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Nourish, and Protect your Skin with Colloidal Oatmeal

Rachel Davies

Rachel Davies

Nourish, and Protect your Skin with Colloidal Oatmeal

Colloidal oatmeal, is a natural ingredient that has capabilities to nourish and protect your skin. In the ever-evolving world of skincare, we’re always on the lookout for natural ingredients that not only promise to enhance our beauty but also have a positive impact on the environment. Our very own patented colloidal oatmeal, Oat COM has emerged as a superstar in this regard, offering a range of benefits for skin repair, skin comfort, and with a good sustainability story.

In this blog, we’ll delve into the multifaceted wonders of colloidal oatmeal in skin protection, existing formulations in the market, and its contribution to a greener, sustainable beauty routine.

How does Oat COM protect and enhance the skin?

Oat COM is made from a specific variety of Avena sativa, which is selected for its higher content of 1, 3 – 1, 4 beta-D-glucan and high content of Avenanthramides (an anti-inflammatory unique compound found in oat). When dispersed in water the small particles of the colloid create an “occlusive” barrier, protecting the skin. The interaction of oat beta glucans and avenanthramides with the skin imparts the reparative properties to Oat COM, when used in suitable skincare formulations.

  • Hydrates the Skin: Our recent studies have shown that Oat COM significantly increases skin hydration by 37% (in 7 days) and by 50% (in 28 days), compared to placebo.
  • Reduces Skin Erythema: Oat Com showed significant improvement in skin redness in a week, compared to the placebo formulation.
  • Improves the Skin Barrier Function: Oat COM reduces the Trans Epidermal Water Loss from the skin, which is a measure for skin barrier function. Our studies have demonstrated excellent barrier recovery of 62%, over a period of 7 days, compared to placebo.

For more information on the studies, head to our ingredients page to download the Oat COM data pack and resources.

Environmental Impact

As the beauty industry is becoming increasingly eco-conscious, consumers are looking for products that are not only good for their skin but also for the planet. At Oat Cosmetics, we prioritise ensuring the quality, sustainability, and traceability of the products.

We maintain transparent and ethical relationships with suppliers worldwide, prioritising sustainability practices throughout our supply chain to promote responsible sourcing and positive environmental impacts. Our tests have demonstrated that Oat COM is readily biodegradable under environmental conditions.

Success Stories with Our Versatile Ingredient, Oat COM

Firming Marine Extract Eye Cream by Facing North

This firming and nourishing eye cream contains a high proportion of vitamins and minerals from algae extracts and the power of Oat COM. It provides a rejuvenating effect to the most sensitive area of the face and accelerates the skin cell metabolism, enhancing cell renewal.

First Concentrate Serum by SKINCITY/SKINCARE

This unique serum concentrate moisturises and soothes the skin as well as evens out skin tone and skin texture. Contains 10% niacinamide that evens out skin tone and fine lines, reduces enlarged pores and strengthens a weakened skin barrier. Enriched with natural moisturizing substances (NMFs) such as glycerine, hyaluronic acid and oat kernel oil that soothe irritations.

Skin Benefits of Our Colloidal Oatmeal

Oat COM has multiple functional properties as a moisturiser, cleanser, soothing and protective anti-inflammatory agent, suitable for skincare and haircare formulations. Our patented manufacturing process ensures the beneficial molecules to be structurally maintained and enhanced unlike the traditional colloidal oatmeal’s.

We hope you found some inspiration in this blog to formulate skincare and haircare products using Oat COM and our other natural, oat-derived ingredients. Learn more about our offerings by exploring our ingredients page. For formulation advice or any other queries contact our sales team at [email protected]

To learn more about the functional ingredients’ advanced profile and multiple studies, head to our ingredients page to download the Oat Lipid e data pack and resources.

If you would like to speak to our experts about our products and services, get in touch.

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