Colour cosmetics products (commonly called make-up) are designed to add colour and thereby enhance the appearance of the skin. They are mainly used on, but not limited to, the face and have been part of human life for thousands of years – ancient Sumerian men are said to have invented and worn lipstick in the year 5000 B.C.
In more recent times, formulators have sought what they term dual benefit ingredients which don’t just decorate the face but contain ingredients that provide a benefit to the skin.
Hair care is the broad term given to looking after the living parts of the hair, which include the follicle, root and shaft. It also encompasses the skin from which the hair grows, the scalp. It is vital that these areas are kept healthy to ensure that healthy hair production is maintained and there are a variety of products which enable this to happen.
A baby’s delicate skin loses moisture nearly two times faster than an adults and is much more delicate. Babies are prone to skin problems as they adjust to the world and this means that any products developed specifically for babies needs to contain ingredients which are gentle and kind to their delicate skin. Oat ingredients have a long association with baby products for exactly this reason.
From the bathing Romans to the mud sunscreens of the Hippopotamus, effective skin care is an essential aid to health and has been so for many years. Whether it is maintaining a healthy skin pH balance, reducing redness and irritation or purely for soft, silky feeling skin our oat ingredients can help in a variety of applications.
Washing and bathing are an essential part of people’s daily cleansing routines, with the earliest mention of soap like material dating back to 2800 BC in ancient Babylon.
Soaps and cleansing agents work to remove sebum, dirt, dead cells and microorganisms. As science has progressed, this role has developed so that modern soaps also nourish the skin, providing moisturizing benefits to leave it soft and replenished.