Thursday, February 28, 2013

Review: Naruko Sheet Masks

I picked up these paper masks during my last trip to T&T a local Asian supermarket. During the past week I've tried both of them and I'm pretty impressed with the result.

I've linked the products to the US Naruko site so you can have further information about each product. 

The first one I tried was the Raw Job's Tears mask. This is a brightening mask which is something I'm always looking for. I have a lot of good hydrating masks at home but I don't have paper masks that does a good job in brightening my skin. Most brightening masks will only brighten my face right after I use the mask. The results are never long lasting. Once I wash my face, the results are gone. 
This one however, the brightening result lasted for two days and it did a fairly good job in whitening/brightening my skin. Why am I saying that? It made my normally not that visible dark circle stand out after I used the mask. It brighten my skin immediately. It also hydrates my skin leaving if soft and moist for the day. 

It is definitely a great purchase when it's on sale. at around $2 CAD a piece, I find it pretty good value.

I also tried the white magnolia brightening and firming mask. This one did brighten my skin but the results are not as obvious as the Raw Job's Tear mask. It's one of those ear loop design masks. The first time I tried it I didn't really like the way I put on the mask as I find it quite messy. Even I used a headband, I still got essence on my hair. But the second time I used it, I started to appreciate it as it's convenient. I don't have to sit still/lie down while I have the mask on. For the firming effect, I don't see any difference but given that I got them during their sales, it's still good value. Will I buy it again? I'm not sure. I think I will try other ear loop masks first.

I like the Raw Job Tear's mask so much I went to pick up an eye mask hoping that it will help lighten/ brighten my dark circle. Even if it doesn't help, it's good to add a little moisture to the delicate eye area during winter time. 

This is a jelly type eye mask where you use it on your eyes after your eye cream. 

I love how they included a spatula with the product. It means I don't need to stick my finger in the jar!

This is a gel like texture that absorbs quickly into my skin. I still find it a bit sticky but it's tolerable. I find this a common problem with gel like sleeping masks. They tend to be stickier than cream based sleeping masks. 

I got the eye gelly from T&T and it costs more than the Naruko Canada online site. Unless the product is on sale at T&T, otherwise the price online are cheaper. But to get free shipping you will have to spend $100 dollars on Naruko products so unless you have a lot of things to buy, it's still better to get them at T&T. But T&T does not have all the products in stock. 

So far I haven't seen any results in brightening my under eye area but it does add moisture to my skin. I like it enough I'm considering trying the entire Raw Job's Tears skin care line from Naruko. I'm also interested in the other paper masks from Naruko.

Have you tried products from Naruko before? What is your favourite sheet mask? 


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