For over fifty years, French pharmaceutical company Expanscience Laboratories has been developing innovative Dermo-Cosmetics products under the Mustela® brand to accompany the changes in the vulnerable skin of infants, babies, children and mothers-to-be.
The company is now expanding with a line of products developed for babies and infants with skin disorders. The Dermo-Pediatrics Line was developed to address atopic dermatitis/eczema, moderate to severe diaper rash and seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap).
The majority of babies experiences diaper rash at one time or another during their diaper wearing years; however, it occurs most frequently between 6-12 months of age. Prolonged contact between baby’s delicate skin, urine (decomposed into ammonia) stools (containing irritating enzymes) and diaper friction can result in diaper rash which ranges from mild to severe.
Stelactiv® from Mustela Dermo-Pediatrics for moderate to severe diaper rash acts directly on the causes of diaper rash with its anti-enzyme formula while eliminating discomfort. The light diaper cream is the only product available to neutralize the three diaper rash causing enzymes: lipase, urease and protease. The unique combination of Genistein, sugars and Lupin peptides (patented ingredients) neutralize the enzymes, while Caprylyl Glycol helps limit the proliferation of germs. D-Panthenol and Vitamin F repair baby’s delicate skin, and Lupin Peptides provide immediate and long-lasting relief from irritation. Zinc oxide creates a protective barrier between baby and her diaper. Use Stelactiv with each diaper change, and as the redness decreases, the diaper rash begins to disappear.
The non-occlusive quality of the cream gives Stelactiv® easy ‘glide,’ and it is not necessary to coat baby’s bottom with a thick layer of diaper cream. Stelactiv® is hypoallergenic, fragrance- and coloring-free with active ingredients of natural origin.
At first sign of redness or for daily protection of the diaper area, Mustela Vitamin Barrier Cream can be used to prevent diaper rash; however, for moderate to severe diaper rash, Stelactiv® is most effective.
Stelactiv® underwent clinical testing on 203 babies in 22 pediatricians’ offices. More than 90% of parents reported that baby’s skin was repaired, redness was reduced, and irritation was suppressed.
Stelactiv® has a suggested retail price of $11.00 and is currently available at select Babies ‘R Us and Bath & Body Works, Buy Buy Baby as well as select independent pharmacies and websites including www.drugstore.com and www.babycenter.com.
Mustela, the number one baby care brand in European pharmacies, is recommended by pediatricians and used extensively in maternity wards throughout Europe.