What you didn’t know about Avena Sativa (oat kernel extract)

Avena Sativa may sound exotic, but it actually just comes from oats, indeed a component of bread and muesli! But in our daily life, in the form of Avena Sativa oat extract, it can also be found in hand, hair and body care.

Avena Sativa—summary


Oats are an annual grain and are native to Southeast Europe and Southwest Asia. Of all grains, oats contain the highest fat and protein content. Oats are also rich in many vitamins such as vitamins K, E, B1, B2 and B6, cobalt and magnesium. Ever since 2000 BC. the Egyptians and Arabs used oats for skin care. More recently, oatmeal baths are more commonly recommended and used to treat skin inflammations such as eczema.

Avena Sativa

Avena Sativa kernel extract is found in the core of the grain and has antioxidant, calming and anti-inflammatory properties. On the skin, it proves its effect in a number of dermatological conditions such as itching (pruritus), insect bites, atopic dermatitis, skin inflammations such as acneiform dermatitis. In addition, it is also more commonly found in sun protection products.

A clinical study in 2015 showed that Avena Sativa applied to the skin has significant clinical effects on skin dryness, scaling, roughness and itching intensity. Avena sativa is well tolerated, can be used safely on all skin types and is also suitable for children. For people with dry, itchy or sensitive skin, it will definitely make life more enjoyable.


Perrelli A, Goitre L, Salzano AM, Moglia A, Scaloni A, Retta SF. Biological Activities, Health Benefits, and Therapeutic Properties of Avenanthramides: From Skin Protection to Prevention and Treatment of Cerebrovascular Diseases. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2018;2018:6015351.

Reynertson KA, Garay M, Nebus J, Chon S, Kaur S, Mahmood K, Kizoulis M, Southall MD. Anti-inflammatory activities of colloidal oatmeal (Avena sativa) contribute to the effectiveness of oats in treatment of itch associated with dry, irritated skin. J Drugs Dermatol. 2015 Jan;14(1):43-8.

Pazyar N, Yaghoobi R, Kazerouni A, Feily A. Oatmeal in dermatology: a brief review. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2012 Mar-Apr;78(2):142-5.

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Avena Sativa

Our Iconic Elements Sensitive cream contains Avena Sativa, also Jojoba, Shea and Coconut oil for more skin hydration and to restore the skin barrier. The pH acidity of sensitive cream, just like our other products, is around 5. This acidity is ideal for the skin, more about acidity.

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