Oats, oats, the magic of oats. Oats have been used in many, many things over the years—from eating them plain, adding them in recipes, creating oat milk-based drinks, making them into crafts, and, of course, using them in skincare, oats have done it all. Personally, oatmeal mixed with fruit is my baby girl’s favorite food as of late! The use of oats in skincare products definitely isn’t just a trend either. Oats have supposedly been used in skincare for thousands of years—even since the times of Ancient Egypt.
It should come as no surprise that the key ingredient in all ANBIA® products is organic oatmeal—that includes their six Castile Body Wash Soaps, which each utilize oatmeal extract along with a surplus of other beneficial ingredients. Oatmeal extract brings the benefits of oats, but is in a different form, as opposed to say the ANBIA® Bar Soaps, which feature finely ground oats. Now, let me tell you all about oatmeal extract, the benefits it brings to your skin, and the importance of this ingredient to the ANBIA® brand.
Oatmeal extract is the concentrated liquid essence of the oat, made from rolled oat kernels. Oat extract has an extensive history of relieving irritated, uncomfortable, and itchy skin. It’s packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, and antimicrobial properties. According to ANBIA®’s website, the regular use of oatmeal extract can regenerate skin and encourage new cell growth.
Oats have countless benefits, but there are three main things that are extremely valuable for your skin. Firstly, they’re exceptionally moisturizing because of the oils, starches, and sugars found in oats that provide hydrating and soothing properties, while retaining and preserving moisture in the skin. Hydrated skin is smooth, radiant, and has an even quality, which is why proper hydration of the skin is so important.
Next, oats have cleansing properties because they’re highly absorbent. The grain can absorb dirt and oil from the skin, which can then be simply washed away with water, making it an ideal ingredient in soap. Clean skin is so important because it aids the condition of your skin—helping to prevent acne, prevent and treat wrinkles and aging, and keep your skin looking as good as it possibly can! Oats are also a natural exfoliator, which aids in keeping skin smooth and clean.
Lastly, and probably what oatmeal is most known for, is the oat’s ability to help and aid irritated skin. Oats also contain a type of antibiotic, which acts as an antioxidant and may contribute to the calming effect of the grain on skin. If you’re experiencing any type of skin irritation, whether it be from burns, rashes, or dry skin, the oatmeal extract will be able to naturally and effectively calm and soothe skin. Oatmeal helps ailments that few other things can!
Now that we know all about oatmeal extract and the benefits it brings to your skin, let me tell you why oats matter at ANBIA®. This ingredient is important to ANBIA® as a brand because after experiencing an accident that severely affected her skin, the founder of ANBIA® was told products with oatmeal could help aid her skin’s recovery. Unfortunately, she couldn’t find a product that was exactly what she wanted, so she made it herself. What resulted was an amazing line of products that not only cleanse skin, they exfoliate and nourish it, too. Not only do ANBIA® products contain organic oats, but they’re also free of dyes, perfumes, and chemicals that, all too often, are too harsh on skin and cause irritation. All but one of ANBIA®’s products are vegan friendly, too!
The oatmeal extract beautifully complements a plethora of other ingredients in the Castile Body Wash Soaps, giving you multiple options in choosing which wash is best for you. For example, my favorite of the six washes is the Coco Loco Castile Body Wash Soap. It utilizes both coconut oil and coconut extract in addition to the oatmeal extract. All three ingredients complement each other perfectly, leaving your skin feeling moisturized and refreshed! Its scent is light and relaxing, and brings tranquility to each shower I take.
Another favorite in our household is the Endlessly Pure Castile Body Wash Soap. This product covers all the bases—it’s hydrating, soothing, moisturizing, free of any artificial ingredients, and doesn’t have any powerful or distinct aroma, which makes it perfect for any member of the family to use, including my husband and my babies! This body wash really allows the power of the oatmeal extract to shine as the main ingredient.
So, just in case you haven’t picked up on it yet, oatmeal is full of amazingness and I highly recommended using it, whether it be in your breakfast or your skincare. But more than anything, I implore you to try one of the ANBIA® Castile Body Washes—you and your skin will be happy you did.