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Esthederm and the Art of Tanning

03 July 2018

esthederm sunscreen

From his early days, Jean-Noël Thorel, the mind behind both Bioderma and Institut Esthederm, had a complicated relationship with the sun – he loved it, but was allergic to sun exposure (he suffered from what is called polymorphous light eruption). So when he became a pharmacist with his own lab, he started developing the first Esthederm product – the sunscreen for skins that are intolerant to the sun that allows them to still get a tan and optimize the skin’s resistance to sun exposure. From there, he developed a whole range focused on getting all the benefits from the sun without risking unhealthy exposure. The relationship between Esthederm and sun exposure developed to a point when there are currently ten Sun Spas in the world’s best destinations that ensure that the users can take the most advantage of the sun, granting a natural and intensive tan.

The Esthederm Sun pillars

The Esthederm Sun range was developed considering five main points:

  1. The sun is essential for the human life, so we need to learn the best way to take advantage of it;
  2. We can overcome the skin’s differences with different formulas so that everyone can enjoy solar exposure;
  3. We need to help the skin adapt to the sun instead of overprotecting it;
  4. The skin protects itself from the harmful effects of radiation by tanning, and we need to promote a healthy tan;
  5. Only SPF as an indicator is not enough, as it only measures sunburn and not cellular damage or aging.

The Esthederm approach to the sun

At Esthederm, the communication regarding sunscreens is a bit different from the usual – and we truly love it as pharmacists. As we’ve previously written about, the SPF numbers are exclusively related to UVB radiation, which is responsible for sunburn. However, UVA is responsible for aging and melanoma, so it cannot be disregarded. So at Esthederm, the sunscreen range communicates in the following terms:

  • Moderate Sun (two sun symbols on the bottle) – protects from 93% of all radiation, including UVA/UVB, IR and visible;
  • Strong Sun (three sun symbols on the bottle) – protects from 96% of all radiation, including UVA/UVB, IR and visible;
  • Forbidden Sun (white bottle and no sun symbols) – protects from 98% of all radiation, including UVA/UVB, IR and visible.

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The range

For you to know which Esthederm sunscreen is the best one for you, here’s a little guide for the entire range which can be found here:

  • Bronz Impuls – this is not a sunscreen, but a product which promotes tanning like the oral supplements, but in a topical presentation.
  • Bronze Repair – for people who need an anti-aging care and a sunscreen in just one product, available in moderate and strong sun.
  • Adaptasun Spray, Lotion, and Oil – for people who wish to tan, both textures available in moderate and strong sun.
  • Solar intolerance – available in two formulas, one for the body and one for the face, for those who suffer from solar allergy.
  • Into Repair – for people who need an anti-aging product and a sunscreen for skin that suffers from hypersensitivity.
  • No Sun – the 100% mineral formula.
  • Photo Regul – for people who have dark spots and do not want them to worsen, but also wish to tan.
  • Photo Reverse – for those who need a depigmenting sunscreen to reduce dark spots.
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The flash trick for instantly flawless skin

26 June 2018

bright skin

For those who live in the northern hemisphere of our planet, wedding season is in full steam and so are the sunset parties. We have already written a bit about some of our favorite miracle workers for events, but today we’re giving you the ultimate SOS trick for flawless skin – Martiderm The Originals Flash Ampoules.

With a light texture that is suitable for all skins – and for both men and women – this formula is the perfect solution to those moments when we need extra flawless skin. You will have a hard time not wanting to use these ampoules every day. Why? Because they combine four different actions in just one flash formula: firming effect, brightness boost, visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and make-up setting.

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How to use the flash ampoules

There are several different ways that you can use these ampoules and we will tell you all about our favorite ones:

  • By itself – you can apply this ampoule after your skincare routine for a flawless complexion that stands out in the crowd;
  • Use as a primer – apply and let dry before applying your favorite foundation to ensure the makeup lasts longer and that all imperfections are blurred;
  • Mix with your foundation – mix your favorite foundation with half an ampoule and witness as your complexion becomes perfectly smoothed and photo-ready. This one is actually a bride favorite (trust us, we have one here at the office that swears by these ampoules as her wedding look saviours).

The best part about these ampoules? You don’t even need to use the whole ampoule at once. One ampoule lasts for two or three applications and it comes with a practical lid for you to cover the remaining product in order to make it last longer. Share with your friends for that perfect Instagram photo or keep the secret all to yourself – your call.

