It may surprise you but just like adults children are born with different skin types. All of which can benefit from a regular skincare routine. We all know that baby’s skin is delicate and sensitive but did you know that their skin is not fully developed until the age of 2.
Unlike adult skin babies skin is 5 times thinner. It is still developing melanin which means they are easily sunburnt and less resistant to bacteria and harmful substances in the environment. Their skin absorbs and loses water content quicker than adults and is prone to skin conditions such as baby acne, cradle cap, eczema and of course nappy rash.
Mustela is the first skincare company to have conducted research programs to better understand the physiology of baby’s skin. From this they have discovered and scientifically demonstrated that babies are born with different kinds of skin with specific needs.
Appears soft with no visible imperfections.
Needs to be hydrated daily.
Mustela’s Normal Skin product range is formulated with Avocado Perseose, a natural ingredient to hydrate and preserve the skin’s richness.
Appears rough, sometimes flaky, even year-round.
Needs to be hydrated and nourished.
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.
Very Sensitive Skin
Reddens easily and can get irritated.
Needs to be hydrated and soothed immediately and lastingly.
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 to soothe sensations of tightness and tingling.
Extremely dry and itchy with occasional red patches.
Needs daily hydration, soothing and replenishment.
Mustela’s fragrance-free Stelatopia product range is formulated with Avocado Perseose, a natural ingredient to hydrate and preserve the skin’s richness and Sunflower Oil Distillate to soothe and replenish the skin with key lipids.
THE MUSTELA BABY SKINCARE ROUTINE
Not sure what a baby’s skincare routine should look like? You will just need to start with a few products from the Mustela range which will be specifically designed to target your baby’s skin concerns. So no matter how good their skin is it will still benefit from a skincare routine.
- Cleansing water or milk
- Cleansing wipes or soothing cleansing wipes
- Bubble bath or bath oil
- Gentle shampoo
- Body lotion, cold cream, moisturising cream or emollient balm
- Barrier cream
As a baby my son was lucky to have quite normal skin but now that he has grown up I have noticed that it is still quite sensitive. He often gets irritations, rashes and burns easily in the sun. I love that I can still use Mustela and know that his skin is being looked after. The cleanser and shampoo don’t sting his eyes in the shower and he loves having his baths with a few drops of massage oil along with the bubble bath.
Mustela’s customized range is available in Chemist Warehouse, Babies “R” Us , Amcal, Chemmart Terry White, Priceline, and all good pharmacies. Products in the range retail for $7.95 – $34.95 RRP
*Products featured in this post were kindly gifted for editorial consideration. As always all opinions are honest and my own.