Avena sativa (oat) kernel extract

Avena sativa (oat) kernel extract is an extract of the kernels of the oat plant, Avena sativa. It is used in skin care products as an antioxidant and a skin-conditioning agent that acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, giving the skin a soft and smooth appearance 1.


  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.