ABOUT O R I Z É E“Unleash the power in the rice grain and experience fresh, clear luminous skin.”
The First Canadian Natural Gluten Free Artisan Skin care line created with the enzymatic power of SakeKasu and uniquely formulated to maximize skin performance.
- Promotes collagen production
- Brightens the skin
- Offers nourishment
THE PERFECT FOOD
The humble rice grain has been a nutritious staple around the world for thousands of years. Rice grain contains the three main minerals required for human life (potassium, magnesium and calcium), it also contains a broad spectrum of Vitamins (including Vitamin B and Vitamin E), and has an impressive protein profile. Rice contains all of the eight main amino acids are found in rice and in perfect proportion. These eight amino acids are required to support human health. Therefore, rice is the perfect food.
THE PERFECT SKIN FOOD
Rice has a legendary history as a beauty treatment. For thousands of years, Japanese women have known and practiced the secrets of rice for ageless skin. Women who were complimented as “nuka bijin” (rice bran beauties) were recognized for their flawless and timeless beauty. In fact, all those who worked with rice; from harvesting the grain to making sake, have been renowned for their smooth, young skin. It is no surprise that science is now backing up these claims.
WHAT IS SAKEKASU?
SakeKasu is the fermented rice paste that remains after the Sake has been pressed. Nutrient dense and probiotic, it is one of the most bioavailable foods in the world. The health and beauty benefits of Sake have long been known, and it is only recently that scientists have discovered the potent power of SakeKasu as a food, a medicine and an anti-aging treatment.
HERE`S WHY AND HOW IT WORKS? WHAT IS ENZYMATIC SKIN CARE
The initial process of sake-making utilizes beneficial bacteria (koji spores) which catalyze the powerful enzyme known as Diastase. This enzymatic reaction converts rice starch into maltose (a type of sugar), preparing it for fermentation. The application of Aspergillus oryzae (yeast) then initiates fermentation. Fermentation results in the production of Protease. Protease is an enzyme that breaks down protein molecules, turning them into bioavailable food known as SakeKasu. Protease enzyme frees vitamins and releases powerful antioxidants found in the rice grain. SakeKasu contains powerful antioxidants such as squalene, kojic acid and succinic acid. As a bioavailable food, it’s deeply nourishing to the skin and also assists in cell renewal. The Protease enzyme gently dissolves the protein found in surface skin cells, promoting a healthy renewal process. SakeKasu and its antioxidants also act by interfering with the body’s production of L-Tyrosinase, a natural enzyme that produces melanin, effectively brightening the complexion and lightens age spots as the skin cells turn over.
Rice contains many minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins. This super food not only nourishes the body, but also the skin. Because of its bioavailable delivery, powerful nutrition to the skin is delivered encouraging glowing skin.
MOISTURE & COLLAGEN RENEWAL
Rice, and in particular SakeKasu, play a restorative role in skin health and beauty. The fermentation of rice frees the amino acids and fatty acids through enzymatic action to effectively absorb through the outer layer of the epidermis; thereby substantially increasing skin moisture and supporting collagen production. The lipids in rice, known as Gamma- oryzanol (Rice Bran oil), are the only substance to stimulate sebum by topical application. This makes it extremely valuable as an anti-aging moisture retention agent.
When the skin produces pigmentation, melanin is activated by an enzyme called Tyrosinase. SakeKasu interferes with Tyrosinase and stops the overproduction of melanin. As the epidermis sloughs off, the skin gradually brightens and freckles and age spots fade.
ANTIOXIDANT AND SUN PROTECTION
SakeKasu contains three powerful antioxidants: Succinic acid, Kojic Acid and Squalene. All three help eliminate free radicals and are known for their youth preserving, skin brightening and cell rejuvenating properties. Combined with three forms of natural Vitamin E and Ferulic acid (a natural UV absorber) in the rice grain, the Orizée Natural Skincare line plays an important role in sun protection.