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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) Kalahari Anti-Ageing Gel Lush Dream Cream Lush Feeling Younger Lush Revive Hair Moisturiser Lush Sleepy Body Lotion PCA Skin Milk Mask Sidmool Speedy Valley Spread Ampoule Simond's Dermocream Piel Atópica Humectante Simond's Gel De Baño Syndet Dermocream Avena The Organic Pharmacy Flower Petal Deep Cleanser And Mask numbuzin No. 2 Protein 43% Creamy Serum Aveeno Baby Eczema Care Wash [CAN] Aveno Crema Facial Hidratante Aveno Pieles Sensibles Y Secas Aveno Emulsión Be Minimalist 0.3% Ceramide Barrier Repair Moisturiser Be Minimalist Ceramide 0.3% + Madecassoside Be Minimalist Ceramides 0.3% + Bisabolol Be Minimalist Sepicalm 3% + Oat Moisturizer Be Minimalist Sepicalm 3% Face Moisturizer Be Minimalist Tranexamic 3% + HPA Biobellus Relax Facial Mist DMP Organic Ph 5.5 Hair And Body Baby Bath Ultra Mild&Sensitive Dry Skin Darl' Face Oil Deliplus Agua De Avena Dr. Elsa Jungman Bio Restore Moisturizing Serum Dr.Reddy's Nourish Oat Moisturizing Cream Ere Perez Oat Milk Foundation Facetory Oats Calming Glow Weightless Facial Oil Fito Kozmetika Kokosové Mlieko Na Odličovanie Freezeframe Revital Day Cream Hej organic The Ultra Hydrator Second Skin Mask Lilt Máscara de nutrição intensa de mel Lush Dirty Shaving Cream Lush Jackie Oats Lush Oatifix Face Mask Murumuru C-Vitamiiniseerumi Polysporin Eczema Essentials Flare-Up Relief Cream Posedo Oat B5 Gel Sesderma Hidraderm Facial Simmonds Mi Primer Jabón Miscellar Avena Soft Soul Apothecary Barrier Fix Gel Moisturizer Swissvita Anti - Wrinkle Serum Swissvita Micrite 3d All Use Anti-wrinkle Serum Whamisa Organic Carrot Baby & Kids Sun Cream SPF50 Pa++++ A-Derma Cytelium Drying Lotion Advanced Clinicals Turmeric Oil Atopik Sensitive Kasvovesi (toner) Atopik Sensitive Rauhoittava Kauravoide