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Skin and Wound Care

3M Cavilon Skin and Wound Care   Skin is the largest organ in the human body and is also one of the most important. It serves many vital functions, including protection of the body from external substances such as bacteria, water, bodily fluids and chemicals. When the skin is damaged due to physical injury or disease, its ability to protect against these is severely compromised. Maintenance of the skin’s natural barrier function is therefore crucial. 3M™ Cavilon™ Skin Care Products help to care for your skin, and protect against bodily fluids and other contaminants.

3M Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream   Severely dry skin can be treated with 3M™ Cavilon™ Durable Barrier Cream. Its highly concentrated nature and unique formulation means it provides long-lasting moisturisation. It also creates a barrier against fluids or washing1, which may further dry out the skin.

3M Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film   Chronic wounds, for example leg ulcers or pressure sores, can be difficult enough to heal, without the additional complication of skin breakdown around the wound. 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film protects the skin directly around a wound from becoming water-logged and susceptible to further breakdown. The barrier film also protects against skin breakdown caused by friction2, i.e. the constant rubbing of material/dressings against skin.


1. Grove GL, Hiuser T, Zerweck C (2010) A Comparison of the Effectiveness and Wash-Off Resistance of Four Dimethicone Skin Barrier Creams. 3M data on file. 70-2010-8204-0
2. Grove GL, Grigoryan A, Houser T, Damia J, Measuring the coefficient of Friction of Human Skin in Vivo, Poster presentation at the clinical symposium for Advances in Skin & Wound Care (CSASWC) in Orlando, 2010

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