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Avena Sativa Kernel Extract

Also-called-like-this: Oat Kernel Extract, Colloidal Oatmeal


When you hear oatmeal, you probably think of breakfast, but the finely ground version of whole oat kernels, aka colloidal oatmeal, can do good things for your skin, especially if it's dry, itchy or prone to skin-rashes or eczema.

Oat is loaded with compounds good for the body, inside or outside, such as soothing agent beta-glucan (5%),  lipids (3-11%) including barrier repairing omega-3 and 6 fatty acids or phenolic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents (avenanthramides). 

The soothing, antioxidant and skin-protecting abilities of oat are so well-established that it is an active natural ingredient covered by the FDA OTC Skin Protectant monograph in the US, meaning that colloidal oatmeal can be claimed as an active ingredient on the INCI list and Aveeno is a mass-market brand built around oat-containing products.  

If your skin is dry, irritated, inflamed or eczema-prone, colloidal oatmeal is something to try.

Show me some proof

  • Singh, Rajinder, Subrata De, and Asma Belkheir. "Avena sativa (Oat), a potential neutraceutical and therapeutic agent: an overview." Critical reviews in food science and nutrition 53.2 (2013): 126-144.
  • Pacifico, Alessia, et al. "Clinical trial on Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion in patients with itching accompanied by skin lesions and xerosis." Journal Of Applied Research In Clinical And Experimental Therapeutics 5.2 (2005): 325.
  • Michelle Garay, M. S., M. B. A. Judith Nebus, and B. A. Menas Kizoulis. "Anti-inflammatory activities of colloidal oatmeal (Avena sativa) contribute to the effectiveness of oats in treatment of itch associated with dry, irritated skin." Journal of drugs in dermatology 14.1 (2015): 43-48.

Products with Avena Sativa Kernel Extract

Aveeno Eczema Care Moisturizing Cream Clarins Multi-Active Treatment Essence Vitality (For All Skin Types) Lush Dream Cream Lush Feeling Younger Lush Sleepy Body Lotion Sidmool Speedy Valley Spread Ampoule Aveeno Baby Eczema Care Wash [CAN] Aveno Emulsión Be Minimalist Sepicalm 3% + Oat Moisturizer Be Minimalist Sepicalm 3% Face Moisturizer Be Minimalist Tranexamic 3% + HPA Be Minimalist Tranexamic 3% + HPA Biobellus Relax Facial Mist DMP Organic Ph 5.5 Hair And Body Baby Bath Ultra Mild&Sensitive Dry Skin Dr. Elsa Jungman Bio Restore Moisturizing Serum Ere Perez Oat Milk Foundation Facetory Oats Calming Glow Weightless Facial Oil Freezeframe Revital Day Cream Lilt Máscara de nutrição intensa de mel Lush Dirty Shaving Cream Lush Jackie Oats Lush Oatifix Face Mask Polysporin Eczema Essentials Flare-Up Relief Cream Swissvita Anti - Wrinkle Serum Aveeno Baby Daily Care Baby Wipes Ayele & Co. Matcha-Honey Cleanser Baselift Super Luminous Toner Dumitie Tonico Facial Suavidad Eczema Honey Oatmeal Facial Cleanser LANEIGE Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask Lidherma Mousse De Avena LifeCell All-In-One Skin-Tightening Treatment Matias González Espuma De Limpieza De Avena Nurish Organiq Brightening Eye Serum PCA Skin Hydrating Mask Pai Instant Calm Redness Serum Sea Aster & Wild Oat Pai Skincare Instant Calm Redness Serum - Sea Aster & Wild Oat Rinopanteina Nasal Ointment Sioris Bring The Light Serum Skin + Pharmacy Advanced Skin Therapy Healing Gel Skinfix Eczema+ Extra Strength Body Cream South Beach Skincare Lifecell All In One Anti-Aging Treatment Tir Tir Milk Skin Whamisa Organic Flowers Deep Rich Essence Toner Whamisa Organic Flowers Toner Deep Rich Whamisa Toner Deep Rich WildMint Citrus Splash 7AM Brightening Serum Aveno Jabon Compuesto Clarins Booster Detox