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Cosmetics Ingredients


CAS Number 9005-25-8
Chem/IUPAC Name: 5-[5-[3,4-dihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)-5-methoxyoxan-2-yl]oxy-6-[[3,4-dihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)-5-methoxyoxan-2-yl]oxymethyl]-3,4-dihydroxyoxan-2-yl]oxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methyloxane-3,4-diol
EINECS/ELINCS No: 232-679-6
COSING REF No: 35757
Oryza sativa starch is a high-polymeric carbohydrate material derived from the peeled seeds of the rice, oryza sativa l., poaceae. Due to their excellent absorption qualities, starches are frequently used as natural talc substitutes. Oryza sativa starch is used as an absorbent, binding agent, viscosity controlling and bulking agent in cosmetics and personal care products. It is a fine powder with excellent absorption properties.

What is ORYZA SATIVA STARCH used for?

Oryza sativa starch is used in cosmetics as an absorbent, binding agent, viscosity controlling and bulking agent. It is used at a concentration of 1-97% in products like Bath oils, tablets, and salts, eye shadow, fragrance powders, mascara, hair conditioners, etc.
  • Skin care: It has a soft, mattifying effect on the skin and may also help lessen the visibility of wrinkles, fine lines, and blemishes. It is a translucent, ultra-silky powder that absorbs oil, lessens shine, and conceals pores without drying out your skin. Skin texture and moisture levels noticeably improve when rice starch is added to skincare products because it offers a long-lasting matte finish. Particularly irritated skin is soothed. Talc, which is known to draw moisture from the skin and thereby dehydrate it, is best replaced by rice starch. It makes it possible to create "talk-free" products
  • Hair care: It is a great ingredient for a dry shampoo which not only absorbs oil from the hair but also adds volume and is simple to brush out. It absorbs extra sebum for hair that is more beautiful


Oryza sativa starch is obtained as follows: Steeping broken rice in 0.3–0.5% sodium hydroxide solution, wet milling the steeped grain, removal of cell walls, extraction of the protein with sodium hydroxide solution, washing, and drying.

What does ORYZA SATIVA STARCH do in a formulation?

  • Absorbent
  • Binding
  • Bulking
  • Viscosity controlling

Safety profile

The safety of the ingredients made from rice has been assessed by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel. The CIR Expert Panel evaluated the scientific data and concluded that Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Oryza Sative (Rice) Germ Oil, Rice Bran Acid, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Hydrogenated Rice Bran Wax, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Oryza Sative (Rice) Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Powder, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, and Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Protein were safe as a cosmetic ingredient in the current practices of use and concentrations.


Technical profile

Property Values
pH 5.0-8.0 (10% H2O; 20°C)
Solubility Insoluble in water
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