Kiku-Masamune Skin Care Review

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Everybody knows Sake is a Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice. But, have you ever consider applying sake onto your face? Well, it's no secret that rice has certain benefits to the skin. So... why not incorporate sake into skincare then?!

Kiku-Masamune is a famous sake brewer in Japan that was founded in 1659. After many many years of producing sake for consumption, they have released their very own range of skincare that are mainly produced using dry sake.

I've heard and used multiple skincare that contains alcohol, but Sake?! It was definitely a first for me!

Kiku-Masamune Skin Care Cleansing (RM 42.90) - a moisturizing makeup cleanser gel.

The cleansing gel contains of fermented rice extract, amino acids, placenta extract and arbutin to protect the skin's moisture. The gel spreads on easily onto the face, but unlike many gel cleansers, this doesn't foam up.

Generally, the cleansing gel works perfectly fine in removing makeup, but it doesn't work on my waterproof mascara. So, if you are using super waterproof mascara or eyeliner, I would recommend using a proper eye makeup remover instead of this.

Kiku-Masamune Skin Care Facial Wash (RM 39.90). After removing the makeup, it's time to double cleanse the face! The facial wash has a white and creamy texture, but it lather nicely into fine and, dense foam. I like the subtle fragrance of sake on my face after cleansing, but my skin felt tight and a little bit dry after using it.

Apart from facial wash, it can be used as a full-body wash too! Since it doesn't suit my skin that much, I'll be using this as body wash instead. After all, I do enjoy the lingering sake fragrance on my skin.

Kiku-Masamune Skin Care Lotion (RM 42.90). In the age of before cosmetics, diluted sake was used to treat skin conditions, and the leftover sake was used by geisha. OK, now I know why the Japanese ladies have such amazingly good skin!!!!

Before I go any further, I must say I really like the size of the lotion. It's.... really generous! Secondly, the transparent bottle allows me to observe how much lotion I have left.

Instead of using hands, I pumped the lotion onto a cotton pad and gently apply onto my face. The texture is very watery and I like how easily it gets absorbed into my skin. The best of all, it doesn't leave any sticky residue after drying. Instead, my skin felt moisturized and hydrated after applying the lotion,

If you have any dry patches on the skin, you can pump a bit extra on the cotton pad and apply it as a facial mask on the dry spot to relieve the dryness of the skin.

If you have dry skin or looking for something stronger, go for the Kiku-Masamune Skin Care Lotion - High Moist (RM 49.90). Many of their customers have been asking for a lotion that has higher level of moisture, so they have introduced this high moist lotion with increased quantity of moisturizing ingredients and added ceramide.

Last but not least, moisturize your skin with Kiku-Masamune Skin Care Emulsion (RM 49.90). The emulsion contains two times more amino acids than toning water. It is not only outstanding in terms of oil content, but also in terms of moisturizing power.

At first pump, I thought the emulsion would be very thick and heavy. It turns out to be pretty light and non-greasy. However, it took a bit of time for the emulsion to be absorbed into my skin. The emulsion is not only suitable for the face, but it can be comfortably used at areas such as elbows and heels too.

Personally, I felt there are hits and misses on the skin care range of Kiku-Masamune. My personal favourite would have to be the lotion. If your skin is really dry, you may want to consider the lotion in high moist version.

Interested to try out this sake skin care from Japan? Kiku-Masamune is now available at selected AEON Wellness and SaSa stores. Do check them out as their prices are really reasonable!

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