Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Meal and Colloidal Oatmeal are both ground kernels of oats. These ingredients are used in skin care, bath products and soaps and detergents.
As a skin protectant, Colloidal Oatmeal temporarily protects injured or exposed skin from harmful or annoying stimuli, and may therefore provide relief to the skin.Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Meal and Colloidal Oatmeal also function as abrasives, absorbents and bulking agents. Oatmeal can soak up the excess oil on your skin and help treat acne. Oatmeal contains zinc that reduces inflammation and kills the acne-causing bacteria. Zinc supplementation might also help reduce acne lesions. Oatmeal exhibits direct antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties – and this can help treat itching associated with dry and irritated skin.
Oats can remove the dead skin cells and act as a natural moisturizer. And the beta-glucan they contain forms a fine film on your skin. It also penetrates deep into the skin and offers the much-needed moisture. Oats contain compounds called saponins that act as natural cleansers and remove the dirt and oil from the pores. The proteins in oatmeal maintain the skin’s natural barrier. They even protect your skin from harsh pollutants and chemicals. The lubricating fats in oats aid in UV protection. Oats are also rich in omega-6 fatty acids that help fix damaged hair. Oats help to fight dandruff and hairloss.
Oatmeal used in Soaphoria products is sourced with respect to the environment and sustainable development.