Hydrolyzed Oats - Sophic Ingredient
What is it?
We might all agree that “oats” sounds like a pure, healthy, and natural ingredient for our skin. But then you have the word “hydrolyzed”. Sounds chemical. Sounds not-so-natural. But in fact, the word “hydrolyzed” refers to a naturally occurring chemical reaction called “hydrolysis”. The root “hydro” means water, as in “hydration”. The word “-lysis” refers to the splitting of molecules. In the case of “Hydrolyzed Oats”, we are talking about a soluble form of oats which is naturally derived from whole oats by the process of hydrolysis – splitting the oat molecules with water molecules.
Hydrolyzed oats contain protein and oligosaccharides (a fancy way of saying carbohydrates). Hydrolyzed oats is a proven “humectant” which means it absorbs moisture from the atmosphere and transfers it to the skin/hair, thereby providing deep hydration. This has been clinically proven.
What are the benefits?
- Reduces hair breakage
- Gives hair shine
- Softens and smooths your hair
- Has repairing action and protects
- Forms a coating on the outside layers of hair stands, which can make your hair feel and look thicker/volumised
Where have we sourced ours from?
EWG’s Skin Deep score = 1
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