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TENA skincare and cleansing range

To meet the needs of fragile and elderly skin, we now offer a total care approach in which procedures and products can be adjusted to fit the needs of individuals – the TENA skincare and cleansing range.

Tested and proven

TENA® Skincare has changed: we have improved our product formulations, developed a clear labelling style that is easy to recognize, and created unique packaging that makes the products easy to identify and to handle. Effective and gentle, the TENA Skincare range helps you care for the skin health needs of each of your residents. To help achieve this, the range has two complementary categories

Working towards overall health and wellbeing

Ultimately, we believe our innovative products work together, not only to help you transform skin health for elderly residents with vulnerable skin but also contribute to their overall health and wellbeing.

TENA Skincare

TENA skincare and cleansing products

Cleanse (no rinse)

For frequent cleansing and moisturing when soap and water may otherwise dry the skin.

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Cleanse (rinse off)

Gentle cleansing during shower or bath and occasional supplement to a no-rinse cleansing routine.

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67 %

of residents in a case study experienced improved skin conditions. [2]

75 %

Another nursing home experienced a 75% improvement in the number of residents with sensitised skin following the introduction of TENA Wash Cream and TENA Soft Wipe[1]

Because every skin has its own story – the TENA skincare and cleansing range

To meet the health needs of fragile, elderly skin, we now offer a total care approach in which procedures and products can be adjusted to fit the needs of individuals – the TENA skincare and cleansing range.

The TENA skincare and cleansing range is built on years of experience in providing quality incontinence products. It is also the result of working closely with staff within a wide range of care settings, and individuals within their care. Preventative personal skincare such as using TENA no-rinse cleansing products has been proven to reduce the incidence of incontinence-related skin breakdown by up to 77%7, while also benefitting the working environment for staff. 

To deliver this, the range is broadly divided into two complementary categories that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals. 

Ultimately, we believe these innovative products work together to help transform fragile, elderly skin and contribute to individuals' overall health and wellbeing.

TENA skincare and cleansing

Fragile, elderly skin deserves special care

Frequent cleansing with soap and water, as well as incontinence, can disrupt the skin’s integrity reducing its ability to prevent infection. Furthermore, the breakdown of skin arising from incontinence can have a considerable impact on an individual’s physical and psychological wellbeing. [3]

An optimal skin care regime following episodes of incontinence helps to prevent the occurrence of incontinence associated dermatitis; it should include gentle cleansing, moisturising and the use of a skin barrier or protectant if absolutely necessary. [3]

No-rinse cleansers, such as TENA Wash Cream, are considered best practice because they are beneficial to skin condition. [4]

The evidence for TENA Skincare

TENA Skincare products were trialled in long-term care facilities with encouraging results. [5,6]

TENA Skincare improved skin conditions for a significant number of residents. Two-thirds of the elderly residents benefitted from improvements in their skin’s condition when using the TENA Skincare system vs. soap & water. [1]

High level of moisturisation and cleansing. [5,6] TENA Wash Cream provides over 5x more moisturisation than a leading no-rinse cleanser* and 7x more than soap and water. [5] In addition to a greater level of moisturisation, TENA no-rinse cleansing provides equivalent cleansing to soap and water. [6]

References:

1Data on file, TENA Solutions Case Study #3. Study included 27 residents of a long-term care facility. Textile wash gloves, liquid soap and water were replaced with TENA Wash Cream, Shampoo & Shower and disposable wet and dry wipes.
2Study included 27 residents of a long-term care facility. Textile wash gloves, liquid soap and water were replaced with TENA Wash Cream, Shampoo & Shower and disposable wet and dry wipes. 
3Bardsley A. (2013). Prevention and management of incontinence-associated dermatitis. Nursing Standard, 27(44), 41-46. 
4Ripley K. (2007). Skin Care in Patients with Urinary or Faecal Incontinence. Primary Health Care, 17(4), 29-34.
5Data on file, TENA, based on a study conducted on TENA Wash Cream and equivalent competitor products. February 2014. 
6Rönner A et al. (2010). The hygienic effectiveness of 2 different skin cleansing procedures. Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs, 37(3), 260-264.