Naruko skincare was a brand brought to my attention by friend with clear and healthy skin.
She sent me a jar of her favourite gelly (not a typo) for me to try and it happened to be the Naruko Magnolia Brightening and Firming Night Gelly. I have been dutifully using this each evening for around a month.
Packaging: the Naruko Gelly comes in a glass jar with a plastic lid and a little spatula.
Scent: This is not a true magnolia scent in my opinion. It certainly smells clean. Clean in a posh hotel’s superbly well cleaned bathroom kind of way. It doesn’t bother me all that much as it soon dissipates after application.
Texture: This is exactly what you would expect. A translucent gel cream that is light in texture.
The proposal: The Naruko Magnolia Night Gelly was created with three main tasks in mind; anti-glycation, antioxidant and brightening.
My thoughts: I fear that this gel though moisturising is a bit on the light side in terms of my skin’s night time moisture replenishing requirements. As my skin is quite dry, I had to use a double layer of the gel each night over my serum and so probably used this up faster that normal. That said, this is soothing stuff and I did wake each morning with smoother skin.
The Magnolia brightening and firming night gelly contains a cauldron of impressive sounding natural ingredients including:
I do have to note that this does include tranexamic acid, a substance known for it’s skin brightening/lightening effect as one of it’s ingredients that appear lower down the list. I did not notice any skin lightening/brightening effect and as I am not into skin lightening personally so I doubt that I will get another one of these.
I have spotted this on imomoko for those wishing to try it.