NEW YORK — Mustela, a baby care and stretch marks brand, is expanding its line of dermo-pediatrics products with the new Stelatopia Lipid-Replenishing Balm.
Specially formulated to address the needs of babies whose skin is more vulnerable, this hydrating formula promises to alleviate sensitivity, relieves itching and soothes extremely dry, irritated, eczema-prone skin. Eczema is one of the most common skin problems in babies and can be triggered by a variety of factors, including a hereditary predisposition, allergens or cold, dry weather. The best barrier is to keep the skin hydrated and protected.
For those already familiar with Stelatopia Moisturizing Cream, Stelatopia Lipid-Replenishing Balm is an alternative offering with a richer texture to soothe extremely dry skin for immediate relief and comfort, the company stated. Stelatopia Lipid-Replenishing Balm is formulated with Mustela’s natural, patented active ingredient — sunflower oil distillate. Sunflower oil in its natural state contains significant quantities of essential fatty acids that are known to improve skin barrier function and has been used for centuries to treat skin conditions. Mustela’s sunflower oil distillate is obtained using an exclusive two-step extraction and molecular distillation process to yield an ingredient that is concentrated in tocopherols, phytosterols and essential fatty acids, while remaining free of proteins, making it extremely well-tolerated and safe for those with nut allergies, the company stated.
Stelatopia Lipid-Replenishing Balm has earned the National Eczema Association seal of acceptance, a stamp of approval that recognizes products proven to increase the quality of life for people with these conditions.
Stelatopia Lipid-Replenishing Balm is available January 2013. The suggested retail price is $22.