Oatmeal Cream

Colloidal oatmeal has been used in century to detoxify and rejuvenate skin. It has anti inflammatory properties making it great for all skin types especially blemish skin. 

I love making oatmeal cream during winter because it has high emollient properties. Furthermore, polyphenols in oatmeal is effective treatment in slowing ageing process. 

Oatmeal cream texture

To make this cream, I use Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer as the texture enhancer. It provides creamy texture with light sensory feeling. You can formulate this into lotion version by substituting Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer to glycerin and xanthan gum. 

You just need to sprinkle oatmeal and Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer in the water and let it sit for 5 minutes before heat them.

Sprinkle oatmeal and Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer in the water

In this formula, I am using caprylic/capric triglyceride and shea butter to add extra moisturising benefit. I use 5% shea butter hence I choose to use caprylic/capric triglyceride to achieve light sensory feeling that leaves skin moisturised. 

Since we are using polymer, I recommend not to use stick blender. Its blade is quite sharp and might break the polymer. You can just stir it with whisk in high speed.

Pour it into jar and ready to use anytime

Oatmeal Cream

Category: Moisturiser
Difficulty: Medium


Phase I

  • 75.5 % Water
  • 0.3 % Disodium Edta
  • 4 % Propanediol
  • 2 % Colloidal Oatmeal
  • 0.2 % Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

Phase II

  • 4 % Cetearyl Alcohol and Ceteareth 20
  • 2 % Cetyl Alcohol
  • 5 % Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • 5 % Shea Butter
  • 0.5 % Dimethicone 100cst

Phase III

  • 1 % Preservatives Geogard ECT
  • 0.5 % Vitamin E Tocopherol


Phase I

  • Combine all materials in phase I , let it sit for 10 minutes
  • Stir them and heat to 75° celcius

Phase II

  • Combine all materials in phase II

Phase III

  • Combine heated phase I and II
  • Stir them in high speed *
  • Let it cool down or sit them in cooling bath**
  • Add all materials in phase III and stir them


* It is recommended not to use stick blender because the sharp blade will break the polymer. It is fine if you are using homogeniser for this type of polymer. You can stir them with whisk
** You can create cooling bath with water and ice. Let it cool down in it.

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