Oat COM, an advanced colloidal oatmeal, is a proven anti-aging colloidal oatmeal and a unique moisturiser for the skin and hair.

Skincare Claims:

  • Reduces redness and skin irritation to soothe and relieve skin disorders
  • Provides skin moisturisation and hydration
  • Acts as a skin protectant. Effectively forms physical barrier on the surface of the skin to reduce TEWL

Haircare Claims:

  • Soothes sensitive and flaky scalps to relieve redness, itching, tightness, and other stubborn signs of irritation.


Oat COM: Advanced Colloidal Oatmeal for Healthier Skin

Colloidal oatmeal is a natural cosmetic ingredient obtained from Avena sativa (oats).

The whole oat grain, including the bran layer, is milled and sieved. This results in a light cream coloured, fine powder. The bran layer of the oat contains a high proportion of natural actives including, oat beta-glucan, avenanthramides, oil and protein, all of which are beneficial for cosmetic use on the skin.

A ‘colloid’ or colloidal suspension is defined as a substance with dispersed insoluble particles suspended throughout.

Key Properties

Anti-Aging Properties

Oat COM has effective anti-aging and reparative properties due to a typical beta glucan content of 5-6%.

Effective Anti-Irritant

Soothes and relieves redness, itching and minor skin irritations caused by eczema or skin rashes.

Skin Protectant

Monographed by the FDA as a skin protectant. Reduces TEWL and effectively forms physical barrier on the skin surface.


Contact our technical team for further information or to discuss adding Oat COM to your formulation.

Scientifically Proven Effects:

Deeply effective and long lasting improvement in skin hydration and moisturisation (in-vivo study)
Skin repair effect: improvement in the rate of repair of the skin (in-vivo study)
Anti-aging activity over all skin types (in-vivo study)
Soothing and moisturising effect on sensitive skins (in-vivo study)

Long Term Skin Trial - Combined Skin Cohort

A – Product left their skin feeling moisturised
B – Product left their skin feeling soft
C – Product soothed their skin
D – Product nourished the skin

The combined cohort trial was designed to show Oat COM’s ability to demonstrate anti-aging activity over all skin types. The subjects were asked to assess the products moisturizing, soothing, nourishing and skin feel properties.

The results demonstrated that Oat COM, at a low inclusion rate of 3%, displayed remarkable rapid and sustained anti-aging effects. The results were very impressive after 30 days but continued to be high over the whole 90-day period. This demonstrated that Oat COM provides excellent long-term skin care benefits as an effective active over all skin types by moisturising, soothing and nourishing the skin.

Corneometer and Tewameter % Improvement

Corneometer Units (Corneometer Units) – Determines the hydration levels of the skin surface

Tewameter (g/h/m2) – Evaluates the water barrier function of the skin

Skin Repair Properties
This study was carried out on 15 healthy adult subjects over a period of 10 days. Two skin areas on the volar forearms were pre-irritated using a 0.5% Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate solution, one area was covered with a patch coated with 0.6% Oat COM and the other an uncoated control. The test sites were assessed at the start, day 1 and day 5. Rate of recovery was compared.

The combination of Tewameter and Corneometer results showed that Oat COM supported the increased rate of repair of the skin.

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Other Ingredients

Oat Lipid e

Award winning ceramide rich oat oil

avoine bio

Organic Range

A full range of ingredient derived from organic oats

AvenaPlex Oat active


Unique active lipid complex

Virgin Poppy Seed Oil

Sustainably sourced, natural virgin oil