Naruko's Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Black Spots and Lines Defying Mask

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
I've recently stopped doing masks for a long while now because my skin has been quite oily of late, but last week I decided to give masks another try and what I picked up to try was Naruko's Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Black Spots and Lines Defying Mask that was sent to me previously to try out.

The only other mask I've tried from Naruko was their Raw Jobs Tears Supercritical CO2 Whitening Mask, and I've tried another product from the same range and I really liked both of them so I expected this mask to meet or exceed my previously set expectations.

The physical aspects of both masks were very similar - in terms of both simple packaging, thin and silky mask sheets, and the fit was generally same-ish. Here's a couple of pictures I took with my phone while I had the mask on.

The essence for the serum didn't have much of a scent, but was light and not oily in texture. My only complaint about it would be that it took a while before it is entirely absorbed into the skin - so I wiped off the excess after I did the mask and just left it to be absorbed (took about 15mins or so for the residual essence to be absorbed). After that, my skin was silky and soft. It absorbed entirely over-night and when I wet my face in the morning there wasn't any remaining essence.

As for the effects - the mask is targetted to brighten, moisturize, and prevent ageing and wrinkles. I did see a mild brightening effect (more of a radiant glow than whitening) just after one mask. The effects only lasted about 2 days (although, it's quite an average period of time that brightening/whitening masks' effects usually last for), but it did take the redness off from areas that are usually more red, especially in the morning. It is moisturising but not oily so that's a plus point for someone like me who sleeps in an air-conditioned room every night. As for the anti-ageing aspect, that is something I cannot accurately gauge.

The Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Black Spots and Lines Defying Mask comes in a big box of 10 (retails for $29.90), and the box can be re-cycled into a small cardboard drawer (yay for recycling!).

The product was sent to my for review consideration and I am in no way related/affiliated with Naruko nor am I influenced in any way about the thoughts on the mask.


  1. The wonders of make up!! Anyway your pictures are working fine now :)

    ♡ Jaslin from


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