Science

Tranexamic Acid – the anti-pigmentation ingredient you need to know about

21 June 2018

tranexamic acid and pigmentation disorders

Melasma is a skin pigmentation disorder characterized by darker areas of the skin that are difficult to fade and often reappear after treatment. The exact mechanism through which these dark spots come to exist isn’t fully known, which makes it more difficult to treat, but some key factors that have been proven to worsen this condition are solar radiation, hormones and genetic factors. Many melasma treatments target the activity of the melanocytes, the cells responsible for producing the dark pigment called melanin, but since the 1980’s it has been reported that tranexamic acid has clear benefits on skin pigmentation that derive from a different mechanism.

Tranexamic acid – how does it work?

Tranexamic acid has been used for decades to treat coagulation disorders, but since the 80s studies have shown that this ingredient, taken orally or applied on the skin, has clear benefits in melasma and other hyperpigmentation disorders like post-inflammatory pigmentation. Topically, this ingredient is also suitable for those who suffer from rosacea and atopic dermatitis, two disorders which usually mean that the products tolerated by the skin are very restricted.

So, how does it work? The melanocyte, the cell which produces the pigment, needs to be activated in order to produce melanin. These cells are usually activated by the Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone (MSH), and this is where tranexamic acid enters the scene. This ingredient helps to reduce a cascade of events which end in the MSH being produced, meaning that fewer melanocytes will be activated and produce melanin. Less melanin means that fewer cells will be darker than they should, which means that the dark spots will start to fade because less cells have been tinted by the pigment. This process of fading the spots takes around 3 months to be effective, but the results start to be visible after 4 weeks.

Tranexamic acid also reduces vascularization, meaning that it is ideal for post-inflammatory pigmentation, as redness is reduced and the capillary vessels and erythema are decreased.

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Should I switch to tranexamic acid?

As we’ve explained before, tranexamic acid works by decreasing the activation of melanocytes, not their activity likes other bleaching treatments. This means that tranexamic acid is the ideal ingredient to complement your routine, boosting the effectiveness of other depigmenting agents, as you will be targeting different mechanisms that lead to the formation of the dark spot.

It will also be the best ingredient for those who usually suffer from redness and have a hard time finding a bleaching treatment that is compatible with their sensitive skin, as tranexamic acid also helps to reduce rosacea symptoms and eczema.

Keep posted for our recommendations of products which contain this fabulous ingredient!

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Wedding season – SOS miracle workers for your skin

23 May 2018

Beautiful bride on wedding day

Whether you are getting married or you will be attending a wedding, one of your goals is for your skin to look flawless on the day and in all those photos from the event. The best way is always to take care of your skin daily, but if you didn’t have the time to do it and need a quick pick-me-up product, we have the answer for you.

I need radiant skin in the wedding

If your skin looks dull and lifeless, then you need two things: gentle exfoliation and a Vitamin C shot for your skin. The exfoliation process will remove the dull dead cells on the surface of the skin and even the skin texture, to make the surface even and make your foundation settle like a dream. Regarding exfoliation, we always recommend an exfoliating toner like the Filorga Oxygen Peel or the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Toner. Vitamin C will bring back the lost radiance and make your skin more luminous and vibrantly healthy. We love the Sesderma C-Vit Mask for that zen moment before the big day, the Martiderm Photo-Age ampoules to boost brightness thanks to 15% Vitamin C, the Jowaé Youth Concentrate for an affordable alternative or the Martiderm Flash Ampoules to combine with your foundation on the very day of the event. If you want to combine both actions in just one product, Sesderma has a small kit with two different ampoules, one for exfoliation and the other one for brightness, that you can find here.

Bride preparing for the wedding day

I have pimples and want to get rid of them

Always consider that some pimples are to be expected on the wedding day if you have a tendency to have them, but if you want to dry the ones that appeared the day before the event and prevent others from appearing, we can help to reduce them in size and number.

The Esthederm Osmoclean Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser works like a vacuum cleaner in order to suck the impurities out of your pores and prevent imperfections and the Neostrata Salizinc Gel helps to balance the skin and prevent further imperfections. As for spot-on treatment you can use to dry out the imperfections, we love the Lierac Sébologie Concentrate and the Isdin Everclean Gel Spot On.

