Naruko was one of those Asian skincare brands I keep seeing in Watsons and SM Department Stores and never paid attention to until my brother saw the words “Tea Tree” in their products. It’s from Taiwan, by the way. Out of sheer curiosity, I picked up the Tea Tree Night Gelly to use on days when I’m dealing with breakouts. I started using this every night at the start of the year so I was able to take note just how it was on me for this review.
TEA TREE TIME!
It is a good-night soothing gel with zero shine X zero acne trouble for repairing intelligently ‘oily pimpled skin’! Powerful 4 major ‘skin control’ effects of ‘super oil absorption X highly moisturizing X anti-acne X extremely soothing’ seem to establish the last good-night ‘anti-acne defense line’. Freezing oil, dryness and acne while achieving effects of replenishing water. Consequently, your skin will be fresh and flawless with no oil and acne in the next morning!
Taken from Naruko Ph
The Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Night Gelly is contained in a green plastic jar containing 80 g/ 2.8 oz of product. On opening, there’s plastic cap that separates the gel from unnecessary spillage but always gets stuck up in the cover. I didn’t see any plastic spoon/spatula with it (I usually see them in Asian skincare when the product comes in jars) but my brother began using it the first time so it may have been lost somewhere in his room.
The texture and consistency is as the label says; it’s a gel that’s easily absorbed on the skin. Very suitable for oily and acne-prone skin. It has a minty scent that I find very relaxing but I can’t speak for everyone else. It might come off as too strong to anyone who has sensitive noses. And even those whose skin is more sensitive than mine may find the peppermint irritating. It takes quite a while too for the scent to disappear but I’m usually asleep by the time it goes away.
I kept using it as a night cream and never realized it’s meant to be a sleeping pack instead. Not until I came across the Naruko website and read the instructions for how it should be applied. Now I know better.
It doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry or tight despite the salicylic acid or tea tree oil content. I’ve used a Tea Tree Oil spot treatment before when I was a teen and I distinctly remember it was actually the “drying out” effect that was so effective for new pimples. This product though is lightly hydrating and is just so good in reducing oil production the following day. I haven’t had a big breakout lately to test out how it would work but from the little hormonal ones I have every now and then, it seems to halt its progress before it gets worse.
So in between its scent, the texture and how it keeps my oilies at bay, I can say that I am really loving it. And that from me means a TWO THUMBS UP! I will definitely continue using this and will even buy a replacement as soon as I’m done with this current jar. Not unless there’s something better than this.
Has anyone else tried anything from Naruko?
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