In-Depth Skincare Review: Naruko Oil Out Sunscreen

Naruko Oil Out Tea Tree Anti-Acne Sunscreen SPF 50 
S$25.90 from (for Singapore residents only)

Well, I've had this for quite awhile and it's time to give a review of it.
This product is a sunscreen and ya'll probably know how important they are to protect us from the sun's harmful UV rays. Over here in Singapore it is especially important considering how close we are to the equator. This article should be quite useful 
An excerpt:
  1. “Singapore lies 70 miles from the equator, with one of the world’s highest ultraviolet (UV) index scores.
  2. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., the sun rays are at its most intense.
  3. Stand under a shade whenever possible.
  4. The SPF number tells you how much longer you can stay in the sun without burning if you apply the sunscreen.
  5. For instance, if a person would burn after 10 minutes in the sun, a SPF 10 sunscreen would give him 100 minutes (SPF10 x 10 mins) of protection before he burns.”

I digressed.
Besides, I think most Asian females dislike having freckles on our faces. It's kind of a beauty thing. So sunscreen is important.

The texture:
Higher SPF sunscreen tends to be rather thick but not this product. The texture is fluid-like and spreads easily. It doesn't give a whitish cast nor seem to create a shiny sheen on your face, which is excellent. It dries quickly so you’ll need to spread it fast. A downside is probably a greasy feeling I felt while applying this sunscreen. I don’t like greasy feeling but it does go away.
It is tinted in a beige colour which forms a very sheer coverage on the skin. Don't count on it to cover your imperfections, though.

Its performance as an Oil Out product:
It really helps to reduce sebum production. I noticed how my skin was less oily during school hours after using this product. It doesn’t entirely reduce all oil on my face but it does keep oil production at a minimum, which I do like very much. It contains zinc PCA

The packaging:
The sunscreen is stored in this murky green asymmetrical rectangular-like container that feels a bit rubbery in texture. I like that it has a metal ball in there where you can shake it well so that the consistency of the sunscreen is even. Also, the nozzle is small which allows you to control the amount of sunscreen. However, I find that there is a product flaw in its closure between the nozzle and cap. I always get leaking sunscreen from this product and it’s horrifying considering how it is quite pricy at S$25.90 for 30ml. Thus I have to leave it upside down which is hard to balance due to its asymmetrical nature. Naruko needs to change the packaging, IMO.

As observed, it is not exactly rectangular

The nozzle. You could see sunscreen remnants on the edges. :(


Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (5.0%), Octyl Methoxycinnamate (9.0%), Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (2.0%), Salicylic Acid (.02%)

Other Ingredients: Purified Water (Aqua), Cyclomethicone, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Camelia Sinesis Leaf Exctract, Iron Oxide, Pentlene Glycol, Tamarindus Indica Seed Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, Solidago Vigaurea (Goldenrod Extract), Phenoxyethanol, Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) Oil, TEA-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, O-Cymen-5-OL, Dipotassium Glycrrhizinate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Menthol, Methylisothiazolinone, Kalanchoe Spathulata Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Alpine Skullcap (Scutellaria Alpina) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Masterwort (Peucedanum Ostruthium) Leaf Extract, Ginkgo 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, Phytoferulin

I think this is an alright sunscreen. It is decent and probably worth trying out for oily skin types and anyone who's starting on sunscreen products. You really can't go very wrong with Naruko's products. However, for more sensitive skin types such as myself, I didn't really like the greasy feeling so I might not repurchase. 

Thank you for reading this blog post.
Comments are appreciated :)

{{note!}} please remove sunscreen thoroughly at the end of the day. Use a cleanser which can remove makeup. I made the fatal mistake of not properly removing sunscreen in the past and now I've got many tiny milia on my face. I'm considering laser removal in the future. (painful + expensive)


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