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Intensive for the care of young and mature skin
Intensive care is particularly important for sensitive baby skin. The skin's protective barrier is up to 30% thinner than that of adults* - as scientific studies by PENATEN® have shown. Baby skin can absorb moisture more quickly, but cannot store it for as long. The PENATEN® INTENSIVE CARE CREAM FACE AND BODY contains a special complex of olive leaf extract, vitamin E and minerals and moisturizes the skin 24 hours a day.
* Stratum Corneum
- Protects and cares for dry baby skin
- Intensive but easy care
- Skin compatibility dermatologically confirmed
|Made in:||EU (Germany)|
|care products:||creams, Lotion|
|product group:||body milk, care cream, skin care|
Manufacturer contact: Johnson & Johnson GmbH, D-41470 Neuss
Penaten is the first baby cream and was named after the deities of Roman antiquity - that's no coincidence. The "Penaten cream" was the first cream to protect sensitive baby skin.
Over the course of its more than 110-year history, Penaten has set itself the task of developing innovative products for babies and mums. In addition to the special skin compatibility, the focus of research today is on points such as the well-being and sleeping behavior of babies. Penaten : protection, care and security for your baby.
The highest goal of Penaten is to ensure a particularly good skin compatibility. The development of the Penaten products is always based on state-of-the-art research and science as well as the experience and requirements of specialist users (doctors, pediatric nurses and midwives). The scientific Penaten Advisory Board has an important advisory function. As the brand of the world's largest manufacturer of baby care products, Johnson & Johnson, we also carry responsibilities that we, like no other company, are underpinning with new scientific studies on baby skin and skin care.
The Penaten products are made exclusively from selected ingredients and are subject to strict purity controls. Quality controls during production are comparable to those in the pharmaceutical sector.
Product development according to guidelines
Each ingredient undergoes a toxicological evaluation and each product goes through extensive testing before it enters the marketplace. This applies to new products, but also to products that are already on the market - for example, if the composition is optimized on the basis of legal requirements, consumer wishes or new insights.
For example, in recent decades, Penaten has removed many perfumes from its products after the potential allergy hazard of these substances has become known. Even parabens, which are considered to be extremely safe preservatives, have been replaced. The reason for this was the public concern of consumers.
What stages a product goes through before it goes on the market :
- The development of a high quality product begins with the careful selection of raw materials.
It is checked if the product meets all requirements of the local and European authorities.
- Afterwards the experts in research and development will test various prototypes for their effects and stability.
- Consumers are asked if the prototype meets all their requirements.
- Only when a product passes all tests and meets all requirements, it comes to the market.
Collaborating with physicians, midwives and caregivers
Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of Penaten, is researching the development of baby care products worldwide. In order to always incorporate current findings from science and practice, the company also maintains close contact with medical-scientific, external experts such as pediatricians, dermatologists, midwives and pediatric nurses. These four professions are represented in Germany in a scientific advisory board, which advises Penaten on the preparation of scientific material.
Maximum Safety, Tolerability & Efficacy Studies
As the world's largest manufacturer of baby care products, we have the responsibility to put scientific research behind the development and marketing of products. No company in the world has done so many baby skin care studies as Johnson & Johnson. We have made numerous studies in this area possible.
In Germany, we conducted studies with the support of penates at publicly independent institutes. The most intensive research on these topics: differences between baby and adult skin, development of baby skin, effect of cleaning products and oils on the skin barrier. We also conduct sleep behavior studies on the use of baby products and on the influence of massage and touch.
The study results are usually submitted to internationally recognized journals .
The journals then appoint independent and external scientists to test the article for scientific standards. Only after passing the exam will the articles be published (usually in English).
In our research, it is always important to us that the conduct of the studies and the analysis of the data takes place objectively and uninfluenced . The study results will be published independently of the result. The reputable research partners we work with value the same. This ensures objective and scientifically recognized research.
