Did you have a bender last night? Feeling a little puffy and dry and gross? We’ve been there. But a recently emerging beauty trend will put you at ease, because there is an alcohol that will improve your skin: sake.
The only catch is, this works when it is applied topically. Evidently the people who have long prepared the fermented rice-based alcohol have seen wonderful effects on the skin of their hands, leaving some to believe that it has moisturizing capabilities.
SK-II, a high-end beauty brand that Cate Blanchett cites as her secret to looking as undeniably amazing as she does, believed it to be the yeast in the drink that led to such a positive outcome. So, the brand began researching 350 different yeast strains before it perfected Pitera, the ingredient in SK-II’s products that’s formed in a controlled fermentation process that’s inspired by Sake’s yeasty goodness.
So, how do you try this hot new trend without breaking the bank? Well, you make it yourself, of course. Fresh’s listed ingredients are simple: sake (to increase blood circulation and even skintone), pine extract (to promote better breathing) and pure ginger (to relax muscles). There’s a bunch of other things in it that are hard to pronounce, but you can go the pure route.
If you want to take a bath like these lovely testers and test drive the latest craze in softer skin, keep it simple. Run a hot bath, add sake (this one is $8, this one is $9 and this one is $26) and add an essential oil of your choice. If you’re going super pure and just soaking in just sake and water, make sure you shower afterward. You’ll smell like alcohol, otherwise. If that’s not an issue with you, skip the shower and say hello to the new you.