FAQ

 

The Mustela Bébé range is designed to take care of newborns, babies and children with normal to dry skin, without any particular problem

In parallel, the Mustela Dermo-pediatrics range offers specific skincare products for skin problems: skin with an atopic tendency, hypersensitive to intolerant skin, irritated areas, cradle cap or diaper rash.

Yes, because the earlier and more regularly you use these products the more effective they will be.

We therefore recommend that you apply a preventive skincare such as Mustela Maternité Stretch Marks Prevention Cream skincare from the first month of pregnancy.

It will strengthen the elasticity and suppleness of your skin and help to resist more intense stretching.

If you would like to know more on this subject, please consult our expert’s file on stretch marks

These products are designed to respond to two different situations.

- The Stretch Marks Double Action skincare is intended to prevent the appearance of stretch marks and to reduce emerging stretch marks.

You can use it right from the start of your pregnancy on all the fragile areas of your body (tummy, breasts, hips, tops of the thighs, etc.).

- The Stretch Marks Intensive Action skincare is formulated to reduce stretch marks which have formed during pregnancy.
 

This targeted attack cream should be applied locally on these stretch marks.

From birth and during the first three years, your baby’s skin is immature; it doesn’t have yet the strength and the qualities of an adult’s skin. At the same time, it is rich in a unique capital of original cells but extremely vulnerable. It is therefore essential to use specific hygiene products and skin care to respect its balance.

Babies also frequently have their own minor skin problems: irritated areas, cradle crap, diaper rash, atopic or hypersensitive skin are frequent in the first years of life.

For each of these conditions Mustela provides you with safe, efficient and respectful skin care ranges, that perfectly adapt to baby’s fragile skin.

Atopic dermatitis is a common skin disorder that is constantly changing.

Caused by a deficit in the lipids in the skin, it presents itself in the form of extreme skin dryness accompanied by eczemous red patches and intense itching.

Inflammatory flare-ups and periods of remission follow one after the other. In most cases, with the help of treatments, the symptoms decrease after the age of 2 years and disappear between the ages of 7 and 11 years.

If your child suffers from atopic dermatitis, it is indispensible to use products on a daily basis tailored to cleansing and moisturising their skin, such as Stelatopia skin care products from the Mustela Dermo-Pediatrics line: specifically designed for skin with an atopic tendency, they make it possible to soothe itching sensations, naturally relaunch the synthesis of lipids that are lacking thanks to Sunflower Oil Distillate and restructure dry skin.

If you would like to find out more about dry skin with an atopic tendency, please consult our advice section.

The patches of eczema that can appear on your child’s body are the most visible symptom of atopic dermatitis, but in reality, their skin as a whole has been weakened: it is therefore necessary to take care of their whole body with suitable dermocosmetic products, such as the Stelatopia range from Mustela Dermo-Pediatrics. To improve the comfort of your child’s skin, these skin care products must be used every day even if the red patches disappear.

If necessary, your doctor will also be able to prescribe you a medicated treatment, especially during flare-ups.

If you would like to find out more about dry skin with an atopic tendency, please consult our advice section

Yes, it’s indispensable: products designed for normal skin could be poorly tolerated by dry skin with an atopic tendency.

On the other hand, tailored dermocosmetic skin care products will make it possible to improve the comfort of your child’s skin and limit the risks of complications and recourse to medication.

- For their everyday hygiene, we advise you to use a soap-free cleansing base such as Stelatopia Cleansing Cream. You can also use Stelatopia No-Rinse Cleansing Water every day, which gently cleanses your child's face, body and diaper area in a single step.

- During flare-ups, we recommend that you use Stelatopia Milky Bath Oil, which cleanses the skin without irritating it.

- Then carefully apply a skin care product such as Stelatopia Emollient Cream, which will make it possible to rapidly soothe sensations of irritation and naturally relaunch the synthesis of lipids that are lacking thanks to Sunflower Oil Distillate.

Consult your doctor in the case of infection or intense itching: they will prescribe you a suitable treatment.

If you would like to find out more about dry skin with an atopic tendency, please consult our advice section.

Persistent redness in the diaper area is a common occurrence, even if you scrupulously follow the rules of hygiene (regular diaper changes, gentle and careful cleansing and drying, application of a barrier cream, etc.).

In this case, we recommend that you apply a specific product to take care of diaper rash on your baby's bottom, such as Stelactiv from Mustela Dermo-Pediatrics: by neutralising the enzymes responsible for redness in the diaper area, this product will reduce its intensity and favour its disappearance.

If the redness does not fade away after a few days or if it is weeping or infected, we recommend that you consult your doctor.

If you would like to find out more about redness in the diaper area, please consult our advice section.

- Mustela Bébé Vitamin Barrier Cream is used as a preventive measure: it makes it possible to isolate your baby’s diaper area from feces and urine, which are harsh on their skin, and thus limits the appearance of redness.

