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Known for its moisturising, softening and protective properties.

Everything you need to know about our oats

One of our favourite active ingredients at Klorane, particularly for its richness in carbohydrates, lipids and vitamins which give it moisturising, softening and protective properties.
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NAME  Oats

PART USED  Oat seedlings

BOTANICAL NAME  Avena sativa l.

FORM  Hydroglycolic grain extract

INCI NAME Avena sativa l. sead

ORIGIN  France

HARVEST All year round

SECTOR Organic farming


What does it look like?

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Avena sativa is only known in its cultivated form and was likely domesticated in central and northern Europe around 2500 BC. JC.
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Its first uses in phytotherapy come from traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine.
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Oats are used to prepare nourishing porridges that restore strength. When brewed, they stimulate the appetite, ease sore throats and have a strengthening effect in cases of nervous fatigue.
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Oats are used to prepare nourishing porridges that restore strength. When brewed, they stimulate the appetite, ease sore throats and have a strengthening effect in cases of nervous fatigue.


Why is it so effective for your hair?

The Romans and Greeks already reaped the moisturising benefits of oats in baths to nourish, soothe and repair their damaged skin. Today, oats are used in cosmetics for their antioxidant properties thanks to the vitamin E found in the seedling, which protects the body and hair cells.

At Klorane, we extract the active ingredient ourselves at our Gaillac site in the Southwest of France. Through a green extraction process that respects the plant and the environment, we obtain a highly concentrated natural active ingredient for all hair types, oat milk brings shine and suppleness to even the most delicate hair. We have dermatologically tested the active ingredient so that it is suitable for children aged 3 and over: mission accomplished with its high paediatric tolerance!

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A few words from our expert

As oats are a hardy cereal that requires little water and is not very susceptible to disease, we harvest the grains when they are fully ripe in order to guarantee the maximum quality of the active ingredients: the flavonoids.

Alexandre Panel
Alexandre PanelKlorane Botanist

Organic, circular and French agriculture

As well as being a product of organic, circular agriculture, our oat milk formulas are biodegradable 

The organically grown oats, the active ingredient and the finished product are produced within a 48-kilometre radius, on our own land in the southwest of France. We are committed to a circular economy system by using extracted oat pomace as fuel for a biomass boiler at our finished cosmetic product manufacturing site. Our formulas are biodegradable in accordance with OCDE Standard 301B.

Innovation and eco-design: dry shampoo

Washing hair in two minutes, without water, anywhere: a practical and ecological revolution!

Oats were one of the ingredients carefully chosen for our innovative dry shampoo, which, when used once a week, saves up to 500 litres of water per year. Faced with the challenges of tomorrow, everyone must make a commitment. You, by adopting responsible attitudes, and us, by creating eco-designed products inspired by ingredients that are specifically suited to each need.

Botanical illustration Pack Oat

Did you know?

Legend has it that the English snubbed the Scots, who were already using oats in their diet. It is said that a famous English dictionary gave this definition in 1755: " Oats: a grain that the Scots eat, but the English only give to their horses ". The Scots would have replied: " This is why England has such good horses and Scotland such admirable men! ".

Discover the ORGANIC Oats range

A range of extra-gentle products with ORGANIC Oats, to bring softness, lightness and suppleness to the whole family's hair, from the age of 3.

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Klorane has been taking care of you and nature for over 50 years.

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The olive tree

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Klorane has chosen the Chinese Peony, valued in traditional medicine for its soothing effect, relaxing fragrance properties

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The citron

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