Ingredient Spotlight: Oatmeal + Calmia

Oats are best known for being a delicious, healthy breakfast food that kickstarts your day. Usually served with your favorite fruit or topping, oats aren't just great for filling your tummy. For centuries, people have been using oatmeal as part of their beauty regime for its fantastic skin benefits. Here's the beauty breakdown of how your favorite breakfast food is great for your face!

Oats come from the wheat plant and are grown as crops as a staple diet across many cultures. It's usually processed by being milled and cooked before it gets into packets from the supermarket that we all know and love. Whether you choose the natural route or look for oatmeal as an ingredient in your beauty products, oatmeal is a superfood that's packed with antioxidants to keep the skin looking youthful and radiant. It's texture allows for gentle exfoliation on the skin, and it also has excellent anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties that keep the skin in tip top shape. It also helps to soothe redness and repair the skin's barrier, effectively healing and fading away acne scars too for a flawless complexion. 

For something so fundamental yet amazing as oatmeal is, it's no wonder that Calmia has an Oatmeal Therapy cleansing line dedicated to using our star ingredient of the day. This includes an oil, a peeling gel, a foaming cleanser and some wipes to ensure the skin's clean and fresh.

Oatmeal Therapy Cleansing Tissue
This is a must-have, especially for those of us who are always on-the-go. These wipes remove dirt, impurities and even waterproof makeup without drying out the skin. Aside from oatmeal, it's also got a mix of other plant extracts like mung bean, aloe and papaya to keep the skin supple and moisturized.

How to use: Wipe gently onto the skin. For hard to remove makeup, apply product onto the area for 5-10 seconds before wiping away.

Oatmeal Therapy Cleansing Oil
If you're a fan of a full-coverage makeup slay, then you'll know nothing feels quite as good as removing all those layers off the skin at the end of the day. This oil melts away makeup like a dream, ensuring that there's no leftover residue on the skin that can potentially clog your pores as you sleep. We love using this as part of a double cleanse routine (more on that here) for skin that's really, REALLY clean without drying it out.

How to use: On dry skin, pump out a small amount and massage onto the skin in circular motions to melt away makeup. Add a little water to emulsify before rinsing off with water.

Oatmeal Therapy Cleansing Foam
Rich and luxuriously lathery, this no-nonsense cleanser whisks away nasties from the skin with a gentle approach. It contains oatmeal to purify the skin as well as other soothing ingredients like chamomile and green tea to calm irritations and ensure the skin is kept clean and healthy. 

How to use: Squeeze out a small amount and lather up with damp hands before massaging it onto the skin in circular motions. 

Oatmeal Therapy Peeling Gel
Treat your skin to some gentle exfoliation for some seriously smooth skin. This peeling gel uses an enzymatic formula to slog away dead skin flakes and encourage skin renewal, reducing potential micro cuts that can be caused by harsh exfoliants. It also helps to moisturize any dry areas and brighten dullness. Use this once or twice a week for best results!

How to use: Apply onto dry skin and massage in circular motions for about 30 seconds to rub away dead skin residue. Rinse off with water after and pat dry.

Curious to try out oatmeal for yourself? This fantastic ingredient is suitable for all skin types and is really easy to incorporate into your beauty routine. You can find Calmia's products on Althea's site, as well as other cool K-beauty items. Have you considered using oatmeal on your face? What are some of your favorite oatmeal products?

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