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.
Kojic Acid (named after Koji) plays a crucial role in reducing dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Leaves your skin incredibly soft, all thanks to rice's innate moisturizing properties.
Inflammation, be soothed! Rice's calming elixir will leave your skin as calm as a cucumber!
Slow down time with rice's anti-aging properties – no time machine needed.
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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!Read More
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
- Learn how to create your own rice water serum.
- Step-by-step guide on creating your own fermented rice body and face mask.
- Get your soak on, and learn how to whip-up a Sake-tastic bath bomb.
- Plus 27 pages chock full of minimalist skincare tips!
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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!
Known as "komenuka" in Japan, this powder is extracted from the outer layer of the rice grain. Packed with vitamins B and E, antioxidants, and gamma oryzanol, it's a skincare powerhouse. It nourishes, protects, and exfoliates the skin to perfection. Diving deeper into the world of Japanese beauty, there's a unique spa experience that's both a treat for the skin but also the mind and body: the Komenuka or rice bran bath
As far back as 794AD, the benefits of rice water for the skin, face, and hair has been known in Japan, where Japanese court women regularly used a combination of rice water and rice bran powder to improve their skin complexion. Fancy making your very own fermented rice water face mask? Yes you can do it in your own kitchen, and we're going to show you how to do it (the right way). No jars of days-old rancid rice water here.
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.Learn more
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