- Rice Powder is the refined starch from rice, known as Oryza Sativa. The powder of rice has been used for centuries in the ancient art of Ayurveda, a holistic healing practice.
- It is used as a poultice that soothes inflamed acne and skin ulcerations. It has been used by Asian women in their facial makeup and to wash their skin since the 16th century. It is considered an emollient rich skin treatment.
- In Indonesia, white rice was soaked with spring water until a layer of froth forms on the top of the water. The froth is skimmed off and dehydrated into a powder form. In earlier times, it was noted that field workers would apply the froth to their skin, while working all day in the hot sun, and yet their skin would remain smooth and supple.
- Rice bran has a chemical structure similar to ceramide found in the human skin. It has moisturizing and water retaining effects on the skin and increases the production of collagen for younger looking skin. Japanese farmers have known long before scientists discovered, the healing properties of the rice plant, and the effects it has on skin treatment.