Oatmeal Skin Cream Comparison Study


Comparing the effectiveness of an oatmeal cream versus a prescription device cream in improving skin moisturization and barrier function in moderate to severe dry skin

Judith Nebus, Johnson and Johnson Consumer and Personal Products Worldwide, Skillman, NJ, United States; Glenn Nystrand, Johnson and Johnson Consumer and Personal Products Worldwide, Skillman, NJ, United States; Kristine Schmalenberg, PhD, Johnson and Johnson Consumer and Persona l Products Worldwide, Skillman, NJ, United States; Michael Suero, Johnson and Johnson Consumer and Personal Products Worldwide, Skillman, NJ, United States; Warren Wallo, MS, Johnson and Johnson Consumer & Personal Prod ucts Worldwide , Skillman, NJ, United States

Oatmeal containing lotions and bath soaks have long been used to relieve the itching, dryness, and roughness of xerosis and atopy. Numerous studies have shown their clinical efficacy. Oatmeal lotions provide intense moisture to the skin and help rebuild an impaired stratum corneum. The purpose of this clinical study was to compare the efficacy of a colloidal oatmeal skin protecting moisturizing cream versus a leading prescription medical device cream in improving skin barrier function and moisturization in patients with moderate to severe dry skin.

Twenty­ seven female patients between 18 and 65 years old with clinically evident moderate to severe dry skin on the lower legs completed this 9-day bilateral, randomized, double-blinded study. Patients applied a predetermined amount of product on the assigned lower leg area twice a day for 7 consecutive days, followed by a 2-day regression period during which no test product was used. Efficacy was determined via clinical grading (dryness and scaling) and instrumental measures of moisturization and barrier function were obtained on days 1, 4, and 7 and after the regression period. Twice daily applications of the oatmeal cream and the medical device cream both showed significant improvements in clinical and instrumental parameters throughout the 7-day treatment period, and improvements were sustained through the 2-day regression period.

Clinical evaluations of skin dryness and scaling after 1 day showed significantly greater improvement (P < .05) for the oatmeal cream compared to the medical device cream. In addition, sites treated with the oatmeal cream had significantly higher skin conductance (moisturization) readings (P <.0')) compared to sites treated with the medical device cream at all evaluation time points. There were no significant differences in transepidermal water loss measurements between treatments.

In conclusion, this oatmeal cream was highly effective in providing intense moisturization and improving the skin barrier of those \>-7\th moderate to severely dry skin. In this clinical study, the oatmeal treatment product was as effective as a prescription medical device cream in improving the skin barrier yet showed superior efficacy in providing skin moisturization.

 

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