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known as Oat Oil

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function emollient, anti-inflammatory, soothing, restorative, humectant

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Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil

Oat kernel oil is a golden lipid extracted from oats with amazing moisturising and healing properties and a non-greasy finish. It’s a fast-absorbing oil packed with linoleic fatty acid (omega 6), sterols, ceramides and sphingolipids, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.1 Oat kernel oil is non-comedogenic and can even reduce the appearance of papules, blackheads, and lesions, making it a great choice for acne prone skin types.1

Due to the high polar lipid content including ceramides, oat kernel oil acts as an occlusive and a humectant, absorbing and retaining moisture in the skin. Topical oat oil application has been shown to increase ceremide content in skin by up to 70%.2 Oat oil has also shown effectiveness in treating a variety of skin conditions, including skin rashes, erythema, burns, itch, and eczema thanks to its anti-inflammatory abilities.3

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[1] Oat Lipid - Unique Natural Oat Oil - Oat Cosmetics. (2020). Retrieved 23 January 2020, from https://oatcosmetics.com/oat/oat-lipid/

[2] Chon, S.-H., Tannahill, R., Yao, X., Southall, M.D. and Pappas, A. (2015), Keratinocyte differentiation and upregulation of ceramide synthesis induced by an oat lipid extract via the activation of PPAR pathways. Exp Dermatol, 24: 290-295. doi:10.1111/exd.12658

[3] Lin TK, Zhong L, Santiago JL. Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils. Int J Mol Sci. 2017;19(1):70. Published 2017 Dec 27. doi:10.3390/ijms19010070

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