Lines Defying Night Gelly, retails at $26.90
Spatula included~ I love how it’s compact within the jar packaging itself :)
I’ve used up quite a bit in 4 weeks, considering that I only use this thrice a week during night time only.
Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Black Spots & Lines Defying Night Gelly
I have no idea why this product isn’t already highly raved about online. Seriously. It’s got everything one can ask for in a mask – affordability (below $30 a jar, and will take you months to finish), no parabens, no artificial flavours, no colourings, no preservatives, NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS (I love animals a lot, and I’m trying my best to only purchase and review from brands that do not test on animals.), effective, high concentration of active ingredients that actually benefit the skin, overnight results….
Firstly, this mask does gentle exfoliation on the skin as it’s got lactic acid in it. Next, to brighten and strengthen the skin, it’s got 3% tranexamic acid, Vitamin A, C and E, Apple Seed Extract to do that for you. Many whitening products thin out the skin and cause the skin to become drier than it should be. That’s why on top of all the anti-aging, whitening and repairing active ingredients, this product also has snow fungus extracts, sodium hyaluronate and meadowfoam seed oil to inject hydration into the skin too.
All in all, I have always highly recommended Naruko’s Night Gelly products to my friends as it’s multifunctional as a moisturiser and an overnight mask. Their Night Gelly products can be mixed and combined with each other to better target all skincare concerns in just one step at night. I’ve never broken out from any of the Naruko products before and have found them to be affordable compared to the expensive skincare products that I’d previously invested in.
I highly recommend this range of skincare products to anyone who’s a skincare junkie or has concerns about dull skin and skin pigmentation.
It’s a rather long review post here, but I hope that it’s been helpful for you! :)
Happy shopping! :)