June 10, 2011 All about babies

Our baby's skin and its very specific properties


A baby’s skin requires specific cares and meticulous attentions; but do you know why? The skin of a very young child, even more an infant’s, has very specific characteristics, all in frailty, sensitivity and lack of protection. A picture of a baby’s skin … to help you choose the most suitable cosmetics!

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January 5, 2012 All about babies
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April 29, 2011 All about babies
The seven first steps needed to choose accurately a cosmetic product for Baby

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The right baby care program

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October 4, 2010 All about babies
Organic cosmetics for babies: a good idea?

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September 3, 2010 All about babies
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October 27, 2009 All about babies
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