Oat (Avena sativa) is a species of cereal grain of the grass family Poaceae, probably originated from Asia. Although acient Greeks and Romans considered oats as a weed and food for horses, today oats are very popular and widely used as breakfast meal. It is particularly nutritious food rich in important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that offer many health benefits including lower blood and cholesterol levels, improve digestion, regulate bowel functions and help weight loss. Oats also are used for the treatment of various skin issues and are included in many skincare products.
Oat oil is extracted from oat kernels. Active components such as tocopherols, phytosterols, phospholipids, Linoleic(Omega-6), Oleic (Omega-9), Palmitic and Stearic acids ensure antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antifungal, antiiritant and antiallergenic qualities of oil.
Oat oil benefits for skin:
Oat kernel extract acts as natural skin cleanser, removes dirt and oil from the skin, diminishes the pores, effective fights dull skin, lightens and improves tone and smooths texture of skin.
Oat kernel extract is included in Atlantis Skincare Eye Cream with Hyaluronic Acid formula, but oat kernel oil can be found in Atlantis Skincare Velvet Skin Night Elixir.