Rice has arisen from crossings of several species from the Sino-Indian region. It was cultivated in China, where it was a substitute for millet. Rice is the world's most important grain for human consumption. In addition to its nutritional value, rice also has medicinal uses. A poultice is made from rice flour to soothe inflammation, while "rice water" is well-known as a drink to stop diarrhea.
L'OCCITANE uses the peptides contained in the rice grains. Directly absorbed by the skin, they energize cell metabolism and strengthen the skin’s defenses.