Actress Chloe Grace Moretz appeared in the latest edition of fashion magazine Vogue’s “Beauty Secrets” series on YouTube. The “Beaty Secrets” series features high-profile guests talking about their make-up and beauty routines. Past guests who have featured in the series include Victoria Beckham, Pharell Williams, Vanessa Hudgens, Jessica Jung, and more.
In Chloe’s Vogue Beauty Secrets video, titled “Chloe Grace Moretz’s ‘Off-Duty’ Beauty Routine,” the actress goes through her skincare routine before showing her ‘off-duty’ make-up routine. One step in her skincare routine caught the eye of many Japanese viewers due to the product she used to cleanse her skin. Chloe used rice bran, a product that has been used in Japan for centuries.
In the video, Chloe introduces the Komenuka Ricebran Face Wash as her second cleanser. The cleanser comes in powder form, with Chloe pouring it on her palm and detailing that a little water is needed to turn it into something paste-like. The actress then lightly massages the product on her skin before rinsing it off with warm water.
A staple of Japanese skincare for hundreds of years, rice bran is made using the hard outer layer of rice. Rice bran is said to hydrate the skin, even out its tone, and lessen wrinkles as well as fine lines. Of course, aside from skincare, rice bran is also used in cooking.
Traditionally, rice bran was put into small cotton pouches. They are then dipped in water until they become paste-like and then applied to the skin using the pouch as an applicator. In the old times in Japan, before soap arrived on its shores, it was common for people to wash themselves using bags of rice bran.