Sake contains many ingredients that are good for the skin. These include ethyl alpha-D-glucoside, free-linoleic acid, arbutin, ferulic acid, fruit acids, and amino acids. These components aid in skin whitening, moisturizing, peeling, and anti-aging, among other benefits.

Skincare was mainstream since the Edo period (1603-1868), with sake being used for toner and facial masks. As a result, there are still today many cosmetic products that feature sake, rice koji, and sake lees. In addition to cosmetics featuring sake, you will also find bathing milks with sake in them.

Why not try it at home with some of your leftover sake?

Tips on using sake in the bath: