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Oatmeal

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Categories: Plant Extracts

Oatmeal Skin Benefits:
Antioxidant
Moisturizing
Soothing

Colloidal oatmeal is the most commonly used form of oatmeal in skin care. Due to its natural derivation process, oatmeal is a wholesome skincare ingredient for providing antioxidant protection, and improved moisturizing and soothing properties, which can provide relief for irritated skin.

Oatmeal contains high concentrations of phenols that can contribute good antioxidant protection. When topically applied, oatmeal helps to neutralize free-radicals present in the environment. This can reduce the amount of oxidative stress that the skin endures, enabling skin to look and feel healthier. Additionally, oatmeal can provide good moisturizing properties due to its ability to reinforce and improve skin barrier function. As a result, the skin can become better equipped to retain moisture, thus enhancing overall hydration. Oatmeal is recognized under the Skin Protectant monograph for its skin protecting and soothing abilities.1 2 3

  1. Pazyar, N. et al. Oatmeal in dermatology: a brief review. Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology 78.2, 142 (2012)
  2. Ilnytska, O. et al. Colloidal Oatmeal (Avena Sativa) Improves Skin Barrier Through Multi-Therapy Activity. Journal of drugs in dermatology: JDD 15.6, 684-690 (2016)
  3. US Food and Drug Administration. CFR-code of federal regulations title 21. Current good manufacturing practice for finished pharmaceuticals Part 211 (2010)