Dry skin

What is dry baby skin?

Babies are like adults, they are born with different skin types. In order to give your baby’s skin the care it needs each day, you need to be able to recognise your baby’s skin type, fully understand the needs and use the right products for that skin type.


How to recognise baby dry skin?



Dry infant skin displays rough or dry patches and a tendency towards flakiness.


Understanding dry baby skin


Baby’s skin compared to adult’s skin

Baby’s skin which initially seems so beautiful and perfect is in fact extremely fragile especially between 0 and 2 year of age.


  • The skin barrier, which is essential to protecting skin against daily outside attacks is not fully developed until the age of 2
  • Moreover, a baby’s skin is not yet able to retain the proper level of hydration it needs for its cells to function properly.
  • Lastly, at birth, babies’ skin contains a one-off reserve of skin cells which are at their maximum strength at birth and once lost can never be replaced. These special cells make up the skin’s life health but, they are extremely vulnerable until the age of 2. It is essential these special cells are protected.



Dry skin compared to normal skin

Dry infant skin has a deficient lipid barrier and is more dehydrated than normal skin.

It requires very special attention.


What makes Mustela Dry Skin products work?


Mustela®’s Dry Skin product range is formulated with Avocado Perseose®, a natural ingredient to hydrate and preserve the skin’s richness and with Ceramides + Cold Cream to nourish and maintain comfortable skin.



Discover our step-by-step bath routine for dry skin

Where to buy?

Find the nearest stockists on our store locator and our online e-retailer


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