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
Skin Barrier Health: Regulation and Repair of the Stratum Corneum and the Role of Over-the-Counter Skin Care
The epidermis functions as a physical barrier that separates the inner body from the outside environment. The outermost layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum, plays a key role in maintaining this barrier. There are numerous biochemical changes that take place to and in the keratinocyte as it migrates from the bottom, or startum basale, to the top layer of the epidermis in order for this barrier to function appropriately. In addition, external and internal factors, such as irritants and underlying medical diseases, can also affect the stratum corneum, both of which can potentially lead to disruption of barrier function and ultimately skin pathology. In this article, we will review keratinocyte biology as it relates to the formation and function of the stratum corneum. We will also review stratum corneum structure, physiology, and the impact of chemical agents and defective stratum corneum components that can lead to skin disease. Finally, we will briefly discuss how moisturizers repair defects in the stratum corneum and restore barrier function.
Colloidal Oatmeal Part II: Atopic Dermatitis in Special Populations and Clinical Efficacy and Tolerance Beyond Eczema Article: Effects of Colloidal Oatmeal Topical Atopic Dermatitis Cream on Skin Microbiome and Skin Barrier Properties
Colloidal oatmeal has a diverse array of applications, clinical benefits, and uses beyond atopic dermatitis. First and foremost, it has been shown to be of benefit in the treatment of atopic dermatitis in skin of color. It has also been shown to be of benefit in the treatment of hand dermatitis, xerosis, psoriasis, skin manifestations of diabetes, and in the treatment of cutaneous adverse effects associated with oncologic therapies. In Part II of this 2-part series, we examine the efficacy, safety, and expansive clinical applications 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.
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.
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.
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.
Stratum Corneum Abnormalities and Disease- Affected Skin: Strategies for Successful Outcomes in Inflammatory Acne
Stratum corneum (SC) abnormalities are associated with disease-affected skin conditions such as inflammatory acne. Current topical acne treatment options including benzoyl peroxide and retinoids can worsen the barrier dysfunctions by increasing transepidermal water loss, depleting SC vitamin E levels, and relatively decreasing SC thickness. However, strategies exist to employ these treatments in a more effective manner and lessen barrier function disruption including use of less irritating vehicles or concomitant application of moisturizers.
The Role of Colloidal Oatmeal in Managing Eczema and Beyond
This webinar highlights the data supporting the mechanism of action of oat in emollients as well as clinical efficacy and safety of its use in atopic dermatitis and beyond.
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.