I’ve been using the Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner for a few days now. It’s too early to write a review about that, but I got curious about the black rice ingredient.
I had never heard of black rice before. Okay, maybe in Spain where you can order paella with black rice. My sister loves it. We also thought it was made from black rice. Until we found out that the rice isn’t black, but is colored with squid ink.
And then I thought black rice didn’t exist. So when I bought the Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Hyaluronic Toner, I thought the black rice ingredient was some kind of marketing ploy.
But when I googled it, I found out that it does exist. And it also has some great benefits for your skin!
What is black rice?
Thousands of years ago, black rice was known in ancient China as forbidden rice. Only the emperor and the upper class could eat it. Nowadays it’s accessible to everyone and you can find it in the supermarket.
There are several varieties of black rice: Philippine balatinaw rice, Indonesian black rice and Thai jasmine black rice.
The color of the rice usually turns purple, when you cook it. Porridge, bread, noodles, dessert and traditional Chinese black rice cake is made of it.
The benefits of black rice in skin care
Black rice is very healthy. It contains more antioxidants than blueberries. It also contains a lot of fiber, vitamin E, 18 amino acids, minerals, copper, iron, zinc and carotene.
When you add black rice as an ingredient in skin care, it gives the following benefits for your skin:
- It prevents skin aging.
- It decreases wrinkles, dark spots and fine lines.
- It helps to balance and restore your skin elasticity.
- It protects your skin from environmental stressors, such as pollution and sun damage.
Discover the Haruharu Wonder Black Rice line
If you want to incorporate black rice in your skin care routine, then you might like the Haruharu Wonder Black Rice line.