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Nature in Japan nurtures the beauty of Japanese women

Our commitment to naturally derived, domestic ingredients

After conducting extensive studies on herbs and plants known in Japan for their natural medicinal properties since ancient times, we at warew have carefully selected the most effective naturally derived ingredients for our products.

“Naturally derived ingredients” means ingredients that have been directly harvested or acquired from natural farm products, as well as ingredients that were extracted from natural organisms. “Domestic ingredients” means either ingredients coming from domestic natural products or ingredients that went through final processing in Japan.

More than 95% of the ingredients in our products are naturally derived, with over 90% of them being domestic ingredients.

Our commitment to traceability

We also assure the traceability of all ingredients, so that we can verify exactly where they come from and where they were processed. We only use ingredients that have passed our very strict standards.

The creation of all products takes place in our factories certified by Ecocert, the largest international organization that certifies organic products. We do not use any genetically modified ingredients, synthetic dyes, fragrances, parabens, animal products or mineral oils.

warew’s base formula combines distilled water from Japanese Plum (Umeboshi), and hot spring water from the famous Beppu Onsen with natural herbs chosen for their verified medical properties. These carefully selected beauty ingredients are enhanced and distributed to every corner of your skin by our unique technology, “Cell Viable Complex”.

Our unique technology: Cell Viable Complex

Four Japanese herbs awaken the potential of your skin

Through our unique technology, we enhanced the power of Japanese herbs known since ancient times for their natural medicinal properties to create a brand new beauty ingredient, Cell Viable Complex. Cell Viable Complex is a compound of Sakura (Japanese Cherry Tree) bark extract, Honoki (Japanese Magnolia) bark extract, Akamatsu (Japanese Red Pine) leaf extract and Ume (Japanese Plum) root extract.

All warew products are enriched with this beauty ingredient to thoroughly harness the inner regenerative power of your skin.


Known to Japanese people since ancient times, the dried bark of Sakura (Japanese Cherry Tree; Prunus Serrulata) has been used as a natural medicine for its detoxification, antipyretic and antitussive properties. Our research laboratories verified that our PRUNUS SERRULATA BARK EXTRACT has anti-glycation effects, anti-oxidation effects, and protects the elasticity of the skin.


The wood of Honoki (Japanese Magnolia; Magnolia Obovata) was used in ancient Japan to make scabbards and also as a natural medicine for its antibacterial and antispasmodic properties and its beneficial effects on the stomach. Our research laboratories verified that our MAGNOLIA OBOVATA BARK EXTRACT has anti-glycation effects on the skin.


Akamatsu (Japanese Red Pine; Pinus Densiflora) is said to be a divine tree in which the gods dwell, and its needles are known to have natural medicinal properties that boost blood circulation, maintain a healthy stomach and have expectorant and analgesic effects. Our research laboratories verified that our PINUS DENSIFLORA LEAF EXTRACT has anti-glycation and anti-oxidation effects, improves the barrier function of the skin and protects its elasticity.


Ume (Japanese Apricot; Prunus Mume) has been used since ancient times for its power to reduce fatigue, lessen stomach and intestinal problems and strengthening the heart. Our research laboratories verified that our PRUNUS MUME ROOT EXTRACT has cell-activating, anti-glycation anti-oxidation and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin, and acts to inhibit the production of melanin.

Deep Sea and Hot Spring Water Extracts to enhance your cellular environment

Concentrated Deep Sea Water

The sea around Amami Islands is renowned for its high degree of purity. From its depths, we extract the ideally balanced minerals containing calcium and magnesium ions that we incorporate into Cell Viable Complex. This ingredient has verified cell-activating effects, improves the barrier function of the skin and deeply nurtures skin cells, to keep your skin vivacious and healthy.

Onsen-sui (JPN)

Onsen-sui, hot spring water, has been known in Japan since ancient times as “the Healer’s water” for its beneficial properties. Its waters contain sodium, calcium and sulfate ions, all minerals that nurture and keep your skin healthy.

Ten Essential Oils

Our products are generously enriched with essential oils whose fragrance derives from naturally herbs. Ten essential oils are blended in different combinations in each product. Natural, noble scents nurture the beauty of your skin and your heart.

Pomegranate Flower Extract and Pomegranate Seed Oil

Since ancient times pomegranate has been a symbol of life and beauty. It has been proved to work like estrogen, alleviate menopause symptoms, take care of the skin, prevent illness, delay the aging process and help recover from fatigue. Its seeds contain abundant quantities of polyphenol and anthocyanin, which possess antioxidant effects, anti-wrinkle effects, and improve skin resilience.

The reasons to choose warew

Made in Japan – Our Commitment to Ingredients

In Japan, for centuries people have been using natural medicine based on the power of domestic herbs, and enjoying the benefits of hot spring cure culture. We focused on these ancient ingredients and enhanced them with our unique technology, obtaining the beauty ingredients most suited to create our skincare line.

The base of warew products is the union of hot spring water (Onsen-sui), acquired from the famous Japanese Beppu Hot Springs, and distilled water, extracted from domestic plums (Umeboshi) carefully selected and certified by the Organic JAS system. This water is slowly distilled over a long period of time, and in addition to its beneficial effects on the skin it donated a fruity, refreshing aroma to the products.

For herbal extracts, we focused on many domestic herbs renowned for their natural medical properties, and conducted extensive in-depth research before finally creating our original herbal extract called Cell Viable Complex”.

Made in Japan – Our Commitment to Artistry

All the traditional cultural expressions that are the cornerstones of Japan were crafted by the hands of artisans who possessed sophisticated skills.  With this idea in mind, in every process needed to create warew products we endeavor to pour the work of our hands and all our heart.

We have examined the best extraction method to bring out the maximum potential of every single ingredient. We the make sure to harvest the power of the herbs into concentrated drops by taking the adequate time to extract it.

In every step –from production and finishing to quality management- we don’t only rely on machines. We use the hands and eyes of experienced employees to repeatedly check the products step by step, so that we don’t miss any small change a machine would not be able to pick up on, to create the best products we can and keep our customers satisfied.