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Naruko Beauty Supplements!

More Naruko goodness!

If you’ve been following for awhile, you’ll have heard all about my love for Naruko Skincare. Otherwise, you can see an overview of the brand here and some reviews on their products here and here!

So yesterday, and you’ll know already if you’re following me on Instagram, I was at an actual Naruko Boutique in Rowland Heights, California, picking up night jellies and I stumbled across these skin supplement drinks they’ve come out with!  One is meant to be taken during the day while the other is meant to be taken at night before bed.

Of course I had to try them!

They are both skin supplement drinks that focus on repairing the skin and encouraging collagen production, but the daytime version focuses on brightening the skin while the nighttime version works to firm the skin while you catch some beauty sleep.  The day one is the Berry Brightening Collagen Drink – Day and the night one is the Lychee Firming Collagen Drink – Night.

I tried the night one last night because, like an overexcited 5 year old, I just couldn’t wait and then I tried the day one this morning.

Firstly, I have to say that the sales rep completely lied on these or she has heinously bad taste. When I asked her what they taste like, she just told me they taste great. Mind you, I’d try them anyway with hopes of boosting collagen, glow and firming my skin up, but these taste like crap. I mean, it may just be personal preference because these remind me of what energy drinks taste like except much more potent and I hate the taste of energy drinks. The taste makes me feel like I’m drinking healthy gasoline because the taste seriously smacks you in the face. It is NOT subtle!

That being said, I think I may invest in a few of these.

I know, I sound kind of like a masochist given I’ve just compared the taste to drinking gasoline, but the vitamins in these are beneficial to skin health and overall bodily health actually.

The day version includes a variety of vitamins, minerals, fruit extracts and brightening plant extracts while the night version includes a similar variety of vitamins, minerals, and berries along with CoQ10 and other plant extracts known to firm and tone the skin.

No real effects seem to be showing up just yet as I’ve only tried them in the past 24 hours, but I do sense a glow in my skin, though that may be due to the 100+ F degree weather we’ve been suffering through here in Cali.

All in all, I still think I’ll try these again as I’m a fan of natural supplements, especially where vanity and skin health is concerned (yeah, I’m shallow like that, problem?). Plus, in the end, I think I’m just like most everyone else when it comes to these miracle drinks – easily pulled in by the promise of eternal youth in a bottle. Then again, maybe I’m alone in this, but at $5 a bottle, it’s not hugely expensive to try a week’s supply and see if I feel, or look, any different. That being said, I think these must be very new because I cannot find them on the Naruko USA website. They only seem to be available in Asia at the moment so I don’t know how they were available at the Naruko Boutique, but if you’d like to try them, you can find a pack of this day + night supplement combo here!

What do you think of beauty supplements?

Are they too gimmicky or have you seen any effects from taking supplements like this?

Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way. I purchased these products with my own money and of my own free will! My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.

AMPM Wakeup Skin Smooth Washing Powder Review

So if you’re read my recent posts, you know I have been testing out Naruko’s Apple Seed and Tranexamic Acid Collection

Check out the collection review – here.

This is the cleanser I used during the testing of that collection and it is no less impressive!

AMPM Wakeup Skin Smooth Washing Powder

This cleanser is unlike many other typical face cleansers because it comes in powder form.

When mixed with water, it quickly turns into a foaming wash and easily cleanses the skin.

It feels very toning, hydrating and cleansing and leaves the skin clean without drying the skin out.

It smells pretty much like rice, but it’s such a subtle scent that most will not even notice it.

It worked very well with the apple seed and tranexamic acid collection.

It comes out like a grainy powder and then mixes with water into a slightly foaming cleanser.

Although the powder is really grainy in its dry form, it is not abrasive or scratchy at all when you actually mix it with water and apply to your face.

There are not too many foam suds, it is a mixture between a foamy sud and milky type cleanser.

When first purchasing, be sure to remove the little plastic piece under the cap!

You have to remove the lid and pull out the plastic piece to use.

I think they include this for when you want to travel to prevent any powder from leaking out of the container as the pop top is not the most secure, but given that it’s dry powder, even if it did leak a little, it would not do much harm.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I really like this cleanser.

As far as powder cleansers go, this is among one of my favorites that I have tried.

It feels very much like a hydrating cleanser, but it gives you the clean feeling without drying or making the skin feel tight.

It just feels very hydrating, cleansing and balancing.

I would recommend this to all skin types except super dry types.

Dry skin types may need something more nourishing than this.

Acne prone types will definitely benefit from this cleanser because it is so balancing and it does not dry the skin out.

At $20, this is so affordable.

A little powder goes a long way so the value for the money is great as it will last you a long time.

Check out this cleanser on Naruko’s site – here.

Have you tried any of the AMPM products from Naruko?

Sign up for the mini Naruko giveaway – here!

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.