January is National Oatmeal Month and although we think of oatmeal as a delicious and nutritious breakfast; which it is, oatmeal has so much more to offer to our skin as well. But before you open your cupboard and start rubbing oatmeal on your face, you'll need to understand the different varieties of oatmeal.
Introducing Colloidal Oatmeal - not to be confused with the regular milled oats that you would be used to eating. Colloidal oatmeal is a process where whole oat grains (including the bran) is finely ground and prepared into an extract. This finely milled texture allows for easy absorption of the oil replenishing lipids, moisturizing beta-glucans, and avenanthramides (a unique antioxidant of oats), along with an abundance of minerals and vitamins that add moisture , soothe and protect skin. It is within the bran of the oats where the superhero, abundant nourishment is found.
This superfood is precisely why we use it in our skin-nourishing beauty products and we are shining a spotlight on this stellar botanical as we celebrate #NationalOatmealMonth, with the benefits and how to us it daily for soft, soothed skin.
7 Benefits of Colloidal Oatmeal
Oatmeal absorbs water and binds it to the skin, hydrating by forming an occlusive layer on the surface that retains water in the skin.
Allows natural and gentle cleansing of the skin due to saponins. Saponins are naturally occurring compounds that lather in water.
Provides natural, gentle exfoliation; removing dead skin cells to reveal smoother, brighter, glowing skin.
Dry Skin Quencher
Imparts moisturizing, soothing, conditioning, and nourishing qualities; significantly improving skin dryness and roughness
Inflamed Skin Reliever
Is non-irritating, has low allergic potential and helps reduce inflammation; suited for all skin types and ideal for skin conditions that are easily inflamed and irritated.
Has antioxidant properties due to the presence of different types of phenols, including ferulic and caffeic acids.
Contains flavonoids that are known to absorb damaging ultraviolet A (UVA) rays, and protect from harsh pollutants and chemicals
How to incorporate Colloidal Oatmeal in your daily skincare ritual?
Oatmeal is a superfood for skin and it is easier than you might think to include this superstar ingredient in your daily skincare ritual. Here are two feature products for you to explore:
Plum Milk Exfoliating Cleansing Balm & Mask
An effective beauty ritual starts with relieved, refreshed, clean skin. Before you can reap the full benefits of your products, you'll need to cleanse the impurities from your dermis without over cleansing. Our Plum Milk Exfoliating Cleansing Balm & Mask is perfect for gently relieving skin of make up, sun block, grim, oil and environmental impurities, while leaving skin clean, soothed and soft.
This exfoliating, restorative cleanser can be used as a daily cleansing balm or left on longer for a deep restorative cleansing mask. This super-power ingredient list is starring rejuvenating plum kernel oil, replenishing colloidal oatmeal, moisturizing coconut milk, reconstructive flax meal, and botanicals such as restorative bilberry, anti-inflammatory orange, soothing spearmint and purifying cardamom.
Key benefits, for all skin types, include:
anti-aging and reparative properties
gently cleanses and exfoliates skin, without feeling tight from over stripping
helps to reduce skin inflammation and even stimulates collagen production
keeps skin hydrated, revealing plumper, more supple skin
Sweet Vanilla Frost Hand & Body Lotion
Do you have dry patches that burn when you apply lotion? If you need soothing, moisturizing relief minus the pain, then Sweet Vanilla Frost Hand & Body Lotion is the power packed product you need. This soothing and restoring lotion contains a super-star cast of ingredients such as revitalizing aloe vera, replenishing colloidal oatmeal, regenerating shea butter, renewing panthenol (Pro-Vit B5), hydrating vanilla and rejuvenating frankincense.
Key Benefits, for all skin types, include:
reduced redness and skin irritation, while soothing and replenishing skin
provides skin moisture, hydration and protection from the elements
anti-aging and reparative properties
Scientific studies have been carried out on the benefits of oatmeal. Findings include sustainable moisturizing effect, significantly improving skin dryness & roughness, and effects last even after use of the oatmeal containing products has stopped. Colloidal oatmeal is truly a superfood and can be found in many of the Exceptional Natural Beauty Products that Soul Concept offers. Still need some help? Let Soul Concept provide you with a FREE Skincare Ritual Recommendation Report and Samples. Just fill out the short form that can be found here, and those personal recommendations will be on their way! Thank you for celebrating #NationalOatmealMonth with us; as we support celebrating the UNIQUE BEAUTY of YOU!