Why Rice Bran Oil is Good for Your Skin?
Rice Bran oil is a good source of Oryzanol, Ferulic Acid and Tocopherols (Vitamin E Complex). These powerful antioxidants are greatly beneficial in preventing skin damage and premature ageing.
The Three Major Antioxidants in Rice Bran Oil
1. Oryzanol (Gamma Oryzanol)
Oryzanol (aka Gamma Oryzanol) is a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound found in Rice Bran oil. It has been reported that it can lower the risk for skin cancer and reduce hyperpigmentation.
2. Ferulic Acid
Ferulic acid is a phytochemical with high antioxidant activities. It helps neutralise free radicals and prevent oxidative stress in the body and skin.
In the previous article, Skin Ageing Process, we know that oxidative stress causes the appearance of signs of ageing such as wrinkles, lines and sagging skin.
Beside the antioxidant activities, Ferulic Acid also has UV protecting and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps prevent UV induced skin damage and reduce skin sensitivity. Therefore, it is beneficial for all skin types including the irritation-prone, sensitive skin.
Ferulic Acid is one of the main ingredients in Bio-Collagen Serum, the award-winning facial serum that I originally formulated for my mum to slow down the signs of ageing, even out skin tone and help restore elasticity.
3. Tocopherols (Vitamin E Complex)
Rice Bran oil contains alpha, beta, gamma and delta-tocopherols; vitamin E complex that possess strong, stable antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Tocopherols protect skin from oxidative stress, sun and other environmental damage.
The Cosmetic and Skincare Uses of Rice Bran Oil
Similar to Cacay oil, Rice Bran oil has soothing and nourishing effects on the skin, yet it has also been reported to help prevent breakouts in acne-prone skin.
Rice Bran oil is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and mature skin. It is one of the ingredients in Bio-Renewal Face Oil. This nourishing yet quickly-absorbed radiance boosting facial oil has been formulated to lock in moisture, nourish and smooth the appearance of skin. It provides an extra protection against dryness, dehydration and environmental stress. It helps strengthen skin barrier function, soothe and calm sensitive skin.
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