a beauty secret from sake breweries

What is Sake Kasu?

Sake Kasu is a byproduct from the production of Sake, Japan's iconic rice wine. The term 'Kasu' in Japanese translates to 'lees', so Sake Kasu essentially means the residual, nutrient-dense fermented rice pulp left behind after the liquid has been pressed and separated. It's cherished not only in traditional Japanese cuisine but also as a secret weapon in skincare, providing nourishing enzymes and fermentative qualities that benefit the skin remarkably.

Rice Water Decoded

The Ultimate Guide to A Fermented Beauty Powerhouse

Today's rice water trend, both plain and fermented, originated in Japan. Its history and proven benefits go beyond the surface-level buzz and are worth exploring. Here, we decode rice water's mysteries and share the real story. Plus, straight from the source, we reveal a little-known fermented rice skincare gem still kept a well-guarded secret by the Japanese.

Why is Rice So Good For Your Skin?

Beneath its unassuming exterior, this humble grain holds a treasure trove of skincare benefits, thanks to the magic of Koji fermentation. It's no wonder that it's been a cherished beauty secret in Japan for centuries! Here are just some of those benefits.

Brightening

Kojic Acid (named after Koji) plays a crucial role in reducing dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

Hydrating

Leaves your skin incredibly soft, all thanks to rice's innate moisturizing properties.

Soothing

Inflammation, be soothed! Rice's calming elixir will leave your skin as calm as a cucumber!

Rejuvenating

Slow down time with rice's anti-aging properties – no time machine needed.

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The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Rice-Derived Skincare

Rice water and its fermented sibling have stormed beauty circles, but there’s so much more to the story than you've heard. Step into the world of Sake: the ancient Japanese marvel quietly fueling the fermented rice water trend. The mainstream buzz has somewhat buried its rich history, tradition, and scientifically-backed benefits, but we're here to unearth all these secrets and teach you how to craft genuine, (non-rancid) fermented rice water. Plus, stay tuned as we unveil an even more potent fermented rice secret, cherished by Japanese beauty gurus but still a well-kept secret beyond its borders. Dive into this comprehensive guide on fermented rice beauty!

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Radiant Skin Made Easy: Learn How to Whip Up A "Fountain of Youth" Elixir Right in Your Kitchen!

Easy ways to see if your skin is getting all the nutrients it actually needs? Get the Ultimate Guide to Using Rice for Better Skincare

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  • Get your soak on, and learn how to whip-up a Sake-tastic bath bomb.
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Rice water and its fermented sibling have stormed beauty circles, but there’s so much more to the story than you've heard. Step into the world of Sake: the ancient Japanese marvel quietly fueling the fermented rice water trend. The mainstream buzz has somewhat buried its rich history, tradition, and scientifically-backed benefits, but we're here to unearth all these secrets and teach you how to craft genuine, (non-rancid) fermented rice water. Plus, stay tuned as we unveil an even more potent fermented rice secret, cherished by Japanese beauty gurus but still a well-kept secret beyond its borders. Dive into this comprehensive guide on fermented rice beauty!

Unlock the full potential of rice.

The rice grain is a great source of phytonutrients for your skin and hair: Vitamins B1 and B6, magnesium, potassium, lipids, and proteins, providing skin benefits such as hydration, barrier protection, and reduced inflammation. Yet it's true powers are only unlocked when it goes through Japanese Sake fermentation.

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Our Latest Fermented Rice Infused Product

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Skin Nutrient Bar (2 Bar Set) INÉ
Skin Nutrient Bar (2 Bar Set) INÉ
Skin Nutrient Bar (2 Bar Set) INÉ
Skin Nutrient Bar (2 Bar Set) INÉ
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Skin Nutrient Bar (2 Bar Set) INÉ
Skin Nutrient Bar (2 Bar Set) INÉ
Skin Nutrient Bar (2 Bar Set) INÉ
Skin Nutrient Bar (2 Bar Set) INÉ
Skin Nutrient Bar (2 Bar Set) INÉ
Skin Nutrient Bar (2 Bar Set) INÉ
Skin Nutrient Bar (2 Bar Set) INÉ

Skin Nutrient Bar (2 Bar Set)

6 reviews

$29.00

INE's Skin Nutrient Bar is made with Sake Kasu, a byproduct of traditional Japanese Sake brewing process that unlocks the full power of rice to give you youthful, radiant skin. 

Each bar is carefully crafted without sulfates, parabens, silicones, or artificial fragrance and colorants. It’s suitable for all skin types.

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See how our customers experience the INÉ Skin Nutrient Bar

Janice

"I have sensitive mature skin, age 50, and have always used perfume free, soap free, products, but have still always suffered with dry, sensitive skin. I used the bar on my arms and body first and my skin afterwards felt so soft and no irritation."

Robert

"I use my INE bar in the shower for my whole body, face, and head. My head is shaved and gets itchy quite often, but the bar helped with the itchiness and didn't make my skin feel tight or dry. The smell wasn't overly feminine, so I felt confident using it. Thanks INE, a good find!"

Marian

"I was introduced to my INE soap bar by my friend, and she was so impressed with the results I decided to give it a try. I used my soap bar while in the bath, and it made the water smell lovely, and my skin felt so soft afterwards!"

Diane

"My skin gets very dry, so I was looking for a cleanser that didn’t make it dryer than it already is. This morning I noticed my skin doesn’t feel dry any more and I can only put this down to using the Skin Nutrient Bar because I don’t use moisturizer on my body. Also, the soap lather feels velvety smooth."

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