When you're finding for skincare for your baby, you'll want ones that are safe for his or her delicate skin. So, how can we decide which products are less likely to irritate our baby's skin, and more likely to protect it?
Our baby's skin is thinner, more delicate and more prone to dryness than our adult skin. Baby products should use mild cleansers and should protect the natural balance of your baby's skin while maintaining its outer, protective layer.
Pigeon Malaysia recently announced the launch of its Newborn Pure Skincare Series, a brand new baby skincare line packed with natural goodness to hydrate and protect our/your baby’s delicate skin.
When purchasing baby skincare, mothers would normally look for a track record of scientific research, natural fragrance, additive-free and dermatologically tested products developed from a credible source.
“Inspired by the desire to provide the essential care every newborn baby needs, Pigeon endeavored to create a range of products that would help maintain moisture on the baby skin’s surface as well as the inner skin layers through an exclusive formula called Natulayer™, ” said John Soo, Deputy Managing Director of Pigeon Malaysia.
Yours truly was at the Tournament Room attending the launch at the presitigious Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) where the Godfather of Comedy, Harith Iskander was hosting it....
During his talk on Skincare among babies, Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist, Dr. Leong Kin Fon, said, “In many cases, food allergies are not the triggering factor of eczema in infants. Genetic and environmental factors also need to be taken into account. The environment found in urban cities such as Kuala Lumpur is not conducive to healthy baby skin development.”
While inside his or her mother’s womb, a baby is well protected by a naturally formed layer known as vernix, and natural lipids known as ceramide. This dual moisture layer is vital as a newborn baby’s skin is much thinner and more sensitive than that of an adult’s.
With over 40 years of experience developing baby skincare, Pigeon has developed Natulayer™, a layer of moisturizing ingredients that mimics the natural coat of protection found on baby’s skin inside the womb.
Natulayer™ simulates the naturally forming vernix and ceramide to hydrate and protect baby’s vulnerable skin from drying out by locking in moisture.
Formulated with Natulayer™, the Newborn Pure Skincare Series is manufactured in Japan according to the highest quality standards for baby skincare products including skin irritation test, allergic test, eye irritation test and acute toxic test. All the products are paraben-free, formaldehyde-free, alcohol-free, pH balanced and dermatologically tested to provide a natural protective barrier.
Gentle and soothing on newborn skin, the Newborn Pure Skincare Series debuts with five products – Nourishing Shampoo, Purifying Body Wash, Moisturizing Lotion, Calming Oil, and Protective Cream – to nourish, moisturise, and protect your little one.
Newborn Pure Nourishing Shampoo (200ml) – This ultra-gentle product is the ideal bath-time tool to cleansing newborn’s fine and delicate hair. To gently cleanse and protect a newborn’s sensitive scalp, PIGEON enriched its formula with unique ingredients to respect the delicate balance of a baby’s scalp.
This nourishing shampoo was designed specifically for a baby’s sensitive scalp, as it gently lathers without any irritation or tears:
- Gently penetrates and nourishes down to the hair roots of a newborn’s sensitive scalp.
- Contains moisturizing ingredients that mimic the natural coat of protection on baby’s skin at birth.
- Thanks to its new trademark formula - Natulayer™, which inspired by nature’s own moisturizing barrier found on baby’s skin in the mother’s womb, the PIGEON Newborn Pure Nourishing Shampoo offers a dual layer of moisturization and protection that is vital to a newborn baby’s skin scalp health.
Newborn Pure Purifying Body Wash (200ml) – Make bath time more enjoyable and fuss-free with PIGEON Newborn Pure Purifying Body Wash. One of five products in a comprehensive skincare line, the body wash is specially formulated to gently cleanse and purify baby’s delicate skin, without causing any irritation. To ensure a healthy happy baby, PIGEON’s new introduction builds on the importance of good personal hygiene for newborn babies.
Developed especially for baby’s delicate skin, it gently cleanses baby’s skin, while respecting the natural pH levels to ensure no irritation or dryness:
- Contains moisturizing ingredients that mimic the natural coat of protection on baby’s skin at birth.
- Inspired by nature’s own moisturizing barrier found on baby’s skin in the mother’s womb, PIGEON developed a unique trademark formula - Natulayer™ - which simulates a dual layer of moisturization and protection that is vital to a newborn baby’s skin health
Newborn Pure Moisturizing Lotion (200ml) – PIGEON Newborn Pure Moisturizing Lotion is part of the first premium newborn skincare series to include a dual moisturizing property that mimics the natural coat of protection found on babies’ skin at birth.
This light refreshing lotion provides instant hydration for baby’s skin using PIGEON’s latest ground-breaking technology for soft and supple skin:
- Enriched with moisturizing ingredients that imitate a baby’s natural protective layer at birth.
- Inspired by the naturally formed layer of protection found on a baby’s skin inside the mother’s womb, PIGEON has specially developed a unique trademark formula called Natulayer™. This new technology incorporates a dual moisturizing benefit that protects the baby’s skin at its most vulnerable state, while locking in much-needed moisture.
- This light moisturizer spreads easily and is quickly absorbed into the skin, leaving radiant and healthy skin.
Newborn Pure Calming Oil (100ml) – With the launch of Newborn Pure Calming Oil, PIGEON becomes the first premium skincare brand for newborns. This latest innovation is PIGEON’s answer to a growing demand for a more natural approach to bonding with your baby by combining traditional massage therapy with advanced skin technology.
PIGEON Newborn Pure Calming Oil contains a uniquely crafted formula which helps soothe and calm skin to provide babies with a calming sensory experience:
- The secret behind PIGEON’s trademark Natulayer™ formula was inspired by the naturally formed layer of protection found on baby’s skin inside the mother’s womb. This protective coat disappears after birth, making baby’s skin more vulnerable to external influences. PIGEONs unique formula includes a dual moisturising property that not only protects the baby’s skin but also locks in moisture.
