As long as oats have been eaten by people, they have also been used in skincare products. Oats are believed to have been used in baths and face washes throughout many ancient cultures. Oats (avena sativa) are best known for their ability to soothe skin that is itchy, red or irritated. This calming effect is linked to the group of antioxidants, avenanathramides, which are unique to oats. Avenanthramides have anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties.
In addition to being calming to the skin, oats are also moisturizing and purifying while being considered non-comedogenic. You will find oats in many skincare products, most commonly as colloidal oatmeal, oat oil or oat extract.
Purify, calm and soothe your skin today by trying one of these fabulous oat-based products!
Shira Shir-Organic Pure Coconut Oatmeal Cleanser Shira is a wonderful spa skincare line which I work with professionally as an esthetician. Their products will make your skin feel so clean and fresh! Their products are also a beautiful fresh scent experience. To purchase visit Shira’s website.
Lush Cosmetics Oatifix Fresh Face Mask Lush is known for their fresh, handmade cosmetics and their conscious approach to beauty as an eco-friendly and cruelty-free company using sustainably sourced and 100% vegetarian ingredients. The fresh masks need to be used within 2 weeks so purchased at or picked up from a Lush store. You will find additonal calming, moisturizing, natural ingredients in this mask.
Pai Sea Aster &Wild Oat Instant Calm Redness Serum Pai is a London-based clean, organic skincare line created with sensitive skin needs in mind. This serum highlights sea aster and oats as key ingredients but also includes hyaluronic acid, which is a wonderful humectant for moisturizing the skin. If you are interested in this serum visit the Pai website.
Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Moisturizer This product contains several “milked” plants and plant-based moisturizers, including oat milk. Available on Milk Makeup’s website.
I love to include a DIY option for the ultra earthy people who want the cleanest, simplest products and this one is really simple. You can wash your face with a Tbsp. of colloidal oats (or grind your kitchen oats into a fine powder) mixed with a few drops of water or rose water to form a paste. Use this as a cleanser. You can purchase colloidal oats online here.
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