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Prebiotic colloidal oatmeal

Oats are one of the most natural skincare ingredients around, helping lock-in moisture and prevent dry skin. In addition, it soothes irritated skin and has anti-oxidant capabilities.

A prebiotic, oats encourage good bacteria to thrive in your skin’s microbiome. This promotes the repair of dry, itchy or damaged skin and builds a barrier that protects your skin from harmful external factors, including pollution, harmful bacteria and harsh climate.

Colloidal oatmeal refers to oats that have been ground to a fine powder as part of the milling process. This allows the oats to be suspended in liquid, so they can be added to smooth, effective skincare products - without losing any beneficial proteins, lipids or enzymes.

Prebiotic triple oat complex

Prebiotic oats are one of the most beneficial skincare ingredients available, helping to promote your skin’s natural barrier and ensuring you have a healthy, balanced complexion.

Our AVEENO® prebiotic triple oat complex is about more than just moisturising – it helps relieve very dry, irritated skin by combining

  • Colloidal Oatmeal to effectively moisturise very dry sensitive skin

  • Oat Extract to calm and soothe irritated, itchy, peeling skin

  • Oat Oil to restore the skin’s barrier function

The triple oat complex is achieved by carefully extracting the key elements from raw oats, including colloidal oatmeal, oat extract and oat oil. The extraction process concentrates the positive effects of the key elements within oat grains, which promotes their soothing prebiotic characteristics.

Prebiotic triple oat complex and ceramides

The AVEENO® triple oat complex and ceramides bring together prebiotic colloidal oatmeal, oat extract and oat oil with ceramides. Ceramides are essential lipids naturally found within the skin barrier, and play a key role in enhancing and restoring the skin's protective function. ​Clinical studies have shown that the use of AVEENO® triple oat complex and ceramides help reduce the itching and irritation of compromised skin, helping to improve the overall quality of life.​

The careful extraction process of Aveeno colloidal oatmeal ensures that the saponins, polysaccharides, proteins and lipids found in the oats are retained, helping to concentrate their prebiotic effects. This restores balance to your skin’s microbiome and helps good bacteria to thrive on your skin.

Developed with leading dermatologists, this breakthrough combination of oat and ceramides in Aveeno® Dermexa body washes, lotions/ creams as well as Aveeno® Baby Dermexa washes, lotions/ creams is clinically proven to help prevent intense skin dryness in very dry, itchy and compromised skin.