Rice Bran Oil extracterd from the thin bran coating of brown rice. And its extensively used in many Asian countries like Korea, China, Taiwan and some of Europe (LUSH cosmetics also use Rice bran oil for its products). And in Japan it calls “Komenuka” or as the “Heart Oil” because of its many cardiovascular benefits.
Rice bran oil has mostly omega-6 fatty acids, which are great for skin. Japan has used Rice bran oil for centuries as it has a reputation for helping skin to resist wrinkling.
The main benefit of rice bran oil to the skin is its wonderful deep-moisturizing capability. This is due to its combination of vitamin E and fatty acids, which go deep into skin to improve its ability to hold onto hydration. It’s recommended as an alternative to the popular lanolin for helping to soothe irritable and “alligator” skin, so keep plenty of skin cream with rice bran oil around for those cold, harsh winter months.
Concerned if you have oily skin? Try it anyway. Rice bran oil is light and penetrates easily, so it’s not likely to increase the oiliness of your skin.
With all its natural components, rice bran oil is considered an anti-aging secret in Japan. It’s actually a high compliment to tell a Japanese woman that she is a “rice bran beauty.” The natural vitamin E plus vitamin B help increase elasticity while maintaining hydration, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Rice bran oil also contains “squalane,” which is a natural organic compound that helps with the synthesis of cholesterol and vitamin D in the human body, and is also a natural fat produced by human skin cells. By helping to replenish our supply of squalane, rice bran oil helps the skin naturally regenerate itself, leading to younger, fresher looking skin.
The benefits don’t stop there! Rice bran oil has a slight anti-melanin property that helps protect from the sun and brighten skin, helping to face dark spots and smooth skin tone. Antioxidants like beta-carotene and lycopene protect from free radical damage, and enzymes like CoQ10 infuse the skin with active components that help it maintain its youthful glow.
Due to its Vitamin E compound, makes Rice bran oil a natural Sunscreen, vitamin E also fading of scar tissue and improving general conditions of the skin.
We deliver Rice Bran oil in our MICCA beauty Apothecary Olive Series
Just try rice bran oil in these two products for 4-6 weeks, and see how your skin responds. You’re likely to notice softer, smoother, healthier looking skin that has a more even tone.