What makes colloidal oatmeal different and way better than ordinary oatmeal?
Oatmeal is processed in a way to give it a cationic (positive) charge and fine, regular particle size (The USP specification for Colloidal Oatmeal says that only 3% or less is over 150microns in diameter and only 20% is over 75 microns. Our colloidal oatmeal complies to this regulation) for optimal dispersion and film-forming across the skin. Regular oatmeal has no charge and as such isn't as substantive to the skin compared to colloidal oatmeal. Colloidal oatmeal also has the long-lasting skin benefits.
Colloidal oatmeal is an excellent ingredient for products targeting very dry skin. It contains cationic proteins that stick to the skin improving its barrier function. The natural sugars swell due to their excellent ability to bind water and deliver it deep into the cells and the proteins help carry occlusive ingredients into the skin for long term moisturization.