- Stelactiv skin care from Mustela Dermo-Pediatrics has been designed to eliminate existing redness in the diaper area: by neutralizing the enzymes responsible for this phenomenon, this skin care product will reduce its intensity and favor its disappearance.

If you would like to find out more about redness in the diaper area, please consult our advice section;

Sweet almond oil may allow you to remove cradle cap from your baby’s scalp or face by softening the crusts. However, it will not act on its causes and cradle cap may thus reappear.

For more effective action, we recommend that you use a specific skin care product for cradle cap, such as Stelaker from Mustela Dermo-Pediatrics.

By regulating sebum secretion and purifying the skin, this skin care product will allow you to eliminate cradle cap that is already present and limit its reappearance.

If you would like to find out more about cradle cap, please consult our advice section.

UVA and UVB are ultraviolet rays emitted by the sun. They enable the skin to tan but are also very harmful.

They differ in intensity and wavelengths:

- UVB rays have medium wavelengths and act on the skin’s surface. They are responsible for sunburn and burning.

- UVA rays have higher wavelengths and penetrate the skin in depth; they lead to accelerated aging and reduce the skin’s elasticity.

In the long term,  UVA and UVB rays may be responsible for a range of skin cancers.

It is therefore indispensable to use dual sun protection (against UVA and UVB rays), in particular for children.

Yes, sunburn represents a real danger, in particular for children whose skin is more fragile.

Excessive sun exposure may indeed lead to actual cutaneous burns but also, in the longer term, to an increase in the number of moles and the risk of harmful melanoma, accelerated skin aging and skin cancers.

It is therefore essential to use high index sun protection, especially for children (SPF 50+ index) and to take the following precautions:

- Do not expose children aged under 3 years to the sun.
- Avoid any direct exposure to the sun, especially between 11h and 16h.
- Apply the sun protection in a thick layer before any exposure and renew the application at least every 2 hours and after each bathe.
- Protect your child with a hat, T-shirt and sunglasses.
- Keep your child properly hydrated even if he does not ask for a drink.

If you would like to know more about the sun and children’s skin, please consult our expert’s file on this subject.

Sun products protect the skin against UVA and UVB rays by means of filters and / or screens.

- Chemical filters act by absorbing the energy transmitted by luminous radiations.
They are not always photostable and as they can be absorbed by the epidermis, there is a risk of phototoxicity and allergy.

- Mineral screens reflect and diffuse UV rays.
They are inert, photostable and form a film on the skin’s surface which limits any risk of penetration.

- Organo-mineral screens absorb and reflect UV rays.
They are photostable and have good staying power on the skin’s surface.

If you would like to know more about sun protection, please consult our advice section on this subject.

No, hygiene is not a factor in the appearance of cradle cap.

It is due to the excessive secretion of sebum and sweat and to the proliferation of a microscopic fungus on the surface of the skin (symptoms linked to the transfer of maternal hormones to the baby at the end of pregnancy).

If your baby has cradle cap, we advise you to wash their hair with a specific shampoo such asMustela Bébé Foam Shampoo for Newborns and apply a suitable product to their scalp, such as Stelaker from Mustela Dermo-Pediatrics: this skin care product encourages the elimination of cradle cap and limits its reappearance by acting directly on its causes.

If you would like to find out more about cradle cap, please consult our advice section.

Because these original cells help to regenerate the skin and maintain its overall balance throughout life, they have a vital role to play. The skin’s wealth of original cells peaks at birth, but it is still extremely vulnerable during the first two years of a child’s life. During this critical period, the skin barrier is still developing and the skin is extremely vulnerable to daily stress factors. That’s why it’s so important to protect and strengthen the skin to preserve its precious wealth of original cells.
If you’d like to know more, please read About Mustela Bébé's new care products

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Untuk mengetahui informasi lebih lanjut, silakan baca tentang Mustela Bebe.

A baby’s skin is finer and more sensitive than other types of skin. Before it matures, the skin does not immediately provide a fully-protective barrier against external stress factors. It is dehydrated at birth and cannot maintain an optimal level of hydration in the first few months of life.
Our research has also revealed that a baby’s skin contains a precious wealth of original cells that are individually unique and valuable and last a lifetime. This wealth peaks at birth, but remains extremely vulnerable for the first two years of an infant’s life. These original cells play an important role in keeping a person’s skin healthy throughout their life. They help to regenerate the skin, maintain its overall balance and protect it from daily stress factors.
To protect these precious and unique cells and promote their growth, a baby’s skin needs to be strengthened and protected every day using specially formulated products.
To learn more about the specific characteristics of your baby’s skin, please read our advice sheet.

All of the products in the Mustela 9 Months range were specially designed for pregnant women or young mothers, including when they are nursing. They have undergone tests and assessments aimed at ensuring the absence of any risk for the foetus during pregnancy and for the baby during breast-feeding. You can therefore use them safely during pregnancy or breast-feeding.

We recommend that you use Mustela Maternité Body Firming Gel for at least one month after the birth

Applied daily with light massages on the areas concerned (tummy, hips, thighs, etc.) this skincare will help restore your skin’s firmness and remodel your figure.

