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Rice(Latin: Oryza sativa)
Rice has been used since the 16th century by Japanese Geishas to improve their skin appearance and achieve a flawlessly silky, porcelain complexion. Rice has excellent emollient properties and a strong capacity to reinforce the skin's barrier function. Rice oil is rich in B-complex vitamins, vitamin E and gamma oryzanol. Gamma oryzanol, a mixture of sterols and ferulic acids, is a potent antioxidant protecting skin from the UV damage. It also has skin brightening properties. Phytosterols from the rice oil promote skin elasticity and keep the skin hydrated, soft, smooth and supple.
Zelens uses rice in many formulations.