An essence sets the tone for the rest of your skincare regimen, acting as a primer to your other products, boosting their efficacy and providing nutrients to the skin in a quick and concentrated fashion. Our Micro Ferment Rice Essence is a concentrated skin-prep hydrating liquid that prepares the skin, increases the bioavailability of your skincare products, and improves the overall health and radiance of skin. It absorbs quickly to plump, revive, and replenish. It is formulated with a number of Lab Engineered Natural Ingredients (L.E.N.I.), focused on science-driven technology with a sustainable consciousness. **link L.E.N.I. Article** Developed with nutrient rich fermented rice water, moisturizing and soothing polysaccharides, and three different molecular weight fractions of vegan hyaluronic acid, this cocktail of biotech ingredients improves skin softness, smoothness, and radiance.
Our Micro Ferment Rice Essence features fermented rice water to plump, hydrate, and restore the skin. Saccharomyces yeast break down the rice water rich in vitamin B1, vitamin B2, and starch releasing phytonutrients with increased antioxidant capacity compared to non-fermented rice water. Gas chromatography with flame-ionization detection (GS-FID) analysis of the fermented rice water shows the presence of a number of skin beneficial amino acids (the building blocks of peptides) including alanine, glycine, leucine, lysine, and tyrosine. Leucine and lysine are considered essential amino acids, as they are only obtained through diet or supplementation and not naturally produced by the body. Amino acids are essential for overhealth skin health and help skin maintain natural hydration, resilience, and antioxidant protection.
We included polysaccharides obtained from fermentation that condition and soothe for a soft touch and comfortable skin feel. Polysaccharides are long chains of connected sugar molecules known for their hygroscopic or moisture magnet properties due to their multiple hydroxyl groups. Their high molecular weights offer a veil of hydration and film forming acting as a second skin. One of our unique polysaccharides is composed of repeating units of L-fucose, D-galactose and galacturonic acid giving it a high affinity for skin via the skin’s fucose receptors. These skin compatible biotech polysaccharides provide a light velvety skin feel while locking in hydration.
We formulated our Micro Ferment Rice Essence with three different molecular weight fractions of hyaluronic acid obtained through fermentation to help the skin be more receptive to your serums and moisturizers. The molecular weight dictates the biological function thus our multiweight blend targets various layers of the skin to provide a number of skin benefits. The high molecular weight HA is unable to penetrate the skin so it hydrates via film forming, while the mid weight HA hydrates the skin by penetrating into the stratum corneum to protect skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor. The low molecular weight HA penetrates deeper aiding in the production of native HA while enhancing delivery of other actives or ingredients.1
Our Micro Ferment Rice Essence also contains a clinical level of Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3, a highly studied cosmetic ingredient with a plethora of skin benefits. It replenishes important cofactors in the skin responsible for overall health and appearance. This multifunctional cosmetic ingredient increases skin hydration and moisture content while reducing sebum production.2 It also increases skin brightness reducing excess pigmentation and sallowness.3 Our high-purity, non-flushing niacinamide restores balance to the skin. In combination with magma sea water, beta glucan, panthenol and jojoba milk, it delivers a burst of hydration and reveals a radiant complexion. Our Micro Ferment Rice Essence was developed for all skin types and will set the stage for the rest of your products and makeup.