Prevention is the cure

Having the right skin prevention strategy can improve the quality of life for your residents.

Having the right skin prevention strategy can improve the quality of life for your residents.

Did you know that a daily skin care routine has been clinically proven to reduce skin damage and improve quality of life for those at risk of painful skin conditions such as incontinence associated dermatitis, pressure injuries and skin tears?5

Skin damage – including skin tears and pelvic region injuries such as IAD and pressure injuries – can impact patient wellbeing, causing physical pain and mental distress.4

A significant body of clinical evidence supports the implementation of a preventative skin care regimen that includes products which cleanse, protect and care for skin1,2,3 to reduce the risk of these painful conditions developing.

Despite the clinical evidence supporting these prevention strategies, most of the healthcare industry is primarily focused on the management and treatment of wounds, which is not only costly, but places undue pressure on our health system.

Supporting those in your care with a skin-care prevention regimen can improve their health outcomes and reduce the overall burden on the healthcare system.

Clinical evidence recommends avoiding soap and water and using mild, pH balanced, low surfactant cleansers and applying skin barriers to protect against harmful moisture and irritants for skin injuries in the pelvic region, such as IAD and pressure injuries.5 Moisturising twice a day is also recommended to avoid skin tears1.

MoliCare Skin is a complete skin care solution designed to improve overall skin health and help prevent skin damage occurring over time.

With nourishing and strengthening natural ingredients, it’s specially formulated to cleanse, protect and care for fragile and mature skin and support skin integrity.


Our cleansing products are designed to help avoid the damage caused by traditional soaps, frequent washing and the effects of incontinence.

As recommended by clinical experts, they contain a mild surfactant with a pH-balanced formulation that maintains the skin’s acid protection mantle.5 They also limit the chemical stress caused by frequent washing and prevent damage to the skin’s own barrier function.

Our MoliCare Skin Clean range also includes a no-rinse cleansing option for convenient and time-saving cleansing without water, and odour-neutralising properties which provide a pleasant environment for both patients and carers.


Our protection products strengthen the skin’s own protective barrier and shield against harmful moisture and irritants, which clinical evidence has recommended to reduce skin damage2.

This range includes skin-balanced pH formulations that soothe, moisturise and protect irritated skin.

Our MoliCare Skin Protect products form a transparent protective film on the skin to protect against external moisture and help prevent skin irritations. The formulation supports the hydration of skin and regeneration of the skin’s protective barrier after cleaning.


In line with clinical data, our care products have been developed to provide ongoing care for fragile and mature skin and deliver intensive moisture to skin that needs it most3.

They help to restore the skin’s acid protection layer and they deliver further moisture and lipids to the epidermis for increased strength and elasticity.

Our MoliCare Skin Care products are formulated with nourishing Nutriskin Protection Complex ingredients that hydrate, nourish and reinforce the skin’s natural barrier function and strengthen skin integrity. 

Skin injuries are often preventable, so implementing the right prevention strategy in your organisation can minimise the costly treatment of avoidable skin conditions and enhance your patients’ quality of life.

Help prevent skin damage with MoliCare Skin – skin care with heart.

To find out more about preventative skin care strategies, please call us on 1800 805 839 or email us today. 


1. Carville K et al. 2014. The effectiveness of a twice-daily skin moisturising regimen for reducing the incidence of skin tears. Int Wound J 11:446–453
2. Ousey K, O’Connor L, Doughty D, Hill R, Woo K. Incontinence-associated dermatitis Made Easy. London: Wounds International 2017; 8(2)
3. Haesler, (2018) Evidence Summary: Skin care to reduce the risk of pressure injury. Wound Practice & Research
4. Campbell et al., (2020) A clinical guide to pelvic skin assessment.
5. Beeckman D et al (2020) Best practice recommendations for holistic strategies to promote and maintain skin integrity. Wounds International. Available online at