Why Sake Is The Next Big Thing In Skincare

by Stephanie Montes

The extent of your sake knowledge might end at the drink menu from your favorite sushi restaurant, but this Japanese drink, brewed from fermented rice, does more than just make happy hour that much better. Because it’s rich in exfoliating enzymes, sake gently removes dead skin cells from the surface without stripping you of needed moisture. And the best part is the fun doesn’t stop at your complexion. Ahead, eight beauty products infused with our favorite Eastern brew—no hangover in sight.



Boscia Sake Bright White Mask

This peel-off mask brightens skin and reduces the appearance of dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles, while leaving your complexion soft and hydrated.

100% Pure Fermented Rice Soften + Brighten Toner

This vegan toner is a major triple threat. Sake, which is packed with enzymes, amino acids, malic acid, minerals and vitamins, soften skin and give it a dewy glow. White mulberry, shiitake mushroom, licorice and citrus balances skin tone and lightens dark spots. Lastly, hyaluronic acid hydrates and plumps.

Fresh Rice Sake Bath

Add this bath gel to a warm tub of water after a long day. The blend of sake, ginger and pine extract increases circulation and warms you up, inducing a purifying sweat that eliminate toxins. Enzymes in the sake also hydrate and smooth your skin from head to toe.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

This essence smooths pores, hydrates and promotes healthy skin elasticity to prevent wrinkles. It also works over time to diminish the look of dark spots. Soak a cotton pad and swipe it all over your face in the morning and before bed.

Boscia Sake Brightening Hydrogel Mask

Packed with sake, antioxidants, peptides, plant extracts, marine collagen, this sheet mask reduces hyperpigmentation and protects against free radical damage and signs of aging.

Lancer Legacy Youth Treatment

This luxe face cream might cost you a pretty penny, but it deeply moisturizes skin, leaving it looking hydrated, plumped and rejuvenated. You really can't put a price on younger-looking skin.

OGX Youth Enhancing + Sake Essence Shampoo

This shampoo is formulated with a blend with sake, ginseng and protein that bring dull, dry strands back to life. And it smells amazing.

Boscia Sake Cleansing Water No-Rinse Makeup Remover and Cleanser

This milky formula removes dirt and oil while also brightening skin.