Hydrolyzed Oat Protein

What is Hydrolyzed Oat Protein? Hydrolyzed oat protein (or hydrolyzed oats; the names seem to be used interchangeably) is a liquid cosmetic ingredient made from oat protein that has been modified to be water-soluble.

It boosts the moisturizing & hydrating properties of our formulations while improving skin feel. I love it in skincare and haircare products!

INCI Hydrolyzed oat protein
Appearance Thin amber liquid
Usage rate 0.5–8%
Scent Nothing noticeable in finished products
pH 4–6
Solubility Water
Why do we use it in formulations? Hydrolyzed oat protein helps boost the moisturizing properties of our products by helping hold water to the skin.
Do you need it? No, but it is a good starter hydrolyzed protein.
Strengths Excellent moisture retention with improved skin feel.
Weaknesses Those with severe wheat allergies may wish to avoid hydrolyzed oat protein due to possible cross-contamination concerns.
Alternatives & Substitutions A different hydrolyzed protein would be the best substitution for hydrolyzed oat protein. Try hydrolyzed silk, baobab, quinoa, rice, or wheat proteins.
How to Work with It Include it in the water phase of your recipe; it can be hot or cold processed. If I can put it in the cool-down phase of a formulation, I will.
Storage & Shelf Life Stored somewhere cool, dark, and dry, hydrolyzed oat protein should last 12–18 months.
Tips, Tricks, and Quirks Hydrolyzed oat protein will typically contain preservatives as it is an aqueous product; check the spec sheets from your suppliers to find out what preservative is in the one your purchase if that matters to you.

I love to combine hydrolyzed oat protein with colloidal oatmeal and oat oil for lovely oat-themed formulations!

Recommended starter amount 30mL (1fl oz)
Where to Buy it Buy it from an online DIY ingredient supplier.

Some Formulations that Use Hydrolyzed Oat Protein


Posted on

February 2, 2020