Rice proteins for smooth and supple skin
Rice is one of the oldest agricultural crops that has become an emblematic culinary characteristics of Asians. But its advantages go far beyond its nutritional qualities – the raw materials extracted from it (rice milk and rice proteins) are a valuable cosmetic ingredient. Probably, the longevity and the young-looking tight skin of these peoples (even in old age) is due to the rice consumption.
Rice is rich in amino acids, vitamin E, ferulic acid, allantoin and starch – substances, which have a particularly important function for the good health of the body and skin. Rice proteins are obtained after processing of the rice with specific enzymes. The isolated powdery substance with a high concentration of nutrients is used as an additive to foods, drinks and cosmetics.
The advantage of the rice protein in comparison to other vegetable proteins is the fact that they are absorbed more easily from the body. They are hypoallergenic and comfortable alternative for people with lactose intolerance or allergic reactions to ingredients in other types of proteins. They are low-calorie but rich in fibers, carbohydrates and vitamins, and therefore are a great assistant in dietary regimes and in gaining muscle mass. Rice proteins protect against heart disease, since they reduce cholesterol and improve blood circulation.
In the cosmetics industry rice proteins are used mainly for strengthening the cell hydration. This ability is due to the high amount of glutamine and alanine in their composition. Thus they help the epidermis to retain moisture, hydrate it and protect it from the environment, reduce dead cells and damages (including inflammation), make the skin smooth, soft and gentle, whiten it and refresh it.
Other cosmetic benefits of rice proteins:
- Nourishes and rejuvenates skin
- Stimulates the collagen production
- Tightens the skin and the pores
- Maintains skin elasticity
- Promotes cell regeneration
- Protects skin from free radicals
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Treat skin infections including acne and eczema
- Nourishes scalp and hair
- Gives a silky shine to hair
- Improves the hair structure and the result after dyeing
Consumed alone, rice proteins have a specific bitter taste, which some people may not like. But there is no need to force your receptors to take advantage of the properties of the rice proteins. In the cosmetic formulas with rice proteins (face and body creams, lotions, shampoos, conditioners) the proportions and the specifics of the ingredients are combined so that you can feel only pleasure and quick results.