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3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant

Let's change the standard of care together

The many challenges of skin integrity.

Moisture Associated Skin Damage (MASD) presents negative clinical outcomes resulting in potential complications such as infection, pain and suffering, and a poor patient experience. In addition, skin damage increases the time and cost of care. Exposure over time to factors such as irritants, moisture, friction, shear and adhesives can lead to conditions of skin breakdown, including:

  • Incontinence-associated dermatitis
    Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD)

    Severe inflammation caused by liquid stool, mixed incontinence or urine, which can lead to destruction of the epidermis.

  • Peristomal skin damage
    Peristomal skin damage

    Problem stomas, poor stoma location and high‑volume output, especially that of liquid stool, can contribute to skin injury that can rapidly progress to erosion.

  • Periwound skin damage
    Periwound skin damage

    This type of skin damage is often associated with wounds that produce large quantities of drainage, such as venous ulcers or infected wounds.

  • Intertriginous dermatitis
    Intertriginous dermatitis (ITD)

    Skin damage between skin surfaces due to the interaction of friction and moisture.

  • Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant used on a patient

    Dealing with the many challenges of MASD

    3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant has been shown to significantly improve severe cases of MASD (Moisture Associated Skin Damage).1 Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant creates a highly durable, ultra-thin, transparent barrier and doesn't require removal.

    The ultra‑thin yet highly durable barrier is able to attach to wet, weepy surfaces and create a protective environment that repels irritants and supports healing, protecting patient's skin like never before.

MASD Decision tool
MASD Decision tool

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A skin barrier like no other

  • Reduces patient pain1

    Creates a protective environment that supports healing and helps reduce pain associated with IAD1

  • Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant - Application only two times per week

    Application only needed two times per week

  • Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant - Attaches to wet, weepy damaged skin surfaces

    Attaches to wet, weepy damaged skin surfaces (i.e. superficial partial thickness skin loss)3

  • No need to remove

    Allows easy, gentle cleansing with no removal required

Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant available in two sizes

Now available in two sizes.

Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant is now available in two sizes. The smaller 0.7ml applicator
is ideal for smaller areas such as peristomal, periwound and peritube skin damage.


Presenting Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant

Introducing 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant

Learn more about how 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant has transformed practice.

solutions to prevent and manage MASD

Learn more about solutions to prevent and manage MASD.

Deepen your knowledge with the free online e-Learning module available in 3M℠ Health Care Academy.


Brochures and Downloads

  • Discover how protecting at-risk patients from IAD and its associated complications is easier than ever before.

  • Find out more about clinicians experiences with Cavilon Advanced Skin Protectant.

The Science of Advanced Skin Protection

3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant has a formulation unlike any other skin protectant or moisture barrier currently available, allowing you to manage damaged skin or protect at-risk skin like never before. But what makes it so different from traditional skin protectants?

  • Unique, elastomeric polymer
    Unique, elastomeric polymer

    3M’s polymer forms a coating with the ability to elongate or conform, avoiding the cracking that can be common with other moisture barriers. This assures greater skin barrier integrity and durability and protection against challenging irritants, such as liquid stool and gastric fluids.

  • Revolutionary polymer-cyanoacrylate system
    Revolutionary polymer-cyanoacrylate system

    Unlike moisture barrier products that cannot reliably attach to underlying skin, 3M’s polymer-cyanoacrylate enables attachment to wet, weepy, damaged skin.¹ Once on the skin, 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant creates an environment that repels irritants and supports patient healing and comfort.

  • Non-stinging solvent
    Non-stinging solvent

    The polymer-cyanoacrylate system is delivered onto the skin by a non-stinging solvent in a single-use applicator that reduces the potential for cross-contamination. Plus, 3M™ Cavilon™ Advanced Skin Protectant doesn’t require removal, making wear easier for patients and easier for clinicians.


  1. Brennan MR, Milne CT, Agrell-Kann M, Ekholm BP. Clinical Evaluation of a Skin Protectant for the Management of Incontinence-Associated Dermatitis: An Open-Label, Nonrandomized, Prospective Study. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2017;44(2):172-180. doi:10.1097/WON.0000000000000307
  2. 3M data on file. EM-05-013924.
  3. Been RA, Bernatchez SF, Conrad-Vlasak DM, Asmus RA, Ekholm BP, Parks PJ. In vivo methods to evaluate a new skin protectant for loss of skin integrity. Wound Repair Regen. 2016;24(5):851-859. doi:10.1111/wrr.12455

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