I’ve heard so many positive opinions about the products from Naruko that I was feeling so blessed when I was send a couple of sheet masks to test out for myself. The first mask I tested was the Naruko Snail Essence Intense Hydra Repair Mask, because it contains snail extract, which is always something you cannot go wrong with. Here is my opinion about this sheet mask:
Naruko is a Taiwanese brand and it has a steady amount of followers that love their products. I guess that many people simply do not know the brand because they are not as well spread as other brands like Etude House for example. Yet, Taiwanese sheet masks have always had quite a good reputation in my eyes. And this mask doesn’t let you down either.
Let’s first appreciate the packaging design. The pink color pops up directly and the snail illustration is really crazy and cute on the same time. It shows a big snail with a whole town inside its shell and even a small snail-like a crane building up new houses…You will directly know what the key ingredient of this mask is supposed to be: snail! I talked about the benefits of snail extract several times and it helps wonders for irritated and damaged skin and acts very moisturizing.
No wonder the Naruko Snail Essence Intense Hydra Repair Mask is directed towards replenishing moisture and repairing damaged skin. The ingredients list of the mask is listed in english on the backside of the sachet:
Purified Water (Aqua), Algin, Snow Fungus (Tremella Fuciformis) Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit extract, PEG-45M, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Snail Secretion FiltrateAllantoin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Avena Sativa (OAT) Kernel Extract, Triethanolamine, Beta-Glucan, Sodium Polyglutamate, Fragnance, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
You can also check the ingredients via COSNDA. The list contains some potential acne triggers and irritants but I personally didn’t observe any breakouts or irritations. On the contrary, I was pleasantly surprised about the texture first. This mask has the thickest and most chewy texture, that you really believe it is some snail slime you are putting on your face. Actually, the texture is mostly influenced by the algin, which give the essence that viscosity. Then there is so many moisturizing goodness in this list: snow fungus extract, sodium hyaluronate, glycrin, aloe extract, cucumber extract...no way that this mask won’t deliver moisture to dry skintypes
My only personal downside was the fit of the mask, which wasn’t perfect, but this downside is negligible. The moist and chewy texture makes up for all of it and leaves the skin perfectly pampered. Naruko Snail Essence Intense Hydra Repair Mask is definitely worth a try. You can get a box containing 10 pieces of this mask from the official Naruko store for 22.99 US$ with free shipping or from Amazon.com for 16.15 US$ plus shipping costs.
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Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by http://www.narukoboutique.com/ which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.