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3M™ Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream

Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream provides unique, long-lasting protection from bodily fluids whilst moisturising the skin. It is recommended to prevent skin breakdown on intact skin, and its highly concentrated formula means a little goes a long way. It is available in a cost effective 92g tube, new 28g tube or convenient 2g sachet format.

Indications for Use

  • As a barrier against irritation from body fluids
  • Prevention of skin damage associated with incontinence
  • As a moisturiser for severely dry or chapped skin

Features & Benefits

  • Highly concentrated so a little goes a long way (apply in pea-sized amounts only)
  • Proven to reduce incontinence dermatitis and reduce incidence of broken skin when used as part of a sacral skin care protocol1
  • Non–petrolatum based so will not clog or reduce the absorbency of incontinence pad linings2
  • Wash-off resistant – no need for application every wash3
  • Does not decrease tape or dressing adhesion – allows tapes to stick4
  • Hypoallergenic and pH balanced


  • Apply sparingly. If the after-feel is oily, you have applied too much
  • Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream may increase the adherence of some adhesive products. Persons with fragile skin should avoid using the cream under all adhesive products
  • Not to be used on infected areas of the skin - for example fungal infections

Ordering Information - How to buy Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream

Cat. No. NPC Code Size Case Contents
Items/Box Boxes/Case
3391G ELY569 28g tube 1 tube 12
3392G ELY568 92g tube 1 tube 12
3392GS ELY569 2g sachet (box of 20) 20 sachets 12

Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream is available on prescription – product listing can be found in the Drug Tariff, Part IXC (Skin Fillers and Protectives)
Cat. No. Link Code PIP Code Prosper Code Size Box Qty
3391G CAV22R 301-7480 117903 28g tube 1 tube
3392G CAV20C 277-1079 084020 92g tube 1 tube
3392GS CAV21V 288-2272 076422 2g sachet (box of 20) 1 box


Water (Aqua), Diisooctyl Adipate, Acrylate Terpolymer, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, White Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Paraffin, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Magnesium Sulfate.

Additional Information

Cavilon Durable Barrier Cream protects intact or at 'at-risk' or injured skin against bodily fluids such as urine and faeces, and is ideal to prevent skin breakdown in incontinent patients. It is also an effective moisturiser for severely dry skin. It can be used in conjunction with moisture retentive adhesive dressings that promote healing, such as transparent film and hydrocolloids.

1. Bale S, Tebble N, Jones V, Price P. (2004) The benefits of implementing a new skin care protocol in nursing homes. Journal of Tissue Viability 2004; 14(2)44-50
2. Hart J, (2002) Assessment of the incontinence pad blocking potential of Cavilon DBC compared with Sudocrem and Zinc and Castor oil. Nursing Scotland 2002, Issue July/August
3. 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
4. 3M Data on File 2011: LIMS 6766

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