oatmeal, oats, skincare

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Oatmeal has long been cherished for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a popular ingredient in skincare products, especially for sensitive and irritated skin. 

A number of products harness the power of oatmeal to provide ultimate skin relief and hydration. These oatmeal-infused skincare offerings provide a range of benefits, from hydrating and soothing to strengthening the skin barrier and protecting against various skin issues. 

Let's delve into some top oatmeal-infused skincare items that promise to soothe and restore your skin.

1. Aveeno Calm + Restore Triple Oat Serum

Aveeno Calm + Restore Triple Oat Hydrating Face Serum is a must-have for those with sensitive skin. This 1-fluid-ounce serum contains a blend of calming feverfew and a triple oat complex to instantly smooth and strengthen the skin's moisture barrier. It leaves the skin feeling soft and supple after just one use. Ideal for sensitive skin, this hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic serum is free of fragrances, parabens, phthalates, dyes, and alcohols. 

Clinically proven to be gentle on eczema-prone skin, this product from a dermatologist-recommended brand for over 70 years can be used by applying three to four drops onto the hand and gently massaging it onto the face.

2. Olay Sensitive Face Moisturizer Cream with Colloidal Oatmeal Skin Protectant

The Olay Sensitive Face Moisturizer Cream is designed specifically for sensitive skin and offers anti-aging benefits. Key ingredients include colloidal oatmeal, which soothes symptoms from rashes, eczema, and other skin irritations, along with vitamin B3 and shea butter to provide deep hydration.

This non-comedogenic moisturizer is free of steroids, fragrances, parabens, phthalates, dyes, and mineral oil. It absorbs quickly and protects against seven signs of sensitive skin: dryness, redness, itchiness, reactivity, irritation, damage, and eczema.

3. Murad Daily Defense Colloidal Oatmeal Cream

Murad's Daily Defense Colloidal Oatmeal Cream is a powerful daily moisturizer that locks in critical moisture and provides prolonged relief from eczema flare-ups. Its proprietary blend of hydrating mondo grass sugars and niacinamide strengthens the skin barrier, enhancing its resilience. 

The cream includes 1% colloidal oatmeal to soothe itching and discomfort, while shea butter's fatty acids soften, hydrate, and protect dry, chapped skin. This product is free from a wide range of harmful ingredients, including parabens, sulfates, phthalates, gluten, fragrances, formaldehyde, and many more. It's also ophthalmologist-tested and free of animal-derived ingredients.

4. St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Face Scrub and Mask 

St. Ives Gentle Smoothing Face Scrub and Mask Oatmeal is a versatile two-in-one product that gently exfoliates and nourishes the skin. Made with 100% natural exfoliants, this scrub and mask combo helps to soften and smooth away dryness.

The oatmeal used in this product is harvested from oat grains grown in fields across the U.S., known for their soothing properties. This product is oil-free, paraben-free, dermatologist-tested, and non-comedogenic, ensuring it won't clog pores while providing gentle care.

5. The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm

The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm is a best-selling product that effectively melts away makeup and impurities without drying out the skin. This three-in-one cleanser can also be used as a shaving balm in the shower and as a 10-minute nourishing facial mask. 

Formulated with oat kernel oil and colloidal oatmeal, it hydrates and moisturizes the skin while reducing redness and soothing irritation. To use, massage a raspberry-sized amount onto a damp face and neck, then rinse thoroughly. It can be incorporated into both your morning and evening skincare routines for optimal results.