About baby skin

Your newborn's skin is not just amazingly soft, it is also a unique and essential shield that offers protection from the outside world. It plays an important role in maintaining health, and in defending against irritants, toxins and infections. Skin also regulates your baby's internal temperature, and is a tool for exploring the world through touch.

Baby’s skin is different to adult skin and needs extra special care throughout the first years of life. Compared to an adult’s skin, a baby’s skin:

  • Has a greater tendency to dryness
  • Is more prone to allergies and irritation
  • Absorbs more water, but loses it faster

For these reasons, it’s important that mild and gentle products, developed especially for babies, are used when caring for your little one’s skin.

Learn more about caring for baby skin.