Below fact is well known in Japan,
"Tōji (Sake brewer) their hands are very beautiful light-skinned, no spots, even they are aged."
Why not use this for skin care? Vegetable derived AMAZAKE is safe to use. Let's do it! However, due to containing preservation agent or some additives commercially prepared AMAZAKE aren't recommended.
There are a lot of beauty essence which contains Kojic acid but it's so expensive. Ok, let's make it!
How to make KOME KOJI beauty essence, it's easy to make than AMAZAKE so if you have interested, try it!
- Hot water 60C (140F) - 250ml (8.5fl oz)
- KOME KOJI (Dried) 25g (0.9oz)
- 2 bowls
- Strainer (coffee filters etc.)
- Container to store (don't forget to disinfect!)
2-1) Loosen (break) KOME KOJI carefully
2-2) Dip into hot water 60C (140F) and leave it 3 hours at the room temperature. (Don't use hot water above 70C (158F), enzyme will die.)
2-3) Strain KOME KOJI water
2-4) You can use the filtered substance for SHIO KOJI or SOY KOJI, but also you can use it for facial pack by utilising grinders.
a) Apply it on our face and leave it 10 -15 min.
b) Remove and wash with fresh water
c) Finish with KOJI lotion.
Note: Use in a day it spoils quickly.
Use it for usual lotion. Apply it additional of the areas you concern. And better to facial pack with cotton.
With no preservations added, store in the refrigerator and use before a week. However, if the color or smell have been changed is the time to stop using. Dividing in small pieces, you can also store in the freezer much more longer. To use, defrost naturally.