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The Skin Benefits of Beer, Wine, Vodka and Saké

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Your beauty routine should be a safe, calming and luxurious experience. Taking care of your skin is extremely important, which is why at Intoxicating Beauty, we make it our priority to only provide high-quality, safe, and non-toxic ingredients. All of our ingredients are non-toxic, natural or organic and cruelty-free. We also pride ourselves in only using natural fragrance for our entire line.

We take these ingredient standards, though, and take them to the next level. Our line uniquely offers products inspired by and formulated with wine, spirits, sake, and craft brew, nourishing even the most sensitive of skin. As opposed to “bad” alcohol ingredients, these ingredients are not only safe for your skin, but they provide amazing beauty benefits, too.

These star ingredients have been used in other countries for centuries, so we think it’s time for you to try them for yourself now. Keep reading to learn the amazing skin benefits of beer, vodka, wine and saké.

Holding natural hops using both hands.
Photo by Anton Mukhin

Beer

Want to feel like a modern Cleopatra? It’s believed that women of ancient Egypt and Rome took beer baths as part of their beauty routine to help keep their skin smooth, clear and hydrated. Beer (and beer extract) is full of B vitamins that work to clear your skin of acne while adding a natural radiance to your skin (hence the name Radiance on Tap!). Hops, used in beer, possess potent anti-inflammatory qualities for the skin that can lessen scarring. Hops is a great source of antioxidants, offers antibacterial qualities, and can help with fighting against free-radicals to protect your skin’s glow. The yeast contained in beer is a great source of B vitamins, protein, magnesium, iron, and zinc which are beneficial to the skin and assist with promoting healthy aging.

Intoxicating Beauty Beautitini Salt Emollient Twist.
Beautitini Salt Emollient Twist Face & Body Polish

Vodka

Used for centuries in Europe for its beauty benefits, vodka is full of purifying beauty benefits. Vodka has natural antiseptic and astringent properties, which purify, balance and tone skin, as well as control excess sebum production in those with oily skin types. Rather than using an alcohol-based toner that can dry out your skin, use vodka-based products as a purifying alternative. It can also help snap your skin into shape by firming and tightening it in all the right places.

Grapes in a vineyard
Photo by Teresa Norvell

Wine

Wine has amazing benefits for the entire body, especially your heart, but its beauty benefits can’t be ignored. Red wine is packed with antioxidants like flavonoid, resveratrol and tannin, protecting your skin from premature aging and keeping it elastic. Red wine has natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It’s purifying properties makes it a sought-after ingredient for detoxifying congested, stressed complexions. Red wine also contains a natural form of AHAs, purifying your skin, clearing the skin, and preventing further irritation/inflammation. The polyphenols in red wine work to brighten your complexion, while amino acids refresh your skin, leaving you with a healthy glow.

Woman looking at a rice field while holding onto her hat
Photo by Nikkolia

Saké

Saké is an often-overlooked spirit, offering amazing benefits for your skin. Kojic acid, a natural by-product of the saké fermentation process, is similar to a natural bleaching agent. This natural and gentle ingredient is a safer way to effectively brighten dull, tired skin and remove dark spots. Saké contains Proline and Glutamic Acid, amino acids that are known to condition and hydrate the skin making for a baby soft complexion from the inside out. Saké acts as a natural astringent, working to reduce inflammation, tighten your pores, and prevent acne. Using saké products in your beauty routine leaves you with brightened, clearer skin you’ll want to brag about.

After using Intoxicating Beauty products, the only thing that will be intoxicated is your senses. Indulge yourself in these alcohol-inspired products for brightened, purified, hydrated, and clear skin from head to toe.

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