The Garden of Naturalsolution is a leading company in the natural cosmetic ingredients market in Korea.
It specializes in the development and supply of an extensive range of natural ingredients for cosmetic
and food industries since 2004.
|Scientific name||Avena sativa|
|INCI name||Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract|
|Korean Cosmetic ingredient name||귀리커넬추출물|
|Potential benefits in cosmetics||anti-inflammatory / moisturizing / anti-itchy /|
|Known active compounds||avenanthramides, β-glucan|
Avena sativa, known as common oat, is a species of cereal grain which is generally consumed as oatmeal androlled oats. It is rich in essential nutrients including protein, dietary fiber, B vitamins, and minerals, especiallymanganese. Oats grow well in temperate regions, and are better suited than wheat in areas with cool and wetsummer such as Scotland. The oat is a staple grain in Scotland and popular in Scottish traditional cuisine. Thehistory of oats in skin care dates back to ancient Egypt. Oat baths are still used as external treatments for eczemaand irritated skin. Internally, oats are used for insomnia, low mood, and anxiety as well as skin problems. They areknown to relieve itching and to protect the skin.
One of the most well studied active compounds of oats is avenanthramides, a group of phenolic alkaloids, whichhas anti-inflammatory and anti-itch activities. Research has also focused on β-glucan in oats. The β-glucansperform the protective and water-holding functions in oats. Oat extracts diminished pro-inflammatory cytokines invitro and the lotion containing it showed significant clinical improvements in skin dryness, scaling, roughness, anditch intensity. The FDA has accepted the safety of oat-derived ingredients as used in cosmetics.