A Dermatological Revolution
protecting the purity and innocence of newborn skin.
My instinct as a mother! "
Head of clinical studies
mother to Jeanne and Emma
brought together Europe's most prominent skin specialists.
Their shared ambition uncovered key qualities in babies' skin.
Throughout life, our skin defends our bodies against environmental aggressors and keeps us properly hydrated - which is essential for our cells. However, a baby’s skin is delicate and fragile and does not yet completely fulfill its function as a protective barrier.
And so we were able to demonstrate for the first time that this protective barrier is only fully operational after a few years. Up until the age of two years old, a child's skin is very vulnerable to day-to-day stresses from the outside world and is not yet able to keep the body properly hydrated. It is absolutely essential that it be properly nourished and strengthened.
but what we didn't know
was just how precious
of a ressource it held – precious,
but also vulnerable"
Director of innovation,
research and development
father to Sarah and Camille.
that the core of babies' skin contains unique potential:
a precious wealth of original cells that contributes
to the future health of their skin.
This was truly a technological achievment that no one had ever accomplished before anywhere in the world, and one of which we are extremely proud !
The research that we carried out on epidermises that we had reconstituted in laboratory environments showed us that at birth, babies have a precious wealth of original cells – cells which give skin its life. These original cells, also known as mother cells, ensure that the skin is able to regenerate and are responsible for maintaining its overall balance. But this wealth of cells that remain unique throughout life are also extremely vulnerable to aggressors from the outside environment.
It is therefore extremely important to protect them from birth in order to safeguard the future of your baby's skin.
This major discovery has completely changed the way we view babies' skin: behind its fragility hides unique potential. With this new knowledge, we view young childrens' skin with even greater emotion. We know that these original cells at the core of a baby's epidermis are what gradually evolve into the cutaneous barrier. This will protect them throughout their life – just as a mother tirelessly protects her child.
this wealth of extremely fragile
cells, the challenge was to find out
how we could protect it. The best part
was discovering that the solution
was of the most natural origin"
Head of Active Cosmetics
mother to Nathan and Elsa.
AN INTELLIGENT ACTIVE INGREDIENT
A BIOMIMETIC ACTIVE INGREDIENT
Certain that nature itself harboured all the resources we needed to protect our skin, we examined dozens of plant molecules, but none of them met our requirements.At that point we turned our attention to a fruit with the most remarkable dermatological potential: the avocado. Within the fruit's pulp we discovered molecules that are extremely rare in living organisms – molecules whose role is to aid the fruit as it grows and matures. Once extracted, purified and concentrated these active molecules yielded the most astonishing clinical results: acting in perfect affinity with the epidermis from its surface to deep within. They were capable of preserving the wealth of cells in babies' skin and aiding the construction of the cutaneous barrier.
A new natural active ingredient was thus born: Avocado perseose®. With its biomimetic properties, Avocado perseose® works on the skin the same as it does in its original fruit, precisely meeting the needs of a baby’s skin right from birth and optimizing the high tolerance and efficacy.
We had finally found the active ingredient we needed for protecting the future of our childrens' skin. An active ingredient that is so exceptional that we have incorporated it into our new formula so that babies can take advantage of its benefits day after day.
1. Patented biomimetic active ingredient.
2. Preserves the skin's cellular richness.
3. Strengthens the cutaneous barrier.
extraordinary potential of Avocado
perseose®,we have reinvented all of our
skincareproducts to protect
the future of babies' skin."
Director of product formulation,
father to Maëlle and Adrien
We have always given priority to ingredients of natural origin and we had already removed a number of questionable substances (parabens, phenoxyethanol, and phtalate). With this new formulation, we have gone even further to ensure that our products are even safer. Mustela Bébé products now contain 92% ingredients of natural origin on average – without in any way compromising their effectiveness or pleasure of use..