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What Makes Milk Extracts Great Ingredients For Your Baby's Delicate Skin

Milk extracts help keep their skin moisturized and protected!

When we talk about milk, we often allude to its bone-building and -strengthening capabilities babies and growing up kids greatly benefit from, owing to its calcium content1.

But did you know that milk is good for baby’s delicate skin2, too?

Thanks to milk extracts such as lactoserum and lactic acid, it helps nourish the skin and have antibacterial properties. They’re derived from human breast milk or milk from animals like cows.

Aside from these extracts, breast milk, in particular, is rich in many other beneficial vitamins, nutrients, and fatty acids, such as linoleic acid, lauric acid, and palmitic acid, to name a few3.

Applied topically, whether directly through milk itself or a product like soap, lotion, or ointment, milk extracts work by helping protect baby’s skin against rashes, irritation, and infection, while keeping it soft and supple.

Here are other ways milk works to keep baby’s delicate skin protected and moisturized:

It may help with eczema treatment

A 2015 study based on the results of a randomized clinical trial among infants diagnosed with mild to atopic dermatitis (AD), or eczema, in Iran, suggested that human breast milk (HBM) can be just as effective as 1% hydrocortisone cream in helping treat atopic dermatitis, but without the cost and side-effects. To quote:

“Through this study, it has been shown that the topical application of HBM has a role in treating this condition. We have also provided evidence that HBM is as effective in healing infants’ AD as 1% hydrocortisone.”4

It can help treat diaper rash

In a study made in 2013, meanwhile, proponents compared the efficacy of 1% hydrocortisone ointment with human breastmilk in treating acute diaper dermatitis among infants. The results suggested that “treatment breastmilk was as effective as hydrocortisone 1% ointment alone.”5

“Human breastmilk is an effective and safe treatment for diaper dermatitis in infants,” the study concluded.

It can help fight off baby acne

Baby acne, or neonatal acne, is a common skin condition characterized by tiny red or white bumps or pimples. It’s usually temporary and, in most cases, goes away without the need for any treatment. Regardless, the lauric acid in breastmilk can help fight off this condition, thanks to its antibacterial properties3.

With the comfort and protection of baby’s skin in mind, Lactacyd introduces the new Lactacyd Baby Milky Rich Moisture Bath. This gentle cleanser harnesses the benefits of natural milk extracts, lactic acid and lactoserum, which help fight the growth of harmful microorganisms and regenerate damaged skin with regular use6.

Lactacyd Baby Milky has safe ingredients for baby’s skin: natural milk moisturizer enriched with organic acids, vitamins, and minerals that protect and moisturize baby’s delicate skin with regular use.

Baby’s delicate skin deserves special protection and care, so make sure to use only products that can help keep it nourished, soft, and free of skin problems.

Lactacyd Baby Milky is available on Shopee, Lazada, and Watsons. Follow Mums & Tubs Club by Lactacyd Baby on Facebook for more information.


1The Nutrition Source: Calcium and milk. Accessed on October 5, 2020

2How to Care for Your Child's Skin, Especially When It Changes as She Grows. Accessed on October 5, 2020

3The Many Benefits Of Breastmilk Bath For Babies. Accessed on October 5, 2020

4Hengameh Kasrae BSc et al. (2015). Efficacy of topical application of human breast milk on atopic eczema healing among infants: a randomized clinical trial. Accessed on October 5, 2020

5Leila Amiri Farahani M.Sc. et al. (2013). Comparison of the Effect of Human Milk and Topical Hydrocortisone 1% on Diaper Dermatitis. Accessed on October 5, 2020

6Multicenter Trial With Lactacyd by F. Daniel and G. Rabary. From “Gazette Medicale” Vol. 91, No. 17 of April 27th to May 3, 1984. Accessed on October 5, 2020

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