Avena sativa – a type of cereal grain. The extracts of the seeds, bran, and kernel, oil of the kernel and the flour and meal are all used in skincare. Traditionally used for soothing properties, oats are said to be good for absorbing oil and reducing irritation. They are natural exfoliants, and oat amino acids have moisture binding properties. Found in a vast array of personal care products including shampoos, cleansers, exfoliators, soaps and moisturisers, oat protein is also used in hair products to protect and revitalise hair.

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