Oats in Skincare

Welcome to the JDD Oats in Skincare Educational Resource Center. JDD is pleased to present a variety of evidence-based educational resources discussing the role of colloidal oatmeal in the management of cutaneous conditions. Materials presented will review the efficacy, safety, and expansive applications of colloidal oatmeal in skin care. Please bookmark this page and visit often to receive additional resources on the use of oats in the management of skin disorders and maintenance of healthy skin.

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Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Colloidal Oatmeal (Avena Sativa) Contribute to the Effectiveness of Oats in Treatment of Itch Associated With Dry, Irritated Skin

Oat (Avena sativa) in colloidal form is a centuries-old topical treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including skin rashes, erythema, burns, itch, and eczema; however, few studies have investigated the exact mechanism of action for the anti-inflammatory activity of colloidal oatmeal.

Articles

The Basic Science of Natural Ingredients

Herbal products have steadily gained popularity as alternatives to conventional, synthetic medications and are sought after by patients for the treatment of chronic dermatologic diseases and for cosmeceutical use. The production and distribution of botanical extracts is largely unregulated and therefore extensive research into their mechanism of action, safety, physiologic stability, and optimal dosing has been overlooked.

Natural Ingredients in Atopic Dermatitis and Other Inflammatory Skin Disease

Active naturals in dermatology have been experiencing a renaissance. Many of the naturals that have been known for centuries to be effective for various skin conditions have now been scientifically validated with the unraveling of the pathophysiology behind their medicinal mechanism.

Colloidal Oatmeal: History, Chemistry and Clinical Properties

Oatmeal has been used for centuries as a soothing agent to relieve itch and irritation associated with various xerotic dermatoses. In 1945, a ready to use colloidal oatmeal, produced by finely grinding the oat and boiling it to extract the colloidal material, became available.

Colloidal Oatmeal (Avena Sativa) Improves Skin Barrier Through Multi-Therapy Activity

Oats (Avena sativa) are a centuries-old topical treatment for a variety of skin barrier conditions, including dry skin, skin rashes, and eczema; however, few studies have investigated the actual mechanism of action for the skin barrier strengthening activity of colloidal oatmeal.

Noteworthy

Mechanism of Action and Clinical Benefits of Colloidal Oatmeal for Dermatologic Practice

Colloidal oatmeal has a long history of beneficial use in dermatology. It is a natural product that has an excellent safety record and has demonstrated efficacy for the treatment of atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, drug-induced rash and other conditions.

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Supplements

The Biological Impact of Oats: Eczema and Beyond

The objective of this Supplement is to highlight the data supporting the use of colloidal oatmeal in the treatment of atopic dermatitis and other skin conditions resulting from an impaired skin barrier or inflammation.  Clinical efficacy and tolerance will be highlighted.

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Podcasts

Support the (On)cause: A Practical Review of Supportive Oncodermatology

Cancer sucks, plain and simple. What is often overlooked is that the life saving/altering therapies often come with substantial baggage adding to this proclamation with skin, hair, and nail adverse events significantly impacting quality of life and even treatment course.
Enter supportive oncodermatology, and along with it the mastermind behind this rapidly emerging field, Dr. Mario Lacouture, Professor and Director of the Oncodermatology Program in the Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
Dr. Lacatoure joins podcast host Dr. Adam Friedman to discuss the array of cutaneous clusters that not only can, but are almost expected to occur during cancer therapy. Learn how even simple OTC products can contribute to both ameliorating and even preventing some of these sequelae. Understand how you (yeah, I’m talkin’ to you) can make an extraordinary impact in these patients’ lives. Tune in to this podcast to support your supportive oncoderm fund of knowledge.
This podcast was supported by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
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