Japanese Shiro Nuka Rice Bran Skin Revitalizer & Sash Bag

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Time-tested skincare regimen, virtually unchanged since 8th century "Heian" period.

Apply the Japanese traditional way, or use as a brightening face wash. You can also apply it as a rejuvenating facial mask. See below for how-to.

Made from nutrient-rich germ and inner bran (aleurone) of Japanese rice — and nothing else.

Soft texture. Calming aroma of natural rice.

For all skin types, including dry, sensitive skin. 

❤ Cleanse and hydrate

❤ Improve skin texture and tone

❤ Brighten complexion and reduce blemishes

❤ Diminish fine lines and wrinkles

❤ Soothe inflammatory conditions

Comes with two fine-mesh "sarashi" cotton applicator sash bags.

Also available in Economy Pack.

Pure • Natural • Cruelty-free

No additives, preservatives, colorings or fragrances. Not tested on animals.

Ingredients: 100% germ and bran of Japanese rice (Oryza sativa japonica)
Net Weight: 130 grams
Includes: Two sarashi cotton sash bags
Product of Japan

How to Use

❤ Apply the Japanese Traditional Way

How to care for skin with rice bran and "sarashi" cotton sash bagYou will be applying Shiro Nuka with a sash bag (2 included).

  1. Fill one sash bag and knead in 4 cups of lukewarm water.
  2. Apply to face and neck in slow, circular motions. Start from T-zone and move out.
  3. Apply to hands, arms, and elbows as you wish.
  4. Use the milky-white water to wash face, neck, hands, and arms.
  5. Rinse with clear, lukewarm water.
  6. Rinse bag and hang dry.

❤ Use as Face Wash

Mix one tablespoon in 4 cups of lukewarm water. Wash face and neck with the mixture. Rinse well.

❤ Mix with Your Soap or Cleanser

Mix a small amount (less than 1/4 teaspoon) into the lather with fingertips. Wash and rinse face as usual.

❤ Apply as Facial Mask

Mix two flat teaspoons with lukewarm water to make a paste. Apply evenly on face. Leave for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well.

About Shiro Nuka

We make our Shiro Nuka exclusively from the germ and inner bran layer (aleurone) of Japanese rice (diagram in the picture gallery.) Rice germ and aleurone weight only about 6% of the weight of the entire grain but account for over 80% of its nutrients.

Shiro Nuka's Gamma-oryzanol antioxidant brightens skin by suppressing melanin production, combats dryness and soothes inflammatory skin conditions. Its "super vitamin E" Tocotrienols fight damage caused by free radicals. B-complex vitamins promote new skin growth and mitigate the effects of aging.

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  • 5

    Posted by Louise on 8th Jul 2018

    The whole experience of opening my parcel from Wawaza was truly joyful! The box itself looked like a gift box, white cardboard with cute stickers on it (alongside the usual customs). On opening it I found layers of delicately cut packaging, closed with beautiful washi tape. The tape even had the ends folded back for ease of opening! Each item was individually and carefully wrapped. Even the order form was folded carefully. What a nice change from the usual experience of items thrown carelessly into plastic bags to arrive damaged. I was sent free samples of oil and tea, which I am looking forward to trying. The product itself smells amazing, was easy to use, had a wonderful little instruction leaflet with clear steps and pictures. The bags are perfect for use and easy to clean. I've only tried it once but my skin felt amazing afterward. I have stress eczema on my hands and this felt much better after using the product, the redness had mostly calmed down and it was not sore. I also felt very calm after the whole ritual which can only help as well. The order arrived in super quick time, I ordered something from the UK on the same day as this and they both arrived in the same post! Very efficient service. I will definitely keep using this product and ordering items from the company. Very impressed. Arigato gozaimasu

  • 5
    Awesome product!

    Posted by Anonymous customer on 6th May 2018

    Started the facial wash a few days ago. And 3rd day onwards my skin felt more hydrated. Love the smell of the wash and the feel of my skin now! Thanks for the gift too! Can’t wait to try out more wawaza products.

