Sake is even more bomb than you thought! The fermented rice wine is the key to some of聽Japan鈥檚 most-treasured聽beauty secrets. Known聽for treating skincare聽problems聽like dullness, uneven texture, and hyperpigmentation,聽sake continues to wow in lines聽like聽Tatcha and SK-II. 鈥淪ake is known as an exfoliant, removing the dead cells from the top layer of your skin,鈥 says NYC-based plastic surgeon Melissa Doft. 鈥淚t also has聽Kojic acid in it due to the fermentation process, which decreases melanin in your skin, lightening and evening out your complexion. [Finally,] it聽has prolin and glutamic acid which are known to hydrate the skin.鈥 Shop one of the聽13 sake-derived beauty products below聽for a glow that鈥檚聽beyond belief.

1. Boscia Sake Cleansing Water ($30): Clear away makeup and grime using this聽milky, no-rinse solution. The聽top-rated beauty bathes聽skin in聽the nutrients of unfiltered sake and exfoliates with glycolic acid.

2. 100% Pure Fermented Rice Water Cleanser ($32):聽This lightweight, organic, and vegan cleanser truly does it all. It brightens, exfoliates, and softens skin, sending聽enzymes, nutrients, and nature鈥檚 best skin-balancers straight into your mug.

3. Kensington Apothecary Sak茅 Skin Detox Tonic ($20):聽Reverse dark circles and fatigue that can come聽from sugar overload (AKA glycation). Fight back using this detoxifying tonic,聽powered by our favorite beverage.

4. Yuri Pibu Cellum Amaid Essence ($38):聽Applying this essence after your toner helps brighten your聽skin stat.

5. Skinfood Peach Sake Pore Serum ($16):聽Ulta-shoppers go gaga for聽this magnifying and pore-minimizing serum. Vitamins A and C, as well as silica powder, help to keep oil production on lock.

6. My Skin Mentor Dr. G Crystal Deep Peeling ($28):聽This powerful, caffeine-infused exfoliator won鈥檛 irritate skin. However, it will rid you of old, dead skin cells when you peel it off, leaving a聽moisturized聽complexion in its wake.

7. Neogen Dermalogy Rice Peel & Activator Sake ($33):聽Two-step your way to perfect skin using this sake-activated peel system by Neogen. The powerful combo is best used weekly to prevent over-exfoliation.

8. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mask ($12 each):聽Fans of Tatcha鈥檚 cult-favorite聽facial mist need to try their聽brand new sheet mask. The super hydrating mask contains the聽patented Hadasei-3 complex and a lightweight rice germ oil for conditioning.

9. SK-II Signs Eye Mask ($150 for six):聽These pricey patches for your peepers keep selling out for a reason 鈥 because they brighten under-eyes like no other. Dark circles don鈥檛 stand a chance against the power of Pitera, the luxury skincare line鈥檚 patented sake-derived powerhouse.

10. Sabbatical Beauty Sake & Fermented Rice Sleeping Pack ($60):聽Applied as the last step in your nighttime聽beauty regimen, this sleeping pack works like magic overnight. You鈥檒l wake up to a moisturized, brightened聽face by morning.

11. HydroPeptide Spot Correction Acne Eliminating Treatment ($38): When your skin acts up,聽spot-treat using聽this聽lactic acid, colloidal sulfur, and Canadian willowherb serum. Meanwhile, the rice ferment filtrate it contains protects your skin from unwanted elements thanks to聽powerful antioxidants.

12. Fresh Sake Bath ($82):聽Taken directly from the geisha鈥檚 traditional sake bath, this luxurious soak is hard to keep stocked. The softness of your聽skin will be totally worth it.

13. Billy Jealousy Sake Bomb Body Moisturizer ($36):聽You need to try this exfoliating and conditioning body lotion that stimulates the collagen production of your skin. It鈥檚 the (sake) bomb.

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