Skincare Secret Ingredient: Oats

06/27/2007 at 03:00 PM ET

Courtesy of Be Fine

Oats aren’t just part of a well-balanced breakfast — they’re also a powerful ingredient in many skincare products. Known for their anti-inflammatory properties, oats are packed into intensely hydrating body moisturizers like Aveeno’s Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion, $10, a fragrance-free formula for super-dry, itchy skin. If you’d rather experience a bathtime oat-infused treat, try Liz Earle’s Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash, $20, which contains a natural foaming agent — perfect for sensitive skin. But oats aren’t regulated to body care alone- oat extract is used in Be Fine Food Skin Care’s Gentle Cleanser, $16, to sooth inflammation. So next time you find yourself craving a warm bowl of oatmeal, expand your horizons — your skin will thank you.

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AnnieJ on

Aveeno is fabulous!

Elda on

i can’t wait to try this products!

Mimi on

I love Be Fine’s Gentle Cleanser! This is the perfect pick-me-up in the morning. The mint smells so refreshing, and I LOVE that it is paraben free, and cruelty free.

Benitez on

i been used be fine product and i loved

Bob on

Good product

You might want to check out for more recipes and facts about oats.

leslie on

I try the almond packet of befine and i fell in love w/ this product.

sofija on

i love all of the befine products… they are truly GRREAT!!! My skin is great and looks fresh with or without make-up.. I recommend them to all of my friends… however, u have to use all the products u cant mix befine with other makers… :)

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