Avena sativa is used in many forms – its oil is extracted from oat kernels and is renowned for its skin-soothing and moisturising properties. Avena sativa contains antioxidants which combine with free radicals to reduce oxidative stress and improve skin elasticity. Avena sativa oil helps your skin retain moisture and stay hydrated - this makes it a great ingredient to have in your haircare products too, especially for dry scalps or hair that is prone to breakage.
Avena sativa can benefit those who suffer from skin conditions like dermatitis, as it is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin and helps soothe irritation. Its anti-inflammatory properties have been known to reduce acne and blackheads too. Many products containing Avena sativa are mild enough to use regularly as part of your daily skincare regime.