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The Oat Approach

By Cathy Christensen
Posted: March 26, 2008, from the April 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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       At Sonoma Coast Villa’s Courtyard Spa in Bodega, California, the Sonoma Scrub and Wrap combines polenta, oats and shredded coconut for a unique experience, while the Oats Wrap at Stepping Stone Spa & Wellness Center in Lyndonville, Vermont, soothes itching and is an anti-inflammatory, as well as a moisturizing, service. At Danville, California’s Valeria Clinical Skin Care & Spa, the Sensitive Treatment is an algae-based service infused with soothing oats and violets.


       Skin care products also utilize the power of oats, including Alchimie Forever’s Kantic Mask, which soothes, protects and brightens dull skin. Dermalogica’s Clinical Colloidal Oatmeal recently was reformulated as a silky powder, resulting in more effective penetration of the beneficial ingredients, and Bioelements’ His Volcanic Mud Soap features ground oatmeal to slough off dead skin. Used in makeup products as well, Colorescience’s Finishing Brush contains oat protein to absorb oil and nourish the skin.