BEAUTY WORLD TOUR: CHIDORIYA RICE BRAN WASH
I've always been fascinated by Japanese beauty rituals, some of which are still rooted in traditions of the geisha and kabuki. So when I heard about the skincare brand Chidoriya, from Daily Candy's Best in Beauty round-up (they named the brown-sugar-based Chidoriya soap tops), I knew I had to try this under-the-radar line. While I wasn't ready to try the Nightingale Droppings cleanser (and frankly, I don't know if I ever will be; but apparently, the treatment is all the rage at the top spas), I was all over the Rice Bran Wash. Dubbed the Japanese woman's "common sense" beauty treatment, this exfoliating formula based on pure rice bran powder has been around since before the dawn of facial soap. It's rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E, so it sloughs away dryness to reveal moisturized, glowy skin. And it really does. My skin has never been so soft, smooth and dewy-looking. While it's recommended to put the powder inside little cotton cloth bags, I used the cleanser on its own as a paste mixed with water, and had excellent results (though the treatment did feel a little rough and gritty without a buffer in between). This is seriously one of the best products, with immediate, visible results, that I've tried in a while.
This is the first installment of Beauty World Tour, where we travel far and wide to bring your the best beauty brands from around the world.
Posted by Sugarshock at 9:32 AM on July 23 2008
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Chidoriya Komenuka / Rice Bran Wash