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Baby Dove Meaning of Hypoallergenic

Hypoallergenic – what does it mean and why does it matter?

The range of baby products on the supermarket shelf can be bewildering, so how do you decide which to choose? Well, you can start by checking that they cleanse and moisturize delicate baby skin, using only the mildest ingredients.

Compared to your own skin, your baby's is much thinner, loses water faster and has less natural moisturising factor – all of which make it more prone to dryness. Their skin also absorbs substances faster and has a less developed barrier function than yours, so harsh chemicals and bacteria can penetrate more easily. That's why your little one's skin is so sensitive – and why it needs specialized skincare.

Baby Dove scientists take great care to create products with a combination of gentle ingredients that are kind to babies' delicate skin. Look at any of our baby products and you'll see the word 'hypoallergenic' – it's our promise to parents that the entire Baby Dove range has been carefully formulated and tested to ensure it minimises allergy risks. And as Dr. Dina, a pediatrician and mom of four explains, “Baby skin is much, much more sensitive and much more at risk of damage, so that’s why products should be hypoallergenic and mild.”

As Rick Casini, a Baby Dove scientist and dad of three explains, “We have spent years developing these formulas with ingredients of the highest quality to specifically address the needs of delicate baby skin. My wife and I both use Dove products and now we use the Baby Dove range on our infant girl to gently care for her skin and leave it smelling great!"

These tests are just the beginning. All our products are also dermatologist-tested and pediatrician-tested to ensure they are mild and gentle enough for babies' delicate skin.

If your baby's skin is especially prone to dryness, look out for a baby wash for sensitive skin, like Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Tip to Toe Wash. It's been clinically proven to gently cleanse and leave even the most sensitive skin feeling healthy, hydrated and wonderfully soft. 

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