RICE FORCE DELUXE TRIAL KIT
3 Deluxe sized products, 6 Samples in Travel Bag ($56 value) $29.80
“The key to beautiful skin is Deep Moisturizing. The secret is the trio power of Rice Power Extract No.11.” – Rice Force
PRODUCT RATING (whole system):★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)
QUICK REVIEW: A wonderful product to bring balance and beauty to any skin type, but particularly beneficial for combination/dry/dehydrated skin.
the REVIEW (05/03/2011): RICE FORCE is a Japanese skin care line that uses Rice Power Extract derived from food-grade Japanese rice. Rice Power Extract is high in amino acids and effective in permeating the skin and nourishing it from the inside – skin is thoroughly hydrated which brings a reliable balance and smoothness. Rice Force is relatively new to the US market and recently launched at the Kahala Spa in The Kahala Hotel & Resort located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
I received the Rice Force Deluxe Trial Kit ($29.80) which includes Deep Moisture Lotion (20ml./.68oz.), Deep Moisture Essence (8ml./.27fl.oz.), Deep Moisture Cream (5g/.17fl.oz.), sample packets of Makeup Remover (2), Mild Face Wash (2) and UV Protect Milk (2) packed in a cute cosmetic bag that you will actually use. The portions of the 3 basic products can last about 10 days, the lotion lasting about 15. I’ve been using the set for about 9 days and still have enough to last a little longer (I still have 1/2 of the Lotion, I can’t tell how much Essence is left, but the cream has only one more application). I wish there had been enough of the other three products as well so I could have enjoyed the entire experience for the duration.
I LOVE that Rice Force offers the Deluxe Trial Kit which shows a commitment and confidence in their product. Plus, after 10 days you’re completely hooked!
What is Rice Power Extract? “The beautifying power behind RICE FORCE skin care products lies with Rice Power Extract formulated through bioscience. Rice Power Extract was developed by a sake brewery that boasts a legacy of over 150 years.
The perceptive owner of the brewery, who holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Science, noticed something interesting about the toji, the craftsmen who make sake. The toji were in daily contact with rice (malted rice), the main ingredient of sake, and all of them had beautiful hands regardless of old age.
Entrusting the awesome benefits harbored in rice, the brewery owner embarked on a research program with the support from the Japanese Government and medical institutions to discover a brand new kind of skin care product.
Rice Power Extract was created by adding aspergillus, yeast, and lactobacillus to rice extract, which was then fermented to create a natural ingredient high in amino acids.” – Rice Force
APPLICATION & RESULTS: The Rice Force steps were simple and a pleasure to use. First you apply a few drops of the Deep Moisture Lotion by pressing it into your skin with the palms of your hands. The warmth and light pressure are very relaxing and help the product to absorb. Follow with a small amount of Deep Moisture Essence, paying close attention to areas of concern. Finish by pressing a small amount of the Deep Moisture Cream over the entire face. I even skipped my usual eye cream (no cheating!) and just applied the Essence and Cream around the orbital bone using a mild massaging motion.
None of the products have a strong or unpleasant scent since there’s no added fragrance. In fact they have almost no scent, like rice water; and it did not cause any sensitivity or breakouts. Miraculously, even after a whole week without straying, I had no desire to change products! After a few days my skin felt completely balanced with less oily breakthrough during the day – but remained moist and comfortable even with makeup on. I did try to use just the Essence or Cream but the best results came from applying all three steps together. The Japanese have a knack for attention to details and the fresh deep blue packaging added a serene ambiance to the entire experience.
While I found Rice Force did an amazing job at balancing moisture and oil levels in my skin – the 10 days were not enough to see any effects on pore size or discoloration, which are my main concerns. The short term benefits showed an improvement in the fine lines on my forehead and the overall hydration and condition of my skin. Any minor breakouts I had also vanished and there was also no hormonally induced acne (wink wink), which is very rare.
WHAT I WOULD CHANGE: I didn’t like shaking the lotion into my hand, but maybe it dispenses more easily from the full sized bottle. Same with the cream – if it were in a squeeze tube vs. a jar it would simplify the application even further. An exfoliating product would round this regime out and its the only step I feel was missing – but using the Mild Face Wash with my Clarisonic Mia with Deep Pore Cleansing head was a quick remedy. This line also has methylparaben which I hope they phase out of their formulas in the future – but it isn’t so big of a concern that this miraculous line should be overlooked.
IS RICE FORCE WORTH THE INVESTMENT? If you purchase just the three basic steps (lotion, essence, cream) it will set you back $260. The additional three products (remover, wash, UV milk) another $110. If you can afford to drop $370 and have rough, dry or lackluster skin – then yes, its worth every penny. My theory is if it works and does what you expect it to do – which for Rice Force is give skin balance and hydration, then buy it. Skip a handbag or shoes which will only last you a season or two. You wear your skin everyday for life.
If you can only get one item, get the Deep Moisture Lotion ($80). It really is the the star of the line and I’m certain it will find its way into my permanent regimen. Honestly, if I wasn’t always searching for the next big skin care product – this would be it for me. I rarely love all the products in a line – but none of Rice Force products left me wanting.
RICE FORCE PRODUCT DETAILS*:
★ RICE FORCE DEEP MOISTURE LOTION 120ml/4.2fl.oz. $80
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Deep Moisture Lotion is a fast-absorbing nourishing formula that fortifies your skin and hydrates from the inside to produce softer, smoother, more youthful skin.
