No longer just a simple breakfast food.

How good are overnight oats? You can add cocoa, fruit and your fave milk- but did you know that oatmeal is amazing for your skin too? All of our bath salts include colloidal oatmeal, which is basically just really finely ground oatmeal- and here’s four reasons why you need it in your skincare routine, like now:

Colloidal Oatmeal is an emollient.

Fats, Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals, Starches, Beta-glucans, Cellulose and Fibre come together to help hold water and provide hydration and moisture, essential for soft skin.

It was categorised as a ‘skin protectant’ in 2003.

The function of our skin is to provide a barrier between the body and the environment. When the skin doesn’t perform this function properly, skin conditions may arise. Colloidal oatmeal helps to create a film on the surface of the skin, and binds with water, making it perfect for preventing hydration loss.

Historically, oatmeal has been used for those with sensitive skin, dermatitis and eczema.

A 2020 study showed the effects of colloidal oatmeal products on patients with chronic hand eczema, and researchers found that the patients observed longer relief from symptoms, as well as fewer harmful bacteria and better healing of damaged skin.

Colloidal oatmeal helps to fight free-radicals.

Pollutants such as smog, dust, cigarette smoke, household cleaners and pesticides can introduct free-radicals into the body and cause premature signs of ageing including wrinkles, sagging, dryness, dull skin, and pigmentation such as age spots and broken blood vessels. Antioxidants such as Vitamin A, C and E can help protect skin cells from free-radicals, and Colloidal oatmeal contains vitamin E and Phenols which restore the skin barrier.

If you aren’t using colloidal oatmeal in your beauty routine yet, don’t stress- we got you covered. Our Oatmeal, Milk & Honey range utilises colloidal oatmeal and goats milk powder, a sure-fire way to combat sensitive and dry skin. You can get your hands on your very own Oatmeal, Milk & Honey bath salts by clicking here.