Breakthroughs in technology have led to the development of a more powerful form of oatmeal body wash. For centuries, oatmeal baths were used to soothe dry, irritated skin. Then, in the 1950’s Al and Sydney Musher developed a colloidal oatmeal body wash.

That finely ground oat meal wash is known today as AVEENO, a brand built into a global name by skin care pioneer Parker Montgomery who bought the original colloidal oat formula from the Mushers. Colloidal products like AVEENO and others have been the gold standard in oatmeal washes and natural skin care for decades. Today however, technology makes it possible to more completely extract the nutrient in oats that delivers the soothing relief for which oatmeal has always been known.

And once again, Mr. Montgomery has brought a leading-edge oat protein product to market. A recent clinical trial shows it works better than colloidal oatmeal. It provides safe, natural skin care that soothes dry, red, irritated skin.

Why Oats, and Why Colloidal Oatmeal Worked Better

The protein in oats soothes skin. Soaking oats in water releases some of the protein. When applied to skin, this protein delivers the soothing feeling that calms skin irritations.

Colloidal oatmeal worked better than an oat bath for one very simple reason: surface area. In a traditional oatmeal wash, the soothing oat protein can only reach water through the limited surface area offered by a single oat. By finely grounding a single oat in a colloidal formulation, the surface area increases as the particles get smaller. Effectively, more particles mean more surface area for the oat protein to escape when combined with water.

This made colloidal a breakthrough when introduced in the 1950’s. Technology today makes it possible to go beyond a colloidal form. It’s now possible to make the oat protein itself available.

From Colloidal Oatmeal to Hydrolyzed Oat Protein

Today’s technology makes possible the fractionization of traditional oatmeal. This means the source of soothing itself, the oat protein, can be released in what’s called hydrolyzed oat protein. Effectively, modern technology has eliminated the need to increase surface area to increase exposure to the protein. The technology can “extract” the protein itself to deliver an even more effective oat protein wash.

To confirm the effectiveness of this new oat protein as a wash, it was tested in a clinical trial. Here is what the researchers found:

– Hydrolyzed oat protein body wash had up to double the amount of available oat protein compared to standard colloidal oatmeal.

– It outperformed the traditional colloidal oatmeal washes in the improvement of scaling, dryness, itching, and burning.

– The oat protein wash improved the speed of wound healing.

– A greater percentage of patients liked the results and the feel of their skin after using the oat protein body wash.

Additional Benefits of Oat Protein Body Wash

Hydrolyzed oat protein represents a breakthrough in oatmeal washes. It delivers the greatest benefits for those with dry, irritated skin with nearly double the levels of oat protein. This makes it a powerful wash that cleans and soothes.

In addition to its soothing qualities, it is also cleaner than traditional oatmeal bars. Since the body wash and even the body bar delivers oat protein, there isn’t any oat residue that can create messes and discourage use. It simply rinses away.

As the body wash delivers a higher concentration of oat protein, less can be used per daily application to keep skin smooth and balanced. This makes the new hydrolyzed oat protein great for one’s health and one’s wallet.

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