In this blog, we share with you 5 winter formulations ideas for skin and hair. These natural formulations can be wonderful solution-based products for your consumers. Winter and cold weather is particularly harsh on the skin and hair. Consumers can suffer from increased sensitivity, redness, irritation, and more. The cold, dry winter air can lead to severe skin and hair dehydration. Due to these challenges, consumers are often looking for skincare and haircare solutions that help to manage their symptoms. Creating formulations that help to fight dehydration and the loss of all-important skin oils is essential in meeting the demands of our consumers.
1. Ultra-Hydrating Moisturiser for Thirsty Skin By AvenaPLex
Hydration is at the core of any good moisturiser. As consumers look for ways to simplify their skincare routines, moisturisers must be reliable and have the ability to sustain hydration throughout the day. Give your consumers the confidence to know that their skin will be looked after with your unique formulation. But, how can you stand apart? Make your moisturisers unique by adding:
- Lipid-barrier-identical complex of ceramides helping to retain skin moisture
- Permeable phospholipids to improve skin barrier integrity
- Avenanthramides for anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic effects
What has all this and more? AvenaPLex. AvenaPLex has the ability to rapidly repair, renew and protect the skin’s lipid barrier providing instant relief from dry, dull, flaky skin. In addition, our gene expression analysis identified extracellular matrix integrity, inflammation & immune response, stress response & anti-oxidant, epidermal barrier, and anti-ageing as key genes that upregulated by AvenaPLex
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2. Nourishing Hand cream for Dry Hands by aurafirm P
With increased attention to hygiene and handwashing, our hands have seen the worst of it. Whilst we may be transitioning out of the pandemic, some behaviours such as excessive handwashing continue to be an integral part of consumers’ daily routines. We recommend using aurafirm P to enhance your hand care formulations.
With increased attention to hygiene and handwashing, our hands have seen the worst of it. Whilst we may be transitioning out of the pandemic, some behaviours such as excessive handwashing continue to be an integral part of consumers’ daily routines. We recommend using aurafirm P to enhance your hand care formulations. We tested aurafirm P’s ability by studying 35 volunteers over 4 weeks. Participants were required to wash their hands 5 times a day for at least 20 seconds or more with antibacterial soap. In this time frame, they were asked to assess the condition of their hands before and after the use of a hand cream containing aurafirm P and a placebo cream. The results were amazing!
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3. Skin-Soothing Bath Bombs By Oat COM
Long hot showers in the winter can be detrimental to the skin as the hot water strips away the skin’s own all-important oils. Help your consumers enjoy their winter soak with reparative and restorative bath bombs. We recommend Oat COM, our advanced colloidal oatmeal, proven to reduce skin redness and irritation to soothe and relieve skin disorders. Above all, added to natural bath bombs, Oat COM can be formulated to promote healthier skin. Formulate with Oat COM
4. Deeply Conditioning Hair Mask With Glucaveen
Hair masks have seen a boost in the beauty industry as consumers pay more attention to hair care as well as skin care. A good quality, natural hair mask can help to moisturise and nourish the hair that is dry, damaged, and/or frizzy. As a fast-acting, 3-in-1 solution proven to moisturise, protect, and repair the hair – Glucaveen can take your hair care formulation to another level! Containing oat beta-glucans, this hair active is a powerhouse polysaccharide that binds to water for a burst of hydration.
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5. Scalp Revival Treatment By Oat COM
Let’s not forget to show our scalp some love! The results of our in-vivo study showed that Oat COM helps to visibly reduce flaikiness on the scalp whilst relieving redness, itchiness, and sensitivity that can be triggered in the winter. A sensitive scalp can be attributed to a disrupted skin barrier, increasing TEWL which leaves the skin vulnerable to external aggressors (such as pollution, weather changes, or the use of harsh hair care products). Oat COM contains oat beta-glucan. As a result, this natural humectant has the ability to form a film on the surface of the scalp to slow down the evaporation of water and protect the scalp.
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We hope you found some inspiration in this blog to formulate using natural, oat-derived ingredients. Learn more about our offerings by exploring our ingredients page.