Oats have been used for centuries to treat various skin conditions and other ailments. The oldest cultivated oats were found in caves in Switzerland, dating to the Bronze Age. Many key active ingredients within oatmeal contribute to its effective healing properties.

A unique group of Polyphenolics (the Avenanthramides) provide relief from itching, alleviate redness and reduce inflammation. A long chain polysaccharide (Beta Glucan) has hydrating properties, while Oat Peptides provide a thin film barrier protection, stimulate collagen synthesis and reduce skin roughness.
The natural saponins cleanse the skin without affecting the pH of the skin.