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Common infant skincare questions and evidence-based responses:

Infant skin care question

Evidence-based response

A mild soap is appropriate to cleanse? All soaps (except moisturising cleansing bars) can raise skin pH significantly and adversely affect the skin barrier1
Preservative-free is good? Preservatives prevent bacterial and fungal growth and ensure product stability



1) Cork MJ, Danby SG, Vasilopoulos Y et al. Epidermal barrier dysfunction in atopic dermatitis. J Invest Dermatology 2009;129:1892–1908

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