My skin needs a lifting effect

If your skin has started to look a bit less firm, whether it’s due to aging, weight loss or any other causes, you can use some products for an SOS lifting effect. The Endocare Tensage ampoules are quick in their action and very effective. You can also use the Sesderma Firming Mask if you are a tissue-mask lover or the Lierac Lift-Integral Mask if you prefer to have a traditional mask with a flash effect.

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Dark spots – how to get rid of them

15 May 2018

Dark spots can affect our image.

Dark spots on the skin are harmless, but the psychological effects of having hyperpigmentation may be very significant. Therefore, many people search for a way of removing them and preventing further pigmentation. Cosmetics are one of the possible solutions and we bring you the best options we have in order to help you to feel better on your own skin.

What causes hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is an excessive production and posterior accumulation of the skin pigment melanin on the skin cells of the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin. This excessive accumulation may be derived from sun exposure, hormonal changes (like the ones that occur during pregnancy), as a reaction after an inflammation (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) or after the skin has suffered injuries like burns or abrasion. Sun exposure is the biggest culprit on hyperpigmentation, so the treatment will always involve wearing a high SPF sunscreen. Please note that unless you disable the cells that produce melanin, that area will always have a tendency to have dark spots – this means that no cream will permanently resolve the hyperpigmentation. What cosmetics can do is to prevent the melanin synthesis, the melanin migration and to remove the outer cells that contain the excessive melanin deposits. This takes about three months to be fully noticeable, so please make sure you still use the cosmetic treatments even if you don’t see any results immediately.

Dark spots can affect our image.

What can I use to reduce dark spots?

The first thing you need to use when fighting hyperpigmentation is to always use sunscreen, and always one that has a high SPF protection (at least SPF30). Some sunscreens help to reduce dark spots by having a depigmentation action, like Isdin Active Unify and Esthederm Sun Photo Reverse.

Besides using a sunscreen, you will have to choose a depigmenting care product. We always prefer to choose serums, because they can reach deeper layers of the skin and are able to deliver the active ingredients where they are needed. Some of our favorites are the Sesderma Azelac RU Serum, Filorga Pigment Perfect, and SkinCeuticals Advanced Pigment Corrector, and if you prefer to use ampoules, you have the Martiderm Pigment-Zero Ampoules. If you have a dark skin tone, then Martiderm Pigment-Zero DSP Serum is perfect for you. For reactive skins, the La-Roche-Posay Pigmentclar Serum is the ideal one.

You can always use a few complements to improve the treatment effectiveness. The at-home peeling treatment Sesderma Sesmedical Whitening Peel Program is always a good option, but you can also use masks like the Nuxe Spendieuse Mask or the Martiderm Pigment Zero DSP Mask.

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Red flaky nose? It may be seborrheic dermatitis

15 May 2018

Seborrheic dermatitis is a very common situation, but almost no one knows it exists and how to handle this condition. The symptoms are usually redness, flaking and peeling skin on the nose, eyebrows and the hairline and, although it is a permanent condition, it is very easy to manage the symptoms if you use the right products.

hiding the face because of seborrheic dermatitis

What is seborrheic dermatitis?

Seborrheic dermatitis has a name very hard to write, but in fact is very simple to understand. Our skin has a flora of several microorganisms that live there and help us daily with several aspects of our skin. However, there is one that may be the culprit of this condition: a yeast called Malassezia. This yeast produces substances that end up irritating the skin, leading to the most common symptoms, like flaking, peeling skin, redness, itching, and oily yellowish plaques.

What you have to retain here is that this yeast needs a lot of oil to be able to grow and produce those substances, so the oiliness of your skin is a key factor when treating this condition. A lot of people see that the skin is peeling and think it needs more nourishment, which leads to them applying very heavy creams that end up increasing the amount of oil on the skin, worsening the situation in long term – it’s a vicious circle and one which is very easy to stop if one knows what to use.

This situation is very common in people aged 30-60 with oily or combination skin, but it’s also very common in newborns – then we call it cradle cap, but it’s the exact same thing. The areas that are more prone to having this condition are the nose, eyebrows, hairline, scalp, behind the ears, eyelids, and skin folds.

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How can I manage seborrheic dermatitis?

First of all, you need to stop putting your usual creams on the affected areas. As we’ve mentioned before, the yeast which causes this condition thrives in oily skin, so you can’t use heavy and rich formulas, because they will worsen the condition even if it looks like it’s better the moment you apply.

