In the many years we’ve been in practice. We have had the opportunity to work with thousands of new parents and their babies.
We have fielded lots of questions about common skin conditions and the safety and efficacy of the products available to treat them. Baby Silk was developed in response to these concerns in order to meet the needs of our patients and your babies. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions we've received, along with our answers.
Baby Silk Gentle All-Over Clean Cleansing Towelettes are a terrific alternative to a sponge bath, especially if you are on the go! They are gentle enough to use on a newborn on BOTH sets of cheeks!
Baby Silk Gentle All-Over Clean Hair and Body Wash has a fresh, soothing scent, and is gentle enough to cleanse baby's hair and body every day. Best of all, it's tear-free!
Baby Silk Daily Skin Protection Moisturizing Balm softens dry skin, and also serves as a luxurious massage lotion after baby's bath.
Baby Silk Daily Skin Protection Moisturizing Balm has a rich emollient base and delicious bond-encouraging scent that will leave baby moisturized and relaxed. If baby has very dry skin, our moisture balm can be applied multiple times daily to help keep his skin soft and prevent dryness.
Baby Silk Delicate Skin Comfort Silky Liquid Powder offers the soothing comfort of powder without the possibility of lung irritation caused by airborne inhaled particles. It smoothes on as a lotion, and dries quickly to a silky, powdery finish. Its cornstarch base is absorptive, while other ingredients serve to smooth and soothe baby’s skin.
All Baby Silk products have been developed specifically for infants and babies, are clinically tested and certified hypoallergenic.
Baby Silk Soothing Bottom Relief Diaper Rash Cream uses a patented formula that was originally developed to help chemists avoid hand and skin irritation. Use it with every diaper change to help prevent and heal diaper rash.
When contemplating ingredients and designing formulas, we will use a botanical or natural ingredient when it is the safest, most gentle and effective option. In some cases, certain botanical ingredients have the potential to be highly irritating to a newborn’s skin, so in those cases the choice is simply not an option. Under these circumstances, if the synthetic version of that ingredient is the cleaner, more pure and gentle option, we may opt to choose it.
Contrary to popular belief, just because a product is labeled natural or organic doesn’t necessarily mean it can’t be irritating to sensitive, or even normal skin. Natural or organic does not necessarily mean hypoallergenic. So, when choosing products for sensitive or newborn skin, be sure to look for products that are clinically tested, rated hypoallergenic, and formulated especially with these concerns in mind.
Baby Silk Gentle Scalp Rub Exfoliating Cleanser is the first product developed specifically to help remove flakes associated with cradle cap. By utilizing an oil based emulsion coupled with the addition of salicylate, a gentle exfoliating agent, removing the scales associated with cradle cap is a breeze. Apply Gentle Scalp Rub and leave on 1-2 minutes. Use a washcloth, fingertips, soft toothbrush or comb to loosen and remove flakes. Then wash off with hair & body wash or shampoo. Baby’s scalp is restored to normal in no time!
Chemical sunscreens absorb UV radiation on the skin, then disperse this energy into harmless rays. They are made from active ingredients like octyl methoxycinnamate, octyl salicylate, octocrylene, and oxybenzone (which provide UVB protection) or avobenzone (which provides UVA protection). Chemical sunscreens require 20 minutes to activate, and ideally should be applied in 2 coats 20-30 minutes apart, before going outside.
Physical sunscreens (containing titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide) are not absorbed into the skin, but rather sit on its surface and reflect, scatter and block UVA and UVB rays. These ingredients are less irritating, in general, and are immediately active upon application. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Dermatology advocate their use in children, and even in infants under the age of 6 months if direct sun exposure cannot be avoided.
Some sunscreens combine both chemical and physical agents in order to provide broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.
Baby Silk Babysafe Sunscreen Towelettes contain 100% physical protection against both UVA and UVB rays with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30+. Each luxurious towelette provides a pre-measured amount of moisturizing and soothing sunscreen sufficient to cover an average sized toddler from head to toe! And what’s more- our sunscreen does the job without being thick and sticky.
Baby Silk Babysafe Sunscreen Towelettes SPF 30+ Broad Spectrum Sunscreen contains physical sunblock only, is sweat proof and comes in convenient, resealable no-spill pouches. They also come in single towelettes so you can share with other family members!
For those sweaty folds in older children or adults, our Delicate Skin Comfort Silky Liquid Powder prevents chafing and absorbs moisture wherever perspiration occurs.
Our SPF30+ Babysafe Sunscreen Towelettes can be used by all age groups - tuck them into your glove box, your golf bag, your child's sports bag, or your purse, for those times you wish you had coverage on a sunny day.
Our Gentle All-Over Clean Hair and Body Wash is perfect for travel and cleans everyone head to toe with one product!
Gentle All-Over Clean Cleansing Towelettes are a perfect cleanser on the go -- whether to clean grimy faces, sticky little hands or even to remove your makeup!
Our Daily Skin Protection Moisture Balmis incredibly rich, and can soothe dry, cracked skin and form a protective barrier. The delicate scent of all of our products is adored by boys and girls, dads and moms alike. By all means, please consider sharing your baby’s products with the entire family!
These systems, unfortunately, are not “one size fits all”. What works to effectively stabilize one product may not work for another (for example, what stabilizes our Cleansing Towelettes does not achieve the same for our Sunscreen Towelettes.) Differing ingredient profiles, and even the nature of the container may cause differences in efficacy. Additionally, some stabilizing systems may be suitable for an older child or adult, but intensely irritating for a very young infant or newborn (a very important criteria for our formulations). Some of the newer generation of stabilizers are formaldehyde-based (no thank you!) and some do not have long-term safety data available.
To protect the integrity of each of our products, we have utilized the safest, most effective and gentle methods currently available. Each has been chosen specifically with each formulation in mind. The majority of our products utilize preservative-free technology. A few use a paraben-free food-grade preservative. Our sunscreen products required the use of a tiny percentage of cosmetic preservative in order to prevent browning of our towelettes and deactivation of our zinc and titanium.
As moms, pediatricians, and scientists, we must carefully and diligently weigh our options and utilize a stabilization system with the most complete record of safety data, while still maintaining our standards of efficacy and gentleness.
We continue to keep our fingers on the pulse of this topic and are constantly exploring and testing the safest and most promising methods available for current, and future products.
MD Moms uses only the cleanest and purest ingredients, including USP-grade water (which has minerals, bacteria and impurities removed, exceeding USP Purified Water Standards). We manufacture our formulas in small runs to ensure that all of our Baby Silk products arrive to you the freshest they can be.