The Face Shop Rice water and Rice bran foaming cleanser

Rice water vs rice bran foaming cleanser, which one is best for your skin’s needs?  To start with, rice water has been used for centuries in Japan as a gentle, yet, one of the most effective key ingredients for clear and youthful skin. The key is that it contains antioxidants called polyphenols which help protect against free radical damage and fight aging while giving you a healthy glow. Rice as an ingredient has been used for ages to cleanse the skin and treat many different types of skin conditions. It has been known to be a gentle exfoliant on the skin without irritating sensitive areas such as acne, rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis.

Benefits of rice water on your skin
rice water

Now let’s talk about having rice water as the main ingredient in our cleanser and here’s a list of benefits if you include it in your skincare routine.

  • Gently exfoliates
  • Rejuvenates and leaves skin feeling soft
  • Keeps your skin smooth and soft every after face wash
  • Gives you soft, moisturized skin and never leaves your face dry
  • Restore bright skin complexion

And below are some of the key benefits of having rice water on your facial cleanser

  • Non-drying creamy foam for the perfect balance of deep cleansing
  • Wipe and remove impurities or dead skin cells on our skin’s surface
  • Rice water on your  facial cleanser is best in removing makeup

Rice water is gentle, yet powerful enough to take off all the face and eye makeup you wear every day without stripping your skin of its natural oils. It is also a great make-up remover! Rice water can be applied directly to the face or mixed with other ingredients like apple cider vinegar, honey, oatmeal, cucumber slices, or even yogurt before applying it on your face. Your pores will feel tighter and less congested once rice water is applied which leaves your skin feeling refreshed!

So what’s their difference?

You may be thrilled right now after reading the benefits of having these key ingredients on The Face Shop facial cleanser, but you might still be wondering, what is really their difference? 

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Rice Bran Foaming cleanser uses rice bran oil, plus it also has cacao extract.

Benefits of rice bran on your skin

rice grain

Now that we already know the benefits of rice water in a skin cleanser, let’s talk about adding rice bran to it? 

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Rice Bran foaming cleanser is one of the top brands that have a formula that is gentle, has a low pH level, and the ingredients are hypoallergenic. This dense foam forms a lather that double cleanses while leaving your skin smoother. The rice bran in this rice water bright moisturizing foaming cleanser helps to restore the skin's natural moisture, removing dead skin cells leaving you with a bright complexion and soothing skin, even for those with sensitive skin. Rice bran is also an excellent natural source of vitamins and minerals that help nourish your complexion. The bran foaming cleanser will leave your skin feeling fresh, soft, and clean. The bran oil also helps in removing makeup easily, wet hands and face with lukewarm water. 

Benefits of adding cacao extract to your skincare routine

cacao extract

But what if you use theobroma (cacao) extract on your facial cleanser? Rice water with cacao extract contains high levels of antioxidants and trace minerals which can help improve your skin's appearance, reduce inflammation, and remove dark spots. It’s also used to clean and moisturize your skin. Many people have tried rice bran foaming cleanser with cocoa extract and found that it increased their skin's elasticity. This is because of the natural composition of the product which includes natural oils and plant extracts. 

The benefits don't stop there!

Theobroma extract or cocoa extract are often used as a moisturizing ingredient because of their ability to soften and smooth skin. If you want smoother, healthier-looking skin that also feels hydrated and nourished, try out foaming facial cleanser: The Face Shop Rice water Bright Rice Bran. 

Choosing the best cleanser for you

Now it may sound that the rice bran foaming cleanser is the best product foam cleanser to purchase considering that it has those extra special ingredients plus is a multi-tasking hero. However, let’s discuss which skin type and which foam cleanser is best to use when you wash your face. Knowing that theobroma extract is oil, having said that if you have an oily skin type this is something that you should consider and that’s actually one of the reasons why we have almost 2 identical cleansing foams. 

To give you more insight into the unique formula of our Rice Water Rice Bran Foaming Facial Cleanser,  Scroll down and read more. 

Cocoa butter's particles are packed tightly together, and that makes it very pore-clogging or what they call comedogenic.

Cocoa butter is considered mild to moderately comedogenic. That being said, it means it can block your pores, and we all know what happens next once our pores are blocked - you can get a pimple.  So, if you keep on rubbing cocoa butter onto your face every day, and in someone else’s case twice a day for their skincare routine, you may be doing more harm than good. If cocoa butter clogs your pores, it's contributing to breakouts

If you have a combination skin type you can choose any of the two moisturizing cleansing foams. If you have a very dry or dull skin type it’s best to use the Rice water cleanser with an extra oil ingredient which is The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Rice Bran foaming cleanser. Whilst if you have an oily skin type, it’s best to use The Face Shop Rice water cleansing foam (without rice bran). Now if you have sensitive skin or acne-prone skin, you have to determine if you have more oily or dry skin. That will help you decide which moisturizing cleansing foam helps you achieve your desired natural glow.

And so the best way to know which facial cleanser you should use between the two Face Shop products is to know and understand your skin. Observe and examine your skin to know which skin type you have. If you still aren’t sure about your skin type, there are some free skin-type tests on our website. Just answer the question and they will tell you the result afterward.

Ingredients check

Although the brand claims that both of the foaming cleansers can be used on all skin types, we believe that these two products work best on certain skin types, so it really helps to pay attention to the products’ ingredients.

The Face Shop Rice water Bright foaming cleaner is formulated with:

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, , Oryza Sativa (Rice) BranOil, Potassium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Glycol Distearate, Lauric Acid, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide Mea, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Chloride, Titanium Dioxide, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, C12-13 Pareth-3,  C12-13Pareth-23, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Red 4 (Ci 14700), Yellow 5( Ci 19140), perfume/Fragrance, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-CyclohexeneCarboxaldehyde, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

While The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Rice bran is formulated with:

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract (1000ppm), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil (100ppm),  Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran (1000ppm), Saponaria Officinalis (Soapwort) Leaf Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Lauric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Ceteareth-20, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Silica, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Cocamide MEA, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Hexylene Glycol, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Polyquaternium-7, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, 

Use these key ingredients as your reference to check what would work best for your face or skin type. Also, It's better if you are aware of any sensitivity or allergies to certain ingredients, that way you can make sure you are using safe skin care products. An adequate amount of information can definitely give you an edge in knowing which products to use, at the same time looking for product reviews are also helpful in making the right decision.

The proper way to use a foaming cleanser

In addition to that make sure you are using your foaming cleanser properly. Here are some simple steps on how you can effectively apply cleansing foam to your face. 

woman washing her face


Steps to use foaming cleanser:

  1.   Wash your face with lukewarm water. Apply the face wash as instructed on the label of your individual product, usually by dispensing a small amount into your hand and massaging it over your skin to create a lather.
  2.    Be sure you're using enough cleanser. As with any oil cleanser product, the larger the amount you use, the better your chances are for it to work effectively.
  3.    Don't scrub too hard or aggressively -- this can exacerbate irritation and damage healthy skin cells.
  4.   Rinse off the product completely. If you're not, the remaining residue can lead to worsened breakouts or clogged pores.
  5.   Make sure to use a moisturizer or serum of some sort after cleansing, even if your skin has an oily appearance. Otherwise, the cleanser will have stripped it if needed

I’m sure you are excited as we are about using these products, so in conclusion, if you have oily skin go with The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser, and if you have dull and very dry skin use The Face Shop Rice Water Rice Bran Foaming Cleanser.

We hope this article helps and we’d love to hear your experience with these products, leave us a comment and share it with us below.

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