  • 5
    Mild and natural yet effective

    Posted by Cristina E. on 16th Mar 2018

    I have now ordered my third batch of Shiro Nuka. After having tried other products (chemical / harsher on the skin) for skin brightening I am happy to have found Shiro Nuka. I use Shiro Nuka daily, mornings and evenings, my skin is brighter and spots have gradually faded away. Mornings, I mix it with water and massage onto face for about 30 seconds. Evenings I do the same but keep on face for longer (5 mins or so). In the evening, after applying the Shiro Nuka mask and rinsing I apply pearl powder mixed with rice bran oil and leave overnight. Not sure which ingredient is the more potent, but routinely combining these three products from wawaza (shiro nuka, pearl powder and rice bran oil) into my daily routine has drastically improved the appearance of my skin. EXTEMELY pleased with the results!

  • 5
    perfect skin soothener

    Posted by petra on 4th Aug 2017

    I am using this for several weeks, and it makes my skin even, spots disappeared and my skin feels more healthy - the scent is natural "ricey" I like it and recommend it.

  • 4
    Noticed a difference with one usage

    Posted by Mallory Stevens on 12th Apr 2017

    I received a sample of the rice bran powder with a purchase of the Funori powder and Aya camellia oil. I filled a sachet with the powder, swished it through lukewarm water and gently massaged my skin as recommended. I then splashed the cloudy lukewarm rice water over my skin and gently patted my face. My face was immediately more soft and smooth. The results held til the next morning. I was thrilled. I refrained from giving five stars because my experience is based on one usage. I plan on ordering a full batch though.

  • 5
    Best Skincare for Me

    Posted by NutmegsMom on 24th Feb 2017

    I have used many skincare lines, even organic, but this is the best skincare for my skin. I'm Native American and Japanese, mature skin, combination, with hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores. I also have a skin condition I'm working on with diet. This Nuka is gentle yet effective in cleansing and mildly exfoliating with just the use of my fingertips. I've not used the traditional sash method or the bowl method. Instead, I mix a paste and apply it directly to my skin. On some days I wash first with the sample rice bran soap I received from Wawaza, then apply a thin paste and gently cleanse with circular motions, from forehead to decollete, and on other days I'll just use a thicker paste, gently massage, then shower it off. My regimen now consists of Nuka, Rice Bran Oil (Bijin) mixed with the nacre here, then a few items for other issues (skin issue and SPF 15 organic cream) My skin is no longer sensitive (no synthetics!) and has calmed down. My skin issue is unnoticeable, and I no longer endure the symptoms, and my pores are CLEAN. The combination of the nacre and Bijin after Nuka is key for my skincare health. Thanks for a great product!

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous customer on 15th Feb 2017

    I don't know why, but my skin LOVES this product. After every use I can see a huge difference: my skin is smoother, the tone is more even, and it's less shiny. I use it in the evening, and always get compliments on "glowing skin" the next day

  • 5

    Posted by nicole on 20th Nov 2016

    Really a wonderful treatment, in any form used, it’s so softening that makes a unique baby-skin effect! Delicate and soothing cleansing when used with the little sash as face/skin wash, and its fresh rice scent is just adorable, I enjoy it so much particularly when kept on as a mask for 20 mins.

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Ana Rodriguez on 29th Apr 2016

    amazing product! I love how my skin feels after washing with this! amazing!

  • 5
    My skin loves this!

    Posted by Veronica on 18th Jan 2016

    This is a great cleanser. I have sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin, but I have not had a bad reaction to this product. I've used this as a mask, and it brightens my complexion very nicely. My skin feels clean and soft after I've massaged the rice bran on, and it's also really good to use to exfoliate. I highly recommend this. You won't regret it.

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous customer on 12th Nov 2015

    I have used this about every other day for a week, just adding some water and making a paste then lightly rubbing in circles onto my skin for a few minutes. After letting it sit for a bit I wash it off. My skin feels and looks amazing after, especially the next day when I wake up. My pores look clearer and skin tone better. Absolutely recommend!

  • 5
    Very nice

    Posted by Pat Cooney on 3rd Nov 2015

    Great stuff! I love the rice bran powder for scrubbing my skin and it gives my face good PH.