Dermatology Handbook

The professional's guide to product selection

Barrier preparations

Adex Gel

Adex Gel

Adex Gel is a simple, novel, first-line treatment for dry skin prone to inflammation. It is a highly moisturising and protective emollient which contains an anti-inflammatory medicinal substance, nicotinamide, to help reduce inflammation and redness. Adex Gel does not contain steroids and can be used all over the body and for as long as necessary, whether only occasionally, such as during eczema flares, or continuously if the added anti-inflammatory action is beneficial

AproDerm Barrier Cream

AproDerm Barrier Cream

A non-greasy barrier cream that protects against irritation due to bodily fluids while moisturising the skin. AproDerm Barrier Cream has been specially formulated with both Dimethicone and Trimethylsiloxysilicate, and as well as having barrier function, it also has humectant and skin conditioning actions. Free from SLS, parabens, metals, alcohol, fragrances and colours, AproDerm Barrier Cream is suitable to be used with incontinence pads and hydrocolloid dressings. Safe to use from birth and with only a small amount required for each application.

Care Zinc & Castor Oil Cream

Care Zinc & Castor Oil Cream

Care Zinc & Castor Oil Cream soothes nappy rash and treats dry chapped skin. Provides a protective water resistant barrier for dry skin conditions. It also acts to provide a mildly antiseptic water resistant emollient barrier for dry skin conditions and nappy rash. 

Cavilon Continence Care Wipes

Cavilon Continence Care Wipes

No-rinse skin wipes for the treatment of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) to cleanse, moisturise and protect the skin. Wipes contain 3% dimethicone and are biodegradable, pH balanced, perfume and parabens free, soft and hypoallergenic.

Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream

Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream

Highly concentrated barrier cream to protect against bodily fluids and moisturise skin. Resists wash-off to provide long-lasting protection from skin breakdown. Safe to use on injured skin.

Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film

Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film

An alcohol-free liquid barrier film that dries quickly to form a breathable, transparent coating on the skin. It is designed to protect intact, damaged or 'at-risk' skin from urine, faeces, other body fluids, adhesive trauma and friction. It lasts for up to 72 hours, and will not sting when applied to broken skin.

Conotrane

Conotrane

Conotrane is a cream for topical application containing 22.0% dimeticone and 0.1% benzalkonium chloride. Dimeticone is water repellent, allowing transpiration of water vapour from the skin. Benzalkonium chloride is a quaternary ammonium compound, which is active against bacteria and yeasts

Drapolene

Drapolene

Drapolene contains benzalkonium chloride and cetrimide, which are both quaternary ammonium disinfectants with properties that are typical of cationic surfactants. This preparation is useful in the treatment and prevention of nappy rash. It suppresses the development of ammonia-producing organisms usually associated with this condition

LaVera Barrier Cream

LaVera Barrier Cream

Contains lavender and aloe vera. Protects skin from harmful body waste including intestinal contents and urine

Medi Derma-S Total Barrier Cream – Non-sting

Medi Derma-S Total Barrier Cream – Non-sting

Non-sting barrier cream providing transparent long-lasting protection from moisture-associated skin damage on intact and mildly damaged skin. Moisturises and helps to restore skin integrity

Medihoney Barrier Cream

Medihoney Barrier Cream

Medihoney barrier cream contains active Medihoney antibacterial honey. Helps to reduce inflammation, prevent maceration, excoriation and irritation resulting from the effects of incontinence and diarrhoea. Can be applied to injured skin, peri-wound areas, pressure areas and skin folds. Provides moisturising and protection to dry skin

Proshield Foam and Spray Cleanser

Proshield Foam and Spray Cleanser

A gentle, pH-balanced, no-rinse moisturising cleanser designed to minimise the irritation of intact or injured skin in patients with incontinence. Lightly fragranced to minimise malodour. Breaks down dried stool

Proshield Plus Skin Protectant

Proshield Plus Skin Protectant

A dimethicone-based skin protectant containing copolymer bioadhesives. Indicated for use on both intact skin and skin that is damaged as a result of incontinence

Remedy Moisturising Barrier Cream

Remedy Moisturising Barrier Cream

Moisturises the skin while providing a protective breathable barrier. Contains a 24% silicone blend, with both emollients and humectants. Other ingredients include vitamins and nutrients derived from natural ingredients including safflower, green tea, blue green algae, clove, soya, and corn. Sulphate and fragrance free. Non-irritating and non-sensitizing, CHG compatible and dermatologist tested

Remedy Moisturising Cream

Remedy Moisturising Cream

Cream that moisturises and nourishes skin, helping restore its natural moisture balance and barrier properties. Can be used on the entire body, including the face. Contains proteins, vitamins, essential fatty acids and carbohydrates; rich in natural oils, antioxiants and natural emmolients; hypoallergenic, pH-balanced and dye-free

Siopel

Siopel

Siopel cream contains cetrimide 0.3% w/w, an effective antiseptic used for wound cleansing. It also contains Dimeticone 1000 10% w/w, which binds firmly to the skin surface and forms a protective barrier. The cream also contains arachis (peanut) oil.

SkinSafe

SkinSafe

Alcohol-free, no-sting silicone barrier film

Sorbaderm Barrier Cream

Sorbaderm Barrier Cream

A white concentrated cream that provides the skin with protection from body fluids. It also protects dry, chafed, red, or irritated skin by moisturising it and providing a long lasting barrier. Use of this cream still allows adhesive products to stick to the skin.

Sorbaderm No-Sting Barrier Film

Sorbaderm No-Sting Barrier Film

A polymeric solution which forms a uniform film when applied to the skin. It is a non stinging solvent, transparent and vapour permeable.

Sprilon

Sprilon

Zinc Oxide 12.5% w/w/Dimeticone 1.04% w/w Cutaneous Spray

Sudocrem

Sudocrem

Barrier cream containing benzyl alcohol 0.39%, benzyl benzoate 1.01%, benzyl cinnamate 0.15%