A Science Backed Natural Remedy for Baby Eczema – SUPER-OLI

A Science Backed Natural Remedy for Baby Eczema

COMMENTARY: 

 Most modern parents have a strong set of parameters in mind when searching for baby/infant therapeutics. The crux of these parameters is usually that it be a natural product with a strong backing of success. Modern parents mostly abstain from non-natural products until it becomes a necessity to move in the prescription realm of "drugs". 

The point of publicizing this study in relation to SUPER-OLI is to show empirical evidence behind SUPER-OLI's statements of treatment potential. 

In the below study, infants were separated into three groups, Group 1 received a "water-in-oil emollient" that works similarly to Aquaphor or Vaseline by forming an oily layer on top of the skin thereby trapping moisture. Group 2 received an emollient that contained olive oil, and Group 3 was a control group. 

The study concluded that Group 2 (the group being treated with olive oil) had statistically less dermatitis than the other groups and suggests that an Olive Oil based natural treatment for baby eczema is a great option. 

Further, we at Oleolive, think that the phenolic compounds found naturally in olive oil allowed the moisturizers to penetrate the skin more deeply and that the anti-inflammatory effects of compounds like oleocanthal help to soothe the irritated baby eczema spots and help them to heal more quickly. 

 

TITLE: 

The effect of daily treatment with an olive oil/lanolin emollient on skin integrity in preterm infants: a randomized controlled trial.

AUTHOR INFO: 

Kiechl-Kohlendorfer U1Berger CInzinger R

1 Division of Neonatology, Neuropediatrics and Metabolic Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria. ursula.kohlendorfer@i-med.ac.at

ABSTRACT: 

To date, appropriate skin therapy for premature infants has not been clearly defined. Emollient creams are often used without solid evidence for a benefit to the neonate. The aim of the current study was to investigate the cutaneous effects of two different topical ointment therapies. Between October 2004 and November 2006 we prospectively enrolled 173 infants between 25 and 36 weeks of gestation admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit. Infants were randomly assigned to daily topical treatment with water-in-oil emollient cream (Bepanthen), olive oil cream (70% lanolin, 30% olive oil), or to a control group. Each neonate was continuously treated for a maximum of 4 weeks. Skin condition (skin score reflecting degree of dermatitis) in these groups was compared at weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4. Neonates treated with olive oil cream showed statistically less dermatitis than did neonates treated with emollient cream, and both had a better outcome than those in the control group (p < 0.001 in weeks 2-4). Treatment effects persisted throughout the study period and applied to infants of all gestational ages. This study demonstrates that topical skin therapy lowers the risk of dermatitis. Olive oil cream was superior to water-in-oil emollient cream.

PubMed LINK: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18429773