Who would expect that this staple food in more than half of the world’s population also poses a multitude of great benefits for the skin? Not only can this ingredient be used in creating savoury, mouth-watering dishes, but they are perfect for desserts, cakes and so on! Have you guessed it? If you guessed ‘rice’, you are correct!
Across the globe, rice has been cultivated for thousands of years particularly in Asia and it is considered the second most popular grain grown in the world. In Korea, rice has been used in beauty and skin care products to help soothe skin conditions like eczema, improve skin elasticity and brighten the appearance of dull or tired-looking complexion. With an abundance of amino acids, minerals and vitamins, Korean rice skincare works by preventing premature aging signs such as fine lines, wrinkles and loss of skin firmness. In addition, one of the key benefits of incorporating rice skin care products into your daily Korean skincare routine is that it can leave your skin brighter with more even tone, for a naturally healthy-looking glow!
Rice water for skin and rice bran for skin can be incorporated at any stage of your daily beauty routine, to help you achieve that Korean glass skin glow! Consistency is the key in achieving desired results, and you can safely use any rice skin care product as part of your day time or night time routine as they can pair well with almost any other skincare ingredient.
Feed your skin with rice bran oil
Start your skin care routine with a gentle oil-based cleanser to dissolve traces of makeup and impurities, as well as clear out pores to prevent breakouts or clogged pores. THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Bright Rich Cleansing Oil and Rice Water Bright Light Cleansing Oil are made with rice bran oil, which is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids that will leave the skin supple and moisturized even after cleansing. Rice bran for skin can help soften rough, dry patches, reduce inflammation and will not clog pores which make them ideal even for those with sensitive, blemish-prone skin.
If you have oily, combination or normal skin you can go for the light cleansing oil which is less viscous in texture and can help regulate excess sebum. On the other hand if you have dry skin, you can opt for the rich cleansing oil which is denser in texture to leave the skin with a layer of moisture.
Now we can’t just leave your skin looking oily and greasy, can we? Once you have removed the cleansing oil off your face using a cotton pad, follow with THE FACE SHOP Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser to remove any remaining impurities, leaving your skin clarified, smooth and fresh! You can use this cleanser on its own, when your skin just needs a pick-me-up in the middle of the day or when you are not wearing any makeup.
Effortlessly brighter complexion in just a step!
Want visibly luminous complexion to achieve that Korean glass skin glow? Exfoliating your skin with rice extract will do the trick! MAKE P:REM Rice Biome Bubble Peeling is enriched with lactic acid derived from fermented rice, and is combined with apple fiber to gently slough away dead, dull skin cells. This mild exfoliator is excellent for all skin types, including sensitive skin as it has a soft bubble texture that becomes a gommage as you massage it onto your skin.
If masking is your thing, you’ll love I’M FROM Rice Mask. This sweet-smelling, cooling and soothing mask pack has lumpy and soft texture that feels like applying cold, cooked rice onto your skin. Formulated with 4.1% premium organic Yeoju Rice sourced from Korea, this rice skin care product gently removes dead skin cells from its soft texture, buffs away rough, uneven skin texture and retains optimal hydration levels.
How about incorporating an entire skin care line?
After all the cleansing, exfoliating and masking, it’s time to pamper your skin with even more rice! Because of its natural and gentle formulation, rice products pair well with any other skin care ingredient such as niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, collagen, and even other Korean traditional herbal ingredients. The choice of combination will depend on your individual skin type and skin concerns that you are looking to tackle! Alternatively, if you are a huge fan of rice skin care products (like us) you can even use an entire skin care line with rice, such as I'M FROM Rice!
Restore your skin’s hydration and moisture levels naturally with K-beauty’s most loved facial toner- I’M FROM Rice Toner! This bi-phased, watery toner contains 77% rice extract from Yeoju. Yeoju is a region in Korea that is known for growing premium quality rice from unpolluted, pesticide-free land which helps retain nutrients. In addition, this toner is also enriched with Adenosine which is helps keep your skin rejuvenated, silky smooth and illuminated. You can even use this toner as a DIY sheet mask by soaking a few cotton pads or mask sheet and applying it onto your skin!
Complete your rice skin care routine with the entire I’M FROM Rice skin care line, by pairing the toner with I’M FROM Rice Serum and I’M FROM Rice Cream. I’M FROM Rice Serum and Rice Cream are some of the most popular serum and cream duo especially for those with normal to dry skin, experiencing lack of radiance or dullness thanks to the addition of niacinamide. With their smooth, creamy texture that absorbs well to leave a layer of moisture and glow, these Korean rice skincare products are perfect for daytime or night time use, even underneath makeup. Oh, and did we mention these are also vegan-friendly?
Combining the best of brightening and skin strengthening
What is we could combine two different ingredients that will not only brighten your complexion, but also enhance your skin barrier and boost elasticity? Well my beauty lovers, your skin will feel and look much smoother, firmer and energized in no time! THE FACE SHOP Rice and Ceramide skin care line is formulated with rice extract and vegetable ceramide that will help prevent inflammation, dryness and flaky skin as a result of external environmental stress. With rich, smooth texture that will glide over your skin easily, a little goes a long way when using this skin care line. This skin care line comes with a toner, emulsion and cream.
Overnight Rice Spa is Always Great!
Catch up on your beauty sleep and wake up with brighter skin the next morning sounds like a dream! COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask is a sleeping mask pack that works by maintaining optimal oil-water balance, improving skin texture and lightening the appearance of blemishes. With 65% rice extract coupled with niacinamide, this mask pack revives dull, tired-looking skin and leave it looking fresh and plump the next morning!
Achieving your desired Korean glass skin glow is so effortless by just incorporating rice as part of your daily skin care routine! Plus, you can choose and easily tweak when you want to incorporate them depending on your skin type and skin concerns. Shop Korean rice skin care products at BONIK – the best Korean beauty, skincare and makeup store in Australia.