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What is colloidal oatmeal and how does it work?
The skin benefits of oats (Avena sativa) dates back to 2000 B.C. and the Ancient Egyptians who were among the first to recognize its skin-soothing properties. Colloidal Oatmeal refers to very finely ground organic oats suspended in liquid (such as a balm) and evenly dispersed. In this suspended state, the nutrient-rich oats are easily applied and absorbed, providing many protective benefits including temporary relief from itching and irritation. Approved by the FDA in 2003 as a natural skin protectant, Colloidal Oatmeal actives work by creating a barrier (or second skin) over inflamed and irritated skin, effectively sealing in skin’s natural moisture while easing discomfort to provide much-needed relief.