The Project

Long Term skin trials assessing texture, and effects on types of skin.


An independent research facility conducted a single placement study with 53 female participants all over the age of 40 years old.

  • 3 skin types were equally represented normal, dry and sensitive and a single daily application was studied.
  • Skin types were assessed as a single cohort (combined) as well as individual cohorts.
  • Short term benefits were assessed, after 6, 12 and 24 hours (trial 2) followed by the long term after 30, 60 and 90 days (trial 3).
  • Test cream was a market relevant passive base formulation with a 3% Oat® COM extruded Colloidal Oatmeal inclusion using the following formulation:
  • Three groups of subjects, normal, dry and sensitive skin were chosen, depending on their self-assessed skin type.

More Info

On initial application of the cream all test subjects gave positive responses for skin feel, lack of greasiness and moisturisation properties.  Over 93% felt that the product left their skin feeling soft after use by selecting either ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’. The post absorption moisturisation responses were very positive especially for a single application. The data strongly indicates the ability of Oat® COM to improve skin feel and reduce greasiness in formulations.




The study was extended for a further 90 days to assess whether benefits could be sustained and to investigate the overall anti-aging efficacy of Oat® COM over 30, 60 and 90 days.

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