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Thank you, Kristin Jones, founder of GREENBODY, for telling us about Rice Bran Oil.

What are the skin-loving benefits of Rice Bran Oil?

Rice Bran Oil (Oryza Sativa) is expressed from germ (inner husk) of the rice grain.  It is considered to be hypoallergenic, so it is suitable to most everyone.

An anti-aging secret in Japan, RBO (Rice Bran Oil) is deep-moisturizing and penetrates into the skin without being greasy.  RBO is full of Vitamin E and fatty acids, oryzanol & tocotrienol.

Both oryzanol & tocotrienol are antioxidants useful to fight free radicals.  Oryzanol has a slight anti-melanin property which provides skin brightening and sun protection. Tocotrienol is a powerful and effective member of the Vitamin E family that significantly alleviates oxidative stress and interacts with antioxidant enzymes.

RBO also contains B vitamins, squalane and ferulic acid; a highly effective topical anti-oxidant which may help to prevent the propagation of the free radical chain.

What product(s) includes this ingredient?

RBO is the first ingredient in GREENBODY’s advanced formula.  The ‘advanced’ is also filled with detoxing bentonite clay, calendula & mallow extracts along with matcha green tea, for an extra skin loving boost.

What results can you expect to see?

Even if you have been using a natural deodorant, the bentonite clay helps remove deep-down toxins and fluids, so you may experience a short ‘detox’ period.  Once the ‘detox’ period is finished, you will naturally have a lighter and cleaner feeling sweat.  This innovative skin loving deodorant formula also makes underarm shaving easier and helps to improve the skin quality.

What customers are saying about it…

It is all my HUSBAND will use.  That is louder than the shouts of photogenic armpits, to me. [My honest review is below.]

Bonus question: Name one product that you can’t live without (just for fun, cuz we all want to know!)

I have two…but one includes RBO, so it absolutely cannot be left off the list.

Body—Dr. Barbara Hendel’s Magnesium Oil (this may send readers down the nutritional rabbit hole, but is an amazing product I will NEVER live without)

Face—An in-house “selfie” moisturizing serum.  It uses a mix of hyaluronic acid and RBO along with some other goodies.  It gives my skin a natural glow and smoothness I never found in a bottle at any cost.

Edible Facial’s impression of GREENBODY Deodorant, $9 & $11

It works! Greenbody deodorant made it to my “Yes! No stinky pits” list. (Do we all have lists like this or is it just me?) I’ve been using the Athletic formula with Wintergreen & Pine scent. After dipping my finger in cream for so long, it’s nice to find a stick that works and doesn’t crumble or melt upon use. This will be a repeat purchase for me for sure.

Full list of ingredients: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Essential Oils of: Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage), Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf. *GMO Free

You can find GREENBODY on the website, connect with the lovely Kristin by following her on Twitter, and definitely Like her page on Facebook.

[This post is the first in a series of posts that will be found under a new heading in the menu called: “The Savvy Naturalista.” Each post interviews a green beauty expert and will focus on a specific ingredient that’s used in a product (usually one that they formulated). I hope you enjoy this series for those of us who want to know more about what we are using on our skin!]

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