Naruko Raw Job's Tear Supercritical CO2 Pore Minimizing & Brightening Essence

Hello lovelies, how was your December progressing?
Mine was pretty bad...maybe. But it won't stop me from meeting my friends with my kinda major breakout. 
If you have been following my Instagram (@beeleec) then you would have noticed (or not, lol) that I no longer post selfies; the latest one was a throwback pic with my sad caption of regrets. Lol.
Stay tuned for my "Probable Cause of my Breakout".

Anyway, let's have a break from my eye mask reviews and focus on my Naruko Essence review this round.

Brand: Naruko
Item: Raw Job's Tear Supercritical CO2 Pore Minimizing & Brightening Essence
Content: 30ml / 1.05fl. Oz.

The box is pretty and can be folded into some kind of container. SO creative!

I quite like the packaging and its color. ^^

Main Ingredients (for full list, click here.):
Phytoferulin: made from kalanchoe spathulata extract and 10 other comcentrated organic herbal extracts certified by ECOCERT, Phytoferulin strengthens skin's defense against harmful environmental factors while revitalisimg the skin from its core.
Raw Job's Tears Oil Extract: Extracted from adlay seeay, this ingredient enhances skin hydration. Coupled with excellent antioxidant mechanism, it also prevents skin from aging and restores a youthful complexion.
Raw Job's Tears Extract: A perennial herb that can effectively hydrate, soften, and soothe the skin. Its antioxidant effect defends against UV and environmental damages and at the same time brightens your skin.
Jobs Tears (Coix Lacryma-Jobi) Water: Boosts skin metabolism, effectively maintains evened skin tone, enhance skin defence against environmental damages and soothes skin's irritation.
Gluconolactone: Mild and free of the irritation caused by alpha-hydroxy acids, helps to clear away dead skin cells and provides hydration simultaneously.
Yeast Complex B: A polysaccharide that contains yeast extract, hydrates and repairs skin to make it healthy and strong; Vitamin B1 & B6 control sebum secretionand balance skin.
Evermat: A complex that contains enantia chlorantha bark extract and oleanolic acid can inhibit 5-alpha reductase and control sebum production, to effectively reduce shine & clean, clear and minimize pores.
Snow Fungus Extract: Aka "white tree ear fungus", that is a natural moisturizer that is rich in Mucopolysaccharide and natural moisturising factors. Its moisturising power exceeds the effects of Hyaluronic Acid, promising you glowimg and hydrated skin.
Hyaluronic Acid: It is an effective moisturising agent with strong moisture absorption property. When applied on the surface of your skin, it can retain hydration and continuously moisturize your skin.
Tranexamic Acid: It is a brightening ingredient that is highly stable. Its ability to tackle melanin productio  at the source helps prevent appearance of dark spots at the skin's surface, giving you fairer, brighter skin.
Vitamin C Ethyl: It is a stabilized type of Vitamin C that brightens and evens the skin tone to prevent dullness.
Vitamin C Glucoside: With high stability, it can easily be absorbed by the skin and be broken down into pure Vitamin C. This maximizes the brightening and antioxidant effect.
Phytosphingosine: It can improve your skin condition and remove dead skin cells.

Benefits: Minimize pores and creates fair, smooth and flawless skin.

Direction: Apply generously all over face and massage for better absorption.

Skin types: All, especially for the skin with uneven complexion and visible pores.

It does a good job in soothing my skin. Even skin tone and finer pores, "I Don't Know". It does moisturize my skin but Not Enough! Once it dries it does not leave a sticky feeling (maybe a super minimal stickiness for those who are sensitive?). I quite like the smell as it smells like bread crumbs / fermented barley with the mildest tinge of alcohol. Packaging is the pump dispenser kind which is hygienic and allows easy control when dispensing the essence each time. For my not-so-consistent use, this little bottle lasts me 3-4 months. I think for those who use consistently, it shall last a good 2-3 months time.

My lazy skincare routine:
Pre-cleanse > cleanser > toner > essence > moisturizer/sleeping pack

Rating: 3/5

Yes. However, I will continue to look for a serum that will show more effectiveness.

I do not remember how much it was coz I ask big sis to buy for me at Taiwan itself (definitly cheaper than those sold in Malaysia!) during her last visit there. As of now, it costs RM49.50 (here).

Thank you for reading lovelies <3 <3 <3

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