Not just a well-known breakfast meal, some people might know that it has some incredible skin benefits but exactly what they are or why Oat is so beneficial may be a bit of a mystery. Long since used for a home remedy to relieve dry and itchy skin, this powerhouse natural ingredient is a must-have in your body care if you have sensitive skin.
How does it work?
Oat, specifically Oatmeal, functions as a cleanser, moisturiser, skin soother and protective anti-inflammatory agent. In simple terms it soothes and protects thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
What are the benefits?
- Hydration- Oat is an absolute hydration hero and prevents Transepidermal water loss (TEWL) thanks to a little something called Beta Glucan which is known for its water absorption properties. These properties help to form a occlusive layer on the surface that retains water in the skin.
- Cleansing- the Saponins in Oat are well regarded for their gentle cleansing properties but also have known anti-fungal properties too.
- Anti-inflammatory - one of the most well known benefits of using oat based body care is the incredible anti-inflammatory properties that they have. The Pheonols in Oat are an antioxidant known for their anti-inflammatory properties, with studies proving their effectiveness in improving dry, scaly or itchy skin.
- Non irritating and low allergenic potential- having sensitive skin can often mean trying different products is a bit of a minefield, choosing a product that contains Oat is a safe bet due to their very low allergenic potential and non-irritating qualities.
Cleo’s Paradise Collection
Find Oatmeal in the Cleo’s Paradise collection, to soothe and calm the skin sink into a bath with the Soak Sunday Cleo’s Paradise Botanical Bath Soak. Pour a generous amount into the tub, sit back and relax. Massage the Cleo’s Paradise Oil to Milk Body Cleanser to gently nourish and protect, leaving skin soothed, hydrated and completely calmed…
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