Market Monitor: March

Baby care

Bio-Kult Infantis is an advanced multi-strain live bacteria formulation for babies, toddlers and young children. Each sachet contains seven live strains of bacteria; vitamin D3 to contribute to the normal function of the immune system; Preplex; and DHA and EPA, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, explains manufacturer ADM Protexin. The formulation does not contain artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and does not need to be refrigerated, the company adds.
ADM Protexin: 01460 243230 / info@bio-kult.com 

Colief Infant Drops can be used for reducing the symptoms of colic associated with temporary lactose intolerance, according to the company. Safe to use from birth, Colief contains lactase enzyme to help break down lactose – the complex sugar found in milk, dairy products, breast milk and infant formulas – to make it easier to digest, allowing parents to rule out temporary lactose intolerance in babies with colicky symptoms, claims the company.
Powermed Plus Limited: dmappledoram@powermeduk.co.uk 

The Metanium range offers both treatment and protection for nappy rash with the Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment, Metanium Everyday Easy Spray Barrier Lotion and Metanium Everyday Barrier Ointment. Metanium Nappy Rash Ointment is specifically licensed to treat nappy rash and is the only branded product recommended by NICE, says manufacturer Thornton & Ross. All products are suitable for vegans.
Thornton & Ross: 01484 842217 

Teetha is a homeopathic medicinal product used within the homeopathic tradition for the symptomatic relief of teething pain and the symptoms associated with teething, explains manufacturer Nelsons. It is ready-dosed in a granule format that dissolves in a baby’s mouth, says the company, which has just released a 40-sachet pack. Teetha contains a 6c homeopathic potency of natural chamomilla and is suitable from three months of age.
Nelsons: 0208 7801290


The Cetraben range of specialist moisturisers for dry skin conditions such as eczema is the first skincare range for eczema-prone skin to be approved by the British Skin Foundation, according to manufacturer Thornton & Ross. Cetraben Cream, one of the range’s original products, is suitable for people experiencing dry patches of skin, sensitive skin or mild to moderate eczema, explains the company. The whole Cetraben range is suitable for all ages and is free from fragrance, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and parabens, as well as being suitable for vegans.
Thornton & Ross: 01484 842217 

Schülke has launched Octenicare Repair Creme, which is specifically formulated to care for irritated, dry, flaky skin and support skin regeneration, explains the company. Octenicare contains an emollient to help prevent skin dryness; the humectant panthenol to absorb and retain moisture in the skin to aid regeneration; and bisabolol, which is an anti-inflammatory that soothes sensitive skin together with octenidine, the company says. The product is colour and perfume free and suitable for all skin types.
Schülke 0114 254 3500 / mail.uk@schuelke.com 

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