Oat® COM In-Vivo Skin Trial to assess skin repair properties.
- This study was carried out on 15 healthy adult subjects over a period of 10 days.
- Two skin areas on the volar forearms were pre-irritated using a 0.5% Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate solution, one area was covered with an patch coated with 0.6% Oat® COM and the other an uncoated control.
- The test sites were assessed at day 0, after 24 hours, 5 days and rate of recovery compared.
The combination of Tewameter and Corneometer results showed that Oat® COM supported the increased rate of repair of the skin. The data additionally showed statistically significant better recovery than the control site on Day 5 for assessments of skin hydration, skin cracking and visual erythema. Visual erythema scores were extremely impressive.
The assessment scores at day 1 showed skin damage rating from moderate erythema to severe erythema with oedema. This damage was completely resolved at day 5 in the Oat® COM coated patches, the control test site still showed well-defined erythema.