MOCHI HADA™ Bioferment Essence (Advanced Hydration)


Mochi Hada (もち肌) means “rice cake skin” in Japanese. If someone says you have mochi hada, it’s a compliment and it refers to having soft, plump and bouncy skin.  

Essence (often referred to as lotion in Japan) is not comparable to what we call toners in the UK, and it has a distinct role and is considered essential in the Japanese skincare philosophy, often applied in multiple layers whilst patting the face. Formulated with biotechnology, this essence is full of breakthrough ingredients to help restore and boost hydration, giving the skin back its original glow. It prepares your skin for the following steps (moisturiser, spf etc).

  • Bio-fermented Rice (Sake), Shiitake & Reishi Mushrooms
  • Niacinamide 5% (Vitamin B3)
  • Panthenol (Provitamin B5)
  • Prebiotics
  • Allantoin
  • Hyaluronic Acid (7 different molecular weights for superior skin moisturisation)

More info about the key ingredients below.

✔︎ pH Balanced       ✔︎ Biotechnology    
✔︎ Vegan       ✔︎ Cruelty Free       ✔︎ Eco Refills

Fragrance - Unscented.

Key ingredients

Bio-fermented Rice (Sake) Extract - Japanese Sake brewer’s secret: Sake (酒) is more than just a popular beverage. Sake master brewers (杜氏) are renowned for their soft and beautiful hands. A miraculous mold called Kōji-kin (麹菌) has been a foundation for the fermenting food culture of Japan, and it is also at the heart of sake making process. Kōji is packed with enzymes, amino acids and vitamins that are known to be the source for nourishing and hydrating the skin. Legend has it that their youthful hands come from frequently dipping them into fermented rice during the sake fermentation process. As a result, fermented rice has been incorporated into Japanese skincare over generations.

Bio-fermented Shiitake & Reishi Mushroom Extracts - Mushrooms have long been held in high regard by Asian culture. In Japan, it is now one of the most popular sources of dietary protein. It is also rich in fiber, and a wide array of vitamins and minerals includ­ing germanium. Shiitake has been found to have anti-fungal, anti-tumor, immune-regulating, anti-viral, and anti-cholesterol effects. This is known to help increase the cellular turnover rate of the stratum corneum, increase hydration and skin firmness. Reishi mushroom extract contains a high content of polysaccharides, responsible for the skin’s natural ability to hydrate and retain water, and which are also imperative for skin repair and renewal. They're full of beta-glucans, which means they can help fend off environmental stressors and offer up some serious anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, the reishi mushroom extract can offer more skin benefits such as reducing skin inflammation, puffiness and free radical damage, while also promoting cell regeneration. Mushrooms are magic.

Niacinamide 5% (Vitamin B3) - An ingredient worthy of your attention and your skin will love you for using it, because of its versatility for almost any skin care concern and skin type. It is especially well-known for its brightening properties that promote a balanced and even skin tone, and reduce the look of redness, dark spots and dark circles under the eyes. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-acne properties and helps to strengthen our skin barrier. Great for both dry skin and oily skin, as they can help to control sebum production as well as prevent water loss. It is a vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly minimize enlarged pores, tighten lax pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines, diminish dullness, and strengthen a weakened surface. Niacinamide also reduces the impact of environmental damage because of its ability to improve skin’s first defence barrier. Studies show that the optimal % of Niacinamide for maximum effectiveness is 4-5%.

Panthenol (Provitamin B5) - Deeply hydrates the skin, helping to prevent the skin's moisture loss whilst improving skin's elasticity and softness. This ingredient is valued in skin and hair care for its moisturising properties. However, the influence of panthenol on the tissue repair process together with its anti-inflammatory properties also make it ideal for soothing sensitive or irritated skin.

Prebiotics - To feed and balance out the skin’s natural microbiome, sebum and pH. Microbiome is another term for the naturally found good bacteria either on a surface of the skin or in the gut. We are obsessed with microbiomes.

