Now that I'm in Thailand again, I've recently tried out a herbal concoction made with organic rice water and crushed up leaves of a plant called Thunbergia Laurifolia. Currently, the benefits of rice bran on skincare are now widely know and accepted. L'Occitane, Origin, Crab Tree & Evelyn, Fresh, the Body Shop are some of the big names to jump the bandwagon. Found in Indochina, thunbergia laurifolia (Rangjued) is much less well known and still an unfamiliar name to most people. It has detoxifying qualities and it can also be ingested. I took a shot of the cocktail, and it didn't have any distinct flavour or bitterness. Don't think you can drink it very often, though.
I didn't know much about the thunbergia plant prior and sort of just jumping right into washing my face with it. Having a sensitive-combination skin and mild rosacea, it was sort of risky as it could possibly cause major irritation. Luckily, the result was a positive one. The mixture was gentle enough that it didn't irritate my skin. After rinsing it out, my dry skin felt more hydrated and supple without any help of a moisturizer.
It can be used with cotton balls, using as a mask, or a spray. I really liked the result and would use it whenever I get a chance.