The Oryzanoil has been cultivated for more than 10 000 years; the rice was known by the Greeks since the expeditions of Alexandre Legrand in Persia and has been introduced in France since 1393. Nowadays, China, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Birmania and Thailand provide 80% of the worldwide rice production.
The rice is a cereal comes from the Poaceae family, and it is highly cultivated for its fruit rich in starch. This kind of plant is called “Oryza” and includes two types: Oryza Sativa and Oeyza Glaberrima. The bran is the thin film located between the grain and the protective pod.
Properties and Cosmetic Applications
Color: Pale Yellow
Smell and taste: None
Density (20°C): 0,910 – 0,950
Fast absorbing oil, providing a dry feel and let the skin smooth and comfortable.
Palmitic Acid: 16:0 19
Stearic Acid: 18:0 2
Oleic Acid: 18:1 n-9 41
Linoleic Acid: 18:2 n-6 33
Linolenic Acid: 18:3 n-3 1
Arachidic Acid: 20:0 1
Vitamin E : 250 – 700 pm(including Tocopherols : 50-200ppm & Tocotrienols: 200-500 ppm
Oryzanol : 4000 ppm
Phytosterol : 4,5 – 6,5%
Oleic Acidity: <1%
Peroxyde Index : >17 meq/kg
Preservation during 12 months at <15°C out of direct light, humidity and air.
The exceptional amount of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory molecules makes this oil really interesting for the cosmetic.