Hyaluronic Acid (​​Sodium Hyaluronate) - As a gold standard in skin moisturization, hyaluronic acid is known to provide varying degrees of benefits depending upon its molecular weight. This product is uniquely formulated with 7 different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid for superior moisturization. Each molecular weight is expertly chosen to optimize hydration to the different layers of the skin. This wonder ingredient is a driving force for moisturized skin, being a key component to the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) and the dermis’ extracellular matrix.

Allantoin - Used in skin care products for its soothing and tissue growth stimulant properties. Acts as an emollient that keeps your skin moisturized and prevents dryness and irritation.

Wasabi Ferment Extract - well known as the pungent green accompaniment to Sushi. Wasabi is widely thought to have powerful antimicrobial properties. This ingredient is produced by grinding the fresh roots of the indigenous Japanese plant, wasabia japonica. It is also a natural antioxidant.

How to use

Sprinkle a generous amount into palms, then press gently into the skin. For best results, use after Life Water Preparation Mist.  

Use morning and night.  


Aqua, Niacinamide, Lactobacillus/Ganoderma lucidum extract/Lentinus edodes extract ferment, Glycerin, Butylene glycol, Propanediol, Sorbitol, Betaine, Inulin, Panthenol, Lactobacillus/Wasabia japonica root ferment extract, Rice ferment filtrate, Allantoin, Salix nigra bark extract, Hydrolyzed soy protein, Alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, Panicum miliaceum seed extract, Evodia rutaecarpa fruit extract, Lactobacillus ferment, Corn gluten amino acids, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycogen, Proline, Sodium hyaluronate, Spiraea ulmaria extract, Hydrolyzed lupine seed extract, Hydrolyzed adansonia digitata seed extract, Leuconostoc/ radish root ferment filtrate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium benzoate, Tannic acid, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid, Caprylyl glycol, Benzoic acid.


- For external use only.
- Avoid contact with eyes.
- Keep out of reach of children. Not suitable for children under 3yrs.
- If you suffer from any allergies please read the ingredient list carefully to be sure that the ingredients are appropriate for your personal use.
- Patch test if you think you might be sensitive to any of the ingredients.
- If irritation occurs discontinue use and seek medical advice.
- Results may vary from person to person.
- Handle glass carefully.
- Please recycle packaging after use.

Storage:  Store in a cool dry place.  

NOTE: We describe and promote our products in good faith. The information provided about the beneficial properties of all of our products are derived from the use and characteristics commonly attributed to it, it is not a substitute for professional medical advice and care. If you have specific needs, it is advisable to consult and seek the opinion from your GP.  

Please be aware that product colour, texture and volume variations occur occasionally, and naturally as part of the handmade manufacturing process and nature of the raw plant ingredients we use.


Deliveries are still experiencing some delays due to COVID-19 for some international orders. The status is changing everyday depending on the country. We regret to inform you that postage costs have increased across the board - unfortunately this was outside of our control.

Shipment processing time
All orders are processed within 1-3 business days. Orders are not shipped or delivered on weekends or bank holidays.

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FREE UK delivery on all orders above £50
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Rest of the World (below 2kgs)
Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed (7-21 working days)

We are currently not shipping to Europe due to the effect of Brexit. Please get in touch for more info.



Q. Does Face Food contain SPF?
No. We recommend wearing SPF every day on the face. You can layer it on top of Face Food or use Face Food as a night cream.

Q. I have allergies, can I use Face Food?
Sometimes, essential oils can cause irritation on the skin as they are so powerful. Having said this, we only use 0.8% which is under the standard percentage. We made this decision with sensitive skin in mind. If you have hyper sensitive skin, please consult with your dermatologist or GP.

Is Face Food safe to use during pregnancy?
The combined total of the essential oils are low (at 0.8%) and none of the oils used is medically contraindicated in pregnancy. That said, our view is that one should always be led by the nose - ie if you don't like the smell of something it is probably best to avoid using it - from an experiential perspective rather than a safety one. It is always safest to consult with your GP.

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