Sea Rose Softening Essence-4oz
Always formulated for maximum results without irritation
Dehydration is the #1 Skin Condition
Brighter skin in a bottle! Our plumping skin softener uses enzymes and amino acids from fermented rice water (Sake) to brighten, hydrate, plump, and deeply soften skin. A toner and gel hydrator in one, this quintessential essence is pH balancing and delivers nourishing topical hydration and fermented nutrients. Skin channels are flushed with hydration, creating a pathway that deliver following treatments deeper, amplifying their effectiveness. Constant hydration and nutrients allow your skin to glow and remain plump and pliable. Proper cell function is stimulated. Antioxidant-enriched formula helps neutralize environmental aggressors. Skin must be kept hydrated at all times.
+ Niacinamide tones and firms skin, great for targeting pores.
+ Licorice Root extract soothes and brightens skin.
+ Sodium Hyaluronate molecule holds 1,000 times its weight in water to help skin retain moisture. This acid is a skin revitalizer and helps with wound healing, so if you have acne, this ingredient will help prevent scarring.
+ Fermented rice water moisturizes skin and brightens dark spots. Sake is rich in enzymes, amino acids, malic acid, minerals and vitamins to deeply soften, nourish and give your skin a healthier glow.
Our selection of botanicals help soothe, hydrate, soften, heal, and protect your skin. This blend promotes healthy, vibrant, younger looking skin, so everyone will want to use it. We have included the botanicals with the best anti-aging and skin rejuvenating properties.
* Natural isoflavones stimulate metabolic activity due to aging.
* Serum-strength ingredients nourish and firm skin - contains four moisturizing factors - vitamins, organic acids, amino acids and minerals - to help improve and balance your natural tone and texture, leading to beautifully smooth and glowing skin.
* Hydrating aromatic 'skin water' instantly doubles skin's natural moisture content.
* Enhances the effectiveness of additional skin care products.
This is one of the most important steps in your skin care regimen. In order for skin to repair itself with it's innate healing ability, it must be kept HYDRATED. Toners and Hydrators balance your skin's pH and helps keep pore debris softened to minimize the appearance of large pores. The #1 skin condition is dehydrated skin but is also the easiest to correct. For irritated or inflamed skin, pat and massage in the essence and then roll with a chilled roller.
Refrigeration recommended. Use this essence daily in the morning and evening after cleansing. Sprinkle the essence into palms of hands or use a cotton pad to gently sweep across the face and neck, lightly patting your skin until the essence is fully absorbed.Applying a second layer delivers best results. For puffy eyes, take chilled essence on round cotton pads, cover eyes, and lie down for a few minutes.
Organically Grown or Wildcrafted Ingredients
Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment, Niacinamide, Algae Extract, Licorice Root Extract, Green Tea Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Vera, Gingko Biloba Extract, Gotu Kola Extract, Mushroom Extract, Seaweed Extract, Sodium PCA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Silk Amino Acids, Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sweet Orange Oil, Rose Oil, Jasmine Oil, Vanilla Oil.
Faintly scented with aromatherapy oils
Appropriate for all skin types
Why Rice Water, an Age-Old Skin Care Ingredient, Is Having a Moment
We all know rice has been a staple in the diets of East Asian cultures for centuries. However, for almost as long, rice water and bran have also served a role in cosmetic hair and skin treatments. With more and more Western interest in the ingredient and K-beauty brands releasing products that harness its powers, weíre breaking down exactly what it is, what it does, and why it works. Read below to discover the history and benefits of this superstar skin and hair care ingredient.
The historic benefits of rice water
Although it feels like itís just been recently that rice water has been popularized in mainstream skin care products, East Asian women have been reaping its cosmetic benefits for centuries. Most notably are the Japanese court ladies during the Heian Period (794-1185). These women were famed for hair that was so long and healthy it reached to the floor. Historians have discovered that the court ladies used rice water extract, or Yu-Su-Ru, to comb their hair each day.
For centuries following, women in Japan, China, and Korea have been harnessing the power of rice water for hair and skin. For example, the Yao women of Huangluo Village in China still cleanse their hair with fermented rice water. The women boast and average hair length of about 6 feet and donít develop grey hairs until theyíre in their late 80s. A scientific study in 2010 on this hair care practice revealed that washing hair with rice water decreased surface friction and increased elasticity, resulting in hair that stayed stronger and healthier for longer.
The ingredients in rice water
Aside from hair care, rice water, particularly fermented rice water, also boasts numerous benefits for the skin. Left to ferment, rice water becomes a veritable anti-aging elixir. Itís rich in minerals, antioxidants, B and E vitamins, and traces of pitera. These minerals and antioxidants help to purify and smooth the skin, working to minimize fine lines and decrease the appearance of pores. Pitera is a natural byproduct of the fermentation process.
Naturally fermented rice water contains a similar form of pitera that offers many of the same benefits. It helps to boost cell regeneration, keeping the skin bright and supple. Sourced correctly, rice waters and bran oils also contain linoleic acids, which are fatty acids that offer anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties which help to keep skin soft and supple. Rice bran can also be refined and used as a gentle exfoliator. Not only does this sweep away dead skin cells, but the rich vitamins and minerals in the rice bran help to leave the skin brighter, softer, and more supple than many other exfoliating ingredients.
Rice itself is full of vitamins, amino acids, and minerals that can brighten, tighten, and soften your skin, and once converted into rice water these benefits remain intact. Rice can be fermented using koji mold, which contains kojic acid; this acid provides many cosmetic benefits to be enjoyed by your skin. Rice is an all-natural food source that provides many advantages to your health, and weíll be taking an in-depth dive into how this humble, cultivated grass can be incorporated into your natural skin care routine.
Itís clear that rice has a place not only on your dinner table, but also in your beauty regimen. Time tested over centuries, and carefully refined in modern skincare, rice can help tackle many pressing skin and hair concerns. So, whether you use it as a hair rinse or let your skin soak up the benefits of a rice mask, your skin and hair will love the benefits of this star ingredient.