Formulation Friday: Shower Gel with Oat BioBeads
In our previous Formulation Friday post, we reviewed the growing trend towards waterless products and processes in the beauty industry, and our development of a waterless Make Up Remover Stick. The key driver behind this waterless beauty trend, that of global sustainability, has also led to a reform in consumer attitudes regarding plastic usage, something which has significantly impacted the beauty industry. Consumers are now demanding products which are plastic-free in both their contents and their packaging, and so to fulfil this need we launched Oat BioBeads. Oat BioBeads are natural, marine biodegradable microbeads made with our advanced colloidal oatmeal, Oat COM; providing an attractive alternative to (now banned) plastic microbeads for cosmetic use. To demonstrate the efficacy of our Oat BioBeads, we went on to formulate a shower gel containing them – the focus of this week’s Formulation Friday.
Our Shower Gel with Oat BioBeads is a clear, thick gel with Oat COM-encapsulating Microcrystalline Cellulose beads suspended throughout. This Shower Gel produces a rich lather when worked into wet skin, deeply cleansing and refreshing the skin whilst also delivering the benefits of Oat COM through natural. visually-appealing microbeads. Oat COM, our highly effective advanced colloidal oatmeal has a high lipid, beta-glucan and antioxidant content, enabling Oat BioBeads to provide intense skin moisturisation and hydration. This moisture is locked in by the formation of a physical barrier on the skin’s surface which significantly reduces TEWL, a key benefit of Oat COM.
|Formulation Name||Usage||Key Ingredient||Percentage|
|Shower Gel with Oat BioBeads||Deeply cleanse and hydrate tired skin||Oat BioBeads||0.3%|
If you are interested in creating a similar product using Oat BioBeads, please contact your local distributor for more information regarding the ingredient. In the meantime, you can see the full formulation and method used to create our Shower Gel here.