Oatmeal has long been associated with bringing down inflammation in the skin while gently exfoliating at the same time. It also has a great nutty, sweet (but not too sweet) scent that’s almost neutral.
Here are my 2 latest oatmeal-based favs.
St Ives discovered that shea butter is the perfect compliment to oatmeal both in scent and use for their Body Scrub. The oatmeal and sugar crystals buff away dead skin while the shea butter makes your skin so soft, you might not need lotion after the shower. Most addictive though is the scent that I can’t wait to use again and again.
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Oatifix mask from LUSH truly smells like breakfast. Almonds, bananas, vanilla, and oatmeal are used to calm and exfoliate sensitive skin while reducing redness. I love the thick texture which coats your skin completely and really brought my face back to its happy place when I over-did it with the Retin A.