Naruko is a Taiwanese skincare brand headed up by a man named Niuer and focuses a lot on natural and plant-based ingredients. It has various lines targeted at different skincare issues. From Naruko’s AMPM line, I purchased the Super Triple HA Hydrating Souffle.
“Super Triple HA” refers to the three forms of hyaluronic acid in the ingredients. Although I think something got lost in translation because the English ingredients list includes sodium hyaluronate twice as well as hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid.
It’s a great basic moisturizer for my normal-to-dry skin. Although it boasts anti-aging and brightening properties, I can’t say I’ve noticed any such effects attributable to it. However, I’m happy to have this in my routine as an effective hydrator during the day (underneath SPF) and at night.
The ingredients are more up Renee’s alley than mine: hydrolyzed roe, fucus vesiculosus extract (seaweed), hydrolyzed caviar extract, natto gum (fermented soybean). (I’m sorry, fish!) According to the website, there’s also an ingredient called cat’s foot extract, but I couldn’t discern from the ingredient list or Google what that is. I feel confident though that no cats were harmed in the making of this product haha. (Also, Naruko claims not to test on animals.)
A generous amount is provided: 4.03 oz. to be precise, whereas most moisturizers come in the 2 to 3 oz. range. This amount can be a bad thing though because Naruko’s website advises that the product be used up within 6 months due to the herb extracts eventually causing slight color and odor changes. Because of that deadline so to speak, I spackle this across my face, neck, and chest without guilt.
Pros: Generous size for the price ($38 retail price). Moisturizes well. Thin, slippery texture. Doesn’t pill up.
Cons: The included spatula’s superfluous. Due to the large size, might be hard to use up before the color and smell begin to change.
I bought mine at Beauty Tips at Atlantic Square in San Gabriel, CA, which has an entire wall of Naruko with testers. Naruko also has a U.S. online store as well as some brick-and-mortars.