Everyone knows how special a baby's skin is... or do they? It is very different from an adult's skin, and requires special care.
Well, because a baby's skin:
To meet commercial two-year shelf life requirements, most available baby care products contain high levels of chemical preservatives and stabilisers—yet these chemicals are known to both dermatologists and cosmetic formulators as the main perpetrators of skin irritation. Why do we require such long shelf lives from these products, especially for baby care? A skin cream consists of water and oil in emulsion, something like dairy cream. Imagine dipping your finger into a jar of dairy cream on the shelf, every day, for two years. How much preservative would be needed in that cream to keep it from going bad? Would you eat something like that (even if it was 'organic')? At BCP we make our baby care products fresh and on site, specifically for each and every individual. This means that our products can be made free of added preservatives and chemical stabilisers. Our baby care products have a pH of 5.o to match the natural pH of baby's skin, thus soothing and protecting the skin against alkaline irritation.
If you would like to learn more about any of the chemicals and ingredients in your baby's skincare products (such as preservatives, essential oils, sunscreens or stabilisers) contact us and ask one of our friendly pharmacists.
Your baby's skin will thank you!
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Can a compounding pharmacy help with migraines and headaches? Absolutely.
At Border Compounding pharmacy, our pharmacists can combine a number of ingredients and turn them into a gel that can be applied to the first 2 molars on the top gum. You can see from the diagram above this corresponds to the maxillary nerve. By telling this nerve to stop with the pain, you can get it to tell all the other ones in the trigeminal nerve meeting point to stop with the pain too.
The human skin microbiome has been established as being one of the master controls of dermal health. Most people are aware of the presence of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria, but there are other types of organisms present on healthy skin. The biome consists of bacteria, viruses, yeasts and mites.
The main form of mites on the skin are Demodex mites. They reside in the pores of the skin devouring sebum and other dead skin material. There are numerous strains of Demodex mites which vary according to the location they are found. In healthy skin at normal levels, demodex mites appear to release various substances known as immune reactive lipases, which may protect against S.Aureus and S.Pyogenes. Generally, demodex mites are innocuous and inconspicuous - even when their population is excessive. However, in the presence of increased lipid or sebum production or in instances of dermal immunosuppression, demodex mites flourish and start to release inflammatory chemicals. This is believed to be the basis for the inflammation and secondary bacterial infections associated with rosacea and perioral dermatitis.
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