Naruko is one of my favorite Taiwanese skincare brands and I love their Raw Job’s Tears Brightening line. I have reviewed many of Naruko products in the past (see reviews here). Several months ago, I received three products in the newly revamped and reformulated Raw Job’s Tears line and they even shortened the name from Raw Job’s Tears Supercritical CO2 Pore Minimizing & Brightening to the Raw Job’s Tears Brightening. I was send these products from Naruko Canada/USA for review purposes and I am now down to the last product ~ Naruko Raw Job’s Tears Brightening Essence. I have never tried the Essence in the previous formula, so this is brand new to me!!
I also included the Raw Job’s Tears Brightening Sheet Mask review and comparison as a bonus as it was originally posted on my Instagram account. Taiwan’s leading skincare brand is Naruko and their night gellys are very popular. Naruko claims that one is sold very 2 minutes! You can use CouponCode0527 promo code to save 10% off your orders at either Naruko Canada or Naruko USA. I don’t make any commissions off the code, this is just a thank you for my readers.
Skin Type/Concerns: Oily, blemish prone, pores, aging skin with fine lines/wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation ~ sun damage and PIH
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Oh Naruko packs a lot of ingredients in their skincare, but they have a reason for their madness!
Job’s tears (Coix lachryma-jobi) by Leonardo da Vinci
Job’s Tears (coix lacryma-jobi) also known as Chinese Barley, Pearl Barley, Adlay Millet. It’s main skincare benefits are: brightening, moisturizing, anti-aging, repairing and calming. To go into more detail, Job’s Tears is an anti-inflammatory and will help reduce redness and swelling, along with helping to detox and firm your skin. It also contains coixenolide, a fatty acid, which helps reduce blemishes and hyper-pigmentation as it can inhibit the melanin production of your skin. Job’s Tears are also rich in iron, phosphorus and calcium minerals as well as a trio of B vitamins: B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin) and niacin is known for its skin brightening properties. Naruko uses organic raw Job’s Tears from Nantou,Taiwan. They use a technology that helps extract all of the active ingredients, which provide anti-aging benefits and moisturization.
image from narukousa.com
Other skin brightening ingredients include 3% tranexamic acid, derived from lysine. This synthetic amino acid has smoothing, brightening and astringent properties. It helps suppress the effects of melanin, causing a reduction of hyper-pigmentation. Niacinamide is a powerful antioxidant that helps even out skin tone, reduce post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation while acting as an anti-inflammatory, enhancing your skin barrier function and improving skin elasticity.
Naruko added a new complex to their Raw Job’s Tears Brightening line ~ a traditional