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Oat Oil for Skin and Hair: New Oat Lipid e Data

Rachel Davies

Rachel Davies

Oat Oil for Skin and Hair: New Oat Lipid e Data

We have exciting new data to share on our superior oat oil , Oat Lipid e. Our Research and Development team here at Oat Cosmetics have discovered versatile skin and hair care results with Oat Lipid e that showcase the ingredients’ effective offering.

Oat Lipid e is a natural oat oil, extracted from the oat kernel. This oat oil is unique, as it has a low viscosity and high clarity with a rich golden colour. Its fast absorption properties leaves a non-greasy feel to the skin, minimising lipid loss.

Known for its multi-functional benefits, Oat Lipid e is an ingredient which is in demand. Along with this, the new data now offers  a greater understanding of its potential. The new studies include, oxidative stability, comedogenicity potential, ceramide protection, and hair shine.

Oat Lipid e for Skin and Hair

Key Skin Conclusions from the studies show that Oat Lipid e:

  • Moisturises the skin, with hydrating free fatty acids and triacylglycerol.
  • Supports the day-to-day maintenance of the skin barrier, with beneficial sterols enhancing its resilience.
  • Protects the stability of oils in the skin, with natural antioxidants.

Key Hair Conclusions from the studies show that Oat Lipid e:

  • Replenishes  ceramide levels, protecting hair from environmental damage.
  • Flattens the hairs cuticles, enhancing shine, and smoothing the hair.
  • Helps to reduce entanglements of the hair and improves hair manageability.

UV Protection for Hair Results

60% Higher ceramide protective efficacy (compared to untreated)

Oat Lipid e protects ceramide degradation from UV light. This results in restoring natural properties of the hair, while enhancing smoothness and shine. It also promotes elasticity and aids in strengthening the hair.

The damage of UV light is common knowledge in skincare, and the awareness of the impact on hair is increasing. Customers are looking for ways to protect, strengthen and replenish their hair, while UV light is one of the most damaging influences on hair.

We asked Emilie Gombert, Product Development Manager at Oat Cosmetics, the significance of the new data. “While we all know the importance of protecting the skin from the sun, the consequence of sun damage on hair is not as well recognised.

Sun exposure can break down the proteins and lipids in hair cuticle, leaving the hair dry, brittle, and dull. Our work presents an innovative protocol to demonstrate the damage of the sun (UV light) on the different layers of the hair (cortex, cuticle and hair shaft) and an efficacy not known from oat oil.”

Increase Hair Shine with Oat Oil

52% of participants said Oat Lipid e increased hair shine, compared to the silicone shampoo.

Oat Lipid e flattens the hair cuticles, enhancing shine and smoothing hair. In the assessment, this resulted in an 11% increase in glossiness, after just one application of 0.5% Oat Lipid e. As a nutrient-rich oat oil, Oat Lipid e can be claimed as a natural replacement to synthetic ingredients in haircare products, like silicones.

Oat Lipid e is therefore an ideal ingredient to produce natural, effective haircare products, which cater to the rising demand from consumers.

Oat Lipid e: A Multi-functional Beauty Product

The multifunctional nature of Oat Lipid E makes it valuable for both skin and hair nourishment. It is becoming increasingly important for ingredients to play multiple roles in formulations due to consumer demands for shorter ingredients lists. The multiple benefits in Oat Lipid e, make it a stable and versatile ingredient that can feature across a range of product types.

Skin and Hair Benefits with Oat Kernel

As consumers become more educated, they recognise Oat Kernel Oil as an ingredient, with many skin and hair benefits. The product is appealing to many consumer trends since it is a natural ingredient, a by-product, sustainably produced and can be used in minimalist formulations, while providing high levels of efficacy.

We are pleased to share the impressive benefits and formulation potential of Oat Lipid e, with the new data. To learn more about the ingredients’ unique 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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