Japan beauty secret #1: Rice bran radiance

19 Feb

We loved our beauty trip to Japan. Not only did we meet with some FABULOUS brands (we can’t wait to debut the ones we cherry-picked out of dozens upon dozens of truly wonderful brands), we learned a thing or two about beauty tips passed on through thousands of years of women seeking a perfect complexion.

We’ll share pictures and all that we learned in bite-size pieces.

To begin with, wanted to share about how incredible rice bran is for the skin.


Rice bran wash (komenuka) is heralded as the Japanese women’s “common sense” beauty ingredient for centuries. Rice bran is rich in Vitamin B and Vitamin E that includes tocopherols and tocotrienols. It gently exfoliates while hydrating and promotes cellular turnover. Additionally, it naturally clears dark spots.

We tried a few different nuka (rice bran) products and LOVED how our skin felt after this timeless ingredient went to work on our face. Post to come on specific rice bran products and a ranking of which we loved most.

We are going to HAVE to add a few rice bran products to our lineup for you…we know you’ll love this incredible beauty ingredient passed on through generations as much as we love it!

On that note, off to bed so that I could fully enjoy my last week in Korea after many months here of beauty-hunting. Soaking in all that I can before heading back to NY!


ps- wanted to clarify per a question on this blog…the rice bran tips I’m referencing in this entry is about using it to wash the face (versus eating it).

4 Responses to “Japan beauty secret #1: Rice bran radiance”

  1. freedomstump February 20, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    wait, do you eat the rice or wash your face with it?

    • Peach & Lily February 21, 2013 at 9:58 am #

      good question! I should clarify that in my blog entry (will do that right now). rice bran works wonders when you actually wash your face with it!

      • freedomstump February 22, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

        do you mix any thing with it like water?

      • Peach & Lily February 25, 2013 at 11:17 am #

        Hi there, yes, it works well with water! So a quick DIY trick is to take rice bran and put it in a loosely woven cotton bag (or even a tea bag) and tie the whole thing up. Then taking the whole bag and dipping it in water and then rubbing it gently on the face will work wonders. Hope this was helpful! Let me know if you have any other questions, always happy to talk all things beauty!

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