Oilatum science

There’s no trick, but there is science

Oilatum® scientists understand dry and irritated skin of babies. For over 50 years we have used our scientific knowledge and expertise to develop our best formulations to help you better manage your baby's skin, so you can take comfort in our science.

Our scientists are constantly working to improve their understanding of skin and the latest developments in dermatology to ensure Oilatum® is at the forefront of skin science.

Parents of babies that have dry, itchy, and irritated skin are integral to our development process, so we work with them to help us improve our science and ensure that our products are tailored to meet the specific needs of our consumers.

We carry out clinical studies, carefully designed by scientists in partnership with medical professionals, such as dermatologists and pediatricians, to ensure that our products are well tolerated and work effectively to deliver the key benefits.

Highest standards are applied to these studies. They are carried out under controlled conditions and all are reviewed by the Independent Ethics Committees before they start. Participants are monitored by study site staff and medical professionals throughout, to ensure the safety and well-being of all those who take part in the study.

At Oilatum® we understand how dry skin can impact quality of life. This is at the heart of everything we do.

Morning time

morning time

Create a star chart with photos of your toddler doing all their morning tasks and give them a gold star every time they complete one. Explain that a full set of gold stars will lead to a reward. This can encourage better behaviour throughout the day.


0-3 months; 4-12 months; 13-36 months; skin concern

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