For centuries, colloidal oatmeal has been a salve for itchy, dry, or irritated skin.
Colloidal oatmeal is made by grinding oat grains, or Avena sativa, into a very fine powder.
It is considered an emollient because it packs fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients shown to benefit the skin.
Colloidal oatmeal has the following benefits:
Moisturises - Restores moisture to dehydrated skin.
Soothes - Oatmeal has soothing action on sensitive skin.
Protects - Creates a protective film on upper most layer of skin.
pH - Restores the natural pH of skin.
Cleanses - Oat particles adhere to dirt and dead skin cells allowing them to be washed away.
Colloidal oatmeal is clinically proven to help relieve dry and sensitive skin.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially categorised colloidal oatmeal as a skin protectant in 2003.