Men might not talk about their skin much, but the Daily Vanity Consumer Survey shows that oily skin is one of the top skin complaints for men in Singapore – no surprise, considering that men often neglect to follow up with hydrating skincare products after a harsh cleansing step.
The lesson here is this: skincare pays off. However, if men are sweating at the thought of a 30-minute, 12-step routine, fret not – that’s not always what it takes to achieve healthier skin over time.
For the men who have no patience for skincare, Japanese brand Suntory has invented a multi-tasking product that combines three steps into one. Suntory VARON promises that men can enjoy a pared-down skincare routine while reaping the maximum benefits of hydrated skin.
To test Suntory VARON against its claims, we got 10 male readers to try the product for 10 days and share their honest reviews!
About Suntory VARON
Instead of reaching for a lotion, serum, and cream, men can do just as well by applying Suntory VARON to their face in one fuss-free step.
A three-in-one skincare product that’s formulated with Japanese W/O/W (Water in Oil in Water) emulsification technology, Suntory VARON’s lotion, serum, and cream ingredients are delivered to the skin in the right order.
Suntory VARON works best for men with oily and men with dry skin – no contradiction there. Infused with inositol, the skincare product regulates sebum production and promises that those with oily skin will reap a complexion that’s free from shine.
At the same time, the brand’s oolong tea extract delivers an intense dose of moisture, plumping up dry skin and keeping it hydrated throughout the day.
The dullness that usually comes with dry skin should also be improved over time, thanks to Suntory’s antioxidant-rich original whisky barrel wood extract. That means radiant and younger-looking skin!
Housed in sleek silver packaging and with a deep woody fragrance, Suntory VARON is designed to make skincare enjoyable for men – even if it is in one simple step.
Suntory VARON: 10 male readers share their reviews
According to nine out of 10 male reviewers, Suntory VARON is a skincare product that’s easy to add to their routine.
Five of them agreed that their skin was immediately smoother and their mature skin looked more youthful after one use. Seven reviewers also noted that their skin felt immediately moisturised after using it for the first time.
After 10 days, it was most evident that the reviewers’ skin felt much more comfortable than before, as noted by seven out of 10 reviewers. Six of them also said that their skin was more hydrated, and five of them noted that their skin was much less oily than before. Other noticeable changes were smoother, more radiant, and younger-looking skin.
Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Textured, dull, and oily skin
I’ve used other skincare products before but I didn’t see any obvious difference in my skin even after one month.
Just 10 days of using Suntory VARON and I saw that my skin was so much more supple and well-moisturised. My skin tone is now also much brighter and more even!
My close ones all noticed that my skin and complexion is visibly brighter and look so much better than before. They even asked me what I did to my face. They said that it looked much more even and smoother.
I really like Suntory VARON’s sleek and simple packaging and the pump nozzle design that makes it easy to use. I used it twice a day and two pumps each time, tapping it across my T-zone and cheeks before spreading it out to the rest of my face. It was non-sticky, absorbed easily, and left my skin feeling refreshed and comfortable after one use.
Suntory VARON is so convenient as it is a three-in-one lotion, serum, and cream. It’s a game-changer for a busy individual like me. Besides being so easy to add to my routine, it also works really well to improve my skin concerns.
My rough skin feels much smoother and looks brighter too. My face used to look greasy at the end of the day, but it doesn’t anymore.
I’m really glad and amazed that my skin is so much healthier and my complexion has improved so much. I’m really blown away by the results and Suntory VARON is going to stay in my skincare routine from now onwards. I’m sure I’ll repurchase it too!
Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, pigmentation, wrinkles, lines around the eyes
I like that Suntory VARON has a silver packaging and a smoky fragrance that makes it “cool” for guys. After using it, my colleagues said my skin looked visibly more radiant and even asked me if something good had happened to me lately to cause this change.
This three-in-one serum doesn’t have too thick a texture. It felt lightweight, non-greasy, and comfortable on my skin. It absorbed easily into my skin and made my skin look softer and more vibrant after one use.
I used Suntory VARON twice a day for the 10-day review period and am still continuing to do so now.
After washing my face with a cleanser, I squeeze one to two pumps onto my palm. It is really hassle-free to use because it just involves one step instead of three.
My skin no longer feels tight and dry, but is hydrated and comfortable. My skin’s wrinkles are less visible and my mature skin looks more vibrant and youthful than before.
I feel happier that my skin looks better and younger. I would recommend this product to my friends and family.
Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull and oily skin, and pigmentation
The most important factor to me when it comes to choosing a skincare product is how easy it is to use. It was my first time using a skincare product that is so easy to include in my routine.
Suntory VARON pump nozzle design makes it easy to dispense the product onto my hand and one pump is enough to cover my entire face.
I used Suntory Varon twice a day after cleansing my face or after shaving. It’s easy to use as it just requires one step (instead of three).
