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.
Oats in Skincare
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.