How to conduct a scientific study with babies and children
What condition must be fulfilled: Before starting, an ethics committee will examine the planned study.
Only when it gives the green light, the study can begin.
Who participates : Only with the consent of parents children can participate in the study. You also need to have healthy skin. The search for the small participants is sometimes time-consuming and logistically very complex, because the age and health status of the children, the period, the duration and the complexity of the study can limit the choice of children.
How to work : For objective data acquisition, it is very important to work under standardized conditions. For this, as many influencing factors as possible have to be excluded or specified in all study participants so as not to disturb the actual measurements. Some possible examples are: All competitors must use the same diaper brand. In the last 12 hours, participants must not have applied lotion or cream. The measurements should take place in air-conditioned rooms where temperature and humidity can be specified. The children must first acclimatise for half an hour before measurements are taken.
What is measured : The most common values measured in skin examinations are:
- Water loss of the skin, pH, skin moisture of the skin surface
- Lipid content (a type of fat content) of the skin surface
What is measured : With sensors that are placed on the skin and can not hurt them. Parents also need to keep a journal of extraordinary events or observations, such as when the child has a cold. These details are important to understand unusual results when evaluating the measurement data - for example, when a child's facial skin suddenly deteriorates massively due to a cold.
How to evaluate : For the objective analysis of the data, a statistician is consulted. If possible, the statistician only gets the data of the various groups, but he does not know which group was treated as. For example, he only gets data labeled "Group A" and "Group B", but he does not know with which care product which group was treated. This prevents the statistician from unconsciously influencing the data analysis because he thinks, for example, that one care product is better than the other.
Where the results will be published : At the end of each study, the results will be submitted in an international scientific journal. The publisher then appoints independent experts - the authors of the study do not know who it is. These experts review the study report and may require corrections or other data from the authors. It can also happen that a manuscript is rejected by a journal. It often takes a whole year from the first submission in the journal to final publication in print.
How long it takes to complete a study : the entire period from conception to study, to implementation, to publication can be three years or more.
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Baby care for different skin types
Why moisture is so important for infant skin
Baby skin loses moisture much faster than adult skin. There are three main reasons for this:
- The outermost skin layer, the horny layer, is thinner in babies than in adults. The cells in this layer of skin are also less densely packed in babies. Due to the gaps in the thin horny layer, moisture can quickly escape from the skin - on the other hand, the baby skin absorbs moisture more quickly.
- The sebaceous glands are not yet very active in babies. Sebaceous glands produce fatty substances (lipids) which form a protective fat film on the skin. This prevents too much water from escaping from the skin. This fat film is hardly present in babies because the sebaceous glands produce only a few lipids. Therefore the moisture evaporates faster from the baby skin.
- Baby skin contains less moisture-binding substances than adult skin. This way the baby skin can store less water.
This is unfavourable because moisture is very important for the skin: it keeps the outermost skin layer (the horny layer) intact and elastic. This is the only way the horny layer can fulfil its tasks:
- prevent bacteria and other pathogens and undesirable substances from entering the skin
- Protect from injury and abrasion
It is therefore important to provide the baby's skin with moisture from the outside. However, water alone does not help - on the contrary, water dries out the skin further. This is due to the fact that water, for example when bathing, washes away the protective lipids (of which babies already have less) and water-binding substances. In order to supply the skin with water, on the other hand, it is necessary to apply moisture that is already bound to such water-binding substances. It is also important to apply oily substances that can integrate into the skin and act as an oily film - especially if the skin has come into contact with water, for example after baby bathing.
How much care does baby skin need?
As a starting point you should take the following care recommendations from experts. These recommendations are based on findings from scientific studies. In this way, baby care supports the skin without disturbing skin maturation.
- Bath additive: bath 2-3 times a week with a mild bath additive especially for infant skin.
- Cream or lotion: apply a thin layer of baby care cream or lotion to the skin 2-3 times a week (preferably after bathing).