After 10 days, the blemishes on my skin have lightened a lot and my skin looks younger. My skin feels much more comfortable and I feel good after using this product.
I am very glad that my skin looks more radiant than before I started using the product and my complexion has improved. I will keep Suntory Varon in my routine.
Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, wrinkles, lines around the eyes
When choosing a skincare product, I’ll look at its texture and how quickly it absorbs.
Suntory VARON is smooth and lightweight in texture. It wasn’t greasy or sticky on my skin and absorbed easily. My skin felt comfortable and immediately moisturised after one use.
I used Suntory VARON twice a day, morning and evening after cleansing, and didn’t find it a hassle to add this product to my routine.
I like that it’s a lightweight and easy-to-use product that gives a good moisturising effect to my skin. There’s an improvement in my skin and it seems smoother and more radiant. Some friends commented that my face looked brighter and less oily.
Skin type: Dry
Skin concern: Dry skin
As my skin is dry and has dry flakes, I usually choose skincare that will help to moisturise my skin so that it doesn’t look so dull too.
Suntory VARON was great. It was effective and moisturising on my skin. Each time I used it, I was surprised to see that my skin was not so dry, not so dull, and more radiant.
I used Suntory VARON once every morning and spread two pumps of product over my face after cleansing. The scent is so nice. It is also not sticky or greasy, and my skin was able to absorb it quickly.
By the end of the review, my skin was much more hydrated throughout the day and not so dry. My face is also much less oily and I feel good after using this product. My wife said that my skin has improved and is not so dry and dull anymore.
Skin type: Combination-dry, sensitive
Skin concerns: Rough and dull skin, pigmentation, wrinkles, lines around the eyes
Before Suntory VARON, I was using a day and night cream and serum. There were too many products to use and I felt that it took a long time to show their effectiveness on my skin.
Suntory VARON was easy to add to my routine and made my mature skin look more youthful than before in just 10 days. I was delighted when my partner sang praises of the improved skin.
I used the product twice daily after cleansing or shaving my face. I used three pumps and applied the product more to my forehead’s wrinkles and the parts of my face that are usually dry.
I like that I didn’t have to add three different products to my routine. Instead, I could use just one Suntory VARON.
My skin felt smoother and moisturised after the first use. 10 days later, my face was brighter and my wrinkles were less visible. My skin looks more youthful and radiant. It feels so good to have such healthy radiant skin.
Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive
Skin concerns: Dull and oily skin
My skin feels immediately moisturised after using Suntory VARON. It has a lightweight texture and is easily absorbed. It felt non-sticky, non-greasy, and smooth on my face. It has a very mild scent, which is a plus for me.
I like the clean and simple packaging of Suntory VARON. The pump makes it easy and hygienic to use. I was travelling and it was such a breeze to carry the product around with me.
After one week, my skin really does feel more hydrated. My skin no longer feels tight and dry, and I feel good after using this product. I would recommend this product to my loved ones.
Beng Hua, 49
Skin type: Combination (dry and oily), sensitive
Skin concern: Textured skin, dull skin, pigmentation, wrinkles, lines around the eyes
Suntory VARON has a silky texture and made my dry skin feel slightly more hydrated after each use. I used one pump on my skin once a day, after using a facial cleanser. My skin looks a bit better after 10 days of using Suntory VARON.
Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull and oily skin, pigmentation
Suntory VARON absorbs into my skin quite easily and I enjoyed using it. However, I haven’t seen much difference in my skin yet. Perhaps I need to use it for a longer period.
I love the packaging but not the scent as I like my skincare products to be scentless. The product is easy to use and not a hassle to add to my routine.
I apply Suntory VARON to my face morning and night, using one to two pumps and tapping it in. My dry skin feels immediately more hydrated after each use and my skin is also more hydrated throughout the day.
Ban Piew, 52
Skin type: Oily
Skin concerns: Textured, dull, and oily skin, pigmentation, wrinkles, lines around the eyes
My skin slightly improved in radiance and smoothness. After 10 days, my skin feels slightly smoother than before and more hydrated. My skin doesn’t feel as oily at the end of the day.
I like that Suntory VARON’s scent is light but nice. The product absorbed into my skin quickly and left my skin feeling fresh. I didn’t find it a hassle to use.
Get 30% off a three-month trial bottle when you use the promo code: VARONDV30Free shipping inclusive
For a limited time, new customers can enjoy 20% off a 10-day trial bottle or 30% off a three-month trial bottle of Suntory VARON, inclusive of free shipping. Use the promo code <VARONDV20> and <VARONDV30> respectively.
Visit store.brandsworld.com.sg to make a trial purchase.
Suntory VARON retails for S$28 (20ml) and S$105 (120ml) on store.brandsworld.com.sg.
This article is brought to you by Suntory Wellness. BRAND’S is an official distributor of Suntory VARON in Singapore.