Do you guys know that 1st of October has been officially known as the World Sake Day? Tom Inoue quoted that Sake Day was made to commemorate the culture and joy in making and drinking Sake, in order to pass down the sake traditions and rituals from one generations to another.
In conjunction of the World Sake Day, the secret of sake has been revealed, when one of the ancient beauty rituals has been discovered, where geishas used to have the habit of soaking in sake bath for a good 30 minutes. This ritual resulting with geishas' bright and refreshing dewy skin.
According to Sake Talk, Sake has significant beauty benefits where it helps boosting the skin's moisture, gently exfoliate the dead skin, as well as whitening and anti-aging properties.
Yeap! We are now bringing the ancient ritual back to life and infusing the sake beauty benefits into this skin care range -- Kiku-Masamune.
FYI, the brewing of Sake involves the fermentation of steam-cooked rice, which consists of hundred of nutrients like amino acids, vitamins, kojic acid and esters.
Kikuma-Samune, it is a company founded in 1659 by a Famous Japan Sake Brewer and now they are bringing the Sake brewing method into this range of skincare products -- Kiku-Masamune, which I will be sharing my very own experience with you guys in this post and we will be going step by step.
Be sure to double cleanse our face all the time! Remove light makeup or any impurities on the skin with Kiku-Masamune Skin Care Cleansing. The main ingredients on this product is placenta extract, rice extract and arbutin. Beside using it as a makeup remover, it can be used to remove sunscreen on body too.
Size & Price:
200g | RM42.90
It comes in a white gel texture which is so light and easy to be spread on the skin.
I love using gel/balm remover to remove my daily light makeup and sunblock, as it needs not require any cotton or harsh action, where the impurities can be easily removed just using fingers. Surprisingly, this gel remover doesn't cause any irritation or inflammable feelings on my skin. It effectively removes make up and impurities on my skin while maintaining its moisture level. This remover is only applicable for face only, avoid contact with eyes.
Followed by another cleansing step, will be cleansing our face with Kiku-Masamune Skin Care Wash. It claims to remove sebum deep in the pores, smoothen the skin without leaving the skin feeling tighten.
It comes in white creamy texture which later turns into white dense foam after lathering with water.
Moreover, this product can be used as a full body wash! Multi-usage!
After all, it's time to tone our skin with Kiku-Masamune Skin Lotion.
500ml | RM42.90
The lotion comes in a dilute liquid texture, like the usual toner.
If you're going for something super moisture, opt for Kiku-Masamune Skin Care Lotion High Moist.
Size & Price:
500ml | RM49.90
It comes in a dilute liquid texture, yet it is much concentrated compare to the normal skin care lotion in Kiku-Masamune range.
Size & Price:
380ml | RM49.90
Besides, it can be used as a body lotion where you can apply anywhere on your dry skin, like elbow and knee.
On my own view, most of the products from this range has a strong sake scent, which doesn't seem comfort to me. It smells like medicine LOL. However, all the products work amazingly on my skin! There isn't any breakouts neither acne on my skin, instead I feel my skin is so much hydrated and bright in complexion!
I should say that all kind of skin care is very much depending on our skin type. The Kiku-Masamune range is slightly acidic (acid pH balance), yet it comes with no mineral oil and color additives.
Last but not least, the price range is absolutely worthy with such huge bottle/volume of product!
For more information, please feel free to check out Kiku-Masamune products range at Selected AEON Wellness and SaSa stores.