RICE PO4 NATURAL is a special starch (phosphate cross-linked starch) based on rice used for applications in cosmetics. Because of the small particle size, RICE PO4 NATURAL is a perfect powder ingredient for fine face powder, compact powders, complexion groundings, eye shadows, powder pencils and loose powders.
RICE PO4 NATURAL can be processed sole or as addition to powder bases. Remarkable properties compared to talcum are the better opacity and the better adhesion to the skin.
A finish of powder or powder bases with RICE PO4 NATURAL gives them an impression of velvet skin. This effect is especially appreciated for skin powders and decorative powders. It cannot be achieved to this extent with another raw material.
Additionally RICE PO4 NATURAL appears matting, similar to titanium dioxide. Due to the microcrystalline structure of RICE PO4 NATURAL, a natural soft glimmer and a fluent change from powdered to unpowdered skin areas can be achieved. This is an excellent advantage because the change from powdered to unpowdered skin areas are not defined but flowing.
RICE PO4 NATURAL shows a very good opacity, adhesion, and creaminess and does not clog the skin pores. Because of the non-swelling property of RICE PO4 NATURAL the lumens of the pores do not wide, even after long-term application (contrary to native rice starch).