Baby skin : Good habits
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Questions / Answers
What is sensitive skin?
Dry, normal or oily, sensitive skin is skin that is physiologically or mechanically weakened. It is therefore easily irritated, having a low reaction threshold to an external stimulus.
Which ingredients are aggressive for the skin?
The main ingredients that are aggressive for the skin are:
– certain surfactants or cleansing agents: in fact, due to their dual polarity, they can damage the hydrolipidic film. Without protection, the skin becomes more sensitive to aggressions. The “surgras” agents contained in certain cleansers restore the damaged hydrolipidic film.
– fragrances, colourants, preservatives and some excipients can also cause reactions, either irritation or allergies. As regards fragrances, we formulate our products using specific fragrances selected to limit the risk of intolerance.
Can cleansers pose any risks to the skin?
They can pose two risks to the skin
– irritant reactions
These reactions may occur when the products contain harsh surfactants which damage the hydrolipidic film. This is why it is important to use suitable, well-formulated and preferably surgras cleansers to prevent this type of irritation. In addition, one to two showers a day is ample. In fact, washing yourself too often can unbalance the skin’s protective flora.
In fact, washing yourself too often can unbalance the skin’s protective flora.
– allergic reactions
Like any product applied on the skin, cleansers can cause allergic reactions. It is therefore important when developing a new product to avoid using any ingredient that is a known allergen, such as certain fragrances, preservatives and colourants, and to ensure clinical tests are conducted to confirm the product’s hypoallergenicity.
What is the difference between a soap and a syndet?
“Syndets” or “dermatological bars” are soap-free cleansing bars comprised mainly of gentle synthetic surfactants. Their use is justified on the face or body when soap is poorly tolerated or in the case of certain skin conditions. Soaps are produced by means of a saponification reaction, where a mixture of fats (commonly called triglyceride fatty acids) are treated with a strong base. They are more detersive. “Superfatted” soaps are enriched with lanolin, sweet almond oil and glycerine to restore the hydrolipidic film.
Is it absolutely necessary to use a cleanser to wash oneself or is water sufficient?
From a chemical perspective, the dirt that deposits on the skin is closer to oil than water. Water alone is therefore not enough. Only cleansers are capable of lifting the dirt from the skin, which can then be removed by rinsing with water.
How do surgras agents work?
Rogé Cavaillès, the body care expert, continuously innovates to care for and protect the delicate and sensitive skin of the whole family, based on its renowned formulation: the addition of suitable “surgras” agents.
Our skin benefits from a natural protective layer called the hydrolipidic film, which protects the skin in several ways:
• It helps form the cutaneous barrier, shielding against external aggressions.
• It keeps the skin hydrated and supple by retaining moisture.
• It fights germs by protecting the skin’s beneficial flora.
The effectiveness of surgras agents
Hard water, temperature changes and the use of drying treatments and overly harsh cleansers can damage this film. The skin can then no longer serve as a protective barrier: it loses moisture, becomes dry, and is no longer supple.
Surgras agents form a special bond with the skin that prevents them from being rinsed off, leaving a protective layer on the skin.
Benefits to sensitive skin
Improved natural protection against external aggressions.
• Optimal hydration.
Should I use a specific product to wash my baby?
Your baby’s skin is different to that of an adult. It is therefore important to wash it with a specific product which has:
– a very gentle cleansing base.
– a light fragrance.
– no colourant.
– surgras agents which will help protect your baby’s skin.
Specific products have proven their very high tolerance on babies’ skin, making them completely safe to use.