- Fruit Oil and Germ Oil, extracted respectively from Olive Fruit and Rice (Wheat), are added to complement the formula.
Newborn Pure Protective Cream (50g) – PIGEON Newborn Pure Protective Cream builds on an increasing demand to preserve and strengthen a newborn’s skin barrier from birth, offering a crucial defence against harsh external conditions. The world’s number one trusted brand trademarked a unique technology that provides an additional moisturizing boost for a newborn’s skin to do just that.
PIGEON Newborn Pure Protective Cream is designed to provide a hydration boost targeted at neglected areas such as the periphery of the lips, elbows, knees and other areas:
- A non-sticky cream for delicate skin areas prone to dryness.
- A velvety comforting cream that provides instant relief to chapped and irritable skin caused by dryness.
- The formula is further formulated with moisturizing ingredients that mimic the natural coat of protection on baby’s skin at birth.
- It has a dual moisturization by Natulayer™, inspired by nature’s own moisturizing layer found on baby’s skin in the mother’s womb. It offers the ultimate dual layer of moisturization and protection important for those delicate other areas.
- Suitable for face, hand and body.
Dr. Jezamine Lim Iskander, the lovely wife of Harith Iskander who is also a mother of three said, “Whether it’s your first child or third child, you’ll want to find a brand that’s reliable, safe and effective.”
The Newborn Pure Skincare Series is priced from RM49 to RM59 and is available at selected department stores, baby stores and pharmacies.
For more information on the Pigeon Newborn Pure Skincare Series, visit www.newbornpure.com.my.
What is unique about Newborn Pure Skincare Series?
The Newborn Pure Skincare Series is designed to provide a dual layer of protection for baby’s skin through a unique trademark formula called Natulayer™. This is the only baby skincare range that provides a dual moisturization benefit for newborns from birth.
What is Natulayer™?
Natulayer™ is PIGEON’s unique trademark formula made with ingredients that stimulate Vernix & Ceramide to hydrate and protect the skin by locking in moisture.
Do all of the products in the Newborn Pure Skincare Series contain Natulayer™?
All of the products in the Newborn Pure Skincare Series contain Natulayer™.
Is this product suitable for babies beyond the newborn stage (0-3 months)?
Yes. Baby’s skin is only 1/3 the thickness of adult skin and therefore it is necessary to provide them the most ideal moisturization care until their skin matures. We recommend using the Newborn Pure Skincare Series from birth and beyond. Additionally, Natulayer™ ensures that a baby’s skin will be well hydrated and protected as the formula locks in moisture into baby’s delicate skin, regardless of the age.
What is the difference between the Nourishing Shampoo and the Purifying Body Wash? Do I still need to use a Shampoo?
The Nourishing Shampoo and the Purifying Body Wash contain different conditioning properties. During the first few weeks, it is much easier to maintain and wash baby’s hair. The Purifying Body Wash is a suitable choice in this regard for many mums. However, it is recommended that shampoo be used in minimal amount, as it provides better conditioning properties to the hair and scalp than a wash can.
As Baby’s hair become thicker and prone to oiliness (eg. perspiration), the Nourishing Shampoo becomes the perfect choice as it contains higher conditioning leave-in properties and does a more effective cleanse while retaining moisture to help maintain a healthy pH level for babies’ sensitive scalp. It also helps to condition the hair for no-tangle, no-tear experience.
What is the difference between the Moisturizing Lotion & Protective Cream?
The moisturizing lotion is designed to provide instant hydration to baby’s skin. Its light texture spreads easily and allows for a quick absorption into baby’s skin. Additionally, the application time for the moisturizing lotion is much lesser than a thicker cream. The moisturizing lotion should also be applied on the body and can be used throughout the day.
On the other hand, the protective cream is designed to provide a coat of protection with targeted moisture correction to neglected areas prone to dryness and sensitivity. This includes areas such as the periphery of the lips (eg milk rash), elbows, knees, fingers, toes, buttocks and other delicate areas. This can be used in conjunction with the Moisturizing Lotion for added moisturization value.
Can the protective cream be used as a diaper rash cream?
The Protective Cream is not formulated to be used as a diaper rash cream as it does not contain zinc oxide/titanium dioxide that most diaper rash creams do. The protective cream should instead be used as a first line of defence for baby’s bottoms; i.e. protecting skin so as to avoid diaper rash. It is important to change baby’s diapers regularly to ensure that their skin is well protected and nourished. Applying the Protective Cream each time after diaper change will lessen the chance of developing diaper rash.
What is the benefit of using Calming oil?
The Calming Oil contains a uniquely crafted formula which helps soothes and calms skin to provide babies with a calming sensory experience. It also contains salient emollient properties that make it ideal for baby massages. Olive Oil from the Olive Fruit contains anti-flammatory ingredients; while Fruits Oil and Germ Oil, extracted respectively from Olive Fruit and Rice (Wheat) are added to complement the formula.
In Addition, the Calming Oil is petroleum free and does not contain any harsh chemicals.
Is the Purifying Body Wash tear free?
All PIGEON products are made in Japan with the highest quality standards. The Purifying Body Wash has been tested on consumers and has undergone successful and strict toxicity, allergy, irritation and safety tests. There were no cases of tearing or eye irritation during these tests.
Why is Newborn Pure better than other baby skincare products?
Newborn Pure has undergone a blind product usage evaluation test by mums and has also been tested in PIGEON’s Central Laboratory against other leading baby skincare brands. The results unanimously show that mums prefer Newborn Pure Skincare Series as compared to other popular baby skincare brands.
For more information on the test results, please visit www.newbornpure.com.my