Japanese Skincare Review: “Parunos” by k.k. IBC Research & Laboratory

We all know that Japanese women are renowned for their ageless beauty. You may have known a number of popular Japanese brands, but today I want to introduce a new brand called Parunos to you. I’ve recently fallen in love with it. ^__^ Their products are a standout for me because they are simple, high quality, and I’ve had GOOD results!


About the brand: Backed by over half century of research by the founder (Researcher and Technician) and used by many loyal users, Parunos is an organic skincare product developed by k.k. IBC Research & Laboratory Japan using natural ingredients with no scent, mineral oil, alcohol or colouring.

Developed from a scientific basis of the relationship between effective natural ingredient and physiology of the skin, the products strengthen our skin’s barrier function and enhance its self-regeneration function to keep our skin beautiful, youthful and healthy. They are safe for the most delicate skin.

My Review: I’ve been using these 4 products in the basic skincare range for two weeks now – Face Clean Jell, Moisture Lotion, Essence and Moisture Jell, and it’s super easy to follow their beauty regime. Now, I’d share my impressions of these products.

Parunos Skincare Set

Parunos Face Clean Jell, 120mL, US$32.00

Multitaskers rejoice! Parunos Face Clean Jell is a 2-in-1 facial cleaner and make-up remover. It has a thick but soft consistency and spreads effortlessly on my face. It effectively melts my non-waterproof makeup. When I add some water, it turns slightly milky.

The cleansing gel removes dirt, make-up, bacteria and dead skin cells without the need for double-cleansing. It’s certainly my saviour for the late nights when I want to wash my face in the fastest mode possible so that I can rest early.

Face Clean Jell 1

How to use:
  • It is recommended that water-proof makeup and lipstick to be removed using make-up remover prior cleansing.
  • Lightly pre-wash your face with warm water.
  • Use a cherry size amount and spread it on the entire face from the T-zone to U-zone in circular motions.
  • Once the gel is well adapt, rinse with warm water up to a degree of no slimy feel.
Tips on how to use the gel better!
  • The gel is so soft so it can be used even without pre-wash, but pre-wash makes the cleansing more effective.
  • You can adjust the amount while observing your skin condition. If you use too much, you could dry off your skin due to decreased in sebum production.
  • Scrubbing could damage your skin. So, please rinse carefully and ensure that your skin is moistened.

This water-soluble gel has a moisturizing effect that leaves the skin thoroughly cleansed and moist. It uses ingredients such as glycerine and carbomer (also used in high-grade medical care), as well as other plant-based ingredients to moisturize, protect and clarify our skin.

Unlike other foam cleansers, Parunos Face Clean Jell doesn’t leave me with that dry, tight feeling on my skin after rinsing. My skin feels so fresh, clean and moisturized after washing. So, I really like it! =)

The gel is SO gentle on my skin, and it’s suitable for sensitive and rough skin too.

Parunos Moisture Lotion, 120mL, US$41.00

Parunos Moisture Lotion

To be applied after washing my face, I find that Parunos Moisture Lotion is intensely moisturising. The texture is slightly thicker than my regular toner, so I apply it directly using my hands and finish off by gently pressing my hands onto my skin for a few seconds for better absorption.

Parunos Moisture Lotion 1

The moisture lotion has a smooth and silky texture that absorbs quickly into my skin without leaving any stickiness or greasiness. It also does not have a scent which is always a plus for me. Upon application, my skin feels refreshed and moisturised!

Enriched with two power ingredients – Lipidure and Pellicer, this lotion promises to refine and smooth the skin with all day hydration, leaving it beautifully balanced and glowing. Do you know that Lipidure has twice the effect of hyaluronic acid to boost skin hydration?  That’s why Lipidure is also applied as a material for eye-drop in treating dry eyes.

Parunos Moisture Lotion is the perfect companion for my dry skin! It absorbs SO well and leaves my skin feeling super hydrated without the greasy shine. 

Parunos Essence, 30mL, US$65.00

Parunos Essence

Okay, this is my winner! I’ve spent good money on many different types of serum, but this one is truly a keeper.

Parunos Essence 1

The serum looks like a pale yellow liquid, but it doesn’t feel oily at all. I apply a few drops in the morning and at night after washing my face with Face Clean Jell and applying Moisture Lotion. It’s absolutely lovely on my skin with amazing moisturizing effect. I’m sure you’ll love this – the serum leaves the skin with a wonderful dewy finish.

This luxurious aging care essence contains many plant extracts that helps our skin to recover from its “troubles”. Its anti-oxidant effect prevents the skin from aging, prevents the formation of spots and wrinkles, as well as increases skin elasticity and firmness.

Parunos Moisture Jell, 30g, US$65.00

Parunos Moisture Jell

Among the four products sent to me, I predicted that this one was going to be the one that I could write mediocre comments so that my review would seem more credible. I can’t be a blogger who loves everything, can I? Haha!

Anyway, it turned out that I really liked this cream too. =)

The texture is really unusual. Usually, I’d run away from cream that looks thick. However, upon application, it’s pretty light and smooth. It’s like a “melt-into-my-skin” kind of feeling and I liked it! I use it as my night cream. It feels nourishing on my skin and I always wake up with great skin the next morning.

With a luxury blend of vegetable natural extracts and certified organic raw materials, this gel moisturizes our skin and protect it from the stimulation of outside air and dryness.

My Verdict: I’ve been using these products for 2 weeks now and have been able to see visible difference in the hydration and clarity on my skin. These positive results have certainly been pleasing. I’ll definitely continue using them in conjuction with my other products. For the past 2 weeks, I used only these Parunos products to get a more accurate gauge on their results.

I don’t know about you, but skincare products that use only natural ingredients always appeal to me. Parunos products have simple packaging. The brand offers no frills, no magical claims, just high quality skincare that works how they’re supposed to!

If you’re constantly worried about skin problems caused by aging or sensitive skin, I’d recommend Parunos to you. The good news is – the products are available in trial sizes. Parunos Skincare Trial Set contains Face Clean Jell (30mL), Moisture Lotion (30mL) and Moisture Jell (7g) for 2 weeks use (approx.). It is priced at only US$13.70.

Parunos Trial SetParunos Skincare Trial Set

If you do the math, the price of the trial kit is very much cheaper than buying the actual size. The trial kit is also perfect for travelling. I’ll certainly stock them up for my upcoming holidays. Usually when I travel, my skin is very dry. Thus, Parunos Skincare Trial Set is truly a godsend.

Where to buy: Parunos skincare products are available for sale through Qoo10 global in English ( websites listed below. You can also learn more about the brand and their full range of products.

Parunos Skincare Trial Set

Parunos Essence

All in all, I’d say that the moisturizing benefits are real and have been impressive so far. Hope you’ll like them too.

Have a fabulous week!

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by IBC.

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