Because every skin has its own story – the TENA® Skincare range

The skin of elderly residents is vulnerable to a variety of threats. It becomes fragile, injuries increase and healing slows down. Frequent cleansing with soap and water as well as incontinence can disrupt the skin’s integrity reducing its ability to prevent infection.

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

The TENA Skincare range is built on years of experience in providing quality incontinence products. It is also the result of working closely with care home managers and caregivers. Preventative personal skincare can help minimize the risk of incontinence-related skin breakdown, while also benefitting the working environment for your staff.

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

Ultimately, we believe these innovative products work together to help transform skincare for vulnerable elderly residents and contribute to their overall health and wellbeing.

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 considerable impact on an individual’s physical and psychological wellbeing.1

An optimal skincare regime following episodes of incontinence helps to prevent the occurrence of incontinence associated dermatitis; it should include gentle cleansing, moisturizing and the use of a skin barrier or protectant if necessary.1

  1. Bardsley A. (2013). Prevention and management of incontinence-associated dermatitis. Nursing Standard, 27(44), 41-46.
  2. Ripley K. (2007). Skincare in Patients with Urinary or Faecal Incontinence. Primary Health Care, 17(4), 29-34.
The evidence for TENA® Skincare

TENA Skincare products were trialled in long-term care facilities with encouraging results.1,2

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 & water1

Another nursing home experienced a 75% improvement in the number of residents with sensitized skin following the introduction of TENA Cleansing Cream and Washcloths.2*

*Study included 38 residents of a long-term care facility. Textile wash gloves, soap and water were replaced with TENA Cleansing Cream and Washcloths, and used in combination with TENA Comfort Day Plus.

The evidence for TENA® Cleansing Cream

High level of moisturization and cleansing

TENA Cleansing Cream provides over 5x more moisturization than a leading no-rinse cleanser (Aloe Vesta® Cleansing Foam) and 7x more than soap and water.5

Aloe Vesta is a registered trademark of ConvaTec Inc.

In addition to a greater level of moisturization, TENA no-rinse cleansing provides equivalent cleansing to soap and water4

  1. Data on file, TENA Solutions Case Study #3.
  2. Data on file, TENA Solutions Case Study #2.
  3. Data on file, TENA, based on a study conducted on TENA Cleansing Cream and equivalent competitor products. February 2014.
  4. Rönner A et al. (2010). The hygienic effectiveness of 2 different skin cleansing procedures. Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs, 37(3), 260-264.
  5. Data on file, TENA®, based on a study conducted on TENA® Cleansing Cream and equivalent competitor products. February 2014.
Exploring the three categories of TENA Skincare

TENA® Cleansing Cream

3-in-1 formula promotes skin health by gently cleansing, moisturizing and soothing vulnerable skin – specialized care for elderly residents.


TENA® Classic Washcloths

Quality and efficiency in one. Gentle cleansing that offers effective and economic personal hygiene, ideal for those with healthy, yet fragile skin.


TENA® Ultra Washcloths

Premium cleansing and moisturizing. Soothing care from thick, textured cloths that offer extra softness for residents’ fragile skin.


TENA UltraFlush™ Washcloths

Practical application, premium quality. The ONLY adult-sized wipe that is tested and certified by NSF International (National Sanitation Foundation) as flushable/dispersible.* fragile skin.

*It is recommended that all disposable washcloths are thrown away in the garbage, however, TENA UltraFlush™ Washcloths are flushable, dispersible and maceratable, meaning they are less likely than non-dispersible wipes to cause issues when flushed away, one wipe per flush. Please see NSF International Flushability Certification Manual for details.


TENA® Body Wash & Shampoo

A mild, dual-purpose cleansing gel and conditioning shampoo designed for elderly, fragile skin and hair. TENA Body Wash & Shampoo is rinsed off with water and is suitable for frequent use.


TENA® Protective Cream

Extra protection that is ideal for irritated skin and sensitive skin. TENA Protective Cream contains zinc oxide (10% concentration) and vitamin E. It offers a smoother application and easier removal than other zinc pastes.