Friday, January 12, 2018

Naruko Taiwan Magnolia Brightening and Firming Night Gelly EX Review

Anyeong yeorobun~

Today review is for Naruko Taiwan Magnolia Brightening and Firming Night Gelly EX. If you follow my post, I did introduced this Naruko brand before. It is a brand from Taiwan founded by beauty guru Niu-Er. This brand basically based on natural plants ingredients, free of harmful ingredients such as parabean, talc silicone, mineral oil etc. Niu-Er spent 20 years studying & researching skincare ingredients and 7 years developing product, as a result Naruko was born. That’s impressive right? Coming back to the night Gelly, at first when I saw this product, I thought they misspelled the Jelly as Gelly, afterwards I found out that the Gelly actually derives from combination of the words Gel and Jelly due to the texture consistency resemble in between Gel and Jelly, thus the name Gelly. This night Gelly is a sleeping mask which you put on overnight and wash of in the morning, claims to whiten, moisturized and provide anti-aging/firming effect besides the essential oil for calming/therapeutic effect.

Product profile:
Product Name: Naruko Taiwan Magnolia Brightening and Firming Night Gelly EX
Origin: Taiwan
Content: 80g
Price: RM45
Available: Naruko
Function: Overnight Mask
Suitability: All skin types, especially recommended for dull, aging and flabby skin.
Came in a sturdy container bottle

 Came with lid and spatula 

The content inside

Product claims:
The Magnolia Brightening and Firming Night Gelly EX is an “intensively defensive” firming and anti-dullness jelly continuously repairing aging skin during the night. After upgrading this new formula, the efficacy of firming and removing wrinkles creating a strong radiant glow is strengthened effectively, initiating 3 major functions of anti-aging, delaying aging and whitening. The 3 major functions form an advanced important mechanism of the platinum skin age defending chain and starlux whitening net, helps ingredients to penetrate into the skin to delay aging and decrease generation of melanin. Therefore, you will wake up to a translucent and whitening glow after a sound sleep. Uniting 4 effects including ANTI AGING, DELAYING AGING, WHITENING, MOISTURIZING.

How to use:
1. Apply after skincare routine at night. Spoon out about the amount of 2 soybeans.
2. Evenly rub it around with pulp of middle finger and ring ringer, and take deep breath to feel the aroma of compound plant essential oils.
3. Extend it to skin in sequence of rubbing and pressing gently.
4. It is not necessary to rinse after applying it, you can go to bed after fully absorb and rinse off in the morning.
Overall the ingredients listed are safe except for Triethanolamine often abbreviated as TEA, which is known as irritant, organ toxic and environmental toxicity. Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications. Refer Cosmetic Database link to know more.

My thoughts:
This mask came in a sturdy bottle container with inner lid cover and a mini plastic spatula for hygiene purpose. The consistency of the Gelly close to gel like yet softer, bouncy, spreadable; white almost translucent in colour. The scent is of a flower/herbal and not the best scent to my nose, I dislike the scent but its bearable. It spread and blend well on skin without stickiness or tackiness. It felt like moist layer of invisible mask on skin but breathable. I found this mask brighten and hydrate my skin well, it does what it claims except for the firming and anti-aging which produce no immediate visible result. Since this product contains a lot of plant extract, it is best to empty within 6 months. Overall a decent night mask, personally I will not be re-purchase since I don’t enjoy the scent.

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