Your baby’s skin is a protective covering against the outside world. It’s also a source of interaction, awakening and emotion connected with each of your baby’s senses. Since skin provides protection and aids sensory development, it needs specific care and your full attention from the time your baby is born. In order to give your baby’s skin the care it needs each day, you need to be able to recognize your baby’s skin type, fully understand the needs and use the right products for that skin type.
Recognizing very sensitive baby skin
The very sensitive skin of the baby is like all infant skins, more fragile and vulnerable than the adult’s skin. It is characterized by a tendency to redden easily in response to daily stresses (wind, limestone, friction of clothes, etc.) and which also manifests itself by feelings of discomfort (tingling and tightness sensations).
Understanding very sensitive baby skin
Babies are like adults, they have different skin types. Your baby’s skin is like all infant skin, which seems so beautiful and perfect but in fact it’s extremely delicate.
At birth, babies have an immature skin barrier. Your baby’s skin is highly delicate and vulnerable to daily outside attacks, and does not reach the first stage of maturity until the age of two.
Between birth and age two, a baby’s skin is not yet able to retain the proper level of moisture it needs for its cells to function properly.
A baby’s skin has an unsuspected source of strength at birth: a reserve of stem cells, unique for an entire lifetime, enabling skin to regenerate all the life, but extremely vulnerable and fragile until the age of 2.
The special nature of a baby’s skin compared to adult skin has been scientifically proven, thanks to an unprecedented Mustela research program spanning more than a decade that studied infant skin from the first days of life.
Very sensitive skin compared to adult skin
Very sensitive skin affects 1 in 3 children*
From birth on, the skin of some babies may be more sensitive than others, and overreacts to stresses that are usually well tolerated by normal skin : environmental factors (temperature changes, sweating, wind), chemical stresses (dyes, detergents, hard water) or even rubbing from their nappies or clothing.
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).
Addressing the needs of your baby’s very sensitive skin
To fully address the needs of your baby’s very sensitive skin, Mustela researchers have developed fragrance-free skincare that guarantee high tolerance and integrate special active ingredients: Avocado Perseose and Schizandra.
Avocado Perseose, the perfect ally for babies' skin, functions like a shield to protect it from outside attacks. It actively aids the development of the cutaneous barrier, helps maintain skin hydration level while protecting the skin’s cell reserves against everyday stresses.
Schizandra helps to soothe sensations of tightness and tingling and decrease redness.
Discover the line of Mustela baby-child very sensitive skin products
Discover Mustela baby-child very sensitive skin products, a complete line of cleansing, hygiene and care products designed to moisturise, protect and soothe the fragile and delicate skin of infants, babies and children.
Hypoallergenic and fragrance-free products with a natural, gentle and ultra-light textures that form a protective second skin effect. Tested under dermatological and paediatric supervision
A patented and protective natural active ingredient that’s the product of Mustela know-how, acting in perfect harmony with a baby’s skin and combining maximum tolerance with clinically proven effectiveness.
Natural active ingredient that soothes and prevents visible redness as well as tingling and tightness sensations.