Why you need to try Colloidal Oatmeal if you have Sensitive Skin

Baby Shea produces high quality soothing skincare products that are powered by nature. It's simple, the earth is a mother that never dies. Keep reading as we discuss colloidal oatmeal, what it is and why you should be using it if you have sensitive skin. 

What is Colloidal Oatmeal ?

Colloidal Oatmeal is made by grinding oat grain - simple right? There's no additives, no toxins. It’s considered an emollient — a substance that softens or soothes the skin because it packs fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients shown to benefit the skin. It is not a new discovery; for centuries, colloidal oatmeal has been a salve for itchy, dry, or irritated skin. This natural ingredient is readily found in cosmetic products like moisturizers, shampoos, and shaving creams. It remains an effective way to soothe itchy skin and treatment for skin conditions such as eczema. 

In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially categorized colloidal oatmeal as a skin protectant in 2003.  

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17373175/

 

 

How is Colloidal Oatmeal Used ?

Colloidal oatmeal is generally used as a topical application. You will find it as a primary ingredient in many of Baby Shea's skincare products (i.e. our Soothing Scalp Serum and Honey & Oat Bar). Use Colloidal oatmeal products to clean oils and grime away, as a sealer to protect from free radicals and as a treatment to help reduce the effects of skin conditions such as eczema,  xerosis, or severely dry skin.

 

Is it safe? 

In medical studies, allergic reactions are rare. zero allergic reactions were reported by 445,820 consumers of colloidal-oatmeal-containing personal care products within a 3-year period

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3508548/

While colloidal oatmeal is safe for most people, discontinue using it if you develop symptoms like a rash.