Skin care products continue to evolve as science and research progress. Just like updating your computer’s operating software, it’s important to regularly assess your cleansers, moisturizers, barriers and protectants.
For example, some skin care products now incorporate more plant-based ingredients, such as green tea and clover flower, based on research that shows they can benefit the skin.1, 2
Specific to your wound care practice, skin care products that support the skin’s protective barrier function are an important part of a successful pressure injury prevention program.4 “Where I find a lot of utility for botanicals is really around allowing for that protective barrier and…promoting optimal skin health,” notes leading medical ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave, PhD, a Medline consultant.
To provide optimal care for your patients, look closely at the ingredients in your skin care products. Check out this chart below and share it with your staff to learn how one common line of products compares in ingredients with the new Remedy Intensive Skin Therapy (IST) system of products.
You strive to provide optimal skin health for your patients. Using a system of products with science-forward ingredients can help you make skin health second nature.