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Rice germ oil for the skin

While it may seem like a simple staple in our kitchens, the skin-enhancing potential of rice has not gone unnoticed. This common ingredient, abundant in essential nutrients, offers a wide array of advantages for maintaining healthy and radiant skin. In this article, we explore one of our favourite rice-derived ingredients: rice germ oil.

What Is Rice Germ Oil?

Rice germ oil is an ingredient derived from the nutrient-rich germ of the rice grain. The germ is the innermost part of the rice kernel and contains essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that play a vital role in the growth and development of the rice plant. These same beneficial compounds are also advantageous for our skin.

Obtaining this ingredient is a meticulous process. The procedure starts by milling the rice grains to separate the outer husk, bran, and germ. Cold-press techniques are used to extract the oil from the germ, keeping the beneficial components intact. This method preserves the bioactive substances within the oil, ensuring its potency in skincare.

Properties of Rice Germ Oil

The magic of rice germ oil lies in its rich composition. It bears a trove of natural antioxidants, vitamin e and essential fatty acids, all of which contribute to numerous skin advantages. It also contains oryzanol, a unique component known for its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

WHAT IS Oryzanol

Oryzanol is a mixture of ferulic acid esters, including ferulic acid, p-coumaric acid, and other compounds. Naturally occurring only in rice, it has the power to shield the skin from environmental stressors. Its antioxidant effect helps reduce the damage oxidative stress can cause to the skin, while promoting skin regeneration and recovery on a cellular level.

Benefits Of Rice Germ Oil For The Skin

Here’s how its components can transform your skincare routine:

  • Anti-aging. High in Vitamin E and oryzanol, rice germ oil helps fight the signs of aging, reduces wrinkles, and tightens skin.
  • Deeply moisturizes. The essential fatty acids present in the oil ensure deep hydration and nourishment, offering your skin a healthy glow.
  • Protects the skin. Protects your skin against harmful UV rays and environmental pollutants.
  • Soothing and calming. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to calm redness and reduce inflammation making it especially good for sensitive skin.

Integrating Rice Germ Oil into your Skin Care Routine

So, how would you use this ingredient in your skincare routine? The oil’s light texture is perfect for daily use. You can apply a few drops directly onto your skin after cleansing and toning, allowing the oil to absorb before proceeding with your usual products. Alternatively, many skincare items like creams, serums and masks have now infused rice germ oil into their ingredients. Such products are a great way to get the benefits of this ingredient without adding new steps to your skincare routine.


The Rice Skincare Collection by Piel·e Cosmetics is a simple 3-step skincare routine formulated with rice-derived ingredients from Spanish agriculture. This line of products is packed with rejuvenating and nourishing active ingredients, making it perfect choice for mature and/or sensitive skin.

Transform your Skin

In the realm of skincare, rice germ oil might be a lesser-known player, but it is indeed a game changer. Packed with nutrients and antioxidants, it can help your skin look younger than it ever has. It doesn’t just moisturize your skin, but heals, protects, and regenerates it, making it a must-have in your skincare regimen.

Visit our store to learn more about Rice Skincare products and their nourishing formulations.