Deciphering Baby Care Formulations

Jul 1, 2011 | Contact Author | By: Eric S. Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd.
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Title: Deciphering Baby Care Formulations
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Keywords: Baby care | mild | sensitive | anti-irritant | moisturizer

Abstract: The baby care segment of the personal care market offers a limited variety of products that are mostly focused on cleansing and moisturization.

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E Abrutyn, Deciphering Baby Care Formulations, Cosm & Toil 126(7) 486 (2011)

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The baby care segment of the personal care market offers a limited variety of products that are mostly focused on cleansing and moisturization. Cleansing is provided through mild, liquid surfactant-based systems in products such as cleansing wipes and mild shampoos, while moisturization is addressed by re-fatting agents that provide a protective coating to skin. Beyond the skin care basics, diaper rash characterized by irritation and inflammation is another common concern, as are yeast infections, typically Candida albicans, followed by skin dermatitis. In addition, since mothers are linked closely with their babies, expectant and new moms tend to use similar products to their babies’.

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It is well-known that baby’s skin is more delicate than mature human skin—especially in newborns, whose skin is still developing and has a higher degree of permeation for skin irritants. Scientific studies related to infant skin and ingredient reactions are minimal and mostly based on studies performed in the 1970s and 1980s. Thus, a cautionary approach is advisable when formulating baby care products, in order to minimize skin irritation.

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Table 1. fL Faberlic Caramel Myagkiy Shampun’ I Gel’ Dlya Dusha

Table 1. fL Faberlic Caramel Myagkiy Shampun’ I Gel’ Dlya Dusha

The product has a soft cleansing base that forms gentle foam (see Table 1).

Table 3. Urtebaby Natural Oats Baby Maize Powder

Table 3. Urtebaby Natural Oats Baby Maize Powder

This Natural Oats range is formulated with natural oat extract, a noted skin-soothing agent, to reduce irritation that could lead to skin reddening or inflammation.

Table 4. Essential Care Organic Nipple Balm

Table 4. Essential Care Organic Nipple Balm

The balm shown in Figure 4, part of the company’s Mum and Baby line, is formulated with coconut and extra virgin olive oils along with shea butter and calendula to sooth and protect mothers’ nipples from cracks and soreness (see Table 4).

Table 5. Mommy Care Organic Baby Lotion

Table 5. Mommy Care Organic Baby Lotion

This 100% natural lotion, pictured in Figure 5, is said to be quickly absorbed and is formulated with calendula to soothe, and olive and almond oil to protect baby skin (see Table 5).

Figure 1. fL Faberlic Caramel Myagkiy Shampun’ I Gel’ Dlya Dusha

Figure 1. fL Faberlic Caramel Myagkiy Shampun’ I Gel’ Dlya Dusha

The hair and body wash shown in Figure 1 is formulated to cleanse delicate baby hair and skin.

Figure 2. Johnson’s Hand and Face Wipes

Figure 2. Johnson’s Hand and Face Wipes

The wipes pictured in Figure 2 were created to gently and effectively remove 95% of dirt and germs from a baby’s hands and face. They are made with the company’s “No More Tears” formula, which includes ingredients that are mild to infants’ eyes (see Table 2).

Table 2. Johnson’s Hand and Face Wipes

Table 2. Johnson’s Hand and Face Wipes

The wipes pictured in Figure 2 were created to gently and effectively remove 95% of dirt and germs from a baby’s hands and face. They are made with the company’s “No More Tears” formula, which includes ingredients that are mild to infants’ eyes (see Table 2).

Figure 3. Urtebaby Natural Oats Baby Maize Powder

Figure 3. Urtebaby Natural Oats Baby Maize Powder

This Natural Oats range is formulated with natural oat extract, a noted skin-soothing agent, to reduce irritation that could lead to skin reddening or inflammation.

Figure 4. Essential Care Organic Nipple Balm

Figure 4. Essential Care Organic Nipple Balm

The balm shown in Figure 4, part of the company’s Mum and Baby line, is formulated with coconut and extra virgin olive oils along with shea butter and calendula to sooth and protect mothers’ nipples from cracks and soreness (see Table 4).

Figure 5. Mommy Care Organic Baby Lotion

Figure 5. Mommy Care Organic Baby Lotion

This 100% natural lotion, pictured in Figure 5, is said to be quickly absorbed and is formulated with calendula to soothe, and olive and almond oil to protect baby skin (see Table 5).

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