The Balancing Act

Skincare Specialists For Babies & Mothers-to-be

Article: Expanscience Laboratories
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About Mustela® Sun Protection

During a lifetime, 70% of total sun exposure occurs before the age of 17, this is why it is important to protect your child's skin today to teach them to preserve their skin tomorrow. The skin has a memory, and damage caused by the sun during childhood is irreversible, cumulative and often only revealed during adulthood.

Baby's skin is immature and the fact that they are "immobile" makes it especially sensitive to the sun and its UV rays and more prone to skin damage. "Mobile" children are at risk for damage because they are most exposed to the sun (75% of a child's time is spent in the sun and the water).

The use of sunscreens needs to be a daily habit of all those who venture outdoors. Sun safety should be considered year round, no matter what the climate. The misconception is that sunscreens do not need to be applied on cloudy days; however cloudy days are when up to 80% of the sun's UV rays can filter through the clouds and perform their damage.

Mustela® offers sun protection with 100% mineral based sunscreens which ensure reinforced protection against a wide spectrum of UVA (long and short) UVB and infrared rays. Mustela® sun protection products have a double protection, its high SPF index protects against sunburns on the skin's surface and a cellular protection that protects the skin's cells and their natural defenses deep down.

Mustela® sun protection products are hypoallergenic*, dermatology tested, fragrance-free, water and sweat-resistant and suitable for atopic children.

*Formulated to minimize the risk of allergic reaction

About Mustela® Bébé

Mustela® prides itself as being the skin care specialist for babies and mothers-to-be. For this reason, Mustela® offers effective, easy-to-use products of the highest quality, designed to meet the specific needs to targeted users: newborns, babies, children and expectant and new mothers. Mustela® has a simple and effective answer to each condition.

Mustela® Bébé is a complete line of daily hygiene, bath time, diaper change and skin protection products which has been specially formulated for the delicate skin of babies. This product line is recommended for newborns, babies and children with normal skin for everyday use.

All Mustela® Bébé products are hypoallergenic*, well tolerated, tested under dermatological control and are alcohol-free.

Manufactured in a pharmaceutical environment, special attention is paid to the choice of raw materials and the control of the manufacturing process to ensure complete safety. Mustela® Bébé products are formulated to respect the fragile balance of newborn's skin and to provide a sense of well-being.

About Mustela 9 Months®

Mustela 9 Months® is the only complete line of specific skin care products designed to accompany your changing skin during pregnancy and post-partum. These products are developed under medical supervision to provide safety, efficacy and pleasure of use.

Mustela 9 Months® draws upon the unique association of 3 specific active ingredients:

Elastoregulator®, a natural active ingredient that enables skin to adapt to tissue stretching by strengthening its elasticity. It directly activates the production of the skin's support proteins.

Lupeol, a plant extract, stimulates biosynthesis and ensures that the collagen, naturally produced by the skin, is of good quality.

Chlorophycea extract reduces the skin's increased reactivity and limits feelings of hypersensitivity. The skin is smoothed and remains elastic and supple, to better withstand stretching.

Mustela 9 Months® offers 6 products that correspond to specific problems often faced during pregnancy.

Stretch Marks Double Action to help prevent and reduce new stretch marks.

Stretch Marks Intensive Action helps to minimize existing stretch marks.

Instant Comfort Legs helps prevent and relieve discomfort of the legs during pregnancy.

Specific Support Bust soothes breast tightness and the sensation of stretching during pregnancy.

Ultimate Hydration is a body lotion to address skin dryness and sensitivity during pregnancy.

Post Partum Body Restructuring Gel addresses the main side effects of pregnancy, skin slackening and unappealing excess fatty deposits, on the figure.

Nursing Comfort Balm an easy-to apply, non-sticky, non-staining, triple-action formula that protects, soothes and restructures the skin for breat-feeding moms.

Mustela 9 Months® hypoallergenic* and lightly fragranced products are designed and manufactured by health professionals to guarantee optimum safety when used during pregnancy, post-partum and while breastfeeding. Clinical tests are performed under medical supervision (dermatologists, gynecological and phlebological) under supervision of vein specialists to prove the efficacy of Mustela 9 Months® products.

*Formulated to minimize the risk of allergic reaction

About Dermo-Pediatrics

Mustela® has developed MUSTELA® DERMO-PEDIATRICS, a product line designed for the most common skin problems of newborns, babies and children, with the collaboration of healthcare professionals. This new line was designed to address the skin care needs of babies whose skin is more vulnerable and sensitive and prone to problems such as eczema, irritations, rashes and

sensitive to intolerant skin.

MUSTELA® DERMO-PEDIATRICS is hypoallergenic, non-irritating, fragrance-free, paraben-free and with no artificial colorants. Its efficacy has been tested under dermatological and pediatric supervision and the formulas are composed of specific ingredients of natural origin.

For severe dry skin and eczema-prone skin

Is your baby's skin extremely dry with occasional itching and flare-ups?

Would you like to know what products are available to treat baby eczema?

Approximately 20% of children have dry, eczema-prone skin.

This is mainly characterized by a deficiency in skin-composing lipids (fats which constitute one of the structural material of living cells), leading to the damage of the skin barrier, which naturally protects the skin from harsh external conditions. The weakened skin becomes particularly dry, prone to irritations and lacks a sense of comfort. This condition requires the application of specific daily products and even medications.

Mustela® Dermo-Pediatrics skincare invites you to discover Stelatopia®, the indispensable dermo-cosmetic response for the hygiene and care of dry and eczema-prone skin.

Stelatopia® makes it possible to replenish the lipids on the skin's surface to immediately restore skin comfort and to help reinforce the skin's own physical barrier.

But Stelatopia® does not stop there. With its specific patented ingredient, the Sunflower Oil Distillate, developed by EXPANSCIENCE Laboratories, Stelatopia® enhances natural lipids, deficient in eczema-prone skin, to form an effective skin hydrating barrier. This is the Active Lipid-Replenishing Process®.

For sensitive to intolerant skin

Does your baby's skin react to trigger factors that are usually well tolerated and sometimes results in burning, stinging or temporary redness?

All newborns and babies have delicate and immature skin, but approximately 45% have sensitive skin.* Sensitive skin is defined as skin which reacts very easily to various external and internal stimuli that are usually well tolerated. This excessive reaction is apparently linked to an impaired skin barrier and a need to reinfore skin's own defenses without aggravating sensitive skin tolerance.

Mustela® Dermo-Pediatrics introduces Stelaprotect?, the new range of hygiene and skincare products specifically designed for the sensitive skin of newborns, babies and children.

Stelaprotect? combines a complex of rare plant sugars extracted from avocado for a triple action response. The range reinforces the skin's own physical barrier, boosts the skin's tolerance level and reinforces the skin's natural defenses. Stelaprotect? is fragrance-FREE, colorant-FREE, paraben-FREE, preservative- FREE and hypoallergenic.

*According to Dr. Clarence De Belilovsky, Paris, France

For moderate to severe diaper rash

Severe diaper rash is a common problem that affects the majority of babies at one time or another during the diaper wearing years.

STELACTIV? cares for moderate to severe diaper rash as it acts on the causes of diaper rash with its unique anti-enzyme formula. STELACTIV? also repairs, purifies the skin and soothes the sensation of discomfort.

For cradle cap

Cradle cap is a quite common (2 in 3 babies are affected) and is characterized by small flakes of skin that can appear on baby's scalp and face.

STELAKER? helps remove infant's cradle cap gently and rapidly.