One of the most anticipated Naruko line that I have been longing to use is this Apple Seed & Tranexamix Acid Soothing White Series. When I first hauled Naruko from my buyer's agent in Taiwan, This set of 3 had a special for $1100NT (roughly $38usd) for the 3 piece set. Compared to $75 for the 3 items sold on Naruko US's website, this is indeed a steal.... even though I had to pay a buyer's agent fee and shipping, this is still a very nice deal!
Step 1. Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Soothing White Hydra Essence
This is basically a toner. I pair this up with Naruko's cotton pads to tone and lightly exfoliate my skin after cleansing.
Step 2. Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Soothing White Hydra Milk
This is something new to me. According to Fuzkittie, in Asia, it is common to use a milky lotion (on cotton pad too) prior to applying serums. I am totally new to this.
Step 3. Apple Seed & Tranexamic Acid Soothing White Serum
This serum comes in a sturdy glass bottle with a pump. Only 2 pumps is needed for the entire face and neck area.
After the above 3 steps, follow up with eye care products and moisturizer for the face :)
The benefits of this Apple Seed like emphasize on whitening, firming, and hydration. I totally believe that this line delivers what it promised.
I actually love this line. My pores are much refined only after 1 week of use and my "strawberry nose" issue has greatly improved. I have redness and uneven skin tone due to an known allergic reaction all over my face and some post acne scar, but using this Apple Seed line has slowly even out my skin tone.
The only thing I wish is they come in a bigger size or the serum can be repackaged into a plastic bottle instead of a glass bottle. Haha, I am thinking more on the shipping weight here. But I do understand why Naruko's product are sized the way they are because they are preservative free, so they want to make sure the contents are all consumed before they expire... Naruko's products typically expire 6 months after you start using it for the first time.