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WHAT IS COLLOIDAL OATMEAL? Despite widely circulating information, Colloidal Oatmeal is NOT ground oatmeal.
This fine silky powder has been produced using a unique process that increases the capability to absorb oil resulting in excellent creams and lotions without an ‘oily’ feel. Colloidal Oatmeal offers moisturizing properties by creating a barrier against the skin. The hydrated granules of oatmeal attach to the skin provide a protective barrier. When colloidal oatmeal is dispersed in water, it deposits fine particles on the skin and forms a viscous occlusive barrier, thus improving dry skin.
Oats can be a food allergen for some individuals. However, oats have been used over centuries as a cure for eczema and other skin diseases, and therefore are beneficial to the majority of people
The Benefits of Colloidal Oatmeal
In the US extensive studies have been undertaken with colloidal oatmeal which shows it to have a number of benefits:
Commonly used in Lotions, Masks, Soap, Scrubs, Bath Bombs, Bath Soaks
Recommended use levels:
Milk Bath: 10-50%
In 2003 the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), defined Colloidal Oatmeal as classified as a skin protectant by the FDA according to 21 CFR Part, 310 and 347 in Skin Protectant Drug Product Over‐ the‐Counter Human Use: Final Monograph [Appendix 2]