A lot of brands already have specific formulas for seborrheic dermatitis and they are usually easily identifiable by the use of the acronym “DS”. You can find all of our products for this condition here, but we’ll highlight some of our favorites for you. Regarding cleansing, there are two specific products: Sesderma Sensyses Ovalis works like a micellar water and Bioderma Sensibio DS+ is a cleansing gel. Even though these cleansers are a great complement to the treatment, managing the condition requires that you use a specific cream like the La Roche-Posay Kerium DS Cream, Sesderma Sebovalis Face Cream or Isdin Nutradeica Cream.

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Exfoliation – Mechanical & Chemical Exfoliating Techniques

02 May 2018

On the latest blog post we covered the basics of exfoliation, like what it does and how many times you should exfoliate each part. You can read all about it here. Now we’re going deeper into the world of exfoliating products and we’re going to cover your options regarding each type of exfoliator.

Methods of exfoliation

As we’ve said before, exfoliation is the process of removing the dead cells from the top layers of the skin, but there are different ways of achieving this goal, thus the different exfoliation methods.

Exfoliation - physical vs chemical exfoliants

> Mechanical exfoliation – this type of exfoliation removes dead cells through abrasion by using hard particles, usually mixed with a cream or oil base in order to make the process smoother.  Usually, these particles are either mineral-derived, nut shells, or made of cellulose polymers – the plastic beads have been forbidden by law due to the ecological concerns. These hard particles scrape the dead cells on top of the skin, providing an effective but also aggressive method of dead cell removal. Since the facial skin is thinner, we usually advise that you choose this method for the body, as it’s less likely that this will disrupt the skin. There is another method of mechanical exfoliation, which are the cleaning mechanical devices, and they work in the same way by scrapping the dead cells.

> Chemical exfoliation – even though the name might sound scary in fact these chemicals are usually naturally derived acids, extracted from fruits, and do not need to be scary at all. They work by dissolving the bonds between the superficial cells, making them get loose and fall by themselves. If you think of your skin as a brick wall, these ingredients help to dissolve the concrete on the top layers and the bricks will then fall by themselves. This results in a gentler way to remove the cells without any direct aggression towards the ski. You can even choose the best ingredient for your skin, considering that glycolic acid is the most potent, mandelic and lactic acids are suitable for sensitive skin and salicylic acid is great for oily skin. Another way of having this chemical exfoliation is by using natural enzymes (like the ones from pineapple or papaya) in order to achieve the same effect – some people categorize this as “enzymatic exfoliation” and others as chemical, as the process is essentially the same as with the chemical peels.

What exfoliant should I use?

You should always have different exfoliators for the body and the face, because, as we’ve previously explained, the facial skin is thinner.

Exfoliation - Recommended products

Here are some recommendations for you:

> Facial mechanical exfoliators – if you opt for a mechanical exfoliator for the facial skin, we always believe it’s better to choose one with small particles in order not to harm the skin. We recommend that you choose one that has both methods (chemical and mechanical) for better results like the Filorga Scrub Mask. If you have sensitive skin, La Roche-Posay Ultra-Fine Scrub is always our option and if you need an antiaging effect, you should go for Sesderma Mandelac Scrub. If your skin is not very demanding, then Martiderm Face Scrub should be perfect for you.

> Facial chemical exfoliators – our very best facial exfoliators are definitely in this category. They should be used as toners, so almost all of them are categorized as toners. If you have sensitive skin, choose La Roche-Posay Effaclar Toner. For the anti-aging kick, we always recommend Filorga Oxygen Peel in order to achieve maximum results. For oily skin, we have two great options – the Lierac Sebologie Solution and the Neostrata Oily Skin Solution.

> Body exfoliators – not many body scrubs have both mechanical and chemical action, but Filorga Scrub&Peel is one of those, providing a great exfoliation. Nuxe does a few great exfoliators, from which we recommend the Nuxe Rêve de Miel Scrub if you have dry or very dry skin, or the Nuxe Body Melting Body Scrub if your skin is normal. For those looking for an efficient solution, Martiderm Body Scrub is always a good option.

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Exfoliation – Renew and Rejuvenate

26 April 2018

Exfoliation – Renew and Rejuvenate

 

Exfoliation

 

We have already been through the various types of skin cleansers available in the market, and how to choose the right one for your skin, but now we’ll go deeper into the realm of what is sometimes perceived as a secondary care, however essential for a beautiful and healthy skin: Exfoliation.

