Types of Skin Barriers and Their Performance


  • Contains skin barrier characteristics (adhesion, absorption and erosion resistance) and is infused with ceramide-a naturally occurring lipid in the skin which protects against dryness
  • Formulation designed to help protect the skin's natural moisture barrier and help maintain good peristomal skin health


  • Durable with resistance to erosion
  • Swells when it comes in contact with liquid to help form a seal between the skin and the stoma
  • Suitable for those who perspire heavily
  • Strong adhesion and flexibility


  • Maintains its shape after being stretched or shaped
  • Provides and easy-to-customize opening due to barrier material
  • easy to shape to individual stomas without the use of scissors

Standard Wear Skin Barriers


  • Good balance of durability and gentleness providing moderate adhesion and can handle frequend or infrequent pouch changes
  • Resistant to fluid erosion
  • Suitable for all skin types, depending on change frequency
  • Designed to be worn more than one day


  • Appropriate choice for:
    • Those who have thin, fragile, or sensitive skin (such as those who have undergone chemo/radiation therapy)
    • people who desire frequent removal
  • Designed to be gentle to the skin which allows for frequent pouch changes

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