Oats (also known as Avena Sativa) has been a healthy food source and a soothing skincare agent for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks and Romans frequently soaked themselves in oat baths to sooth and relieve their skin from itchiness and irritation.
Extracted from the kernel of common oats, oat oil possesses not only the properties of regular oats but also extra benefits from its high concentration in omega fatty acids, anti-oxidants, and other micro-nutrients.
Oat oil is a clear, light-weight, golden-color oil that can be rapidly absorbed by skin. It contains a wide range of nutrients that have incredible antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to skin and health, including linoleic (omega-6) and oleic (omega-9) acid, vitamin E, vitamin B, beta-glucans, and avenathramides. It also hosts a wide range of micro-minerals, such as copper, cobalt, manganese, zinc, and iron.
At For Sea and Oats, each of our skin and body care products contains concentrated and high quality oat-based ingredients, including oat oil, colloidal oatmeal, and organic oat milk. The products are great for moisturizing and de-stressing mature, sensitive and damaged skin, as well as for restoring healthy skin appearance.
For Sea and Oats only uses the highest quality oat oil that is cold-pressed from the seeds of the oat kernels in Sweden and approved by Ecocert in accordance with the COSMOS standard.
Below we highlight 4 amazing benefits of this powerful ingredient:
1. Soothing & Anti-inflammatory. The linoleic acid and avenathramides from oats help reduce skin inflammation. For this reason, oat oil is a wonderful ingredient for anyone suffering from acne, eczema, burns, rashes, and itch. It not only helps relieve itching, alleviate redness, and reduce skin roughness, but is also a far gentler option compared with other acne spot treatments.
2. Strengthening Skin Barrier. Linoleic acid is also one of the most significant lipids for maintaining skin barrier function. Pack with linoleic acid and ceramides, oat oil helps to retain skin moisture and acts as a barrier between the skin and harsh environmental aggressors.
3. Anti-Oxidant & Anti-ageing. Beta-glucans and vitamin E in oats help to deal with adverse environmental effects by protecting skin from free radicals and by delivering moisturizing and anti-oxidant activities.
4. Non-greasy & Non-comedogenic. With a comedogenic rating of zero, oat oil is light-weight and fast-absorbing, without clogging pores or leaving a greasy feeling. It soothes and clarifies oily skin, in addition to nourishing and moisturizing dry skin.