Infant Skincare

The everyday recommendation for building a healthy skin barrier.

CeraVe Baby replenishes ceramides 1, 3, & 6-II to help build and strengthen baby’s delicate skin barrier against common skin conditions.

It takes more than simply avoiding certain irritating ingredients to manage baby’s delicate skin. Ceramide-containing skincare mimics physiological lipids, which can support the development of a healthy skin barrier.1

A growing body of clinical evidence recognizes that a ceramide-containing skincare routine, applied from birth onward, can:

Ceramide routine

Help maintain the protective skin barrier1

Reduce inflammation and may prevent common skin issues1

Provide long-term moisturizing benefits1

Reduce the need for topical steroid treatment1

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The importance of a ceramide-containing skincare routine for infants

In utero, the naturally occurring vernix caseosa protects the fragile and immature skin barrier during the critical period of development. This ceramide-rich fetal coating:

  • Increases hydration, suppleness, and plasticity of the stratum corneum (SC)1
  • Decreases skin surface pH to prevent pathological bacterial growth and support protective bacterial growth1

After birth, the lipid composition of the skin barrier changes. This includes the proportion of cholesterol, ceramides, and fatty acids that help skin retain moisture.1

Ceramide-containing skincare routines started early in life can help build a strong skin barrier and help protect against the development of common skin conditions, such as atopic dermatitis.1

Featured Products

Baby Healing Ointment

Formulated with petrolatum, ceramides 1, 3, & 6-II, and vitamin E to help treat and prevent diaper rash.


Baby Moisturizing Cream

Moisturize and maintain baby’s protective skin barrier, delivering up to 24 hours of hydration.


Baby Wash & Shampoo

Formulated with ceramides 1, 3, & 6-II, and vitamin E to cleanse without disrupting baby’s protective skin barrier.


Baby Moisturizing Lotion

Lightweight formula that moisturizes and maintains baby’s protective skin barrier, delivering up to 24 hours of hydration.

REFERENCE: 1. Schachner LA, Andriessen A, Benjamin L, et al. A consensus about the importance of ceramide containing skincare for normal and sensitive skin conditions in neonates and infants. J Drugs Dermatol. 2020;19(8):769–776. doi:10.36849/JDD.2020.5252