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Archive for February 29th, 2012

Do you see Taiwan skin care has better value than other? Markedly Taiwan brands were gaining new attention from Asian consumer, especially among Chinese speaking community. For me, it seems to be a kid trying to build his own identity by shaking off the shadow of its Japanese and western parent.



Naruko is another emerging Taiwan skincare brand established in 2000, the founder NiuEr has acquired immensely recognition and fame in Asia with his many years expertise in beauty industry. The brand Naruko is mainly targeting young adult and ideally formulated for Taiwan climate. They have another brand called “ampm” which targets the skincare need of working adult from AM to PM. All Naruko products do not consist of parabens, artificial fragrance, colourant and not tested on animal.


All product packaging of Naruko are unsealed, so that consumers can have fun in utilizing and recycling the box for a small craft work. Love the green concept!


The content is mousse-paste alike. According to product instruction, using 1-2 cm each cleansing. 1-2 cm sounds a lot if compared with soap based cleanser which capable to foam up tremendously with less than 1cm amount. I was dubious at the beginning but I soon realized 2cm was necessary if I wanted satisfactory foaming with water in Thailand. 

lathering with hands

using a foaming ball to assist the lathering

Nevertheless, when I was using this cleanser in Malaysia, it seemed to foam slightly easier, therefore the water in different countries could have affected the lathering. The foam was non-irritating to eyes, however one or two times it did seem a little bit irritating but never required immediate rinse off. The skin always felt hydrated and comfortable after wash. It said to be ideal for dry and dehydrated skin (best in humid climate), I just could not agree more. In fact it was one of the very few hydrating facial cleansers that I have ever used. Besides, it used gentle plant derived surfactants – Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate and Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids for cleansing, which can be considered a quality drugstore cleanser.


。( ✪ ‿✪。   Cleansing Test   。✪‿✪)。

P.S:  The mascara was not fully dried on the skin during the testing, hence that is possibly the reason of why it dissolved easily.


Overall I think this Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Foaming Wash is gentle for all skin types, pleasant to use, non-expensive, cleanses reasonably well and smells florally sweet. I was using it interchangeably with Haba squa powder wash so I could not tell how long it can last exactly. I purchased this online from Naruko Malaysia at promotion price, the normal retail is RM29/120ml which is the best price I can get in SEA region. It retails NT199 in Taiwan, do not forget to explore the brand while you in Taiwan then.


Rating:  …)))    Excellent. Willing to buy again.



Purified Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Kalanchoe Spathulata Extract *, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root extract*, Alpine Skullcap (Scutellaria Alpina) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract*, Masterwort (Pucedanum Ostruthium) Leaf Extract*, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract*, Alps Wormwood (Artemisia Umbelliformis) Extract*, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract*, Alpine Willowherb (Epilobium Fleischeri)Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Snow Fungus (Tremella Fuciformis) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Ceramide, Salix Alba (Willow) Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Lactate, PEG-160 Sorbitan Triisostearate, Sodium Chloride, PEG-150 Distearate, Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Methylisothiazolinone, Essential Oils of Rose (Rosa Damascena), Rosewood (Aniba Rosaeodora), Palmarosa (Cymbopogon Martinii), Petitgrain (Citrus Auranitum Var.Amara)

*Phytoferulin – consist of 11 plant extracts.


February 2012

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Hi, many things have been keeping my mind and time occupied these days, thus I need more time to response to all comments. Please bear with me, thank you.

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