Oat Cosmetics has applied for a patent to protect its manufacturing process of colloidal oatmeal. The method turns the wholegrain oat flour into an ingredient with cosmetic applications.
The company claims the ingredient to be an ideal component for cosmetic formulators owing to its high soluble nature. This reduces the manufacturing time. It also claims to absorb oil at higher levels compared to other flours, therefore having an enhanced emulsifying effect. The ingredient has been certified as natural and has a low microbial count, thus, reducing the need for preservatives. It is also reasonably priced and has enhanced anti-irritant properties.
“It is an important step for Oat Cosmetics that we are applying for this patent,” said Cark Maunsell, MD, Oat Cosmetics. He added further “We have always been committed to providing the cosmetics industry with a unique product and service and have been committed to supporting scientists and product development teams. This patent will further enhance our reputation as a global supplier with a unique offering.”