Oat extracts are extremely complex and made up of a multitude of biochemical components, and for many centuries oatmeal (Avena sativa) has been used to treat and soothe a variety of irritating skin conditions associated with dry sensitive skin, especially atopic dermatitis. This present article profiles the key attributes and initial study data of a new fermented potential prebiotic colloidal oatmeal (aurafirm), derived from the high performance patented Oat COM, utilising Lactobacilli cultures. aurafirm is a natural active containing a prebiotic complex of fermented oat ingredients delivering favourable environmental skin conditions, improved stratum corneum thickness, and with a potential to help support and rebalance the skin’s normal microbiome.
The above is the abstract from our latest technical article about aurafirm, which features in the June 2018 issue of Personal Care Europe. Written in conjunction with Callaghan Consulting International, the technical article closely examines the science and claims behind our fermented oat ingredient, aurafirm, covering the following areas:
- Microbiome Disturbances and Oxidative Stress
- Skin Barrier Perturbations
- Ferment Attributes – Influence of aurafirm on the Development Microbial Stability
- Skin Barrier Observations
- Effects on Epidermal Thickness
- Skin Appearance and Radiance
Fermented Oat Extracts are set to be the next natural hero ingredient and Oat Cosmetics is pleased to be leading the field in this area. If you would like a full copy of the technical article, please complete the download form here.