Playful Beauty,
Serious Science

Where Tradition meets Science

Custom Japanese Skincare Reimagined

Let’s go back to basics! IRÉN Skin was founded as a modern re-envisioning of J-beauty, where we took traditional Japanese skincare rituals and integrated them with scientific solutions to create custom skincare, especially for you. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution to our varying skin concerns. Y’know, we figured—how can one generic product solve everything? We’re not Hogwarts. We, however, can formulate personalized solutions for every possible skin concern and ensure that you have a product that’s suitable for you.

Scientifically clean, customizable, J-beauty created by our very own R&D team. What’s not to like?

Our Mission

Up Your Skin IQ

Aren’t you tired of decoding confusing ingredients on skincare products? Well, you’re not the only one—79% of women are as well.

So it’s really no surprise that we’ve all bought into false advertising (ahem, by cult faves) and chucked them out quickly because of their inefficacy.

Ingredients are not rocket science, but we know they can be complicated. That’s why we’ve created QR codes filled with information and came up with an “online dictionary” to be transparent about the ingredients we use to let you cherry-pick them for yourself.

Our Science


We know, we know. It’s dry terminology—like what even is ACTiF-X Encapsulation™? Let’s break it down in the simplest terms for the benefit of everyone.

Think of it as the magical ‘ingredient’ in our formulas. Our patented technology compacts each active ingredient into nanometric (particles that are even smaller than our pores!) molecules for enhanced absorption by the epidermis.

The encapsulation (okay now bear with us, we know it’s a lot) works in tandem with the prolonged-release effect, which preserves the ingredients’ freshness until they are released at deeper skin layers.

Ultimately, these two functions work together to discharge active ingredients 10x times faster and deeper into your skin. And yeah that was a mouthful, but you catch our drift!

Our Philosophy

Happy Skin Promise

At IRÉN Skin, we like to strive for the impossible. Besides being vegan and cruelty-free, we define ourselves as ‘Scientifically Clean’, basing our formulations on factual evidence instead of hearsay.

We’re also the first Japanese skincare brand to blacklist over 2000 ingredients that are toxic, comedogenic, or allergenic.

And since we can’t list out all 2000, here are 7 major toxic ingredients you may be familiar with: SLS/SLES, parabens, formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers, phthalates, triclosan, drying alcohols, and artificial fragrances.

Long story short, we ban the things that are detrimental to your skin (you’re welcome!).

Meet Kristin

Having dedicated 10 years of her life to the Asian and European beauty industries, our co-founder, Kristin has a wealth of expertise under her belt. Click to watch a short video of her introducing the IRÉN Skin revolution.