Very Sensitive Skin

What is the very sensitive baby skin?

 

 

Babies are like adults, they have 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 its specific needs and use the right products to answer them.

How to recognise baby very sensitive skin?

 

 

Very sensitive skin is characterized by a tendency to redden easily in response to daily stresses (wind, hard water, pollution, friction of clothes etc ...) and is frequently subject to stinging sensations and skin tightness. Temporary redness and skin discomfort are signs suggesting that the baby has naturally a very sensitive skin.

Understanding very sensitive baby skin’ needs

Baby’s skin is different from 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.
  • Futhermore, 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.

Very sensitive skin compared to normal skin

Very sensitive skin affects 1 in 3 children*.

 

Some babies have especially sensitive skin which may be more reactive than others to stresses that are usually well tolerated by normal skin. This hypersensitivity is seen as skin that reddens easily in response to daily stresses, and very often by feeling of discomfort (tingling and tightness sensations). Therefore, the very sensitive skin of babies needs to be soothed and it is important to use fragrance-free products for this type of skin.

What makes Mustela Very Sensitive line works?

In response to these needs, Mustela®’s fragrance-free Very Sensitive product range is formulated with Avocado Perseose®, a natural ingredient to hydrate and preserve the skin’s richness and Schizandra, a natural berry, to soothe sensations of tightness and tingling and decrease redness.

 

   

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*Epidemiological study conducted by Laboratoires Expanscience in 2007 on 8,100 babies and children, in partnership with 399 paediatricians in France, Italy, Spain and Taiwan. "Prevalence and origin of hypersensitive skin in infants, babies and children".

 

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