Born in Kyoto City, Japan, Chidoriya focused on making beauty products and accessories for geisha and maiko (apprentice geisha). In 1999, the brand was brought to New York, offering traditional Japanese formulas made with natural ingredients to give you a lovely, glowing complexion. This all-natural skin care line offers simple, effective products, inspired by the beauty rituals of geisha and maiko, in perfectly charming packaging.
During the sake production process, the liquid extracted from the unrefined sake goes on to be used as the well-known alcoholic beverage. The remaining residue becomes the sake-kasu (sake-lees).The nutrients left over from the yeast that remain in the sake-kasu make it an incredible health food as well as a potent natural skin care ingredient. BENEFITS:- Contains kojic acid, a by-product from the sake fermentation. Sake-kasu is rich in kojic acid, vitamin D, vitamin B1 and other nutrients that inhibit the performance of melanin, the main culprit of sun spots, age spots, and freckles- Sake-kasu baths have incredible moisturizing and heat-retention effects- Sake is an excellent skin toner that has been used for centuries in Japan- Drinking sake-kasu as a hot drink may lessen the severity of certain allergic reactions- Contains ferulic acids, a powerful UV light absorber that helps prevent skin aging- Contains dietary fibers that may help strengthen the digestive systemMade in Japan
100% Organic Freeze-Dried Sake Lees (does not contain alcohol)
For a relaxing sake-kasu bath, sprinkle 1-2 sticks of powder(10g in each stick) into a full bathtub. Stir the water thoroughly and enjoy.To create a calming sake-kasu face mask, take 1 tbsp of sake-kasu powder and place into 2 tbsp of water (creating a 1:2 ratio). Stir the mixture into a paste and gently apply the paste on the face (avoiding the eye area). Leave on for 5-7 minutes and rinse well with lukewarm water.For a hot, soothing beverage, mix 2 tsp of sake-kasu powder in hot water and add a small slice of ginger and honey or maple syrup to tase. You can also use the sake-kasu in various recipes including dishes like kasujiru (sake-kasu soup), pickles, and desserts.