Wabella’s products contain a beautiful bouquet of Thai ingredients sourced from the region of “Pichit City”: everything from skin brightening and tightening jasmine rice and rice berry to antioxidant-rich jambolan plum, gold mango and gota kola. Perhaps the most impressive part of the skin care company’s ingredient deck is that its supply chain both supports farming communities in one of the top rice growing regions in Thailand and repurposes potentially wasted ingredients. By partnering with Nareasuan University, Wabella’s found efficient and effective ways to use unwanted resources from other local productions—think rice germ, mango seeds and pomelo peels, ingredients that would have otherwise gone to the landfill.
Cosmos + Harmony
Sleek yet earthy, these glistening, diamond-shaped bar soaps have a story to tell: Something as simple as washing your body can be a gift to yourself … and to your community and your environment. The company supports Thai local farmers through its harvesting of four types of rice used in its "Khao Thai Rice Soap" collection. It also offers a line of Black Glutinous Rice products and liquid soaps that are rich in vitamins E and B and skin-nourishing omega-9 fatty acids. The ingredient that really makes these soaps pop is bran oil, which promotes hydration, evens skin tone and helps tackle the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In its lines of USDA Organic skin, hair and body care, ZNYA uses gentle, aromatic jasmine rice sourced from the Northern Thailand and ultra-soothing Thai neem. These ingredients help make the products extra calming and nourishing, for even the most sensitive skin types. The company also touts rice powder as a safe alternative to commonly used talc or talcum (which has been linked to certain types of cancer). And there’s more: Family-owned ZNYA spreads the love by donating its products to orphanages, temples and senior homes.
Herbalist Siam is focused on honoring Thailand’s thousand-year rice cultivation methods by using organically grown red jasmine rice, combined with a patented plant-based stem cell extract. The company chooses rice breeds with the highest Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) to lend the greatest skin health benefits. You can find it in potent products including the phyto cell facial serum and revitalizing cream. The company also recently launched sunscreen, lip balm and hand and body cream.