Best Pick: Kuramoto Bijin Komeyu

Best Pick Kuramoto Bijin Komeyu

If you are searching for beautifully simple facial oils, then this is just about as unadorned as it gets. Kuramoto Bijin’s Komeyu (rice oil) has nothing in it apart from what’s in the title — just cold-pressed, cosmetic-grade Japanese rice bran and germ oils produced by Tonoike Shuzouten, a renowned traditional sake brewery (their sakes have won awards worldwide!).

I like the idea of facial oils but I worry that they will irritate or clog my skin, as many have lots of ingredients added. Simple oils, on the other hand, often seem to have a rather earthy or farm-like smell to them which I find terribly off-putting. This is completely scentless and it works small miracles overnight, leaving me with very plump and glowing skin in the morning! For those with combination-dry skin who want an incredibly simple yet supercharged oil, this one is for you!

Best Pick Kuramoto Bijin Komeyu (bottle)

Rice bran oil is extracted from the outer protective layers of the grain whereas rice germ oil is obtained from the “embryo” of the kernel, and they’re loaded with phytic acid (a vitamin B complex said to stimulate circulation and skin cell renewal), vitamin E, and squalene, which are excellent for the skin. But what is most special is that they contain γ-oryzanol, which is unique to rice oil! γ-oryzanol is a powerful antioxidant, and studies have shown it can soothe irritation, reduce dark spots, and repair UV-induced damage in skin!

As Komeyu is light, it won’t sit heavily on your skin, either. Just one drop mixed in with my lotion or moisturiser, if I feel as though I need an extra little boost. I sometimes like using a few extra drops at night so that I can really massaging it in (I do the Tanaka’s Zogan massage method). It’s also brilliant on dry cuticles!

Best Pick Kuramoto Bijin Komeyu (closeup)

This is a great beauty oil to have about; very simple, but a nourishing, antioxidant, anti-ageing powerhouse. The sturdy dark amber glass bottle protects the lovely oil inside from the damaging effect of UV rays. Overall, marvellous stuff! You can find 60ml of Kuramoto Bijin’s Komeyu online for ¥1,080 (approx. US$10.67) from Amazon Japan. It is also available on Amazon.com for US$16.59+.

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RocMarci
RocMarci
3 years ago

Sorry for spam/2 posts in a row, but when you say “dark spots” what are you referring to exactly? (since you mentioned both dark spots and (post-inflammatory) acne marks in your bihaku post separately I assume they’re not the same).

RocMarci
RocMarci
3 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

I thought so, but when the skin from acne mark heals and renews due to being properly exfoliated, moisturized, hydrated, treated with antioxidant etc. (or what is your recommendation for this if I may ask 🙂 ?) it does eventually turn into a dark spot if I’m not mistaken..

ronny diorama
ronny diorama
3 years ago

Can you describe full ingredient of this oil? I’m on IVF program now, so docter ask me to stop all skincare & cosmetic. Can you suggest any product? My skin is very dry now
I have this oil & I assume that maybe this is the only “save” skincare that I own

RocMarci
RocMarci
3 years ago

Do you have a blog post where you explain your “stance” with oils? This seems cool but it’s not enough economical for body 🙂 Coconut oil is good for my body but it eventually ends on my face either through clothing/pillow etc. as I’ve been getting acne/clogged pores on my face since using it.. I’m not quite sure about the mineral oil as it’s seems quite basic, perhaps there are better options that are a bit richer for the skin. I’ve used jojoba in the past but can’t really remember it being that great at moisturizing and also I’ve read… Read more »

RocMarci
RocMarci
3 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Hmm, yeah I see some people mentioning the bad smell even with cosmetic grade.
Do you possibly know SkinFood (South Korea) company? They seem to have very economical body lotion (14$ for 330mL) and also just “coating” oil, both with grapeseed oil (which is very high in linoleic acid).
Thanks again!

RocMarci
RocMarci
3 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Hm, I have to admit I bought a very generic/basic Western type body cream with added oils (+ it’s very budget/economical) and it has helped by far the most for my severely dry (body) skin – “Fruit of the Earth Blended Cocoa & Shea Body Lotion” – the only issue is that it absorbs very very slowly, probably because of mineral oil it never actually absorbs 100%, very open for any better recommendations in this direction 🙂

Sarah
Sarah
4 years ago

Hi, sorry to trouble you, can you perhaps find us another seller on Rakuten? I’ve been wanting to try this and the Ferment Milk that you also reviewed. But for the past two months that I’ve checked, these two items are always out of stock from this seller and I’ve been checking quite regularly already. Thanks in advanced!

Alysha Johnson
Alysha Johnson
4 years ago

oooh~ rice germ oil… im really intrigued. is there any other way i can search for it on rakuten because the link you gave doesnt ship to the U.S.

irir
irir
5 years ago

Sadly it seems that the Rakuten seller doesn’t ship outside Japan anymore?

Karina Luthfia
Karina Luthfia
5 years ago

where in japan i could get kuramoto bijin products? i’m so interested of this and the ferment milk, my friend is going to japan next week i’d ask him to buy for me

Sarah
Sarah
5 years ago

Rice bran oil and y-oryanol that it contains sounds so interesting. I wonder why it is not more popular in North America. Thanks for introducing this to me! How do you compare rice bran oil to other more mainstream ones like argan or marula oil? Can you also use this on hair?

Sarah
Sarah
5 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Thanks. The argan oil I tried are probably not high quality ones, because I don’t find the smell repulsive at all. I had high hopes for marula, but sadly, I don’t find it does anything special. I keep on hoping to find an oil that would give me that glow that everyone is talking about. Need to try this. Thanks again!

AriSatomi
AriSatomi
5 years ago

this is awesome 😀 I was going to buy some squalene but maybe this would also work

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