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Gloves that love you back

Gloves that love you back

Does your skin feel its best after wearing gloves?

Constant hand washing and glove use, as well as skin conditions like dermatitis or eczema can leave your hands dry, cracked and irritated. Not only can this become uncomfortable, it can affect your daily worklife.

“After dealing with worsening eczema over the last 24 months this is the first week without red irritated hands”

– Jodie, Registered Nurse, NSW
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What happens when I wear a normal glove?

Upon wearing a normal glove, your hands will start to sweat from the poor evaporation and increased temperature caused by your skin’s direct contact with the glove. This can lead to a build-up of sweat, making you susceptible to skin conditions such as contact and hydration dermatitis.

1. Direct Contact

Glove material in direct contact with skin

2. Contact Dermatitis

Direct contact between skin and glove film can potentially cause irritation and contact dermatitis

3. Hydration Dermatitis

Direct contact between glove film and skin results in sweat accumulation and elevated temperature due to poor evaporation which may lead to hydration dermatitis

1. Direct Contact

Glove material in direct contact with skin

2. Contact Dermatitis

Direct contact between skin and glove film can potentially cause irritation and contact dermatitis

3. Hydration Dermatitis

Direct contact between glove film and skin results in sweat accumulation and elevated temperature due to poor evaporation which may lead to hydration dermatitis

1. Barrier

Coats creates a physical barrier between glove and skin, hence preventing direct irritation from glove film

2. Absorption

COATS absorbs water, urea and salt excretions that cause irritation

3. Moisturisation

COATS penetrates quickly into skin to keep it moisturised

Feel the difference with COATS

Thanks to its unique colloidal oatmeal coating, COATS gloves place a natural moisturising barrier between your skin and the glove. The colloidal oatmeal absorbs sweat to help prevent any potential irritation caused by contact and hydration dermatitis. Moreover, this moisturising barrier helps your skin retain water, leading to better skin integrity.

“An excellent glove. Feels like a part of your hand”

– Godfrey, Registered Nurse, NSW
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1. Barrier

Coats creates a physical barrier between glove and skin, hence preventing direct irritation from glove film

2. Absorption

COATS absorbs water, urea and salt excretions that cause irritation

3. Moisturisation

COATS penetrates quickly into skin to keep it moisturised

5 ways COATS cares for your skin

Colloidal oatmeal has also been recognised for its therapeutic benefits to soothe and relieve dry, itchy, and irritated skin. In fact, the USFDA has recognised colloidal oatmeal as a skin protectant, largely in thanks to its active ingredients:

  • Oat Beta Glucan which moisturises skin and aids in wound healing
  • Oat Peptides containing collagen and elastin promoters for pH buffering
  • Avenanthramides which provide anti-irritant and redness reduction
  • Avenacins which have anti-inflammatory and immuno-regulatory properties
  • Antioxidants including Flavonoids and Phenolics

See our FAQ page for more information on colloidal oatmeal.

Love your hands with COATS

See how COATS gloves have changed the lives of those that wear them.