Colloidal Oatmeal: Top 5 Things to Know

Colloidal Oatmeal: Top 5 Things to Know
Colloidal Oatmeal: Top 5 Things to Know

In this article we outline what we consider to be the most notable properties and characteristics you may not know about the plant-derived powerhouse ingredient, Colloidal Oatmeal.

What is Colloidal Oatmeal?

Colloidal Oatmeal is a fine powder, brown in color, and relatively popular in many different types of topical products for skincare, cosmetics, and mobility.

It is derived from the Oat plant and loaded with natural fibers and lipids associated with hydration and protection as well as chemical compounds known as Avenanthramides, associated with the reduction of skin related inflammation, redness, and itching.

Top 5 Things to Know About Colloidal Oatmeal

1. Natural Anti-Inflammatory:

The calming effects of Colloidal Oatmeal have been known for quite some time, however, in more recent years researchers have observed its ability to inhibit the release of inflammation causing cytokines showing properties related to the reduction of skin related inflammation and irritation.

2. Improves Skin Barrier Function:

Colloidal Oatmeal contains polysaccharides and lipids that help fortify the skin barrier, retain moisture, and help optimize the absorption of all other ingredients in a topical formulation, such as our Pro Cream.

3. Moisturizing Deep Enough to Facilitate Joint Flexibility:

Colloidal Oatmeal is a humectant. It provides deep, prolonged moisturization to the skin and its underlying structures so that the whole system is supple, flexible, and free from rigidity, facilitating joint movements. Particularly in aged individuals who suffer from dryness of skin, there would be an added advantage in using Colloidal Oatmeal.

4. Itch and Irritation: It Reduces Itch and Irritation: 

he avenanthramides in Colloidal Oatmeal provide dual-action support to help reduce skin inflammation and itchiness, help to decrease the urge to itch and irritate the skin.

5. Natural and Gentle for Sensitive Skin:

A large percentage of the U.S. population, especially older adults, have sensitive skin, which makes Colloidal Oatmeal a great ingredient options as it is a natural, gentle substance suitable for all skin types. 

In Summary:

Colloidal Oatmeal is a versatile, plant-derived ingredient offering several benefits relating to inflammation and mobility, making it a key choice for our Pro Cream topical formulation.


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