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The life cycle of your skin

Oilatum scientists understand the life cycle of your skin, and how it can become dry and damaged. Our Daily Soothe & Protect Junior products are mild, so they can be used every day, even on your baby’s dry and eczema-prone skin, to help provide comfort and protection.

How does skin become dry and damaged?

When the skin barrier is vulnerable, it can quickly lose moisture and environmental factors or external irritants can more easily penetrate the skin’s protective outer layers. This further upsets the natural balance and disrupts skin cell renewal, which can cause skin to become dry, itchy and irritated. A baby’s skin is 20% thinner and more delicate than an adult’s because its protective barrier is still developing throughout the first year of life, making it more susceptible to external irritants

When your skin is dry, itchy and irritated, the skin cell renewal process is further disrupted and the natural protective moisture barrier cannot work effectively – leading to prolonged dryness and irritation. We call this the Skin Life Cycle.

How does Oilatum work?

Oilatum scientists understand the cycle of dry skin and we use our scientific expertise to design products that can break this cycle to soothe your dry, very dry and eczema-prone skin and protect it from further discomfort. Oilatum Daily Soothe & Protect Junior products replenish moisture, allowing the skin’s moisture barrier to normalise. As the moisture barrier readjusts, the natural processes of the skin can work effectively, strengthening the barrier so that skin becomes more resilient to dryness, irritants and allergens.

Oilatum Soothe & Protect products help to protect your skin from the first time you use them and everyday use can help prevent the occurrence of dry skin in the long term.