Secale Cereale Seed Extract
As a plant extract, it is hard to know what it is exactly: it might be little exfoliant particles, or - if you are looking at the ingredient list of an anti-aging product - it is most likely a rye extract rich in arabinoxylans with possible skin smoothing and glow enhancing properties.
According to manufacturer claims, their rye extract can improve the skin’s mechanical resistance and reduce the appearance of gravity wrinkles. The manufacturer did a 20-person, 56-day long study that showed an antiwrinkle effect at both the crow’s-feet and the nasolabial fold: a 13% and 23% decrease in the number of wrinkles, a 15% and 26% reduction of the total surface of wrinkles, and a 16% and 27% reduction of their length.
Show me some proof
- Lenaers, Catherine, et al. "Wrinkle reduction by stimulation of the Skin's mechanical resistance." Cosmetics and toiletries 121.11 (2006): 47.