Yes: formulated without alcohol and without caffeine, based on natural active ingredients, Mustela Maternité Bust Firming Serum skincare is compatible with breastfeeding*.

However, you should follow your usual hygiene routine, such as taking a shower every day.

*Rules of hygiene should be followed before breastfeeding: on a clean nipple.

Stretch marks may form during pregnancy, but also after the birth due to the major hormone rebalancing which takes place at that time.

To prevent the appearance of stretch marks as much as possible, it is therefore recommended that you continue the application of yourskincare for one month after the birth

If you would like to know more about this subject, please consult our expert’s file on stretch marks.

During pregnancy, a sensation of heaviness in the legs is very common: more than one in three women suffer from this.

This phenomenon is particularly frequent towards the pregnancy and during very hot weather.

It is caused by the slowing of the blood circulation and increased blood pressure in the veins of the legs.

To relieve this problem we advise you to massage your legs with Mustela Maternité Light Legs Gel: you will immediately regain a sensation of freshness and an immediate relaxing effect thanks to the unique combination of Avocado Peptides and menthol extract.

If you would like to know more on this subject, please consult our expert’s file on the feeling of tired legs.

At every stage of development begnning with sourcing raw plant materials, product design and development, production, marketing and end of product life, we do everything possible to limit the impact on the environment. We have applied this strategy as part of our continuous improvement process for several years. For example, all Mustela bottles are recyclable, our cartons are made from paper sourced from sustainably-managed forests, and Mustela Bébé foam formulations are biodegradable.

If you’d like to know more about our commitment to sustainable development, take a look at the Mustela product lifecycle.

Our research has revealed that a baby’s skin contains a precious wealth of original cells at birth. Unique to every individual, these cells last a lifetime, but are extremely vulnerable. After this fundamental discovery, we selected Avocado perseose® to use in our new Mustela Bébé formulations because it meets the specific needs of a baby’s skin starting at birth and as it matures. It helps develop the skin’s barrier function and preserves its precious wealth of cells by acting as a protective shield against daily stress factors. Avocado perseose® is also part of a new generation of biomimetic active ingredients. Perfectly suited for the delicate skin of babies, it combines proven effectiveness with a high tolerance factor.
Avocado perseose®’s effectiveness and high tolerance factor has been clinically tested and scientifically proven. Avocado perseose® is an exclusive and patented active ingredient and only Mustela products offer its unique benefits.
To learn more about Avocado perseose, please check our special section.

An active ingredient is biomimetic if it complies with the principle of biomimetism, that is, it has an advanced capacity to resemble nature, and to mimic its structure or functioning mechanisms. More specifically in dermo-cosmetic terms, an ingredient is considered to be biomimetic if it naturally has a perfect affinity with the skin and a high tolerance factor. This means it is capable of strengthening the skin's function when it has been weakened and helps it mature and develop without disruption.  
Avocado perseose, a unifying active ingredient used in new Mustela Bébé formulations, is a biomimetic active ingredient. It has the same effect on the skin as in its original environment, where it helps fruit grow and ripen.
To learn more, visit the Mustela and natural products page or download the definition of natural products applied to Laboratoires Expanscience’s dermo-cosmetic products.

We have always given top priority to ingredients of natural origin and source most of the active principles and ingredients used in our products from the plant world. Mustela Bébé products now contain on average 92% ingredients of natural origin, and up to 99% for some products.
However, some ingredients are essential to the preservation, stability and sensory qualities of our products, and for which no alternative exists in nature. Some ingredients of natural origin are not compatible with our high standards of efficiency and safety, or are unpleasant to use. In this case, we use synthetic ingredients assessed by key health authorities and approved by regulatory authorities, which have been proven to be effective and safe for even the most delicate skin.
Dermatologically-tested under pediatric supervision, all of our products have a high-tolerance factor and are guaranteed hypoallergenic*.

*Formulated to minimize the risk of allergic reaction.

We only use carefully-selected substances in our products to guarantee the safest ingredients for you and your baby, while protecting the environment. All of our product formulations are free from alcohol, essential oils, parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, GMO plant extracts, aluminium chlorohydrate, ingredients of animal origin (except beehives, purified lanolin and milk products), terpenes (camphor, menthol and eucalyptus) and triclosan.

To learn more, visit the Mustela and natural products page or download the definition of natural products applied to Laboratoires Expanscience’s dermo-cosmetic products.

To develop the safest and most effective products for your baby, our researchers need to know the specific characteristics and needs of your baby’s skin. By reconstituting the epidermis of a baby and young child in our laboratories, our teams gain an in-depth knowledge of the skin, its cells and genes, to better understand its physiology and development. This is the world’s first patented epidermis of its kind and only Laboratoires Expanscience’s Mustela researchers are able to perform these experiments. We also use reconstituted epidermises to test the effectiveness and tolerance factor of our products with a high level of precision and reliability.