Oryza sativa (rice) powder

What is it?

Powder obtained from ground rice (Oryza sativa).  

What does it do?

Rice powder acts as a natural oil absorber that provides a smooth skin feel.

How is it made?

Our Stewardship Model guides us to select ingredients which have been processed in a manner that supports our philosophy of human and environmental health.

Rice powder is made by simply milling rice kernels into a fine powder. Rice powder used in personal care products also goes through filtration and heat processes to ensure all contaminants are removed.

What are the alternatives?

Cornstarch and tapioca starch are alternatives. However, we prefer to use purified rice powder for its skin feel properties.

Is this the right option for me?

Rice powder has a long history of safe use in cosmetic products.

Tom’s of Maine recognizes that no two people are alike, and even with naturally derived ingredients, some individuals may develop an allergic reaction that is unique to them. As with any product, be sure to discontinue use if you experience discomfort or other indications that the product may not be appropriate for your individual body chemistry.