Colloidal Oatmeal(in 303 products)
1. Bulking Agent - Non-nutritious or inactive substances added to increase stability of the mixture.
2. Emollient - Softens and soothes the skin. Prevents water (moisture) loss from the skin.
3. Humectant - Binds with water to increase skin hydration. Also enhances water absorption of the skin
Colloidal oatmeal is oatmeal grains that have been ground into an extremely fine powder which is then suspended in a bulking liquid. The properties of the colloidal oatmeal mixture are often derived from the suspension liquid. It can be used as a moisturizer and helps to soothe itchy, scratchy skin or eczema-esque symptoms. It should not be ingested.