Hypoallergenic – what does it mean and why does it matter?
With so many baby products out there, how do you decide which to choose? Baby Dove uses mild ingredients specifically formulated to clean and moisturize delicate baby skin, and help reduce the chances of baby skin irritation from dryness.
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 affect it 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 'hypoallergenic formula' – it's our promise to parents that the entire Baby Dove range has been carefully formulated and tested to give your baby the ultra-gentle skin care they need. 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 of our baby products are dermatologist tested – so you can count on our sensitive baby wipes and baby wash for sensitive skin to be mild and gentle enough for babies' delicate skin.
If your baby's skin is especially prone to dryness, look out for a hypoallergenic baby wash and lotion for sensitive skin, like Baby Dove Fragrance Free Moisture Hypoallergenic Wash and Baby Dove Fragrance Free Moisture Hypoallergenic Lotion. They’re clinically proven to replenish skin-essential nutrients to help your little one’s skin retain its natural moisture.
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