Rice - cosmetics
Starch, oil and proteins from rice are currently being used in different cosmetic formulations to treat the skin. Rice starch can be mixed with honey to nourish the skin and can be used in cosmetics to reduce facial 'shine'.
|Image: After the rice has been crushed to a powder, it can be mixed with honey to nourish the skin.|
The oil is used in sun care products to absorb UV-rays as well as in conditioners for hair care and in shower and shampoo products. It is also reported to have moisturising and anti-ageing properties. Extracts containing rice protein are added to hair products to give a feeling of volume and thickness to the hair.