Water & Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract
Rice (Oryza Sativa) is a staple in many cultures and its importance has been recognized for many centuries. The inclusion of rice bran in cosmetics has legendary origins dating back to Japanese stories of sake distillery workers having soft hands from the bran in rice hulls. Oryza Sativa is a member of the Poaceae plant family, and it is rich in ferulic acid. An organic compound found in the cell walls of plants, ferulic acid is a known antioxidant that also protects skin cells from light or radiation induced damage. Rice Bran BT can act as both an antioxidant and soothing agent in cosmetic applications.
Rice Bran BT is developed with BCR’s unique extraction technology that uses plant derived enzymes to simplify complex botanical actives so they are more easily absorbed by the skin. Thus, saving the skin energy to be used for cellular communication and self-repair for overall wellness. Highly effective proprietary enzymes allow for the use of minimal plant material with maximum yield of beneficial nutrients. As such, BCR’s BioTransformed extracts are sustainable, eco-friendly and cost effective.
In vivo study was conducted using a semi-occlusive patch test with 5% Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) compared to 5% SLS with 2% added Rice Bran BT. Results show significantly reduced average blood flow with Rice Bran BT, thus a reduction in redness induced by SLS irritation.
Oxidation of Cytochrome C via free radicals causes an increase in its absorbance at 550nm. This was used to assess the inhibitory activity of Rice Bran BT compared to a known antioxidant. As observed, Rice Bran BT is more effective than a polyphenol blend from apples at inhibiting oxidation.