Oat Carrier Oil
Botanical binomial: Avena sativa
INCI Name: Avena sativa kernal oil
CAS No.: 84012-26-0
Country of Origin: Denmark
Part of plant used in production: Kernel
Methods of production: Cold Pressed
Description: Oat is one of the most important cereal and fodder crop. Oat seeds contain approximately 25% oil.
Characteristics: Pale light yellow in colour, Oat oil possess nearly scentless, to very faint aroma of oat flakes.
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-oxidant, emollient, regenerative, moisturizing, cleansing, conditioning, hormone-balancing
Fatty acid composition: Palmitic acid 16:0 13.2-39.4%, Oleic acid 18:1 17.9-53%, Linoleic acid 18:2 24-53%
Palmitic acid is saturated fatty acid which gives the Oat oil stability. Linoleic acid is a essential fatty acid necessary for the function of our body and skin. Because Linoleic acid is also prone to oxidation the presence of Oleic acid and Palmitic acid make the Oat oil more stable and prolong its shelf life.
Also Oat oil has a high content of phytosterols 12,630 mg/kg (β sitosterol 6,470 mg/kg).
Vitamin E is present in the Oat oil 729 mg/kg (α tocopherol 346 mg/kg).
It also has Tocotrienols 175 mg/kg
Iodine value: 105-116
Saponification value: 180-199
% of unsaponifiables: 1.3-2.6
Solidation point 3oC
Uses: Oat oil is highly recommended in the care of sensitive, irritated, itchy, and inflamed skin. Both mature skin and stressed skin may benefit from oat oil.
It has anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties due to the content of linoleic acid, and high content of phytosterols. Phytosterols help in restoration of impaired barrier function.
Oat oil is beneficial in facial massage formulations.
Safety: None known.