Review: Naruko Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Mask

Saturday, April 11, 2020
Naruko's reputation as a well loved Taiwanese skincare brand has been established for quite some time now and I'm not sure why I haven't jumped into the bandwagon yet. As someone who has been suffering from acne for the longest time, Tea Tree is a staple ingredient in my skincare stash. What better way of being acquainted with the brand than trying out the best selling Naruko Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Mask

Naruko Tea Tree Mask

Product Description: 

This activated carbon mask is designed to absorb excess oil and prevent acne. It enhances sebum secretion control and maintains oil-water balance for shine & blemish free skin.

Benefits: It cleanses the pores and balances sebum production while providing hydration to reduce blemishes and post blemish marks.
Skin types: For all skin types, especially recommended for oily and troubled skin prone to acne, pimples and visible pores.

How to Use: 

Take out the mask and put it onto the face. Wait for 5-10 minutes, then take it off.


P79.00 - Watsons


Water, Butylene Glycol, Ethyl Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract, Tranexamic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Chlorphenesin, 2-Phenoxyethanol, Salicylic Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Serenoa Serrulate Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Piroctone Olamine, Kalanchoe Spathulata Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Scutellaria Alpina Flower/ Leaf/ Stem Extract, Peucedanum Ostruthium Leaf Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Artemisia Umbelliformis Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Epilobium Fleischeri Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Fragrance
All products parabens preservative free.


The mask comes in a matte green minimalistic packaging which shows the brand's name. It's smaller than usual masks and is perfect to bring along during travels. 


It smells like some sort of medicinal herbal oil or is closer to menthol. Perfect for the tita in you but if you hate scents on your skincare products, then not so much.


I honestly did not expect the mask to be black. You'd think the 'activated charcoal' bit would give it away right? I had a hard time unfolding the mask, probably because it was thick and sticky. Fortunately, I didn't rip the sheet because it was sturdy enough. I imagine some people could feel uncomfortable wearing this because of how thick it is. 

Fit was nice but it did not cover my entire forehead. Having a big forehead sucks when it comes to sheet masking. It did adhere well though. 


The packet contained a lot of essence, however, the mask was just perfectly soaked. The essence was clear and runny but it was not drippy at all. It was also absorbed well by my skin. 

Naruko Tea Tree Mask


Upon application, there was a warm but soothing feeling. Like the sensation you get when you rub efficascent oil (hello inner tita!). This feeling lingers even after 5 minutes of use. It was kind of tacky afterwards but it did eventually dry out well. Sheet mask is very refreshing. It left my skin looking matte yet feeling moisturized. There was also a noticeable brightening and pore minimizing effect after use. 


  • Travel friendly packaging
  • Smells like menthol - the tita in me is happy
  • Mask is thick, sturdy and not easily ripped.
  • Adherence was good.Had a lot of essence but was not drippy.
  • Warm and soothing effect. 
  • Left skin looking matte but feeling moisturized. 
  • Minimized appearance of pores.
  • Noticeable brightening effect


  • Has a strong scent
  • Hard to unfold
  • Did not cover my entire forehead. 
  • Can be uncomfortable because of how thick the mask is. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I thought the Naruko Tea Tree Mask was fantastic. It had a brightening, moisturizing, mattifying and soothing effect which is true as was promised. Given the affordable price, it's performance is amazing. Too bad I did not have any prominent blemishes when I tried this mask, I think it would definitely have helped. I've seen how this mask helped calm down blemishes based on other reviews. It would be perfect for people who have oily skin, because of it's mattifying properties. This is the first mask I tried from Naruko and it certainly left a good impression. Can't wait to try out more products from this well loved Taiwanese beauty brand. 

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