Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Review : Naruko Job Tears Whitening Healthy Lotion
Naruko Job's Tears Whitening Healthy Lotion instantly restores skin's natural moisture after sun exposure. With oriental herbal extracts and powerful antioxidant, this lotion reduces the appearance of hyper-pigmentation and photo-aging. It nourishes the complexion, improving skin texture while leaving skin youthful and radiant look.
Designed for skin with sun damage and dryness, this whitening healthy lotion provides an invisible moisturising barrier as it helps to soothe and moisturise the skin. It breaks away melanin and prevent future melanin formation.
It contains Job Tears extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate and Ai-Luros that penetrate deep into each layer of skin to whiten and repair the damage that has been caused by the sun.
I bought this lotion in Taiwan some time back and have been using it for the past 1.5 months.
This gentle, eco-friendly product is made without parabens, preservatives, artificial ingredients or coloring. The product is cruelty free and is not tested on animals
Unlike the pictures shown online as a blue bottle, mine is white in colour. It comes in a clear bottle with a small hole in the center. The lotion is a clear colourless liquid that can be used as a toner or as a mask.
As a toner, you just need to gently wipe or pat onto the skin. As a mask, you can moisten the cotton pads, tear it into 5 pieces and place it on all 5 positions, namely, the forehead, the nose, the chin and 2 on both cheeks. For more information on the usage directions, please check here.
I usually use it as a toner in the day and as a mask at night, since I have more time to spare. It is cooling, refreshing and skin looks clearer and feels hydrated.
When I was using it as a toner in the morning, there were times that my T-zone was slightly splotchy red but calmed down after about 30 minutes. ( especially when I was using The Body Shop Whitening serum which I will be reviewing soon. I have no problem with Shiseido Intensive Spot Corrector serum )
When I was using it as a lotion mask, I noticed that the slight pigmentation spots on both cheeks turned very red, immediately after removing the cotton pads.
I cannot tell if the lotion is working its "magic" or that I am developing a sensitive reaction to it. However, I did not experience any itchiness or warm sensation, commonly associated with allergic reactions.
Logically, it doesn't bode well when redness is encountered, so I have since reduced my usage as a mask, but using it mainly as a toner.
The lotion has a light herbal scent and the texture is like a toner rather than a lotion. While I haven't really experience any phenomenal difference to the pigmentation spots when using it alone, I do see a subtle change in the brown pigmentation cluster on my cheeks, when I was using it concurrently with my Shiseido intensive spot corrector serum.
Note that it only has a 6 months lifespan, but if you are using it as a lotion mask, you can probably finish it within the stipulated time frame.
Source : Naruko , Carousel , Amazon