Generally speaking, exfoliation is the process of removing dead cells from the superficial layer of the skin. This process immediately improves the look and texture of the skin, by exposing the healthier and younger layers, but also helps to clear clogged pores, smooth fine lines, it can prevent ingrown hairs and even acne breakouts. By exfoliating, we are also promoting a good blood circulation which will, in turn, promote cell renewal.

You will find that some skin treatments are often recommended hand in hand with exfoliating, such as cellulite treatments or self-tanning. By removing dead cells at the surface of the skin we will make it easier for other products to penetrate, and also smooth the skin, removing its roughness and uneven texture.

 

So how often should I exfoliate?

First – you must understand the skin type you are exfoliating;

Second – the skin must be previously cleansed;

Third – after exfoliating, moisturizing and nourishing is a mandatory step as we must restore the skin’s natural barrier.

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Lip exfoliation by Cushy Spa on Flickr licensed under CC BY 2.0

And should I exfoliate all body parts the same way?

No, depending on the body part, the exfoliation process should be done in different ways:

Body

The exfoliating process on the body’s skin should be done once to twice a week, and before applying another treatment, such as cellulite products or self-tanning.

Face

The skin on your face is generally more sensitive than the one on your body, so we should keep in mind the first step we’ve mentioned before: your skin type:

  • Oily skin

An oily skin, produces a greater amount of sebum, resulting in a bigger quantity of “dirt” to remove from the surface of the skin, so exfoliation can be a part of the skin care routine more frequently (twice a week).

For this skin type, most people find that exfoliating is an indispensable part of the skincare routine, which can sometimes result in over-exfoliating. When this happens we can experience what is regularly called as a rebound effect, when the skin’s sebaceous glands are stimulated to produce more sebum to compensate for the loss of it due to over-exfoliating.

However, if the skin already presents acne lesions resulting from an inflammatory acne, exfoliating can aggravate them. In this case, you might want to opt to consult with your dermatologist first.

  • Dry skin

A dry skin is characterized by a deficient hydrolipidic layer on the surface of the skin, which makes it more fragile and prone to sensitivity. There is no need to exfoliate more than once a week.

  • Combination skin

This particular skin is a combination of both types previously addressed. Different areas of the skin will have different needs, so you can opt to exfoliate the oily areas (such as the T zone) more regularly than the normal to dry areas.

 

In a later post, we will address different types of exfoliating products.

Stay tuned. 😊

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How to fight and prevent stretch marks

18 April 2018

Stretch marks are a very common complaint and, even though they are benign lesions with no further complications, they are a stress factor due to the impact on the visual aspect of the skin. These skin lesions are very common among pregnant women, affecting more than half of all pregnancies, during rapid weight gain or loss, due to muscle hypertrophy in bodybuilders and during puberty due to normal growth.

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Stretch Marks formation

Stretch marks appear due to a disruption in the normal elastic fibers of the skin following mechanical stress. These skin fibers work like a rubber band, stretching and going back to their original size, but when they are overstretched, the collagen fibers break and there is inflammation followed by a scarring process. Thus, these lesions initially present themselves as pink-to-red flat bands, usually parallel to each other, and at this stage it’s easier to revert the situation, as there are still functional blood vessels and there is no scar tissue formed yet. Over a period of months or years, depending on the person and the situation, these bands become hypopigmented, turning into scar tissue which can also have lack of density (they may feel hollow). At this stage, it’s more difficult to treat stretch marks.

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The best way to avoid stretch marks it to guarantee that the skin is hydrated and very well nourished when you expect to be under skin-stressful conditions like pregnancy, when you plan to undergo a diet, when starting practicing bodybuilding or during puberty. All nourishing creams help to prevent stretch marks to a certain degree, but the best way is to use formulas that are prepared to give your skin all the needed nutrients to make the skin firmer and more elastic.

Best skincare products to prevent and correct stretch marks

Although it has been popular for decades to use cocoa butter or olive oil to prevent stretch marks, research has found that these are usually useless in preventing these lesions. Ideally, a stretch mark cream should contain Centella asiatica extract, bitter almond oil, hyaluronic acid and/or tretinoin. Here are some of our best solutions against stretch marks:

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Stretch mark prevention during pregnancy

During pregnancy, some lotions are forbidden due to their content, so it’s always safer to check for the ones that are specifically recommended for pregnancy. Here are our suggestions:

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Baby Shower Cosmetics Wishlist

04 April 2018

baby cosmetics

A new tiny person is about to enter your life, whether as a new mom or dad, or as a proud aunt, uncle, grandparent or friend. And we know that baby cosmetics are not that easy when the baby is the first one in your life for a while. Everything has changed since that last baby or everything can be completely new and scary. Should you go for that gorgeous bottle or for the fragrance-free one? Should you buy that product or should you wait for the baby to be out? Don’t fret, we’re here to help.

