Japanese geishas are known for their soft, flawless skin while sake makers are known for their soft hands, both due to the topical use of sake. A long-held Japanese beauty regimen includes the use of sake baths to achieve moisturized, flawless and even skin tone. Naturally rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids, sake is used to smooth, soften and protect the skin.

The use of sake as a skin beauty topical started when sake brewers noticed that they had smooth hands with beautiful skin even during severe winters. Studies have proven their instinct was right.

The by-product of sake brewing (called dreg) is the solid material left over when sake is filtered and contains healthful components such as various enzymes, amino acids, and glucosylglycerols. The glucosylglycerols found in sake extract have been shown to hydrate the skin and reduce transepidermal water loss. In addition, one of these glucosylglycerols contained in sake, ALPHA-D-GLUCOSYLGLYCEROL, has been shown to help the skin’s elasticity.

Sake Extract also contains kojic acid, a product of the sake fermentation process, which serves to provide whitening properties.  Another key ingredient in sake, ETHYL ALPHA-D-GLUCOSIDE, has been shown to increase collagen production.

What we like most about Sake:

  • Rejuvenates the skin by increasing skin elasticity as shown below
  • Increases collagen production (also shown below)
  • Hydrates and protects the skin (by suppressing skin barrier disruption caused by sun exposure) without irritation 
  • Leaves skin exceptionally soft and smooth
  • Helps reduce dark spots