Opus Healthcare – SkinSafe
Barriers are incredibly important to ostomates as we are constantly putting appliances on and off our skin, we put our skin through a lot – not to mention the odd time we may get output on our skin! And we all know how much that stings! Its always worth us protecting our skin and finding a product that suits us. Barriers come in many shapes, sizes and types and its a case of finding one that suits you and your skin type. You also need to decide whether you would prefer a spray, wipe or cream!
Opus SkinSafe Protect your skin by preventing painful stinging.
Opus SkinSafe forms a barrier between the skin around the stoma and the adhesives incorporated into flanges and pouches. It will not sting on application and the barrier it forms helps prevent skin damage such as skin stripping. SkinSafe also guards against harmful body fluids.
Opus SkinSafe is available as a handy spray or disposable wipe
Opus SkinSafe is available on prescription and can be ordered directly from your stoma pouch supplier.
Benefits of using Opus SkinSafe
•Highly effective barrier to protect peristomal skin
•Does not sting on application
•Protects against body fluids and adhesives
•Pack of 50 sachets
Product: Skin Safe Spray – Opus
Packaging – The Skin Safe Spray by Opus Healthcare has basic packaging and didn’t feel overly inviting to open and try it, however it was clear to see the overview of instructions and product description, but I wanted to see more branding to make the product more memorable.
Ease of use – SkinSafe was easy to use, I found the lid came off with ease and the spray pump sprayed with little effort, I do find however it tends to spit at you a little. SkinSafe dried quickly once applied which is great but does leave a slightly sticky feeling which does get on your hands and then you start to find it is on the bottle (a little frustrating!) However it did leave a great surface to apply your appliances.
Smell: Skin Safe has an unusual and very hard to describe smell, if I was honest I wouldn’t say its the best smelling product on the market.
Pros – Give you good protection against adhesive and any output. You certainly feel protected once you have applied it and the protection does last until your next bag change.
Cons – The only downside was the extra spitting the product produces when you spray purely because its a little sticky and gets on your hands and then the bottle.