I personally like Japanese skin care products. I find they work well on my skin, and almost every facial therapist I have met have sung their praises, and these ladies are skin care professionals, so I tend to trust when they say that Japanese skin care products are the bomb.

When IRÉN Skin first approached the magazine, I had a backlog of products to trial, and was on the verge of passing them onto one of the team, until I read more about the brand and its philosophy. After that, I was hooked and grabbed the box of goodies for myself.

For those new to the brand, IRÉN Skin is a Japanese skincare brand that integrates age-old rituals with cutting edge technology to create ethical, cruelty-free and customisable skincare. They are also the first Japanese beauty brand to ban more than 2000 ingredients that are toxic, comedogenic or allergenic. On top of being vegan and cruelty-free, they also stand against SLE/SLES, parabens, mineral oils, silicones, synthetic colours, drying alcohols, and artificial fragrances.

Here are three reasons why I think you should give the brand a try:

Ziplock Encapsulation

Their patented Ziplock Encapsulation means that each ingredient is encapsulated in a single nano-metric molecule. Being compacted to a nano-metric size makes them smaller than our pores, which basically means easier and deeper absorption. Better yet, the encapsulated ingredients remain fresh until they enter the deeper layers of the skin, where their nutrients are then released. This paces the effects of the ingredients, releasing it where it is most required, maximising its efficacy.

Customisable Skin Care That Won’t Put A Dent In Your Wallet

The Superfruit Booster Customised Serums are a new generation of serums that cater to seven different skin issues. The serums can be used alone, or simply combine up to three serums in 35 possible combinations for according to your skin care needs and concerns.

The serums have an almost water-like texture, are unscented and absorb quickly thanks to the Ziplock Encapsulation technology which preserves the effectiveness of ingredients until they reach the epidermis.

The Fancy Skin Vaporiser

I have been trying, testing and reviewing products, treatments and gadgets for over 20 years and not once have I ever tried a skin vaporiser. At first I was skeptical, thinking it was yet another marketing gimmick, but after trying it out, I kind-of love it!

Usually after my skin care routine, my face looks like I fell into a tub of oil, but since using the vaporiser with the IRÉN Skin Superfruit Booster Customised Serums (I combine three each time), my skin looks clean and feels completely matte and oil-free.

While it’s far too soon (less than a week since I started using the products) to see any definite results, I do find the whole process fun and very doable. I understand the science and logic behind the use of the vaporiser and I see myself incorporating it into my daily skin care regimen.

Each IRÉN Skin serum retails for $58 / 15ml, while the Nano skin vaporiser retails for $199 and are available here.