Oat-coating supply agreement between Oat Cosmetics and Derma Care
It is used as a powder-free application material for medical, surgical, industrial or food service type of barrier protective gloves.
"I am delighted to enter into a supply agreement with a company such as Derma Care who hold a number of patents concerning the use of oat coatings for skin care in barrier protective gloves”, commentedOat Cosmetics managing director Cark Maunsell.
“The use of our product should give superior skin care and protection, combined with high levels of comfort and performance."
The oat ingredient provided to Derma Care is called Colloidal Oatmeal, a powder which is the result of the grinding and processing of the whole oat grain.
According to Oat Cosmetics, the milling process of the powder ensures the ingredient is highly soluble for effective and uniform applications in barrier coatings.
Additionally, the process allows for maximised efficacy of the actives such as beta glucan, avenanthramides and oat proteins.
"We believe that any glove should offer benefits to the skin beyond a physical barrier. Our products work as a skin protection system to ensure that the wearer's skin is healthy and feels great. A healthy skin is a vital barrier to any infection", claimed Joseph H. Neuser, President of Derma Care.
Neuser added Derma Care has plans to announce global distribution agreements in order to make its gloves available to the world’s healthcare providers in the coming months.
In June 2003, colloidal oatmeal was recognised as a skin protectant for the relief of a variety of dermatoses by the FDA, stated the company.
Furthermore, according to Oat Cosmetics, colloidal oatmeal maintains anti-inflammatory, anti-itch, antioxidant and protective properties that make the oatmeal a versatile cleanser, moisturiser, and buffer that soothes and protects damaged skin.