What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Korean Beauty (SRB) Rice Bran Enzyme Powder Face Wash and Scrub, Cleanses, Exfoliates, Brightens – 70 grams?

A total of 8 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point


24th Mar 2019

Has anyone tried the SRB rice bran powder face wash? A few years ago I tried a dermalogica thin powder face wash and absolutely loved it but out was and still is too expensive. I’d like to get something similar and wondering how the SRB feels and if it’s very fine as well.

Or, did anyone know of big sales when dermalogica can be bought 50% off or similar?

Here is the SRB Amazon link:

SRB Ingredients:
Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Pollen Extract, Allantoin, Collagen, Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sorbitol, Isopropyl Prlmitate, Asocorbyl Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Papain, Fragrance

The dermalogica microfoliant ingredients:

Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Oxide, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Colloidal Oatmeal, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Allantoin, Papain, Salicylic Acid, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, PCA, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Cyclodextrin, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Limonene, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) , Hexylene Glycol.

6 points


13th Apr 2017

Awww, I know that feel completely.

I’ve never tried any Tatcha products, however… I have been in the market for an enzyme cleanser lately, and the one I’m looking at is often cited as a great dupe of the Tatcha Rice Enzyme Cleanser in the Amazon reviews- the SRB Stabilized Rice Bran Enzyme Cleanser, $25 on Amazon or Peach & Lily. I first saw this in a Liah Yoo video and I guess due to the kinda bland packaging it’s not very popular, but the reviews on Amazon and Amabie are excellent. Apparently the product is extremely gentle and the ingredients list is pretty short, so it might be ideal for you. 🙂


Honestly, I’m kind of an AB noob myself, because although I research many products, I don’t really have that much $$ to spend on products and try them. Since you have sensitive skin, maybe try a balm cleanser? They’re apparently very nourishing and the Banila Co Clean It Zero Sensitive formula has great reviews. Renee from Gothamista has also recommended the Heimish Cleansing Balm (it has donkey milk and she’s butter, oh my gosh) and I believe her skin type is also dry-sensitive.


Looking at the ingredients in the serum and cream, they seem somewhat similar to the Nature Republic Royal Ginseng line, all the way from the rice, royal jelly, ginseng, sodium hyaluronate, and silk extracts to the 24k gold. This line is very expensive as well, but may be less problematic to you.

The top, likely active, ingredients in the Serum are Algae Extract and Rice Extract and in the cream the Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate is the number 1 ingredient, so I think you should start looking for serums and creams high in those actives, as those are the highest concentrated ingredients in the Tatcha moisturizing products.

I couldn’t find much with Algae Extract that was a moisturizer, except one Nature Republic Eye Cream, the Collagen dream eye cream.


The second ingredient, the Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, is very interesting because it actually used to be the active ingredient of the famous SK-II Essence, before it was replaced by the very similar Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate. This Ingredient is likely going to be much easier to find in an essence rather than a moisturizing cream. I know that the Missha First Treatment Essence has Saccharomyces but I’m also including a link/list of SK-II dupes that contain either Galactomyces or Saccharomyces as they are very similar, and because many of the other SK-II dupes are actually cheaper (the Missha is around $50), including the CosRx Galactomyces which is only $15.




The last ingredient, Rice Extract, is present in an insane 65% potency in the CosRx Ultimate Nourishing Rice Mask, which is also a cult favorite on Reddit. And, it’s less than $15.


Lastly, I saw sodium hyaluronate, or hyaluronic acid, in both the serum and cream, so if I were you, I’d invest in the cult favorite, Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion. I have the Premium version, and it really is wonderful and leaves your skin firm and hydrated, and is a great way to get in extra moisture before your cream.
Hada Labo Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion Moist, 5.7 fl. oz. (170ml) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BSNBO9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_EZa8ybAC6S473

A final note: since your skin is sensitive, I would stay away from any artificial fragrance or irritants in any products. Hada Labo and Cosrx are both fragrance free companies that only use what they need to make the product effective. Again, check your ingredients at CosDna as well as reviews. Also many of these products are available cheaper on some other websites, I just chose who came up first. Generally, SokoGlam is a safer bet than Amazon because you won’t get a fake product, but it’s also slightly more expensive.

I know this is a long post but I also know how daunting the search for good, affordable skincare can be. Also, don’t forget to wear sunscreen. There’s no point in getting so many products just to negate their effects with UVA damage.

Best of Luck! <3

1 point


3rd Apr 2022

i forgot i tried this powder face wash it is really good for sensitive skin. & similar but i wanna compare it to tatcha.


1 point


27th Feb 2022

Here’s a few options. They’re not an exact dupe of the ingredients but they’re close

Korean Beauty (SRB) Rice Bran Enzyme Powder Face Wash and Scrub, Cleanses, Exfoliates, Brightens – 70 grams https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DZDIJSS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_MBA4WD38SM3QHSM21VM1

THEFACESHOP Rice Water Bright Foam Cleanser 150ml https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FJ2LU2Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_735RYMWKZBRB10AKRK1G

SKINFOOD Rice Daily Cleansing Foam 150ml – Delicate, Fine, and Smooth Cleansing with Fermented White Rice Ingredients – Firming Bubble Facial Foam Cleanser – For Men and Women (5.07 fl. oz.) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DKTKP4V/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_R0030AF1HR2A47G9Y6ZJ

1 point


10th Nov 2020

I really like SRB Rice Bran Enzyme Powder. It exfoliates as you wash, so it can help with acne scars. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion is also great for spot treatments. Although it is anti-intuitive, make sure that you are using plenty of moisturizer and not using harsh cleansers too often. Especially if you have sensitive skin, a “shock and awe” strategy can sometimes make the problem worse.

1 point


9th Sep 2020

Thank you for giving this painstakingly cultivated knowledge a place to go during this pandemic!

Cleanser: SRB Powder Cleanser in a small Muji bottle. Inspired by the Kanebo minis that are adorable, but pricey. The Cerave Hydrating bar or wipes also work – basically anything solid reduces mishap. I know you said you’re not going on a plane, but for future reference if you are packing liquid cleanser in a travel bottle, use a squeeze one and get most of the air out before you fly or the pressure change will cause the infamous soapsplosion.

Exfoliate: Stridex or similar disposable pads are your best friend. Toss into a snack size ziplock bag. I traveled a lot so I got a small compact size case, but ziplocks will do you for one off.

Moisturizer: Transfer into any screw top travel sized bottle.

Eye Cream Pot: Toss in your regular one, they’re small enough.

Sunblock: Ditto.

Bonus: I always bring a couple sheet masks. You’re going on holiday, indulge a little. I also like bring a small travel bottle of argan oil since it’s so multi-purpose and if my face, hair, lips or hands feel dry I have something.

If I’m going camping I might just bring Cleanser, oil and sunblock, but for a holiday I’d say that’s my standard kit.

Hope that helps!

1 point


12th Aug 2020

I didn’t like them and definitely not worth the price. I found a rice power exfoliant on Amazon and have ordered it 3 times. It lasts nearly a year and is 24 dollars.


1 point


29th Mar 2017

Thanks! I’ll look for the milky lotion. If I’m going to pay extortionate shipping, might as well buy all the pretty things 🙂

I wasn’t quite sure about SRB, I couldn’t find a lot online.

The cleanser itself is on Amazon – where I bought it (go Prime!), eBay, and Peach &amp; Lily.