Oat Cosmetics Breaking into U.S. Cosmetics Market

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SOUTHAMPTON, England—The U.K.-based natural ingredient provider, Oat Cosmetics, is breaking into the U.S. cosmetics market with Charkit Chemical Corp. as its exclusive North American distributor of both its colloidal oatmeal and oat oil products.

While FDA recognizes colloidal oatmeal as a skin protectant in 2003, Oat Cosmetics has further enhanced the ingredient’s efficacy through the development of an advanced extrusion technology.  

“Our high-performance colloidal oatmeal achieves high microbial purity without the need for irradiation," said Cark Maunsell, managing director of Oat Cosmetics. "This unique modification, which overcomes safety, sustainability and traceability issues, presents new opportunities for the cosmetics industry in the development of natural and organic products."

Jay Lang, executive vice president of Charkit, added: “The colloidal oatmeal developed by Oat Cosmetics improves the ability to form colloids, substantially increases the oil and water absorbing capacities of oatmeal flours and enhances the availability of beta-glucan. This variety of colloidal oatmeal therefore has enhanced cleaning, buffering, moisturizing, protecting, soothing, anti-irritating and antioxidant properties which makes it the ideal ingredient in new products and reformulations."

From today, oat oil developed by Oat Cosmetics will also be available to formulators throughout the United States through Charkit. Produced from a specific oat variety and gently extracted through an ethanolic process, this grade of oat oil is of high clarity, low odor, lightly colored and a highly effective emollient making it ideal for creams and lotions.