Ingredients 101

Colloidal Oatmeal 

Colloidal oatmeal is a finely ground form of oats that has been used for centuries to help soothe and protect the skin. It is made by grinding and processing oats into a fine powder, which can then be easily dispersed in water or other liquids. When mixed with water, colloidal oatmeal forms a colloidal suspension, which means the oatmeal particles are evenly distributed throughout the liquid. 
 Colloidal oatmeal is known for its skin-soothing properties and is often used in skincare products such as lotions, creams, and bath products. It contains various compounds such as beta-glucans, lipids, and antioxidants that can help moisturize and protect the skin.
 Some benefits of colloidal oatmeal for the skin include: 
  1.  Soothing-Colloidal: Oatmeal can help calm and soothe irritated or itchy skin, making it a great ingredient for those with sensitive or easily irritated skin conditions like eczema or dermatitis.
  2.  Moisturizing: The proteins and lipids in colloidal oatmeal can help to moisturize and soften the skin, improving its overall hydration.
  3.  Protective: Colloidal oatmeal forms a protective barrier on the skin, which can help shield it from environmental irritants and lock in moisture.
  4.  Anti-inflammatory: The anti-inflammatory properties of colloidal oatmeal can help reduce redness and inflammation in the skin. 
Colloidal oatmeal is generally safe for most people, including those with sensitive skin, but it's always a good idea to do a patch test before using any new skincare product containing colloidal oatmeal, especially if you have known allergies to oats.