Smith & Nephew Skin Prep Protectants

Smith & Nephew Skin Prep Protectants

Brand/Manufacturer: SMITH & NEPHEW
  • FSA Approved

Smith & Nephew Skin Prep Protectants are liquid film-forming protectants that form a protective film to help reduce friction during the removal of tapes and films upon application to intact skin. Skin Prep applies easily, even on awkward areas such as elbows, knees, and heels. They can also be used to prepare skin attachment sites for drainage tubes, external catheters, surrounding ostomy sites, and adhesive dressings.

Why Choose Smith & Nephew Skin Prep Protectant

  • Helps tape and film adhesion 
  • Fast and easy to use, only one coat is required, so less product is used per application
  • Removes easily using skin cleanser or soap and water, so unsanitary residue isn't left in or around the wound area
  • Allows skin to "breathe" so tapes and films adhere better
  • May increase intervals between dressing changes
  • Pediatrician tested
  • Move naturally with patient skin and would not crack or peel

Item # Desc Pkg Price
420400 Protective Wipes Each
420400 Protective Wipes 50/Pack
420400 Protective Wipes 50/Pack, 20Pk/Case
420200 4fl oz, Protective Spray Each
420200 4fl oz, Protective Spray 12/Pack

Smith And Nephew Skin Prep Features

  • Apply as a coating to prepare the skin for adhesives
  • Provide a protective interface that may reduce friction during the removal of tape
  • For skin attachment sites: drainage tubes, external catheters, surrounding ostomy sites and other adhesive dressings
  • For use in sensitive stoma areas as a skin protectant
  • May reduce irritation from contact with body wastes and stoma fluid
  • Form a protective film on skin which may reduce exposure to urine and feces
  • Note: Skin Prep should only be used on intact skin

What to buy with Skin Prep Protectant?


How to use Smith & Nephew Skin Prep Protectants?

Application Instructions:

  1. Make sure your skin is clean and dry.
  2. Spread SKIN-PREP evenly on the area you want to protect (like around a stoma or under a dressing).
  3. It dries in about 30 seconds. If you miss a spot, wait for the first application to dry, then apply to the missed area.
  4. For extra protection, you can apply a second coat of SKIN-PREP and let it dry before putting on a dressing or adhesive product.
  5. If you apply SKIN-PREP in skin folds or areas with skin-to-skin contact, let it dry completely before returning to a normal position.

Removal Instructions:

  1. When removing adhesive products, SKIN-PREP may come off too. Reapply it whenever you change adhesive products.
  2. You don't have to remove SKIN-PREP before reapplying. Clean and dry the area, then apply fresh SKIN-PREP as instructed.


  • For external use only
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • In the case of accidental contact, flush eyes well with water
  • Do not apply directly to open wounds or in deep puncture wounds
  • Should redness or other signs of irritation appear, discontinue use


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