Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Review: Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask

Naruko is one of the highly raved skincare brand in Taiwan founded by Niu-Er Guru (Lao Shi)  from Beauty Queen. This is my first facial mask from Naruko skincare line. Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask is a part of the Rose & Snow Fungus collection which is suitable for dry and dull skin.

They say:

Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask is a mask that can help lock the moisture in to keep your face hydrated 24hours a day. It also helps to brighten, soothe, and improve the skin's overall condition. Specially made with CE booster to improve your skin's overall condition. It helps with skin's absorbance, increases metabolism, and allows the skin to quickly absorb Hyaluronic Acid, Snow Fungus Extract, and Allantoin. All worked together to provide your skin with 24-hour moisture.

The packaging is pretty simple compare to other masks from Taiwan I have. The 25ml packaging itself is quite heavy as it seems to contain a lot of serum inside. 

Skin Type:

All skin type especially dry and flaky skin.


The sheet mask itself has a very thin tissue layer which quite easy to tear it off by accident. One thing I don't fancy much on the mask, it doesn't really stick into my face. I have to lie down while masking else it will slide off my face. Lol! I really like the subtle rose scent of the mask. It's very calming and relaxing :)

My say:

Usually I will wear a mask for 20-30minutes depending on how dry the mask is on my face. But after 30 minutes of masking, the mask is still quite wet. So I used the mask to wipe on my hands and legs. (Don't waste)

As stated, this mask is mainly for hydrating effect. I wasn't too convinced on the hydrating effect because I felt my skin look the same except a bit fairer. Here's the picture for comparison:

From the picture, you can see my face seems to brighter and smoother. As I am not convinced on the result, I used my moisture analyzer to test. Wow! My hydration level increased by 8%! Not too bad but I am expecting my water level to be full bar though.

When I look at the mirror after masking, I felt my skin look a bit too dry and in need of moisturizer despite the moisture analyzer giving good result. Probably because it doesn't give me the glow effect I am looking for. I do think that it penetrates moisture into my inner skin but not enough to generate it to my outer skin. (Do anyone understand what I mean here huh??) Maybe that's why the water level isn't in full bar.
Whitening Rating - 3 stars 
Lifting Rating  - 3 stars
Hydrating Rating  - 4 stars
Absorption Rating - 4 stars
Fitting to skin Rating - 4 stars

Rating: 3.6/ 5

Overall, this mask is good for hydration and people who have very dry skin. Probably because my expectation for Naruko products are higher. Haha! Maybe it just doesn't works on my skin, so if you get a chance to try it please share it with me. =)

If you're interested in trying Naruko product, you may purchase from their website. The Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask is having promotion of Buy 1 Free 1 now. Please check out the respective Naruko authorized agents for more information.

Naruko Taiwan 
Naruko Malaysia 
Naruko Singapore
Naruko USA

*Please only buy from authorized agents to avoid counterfeiting*


Foodeverywhere said...

I am trying his night gel right now. So far so good. This mask looks good and yea, you probably have too high expectations..cause the differances are pretty visible from the photos.

Rainy Days & Lattes said...

Wow, that is so cool!!! Your skin looks very hydrated and smooth :) I love Naruko products!

Henry Tan said...

i dunno this brand but i know who is Niu-Er! and probably what he recommended would be good!

Chii said...

where did you get the moisture analyzer?

Yue Rain said...

Is it much better than My Beauty Diary? Does the hydrating effect last long?

Cynthia Loh said...

Sadly to say, the hydrating effect doesn't last till the next morning. My skin moisture level dropped till 32% when I checked. It's depends on which flavor of MBD you're referring to because diff flavor works differently.

Cynthia Loh said...

I bought it online. Quite pricey though :(

Cynthia Loh said...

This brand is the latest brand invented by Niu-Er. I glad to hear that you know this skincare guru. :)

Cynthia Loh said...

Thank you! Their product is not bad. I like their Narcissus line.

lim said...

This is my Fav mask compare to another HA Hydra lock Moisturizing mask .I used the mask 3 day once and my face always look hydrated and smooth and fairer than before ! :)

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