HOW TO APPLY: After thoroughly cleansing, apply 3 to 5 drops to the entire face. For deeper permeation into your skin, use the warmth generated by your palms and softly envelope your face and gently press. Re-apply to dry areas as needed.
RICE FORCE DEEP MOISTURE LOTION INGREDIENTS: Water, Oryza Sativa (rice) Extract, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dipotassium Grycyrrhizate, Sodium PCA, Lysolecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalene, Tocopherol, PEG-150, PPG-6-Decyltetradeceth-20, PEG/PPG-25/30 Copolymer, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Aminomethyl propanediol, Citric Acid
RICE FORCE DEEP MOISTURE ESSENCE 30ml./1.1fl.oz. $110
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Deep Moisture Essence is a highly concentrated moisturizing lotion enriched with Rice Power Extract No.11. Deep Moisture Essence is also an optimal extra care lotion for the age-revealing, delicate skin around the eyes and mouth.
HOW TO APPLY: After Deep Moisture Lotion, use 1 to 2 pumps of Deep Moisture Essence and massage onto your face.
RICE FORCE DEEP MOISTURE ESSENCE INGREDIENTS: Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Water, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone Copolyol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Squalene, Tocopherol, PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether, PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Batyl Alcohol, Laureth-7, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Steareth-3, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Disodium Edta, Methylparaben, Polyacrylamide, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide
RICE FORCE DEEP MOISTURE CREAM 30g/1.1 fl.oz. $80
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Locks-in moisture provided by Deep Moisturizing Lotion and Deep Moisture Essence. Non-greasy and lightweight, Deep Moisture Cream is ideal for use anytime throughout the day.
HOW TO APPLY: After the Deep Moisture Lotion and the Deep Moisture Essence are applied, use the spatula to scoop out a dime-sized portion and smooth over entire face. Extend your skin care regimen to the age-revealing neckline with the leftover Deep Moisture Cream on your hands.
RICE FORCE DEEP MOISTURE CREAM INGREDIENTS: Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Squalene, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Behenyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Aminomethyl Propanediol
RICE FORCE MAKEUP REMOVER 120g/4.2fl.oz. $35
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Make Up Remover is formulated with Rice Power Extract No.2, so it easily dissolves and lifts away impurities and makeup yet is gentle to the skin. The gel-type Make Up Remover instantly binds to makeup and impurities for easy removal without dehydrating, for a refreshingly clean and supple finish.
HOW TO APPLY: Squeeze a small amount (about 1/2 inch) into the palm of your warm, dry hands and gently smooth over your dry face until it glides easily. When makeup melts away, add water to emulsify into a milky-white liquid, then rinse away.
* A thin layer of film forms when handled by wet hands, making it difficult to apply Make Up Remover. Always handle with dry hands, and store in a cool, dark, dry place.
RICE FORCE MAKEUP REMOVER INGREDIENTS: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodeceth-25, Sorbitol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-10, Triethylhexanoin, Water, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben
RICE FORCE MILD FACE WASH 120g/4.2fl.oz. $35
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Mild Face Wash is a mild pH balanced cleanser that effectively cleans without damaging your skin, and without stripping away essential moisture. Moisture is preserved because Mild Face Wash is formulated with Rice Power Extract No.1. Uncomfortable pulling and tightness after washing is a thing of the past.
HOW TO APPLY: Take a small amount (about 1/2 inch) and work up a rich lather. Gently wash as if rolling the bubbles over your face, then rinse away. *For a better lather, try using a facial washing puff available at drugstores.
RICE FORCE MILD FACE WASH INGREDIENTS: Water, Potassium Myristoyl Glutamate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-400, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Sorbitol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil PCA Isostearate, Stearic Acid, Glycol Destearate, Lauric Acid, Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben
RICE FORCE UV PROTECT MILK SPF 25 30ml./1.1 fl.oz. $40
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: UV Protect Milk is a makeup primer combined with sun protection formulated with Rice Power Extract No.1. UV Protect Milk moisturizes the skin to help makeup last longer, while protecting against powerful UV rays. UV Protect Milk was formulated by popular demand: a liquid-like lotion without streakiness or stinging;major shortcomings of conventional sun protection. UV protection is PSF24/PA++. Recommended for use during regular daily activities and low intensity exercise.
HOW TO APPLY: Shake well and apply a dime-sized amount to your face. Easily removes with Make Up Remover and Mild Face Wash.
RICE FORCE UV PROTECT MILK SPF 25 INGREDIENTS: Water, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide, Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-14, Dimethicone Copolyol, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizatem Tocopherol, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Titanium Dioxide, PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Dimethicone/Methicone Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Aluminum Hydroxide, Silica, PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone, Steareth-3, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Batyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Disodium Edta
*PRODUCT PHOTO: RICE FORCE. KAHALA SPA IMAGE: KAHALA RESORT AND SPA. OTHER IMAGES BY COSMETIC MONSTER. ALL PRODUCT INFORMATION FROM RICE FORCE USA WEBSITE.
**Rice Force Deluxe Trial Kit was submitted by Rice Force for review consideration. This is not an advertisement for this product. All information is gathered independently by Cosmetic Monster and no compensation is received based on the outcome of this review.
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Hydrating Rice Force Facial
60 minutes – $220
Rice Force, Japan’s leading beauty product line known for its amazing ability to hydrate the skin, is now featured in our newest luxurious facial treatment. While the brand and products have been around for many years, this worldwide exclusive facial can be experienced only at The Kahala Spa.
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