A face mask made from sediment left over from a sake brewer in Queenstown has been made available for the first time.

The beauty product is predominantly made from an ingredient called “sake kasu”. This is the sediment, or lees, left over from the process of making sake, a Japanese wine famously made from rice.

“Sake kasu has loads of nice minerals,” explains 39-year-old Miki Tameishi?, a qualified massage therapist and owner of Wellington’s Hana Akari, who mixes the mudpack herself.