A Closer Look At One of My Favorite All Natural Asian Skincare Brands: Naruko Skincare + A Surprise!

When people tell me they have never heard of Naruko, I get really excited telling them about one of my most favorite natural skincare brands from Taiwan.

Created by Niuer (or Niu Er), one of the most (if not THE most) trusted skin care professionals in Taiwan, Naruko was created with the most precise and natural ingredients. Many in Taiwan, China and other Asian countries refer to Nuier as the “Beauty King” because he is so well known as a skin guru and expert.

In fact, Niu Er travels globally to research and find skin care ingredients and find the most top quality essentials for his brand.

Even more amazing is the fact that all end product formulations are tested by Niuer himself for any allergic or negative reactions before being released for sale.

He is famous especially in Asia for his skincare brands’ attention to detail and effectiveness as well as a dedication to nature, even being praised and used by Asian celebrities.

As if their founder’s attention to detail isn’t enough, Naruko also has a dedication to using natural, but advanced and effective ingredients in their product formulations while also promoting ECO consciousness which is why all of the Naruko products include natural ingredients and many of them include boxed packaging that can be re-used and formed into small decorative boxes (patterns on inside can be cut out to form a box) to promote ECO conscientiousness.

I have been a huge fan of Naruko going on a few years now.

Originally I found out about them from all the YouTube beauty vloggers and, having never experienced a Night Jelly before, I opted to try them.

Since then, I have tried most of their night jellies, about 3 of their serums and a couple toners.

I really haven’t had one bad experience.

My favorites are definitely in the Apple Seed and Tranexamic Acid Set, but I also really love the Tea Tree Oil line, especially that Night Jelly which is awesome for breakouts, skin irritations, and boyfriends who refuse to moisturize. It’s the only thing mine will tolerate me putting on his face. Read my review on the Tea Tree Oil Night Jelly – here.

Recently, I was so lucky to be sent a ridiculous amount of products to review by Naruko.

They have been so generous and helpful and it makes me love them even more!

That being said, I have been using their Apple Seed and Tranexamic Acid Skincare Set for a few weeks now and I LOVE it.

Not only does it brighten my skin, it helps clear breakouts (not a single spot on my face at the moment!), and is hydrating, but not oily.

Read More On the Apple Seed and Tranexamic Acid Skincare Set – here – where I’ve done a thorough review on the entire collection.

Anyhow, so back onto the fact that I have a lot of great Naruko samples.

Since I have a lot of samples, I have decided to give some away.

That being said, I will be giving away 3 small deluxe type Naruko samples, each from a different collection.

Check them out:

I will choose 3 winners; each will randomly be selected (out of a hat because I’m old fashioned like that!) and sent a random set to try.

PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway is open to any of my subscribers anywhere in the world. Although I received these samples free from Naruko Skincare, I will be shipping them out at my own expense so please sign up! I am not rich, but I want to show my appreciation for your support and readership, and I promise you will enjoy these samples!

To Enter: 

  • Must be subscribed to this blog
  • Must follow me on Twitter @SApothecary and “Like” Storybook Apothecary on Facebook – here
  • Must “Like” Naruko USA on Facebook
  • Must comment below letting me know you’ve done all the steps and with which set you most want to win!
3 Winners will be announced here on 6/9/12
PLEASE NOTE: A winner will be chosen on the aforementioned date; if any winner does not contact me within a week of the announcement, another will be chosen in their place as an alternative and they will forfeit their winnings.
Good Luck! 
Stay Beautiful
I’ll Talk To You Soon : ]
Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way other than the free samples that were sent to me from Naruko Skincare to review. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.

24 thoughts on “A Closer Look At One of My Favorite All Natural Asian Skincare Brands: Naruko Skincare + A Surprise!

  1. AJ's Mom

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Naruko, another all-natural Asian skincare brand worth trying…

    Click on storybookapothecary for more details.

    1. AJ's Mom

      Hi there, I am so keen to try this product now due to your lovely introduction of this brand and review of the Night Jelly. 🙂 So I’ve done all the above that you asked to enter plus more, as I really, really want to get my hands on one of these lovely products. he he. I’ve reblogged, retweeted, and posted this post on my wall on Facebook! 😉 And I’ve added you as well as one of the links on my Blogs Revisited.
      I do get breakouts every now and then and that’s either from lack of sleep/rest sometimes (baby is currently teething, among other baby-growing-up related happenings) or just my hormones playing up with me. 😀 So I am quite interested in the Night Jelly Tea Tree, or their Tea Tree line, that you reviewed before and any more products you can randomly post to me (if I become ‘the chosen one’ that is 😉 ) that would help me achieve a flawless skin, free from spots! Do they have like whitening or brightening products too that would help with the dark spots due to acne breakouts?
      Any who, look forward to this little competition of yours!

      1. storybookapothecary Post author

        hi! I am so glad you liked the reviews! I love Naruko and def. recommend them. If you have trouble with acne and oiliness, I recommend their tea tree line, but if you have acne and dark spots or hyper-pigmentation or just want a brighter skin tone, I recommend the apple seed collection because it does all the above. it really is amazing and you can get the most products for around $20 each . I think they are having a sale right now on naruko.us as well too so you may be able to get it even cheaper. I am so glad you signed up for the mini giveaway! good luck!

      2. AJ's Mom

        Hello, I just checked their website and unfortunately they don’t ship internationally. 😦 I am currently in the UK so what a bummer.. yes I do have some dark spots here and there due to my previous breakouts after giving birth and I would love for this to go away!

      3. AJ's Mom

        And let me just add, how I love the packaging of this brand! This would be the very first time that I would actually buy a product and look forward to using its packaging!

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  4. f00dventures

    I did everything requested, even followed on twitter even though i’m not a twitter fan :p
    Your post about the Apple Seed and Tranexamic Acid intrigued me. but what im most interested in, like AJ’s mom, is the tea tree oil line, especially the night jelly 🙂

    1. storybookapothecary Post author

      Great! I hated Twitter, but now I think I like it haha. The apple seed and tranexamic acid line is great for people like me who suffer from oiliness and dryness at the same time with breakouts. this will help clear complicated combination skin! It’s really amazing. I would recommend tea tree oil more for super oily or just plain oily skin types or as only an emergency for breakouts for combination types. that’s what I use it for anyway. Thanks for letting me know and good luck!

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  7. healthyfrenchie

    Nice! I did all these things apart from Facebook, I don’t have an account! I love your reviews and am so sad I missed them bcse of wordpress… I’m going to get rid of the blogs I don’t read as often so I get the ones I love like yours back 🙂

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  12. Jessica

    Hey, nice post, Naruko is one of my favorites 🙂 Do you have any other recommendations for all natural Asian skincare brands/sheet masks?

    1. storybookapothecary Post author

      Hi there! Thanks – Naruko is def in my favorites for skincare. I really love the My Beauty Diary, though that’s not all natural really. Skinfood is good. Another favorite is Komenuka Bijin. I’m not sure if they sell sheet masks, but they’re an all natural Japanese beauty brand and they have amazing shampoo, face cleansers and treatments. I really love their whitening serum, though it’s expensive. Hope this helps! xx

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