The differences between baby ranges and brands

We know that sometimes the worst thing is to decide which brand you will choose, because you actually already have an idea of what you should buy, so we’re starting with a small brand overview to make it easier for you to choose. Please note that we have more brands, so you can just check all the products we have here. We’ve chosen these ones for their particularities and because they stand out for their unique approach.

  • Bioderma – every product in the ABCDerm range is specifically formulated to be extra gentle and extra safe and is designed according to the Dermatological Safety Commitment, which is based on four fundamental principles: Safety, Efficacy, Tolerance, and Traceability. With very accessible prices and maximum security, Bioderma is a no-brainer go-to for our team. Also, check the Atoderm range for atopic dermatitis.
  • ISDIN – this brand is known for being the best in worst case scenarios – meaning that if your baby has any complicated problems, Nutraisdin is sure to have a prompt solution for you. Nappy rashes, dermatitis and cradle cap are some of the issues that this range has answers for. You should also check the Nutratopic range for eczema.
  • Mustela – known for its iconic scent, Mustela has delighted many parents due to its amazing “baby scent”. With very low prices, this range offers a wide array of products for your baby and offers ranges for every skin type.
  • Sesderma – after many requests, Sesderma has come up with an everyday range for babies with a delightful scent and the efficacy that Sesderma is known for. Check Babyses if you’re looking for fuss-free products that can be used every day for years to come.
  • Klorane – the Klorane Bébé range is based on the soothing properties of Calendula and other botanical extracts and is suitable for sensitive skins. This plant-based range has a wide array of products and even includes biodegradable wipes, to make sure you go green from the moment your baby is born.

Baby cosmetics must-have

So let’s get to business and actually list the baby products the new parents should have when their baby is born. We’ll also recommend our favorites for each option and please notice that you can mix and match products from different ranges and brands.

  • Shower gel – choose a mild shower gel and, from experience, the ones with a pump are always the best because they do not require both hands (and if you’re bathing your baby by yourself, that is definitely a plus). Check Sesderma Bath Gel and Klorane Foaming Gel.
  • Shampoo – always choose a tear-free shampoo formula like Bioderma Gentle Shampoo or Sesderma Tear Free Shampoo.
  • Cradle cap treatment – this is almost inevitable, but it’s just an aesthetic issue. Use Bioderma Cradle Cap to detach the squamous bits and use Mustela Foam to remove and prevent.
  • Body lotion – choose a body lotion that is quickly absorbed, because a struggling baby is already difficult to get dressed as it is. Our favorites are ISDIN Lotion and  Sesderma Body Lotion.
  • Facial cream – babies tend to easily get a bit of redness on the cheeks, so it’s important to have something suitable for facial care. Mustela Cold Cream and Bioderma Cold Cream are some of our first picks.
  • Diaper change cleanser – we’re big fans of not using wipes at all times, so we always recommend a liniment or a cleansing water. Check out Klorane Liniment and Bioderma Micellar Water.
  • Diaper change cream – nappy change always requires a simple and repairing cream, so take a look at Bioderma Change Intensif and Mustela Vitamin Cream.
  • Diaper rash cream – if there’s a nappy rash, and trust us, it will unfortunately happen, you should go to Isdin. Use ZN40 if there’s a simple rash or go to AF Repair if the rash is persistent.
  • Baby wipes – when outside the house, it’s always more practical to go for wipes to cleanse your baby’s skin. We recommend the Mustela Fragrance-free or the Klorane Wipes.
  • Drying lotion – babies drool a lot and it’s common to have skin folds that are constantly moist and need to be dry in order for the skin not to break. Turn to Bioderma Cicabio Lotion in order to keep the skin dry.
  • Sunscreen – never expose babies to direct sunlight, but during strollings your baby should always be protected. Choose a mineral sunscreen like Bioderma Photoderm Mineral or ISDIN Fusion Fluid Mineral.
  • Fragrant water – fragrant waters for babies don’t contain any alcohol and should be applied to the clothes. Our favorites are the ones from ISDIN and Mustela.