“Pro’s” for Skincare

Probiotics seem to be the buzzword on everyone’s lips at the moment.  Most of us are familiar with the use of probiotics for gastrointestinal health, but research is being conducted on their use for allergies, immunity, cancer prevention, surgical infections and women’s health. Probiotics have also been found to maintain skin health and even assist in slowing down the effects of aging. Topical probiotics help maintain healthy skin flora thus keeping the skin well hydrated. I have long been telling my patients to add probiotics to their nappy cream because nappy rash is often caused by fungal infections and probiotics help prevent fungal overgrowth.

So when I came across the Babaderm range, I was very excited! The products are specifically designed for babies and contain none of the nasties we want to keep way from baby’s skin (parabens, Ammonium Lauryl Sulphate (ALS) Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), petrochemicals, synthetic colours and fragrances). All their products contain Probiton™, a probiotic ‘essence’ and none of the products are tested on animals. The range is designed by a Cape Town based dad and a GP. The products can be used to treat and prevent nappy rash and cradle cap, and to prevent eczema flare ups.

I use it in my practice now for nappy changes and the moms all love it.

*I was not reimbursed for this review. I received Babaderm products to test

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