- Wind & Weather Cream: In cold, rough and humid weather, apply a cream with a high fat content to the uncovered areas of the skin as additional protection.
- Oil: Use for baby massage and to remove stool residues.
- Wound protection cream: Use a zinc paste in the diaper region for a clean baby bottom, for prevention and against light diaper rashes.
- Panthenol cream: Use for light reddening of the skin
In addition to these general recommendations, it also depends on what skin type your baby has and whether he or she has special skin conditions.
Skin types in babies are different from those in adults
Normal skin - what does normal skin look like in babies?
For two reasons it is better to put "normal" in quotation marks when talking about baby skin:
- Due to the special properties of baby skin, normal skin is actually more of a rarity among babies. Dry or sensitive skin is very common in babies: 63% of all babies show dry skin.1
- Even the normal skin of a baby is still much softer and more sensitive than the normal skin of an adult.
Baby Care: Tips
- Follow the general care recommendations and observe your baby's skin, for example when changing diapers or during a baby massage. So you can react immediately if the skin changes, for example if it is suddenly dry or reddened.
As a freshly baked mom, you quickly worry about the little sparrow. You wonder, for example, whether your baby's dry skin could be a sign of allergy or a skin disease such as neurodermatitis. However, dry skin often occurs in babies: More than 60% of babies have dry skin.1
This is how dry skin expresses itself in babies:
- The skin feels rough
- The skin shows slightly reddened areas
- The skin reacts very sensitively to irritations caused by clothing or wetness (e.g. saliva on the mouth): the skin then quickly becomes red and inflamed.
That so many babies have dry skin is due to the structure of their skin - it is not yet fully developed:
- The horny layer (the outermost layer of the skin) is thinner and the cells are more loosely connected than in adults. The gaps in the thin horny layer allow moisture to escape from the skin more quickly.
- The sebaceous glands of babies are not very active, which is why they have no or only a very thin protective fat film. Therefore the moisture evaporates faster from the baby skin.
- The so-called natural moisture binders are less present, so that less water can be bound in the skin.
Baby care for dry skin:
- Care for dry skin with rich baby creams.
- You can calm reddened areas with panthenol cream.
- Dry skin has to be treated very gently. For example, after bathing, mummy can dab rather than rub when drying.
- The best thing to do is to reduce skin stressing influences as much as possible. In winter, for example, a humidifier (or wet towels on the heaters) helps to moisten the room air a little.
- In cold or windy weather, additionally protect the skin by caring for the face with a special wind and weather cream.
When babies are born, they suddenly come into contact for the first time with a gigantic amount of biological and chemical substances. The immune system must first learn to divide these substances into dangerous and harmless substances. In some babies, the immune system is overzealous and also reacts to actually harmless substances. This can lead to irritation, allergies or even neurodermatitis. Skin prone to such allergic reactions is called sensitive or sensitive skin.
Babies with this skin type are also more at risk than adults. The reason: Because its outermost skin layer, the horny layer, is thinner and less firm, irritants can penetrate much more easily into the skin.
This is how sensitive skin expresses itself in babies:
- The skin itches strongly - your baby tries to scratch itself
- The skin scales slightly
- The skin reacts to certain substances (e.g. substances in food or care products) with sudden redness, inflammation or itching.
Sensitive skin should be cared for with special baby care products that do not contain irritants and potentially allergenic substances (such as perfume).
Baby care for sensitive skin:
- Follow the general care recommendations, but use care products especially for sensitive skin, preferably perfume-free.
- You can calm reddened or inflamed skin with panthenol cream.
- Make sure your baby doesn't scratch - it would further damage the skin. Inflammation or infection could occur. Keep his fingernails short and put on special light cotton mittens at night.
- If you or your dad have allergies, it may be a good idea to use a special care product for your baby right from the start. Sensitive skin and a tendency to allergies are hereditary.
- If your baby keeps scratching, you should see a dermatologist.