To protect is good, to repair is better

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UrgoRepair for the treatment of damaged or fragile skin:

  • Corrects skin dryness
  • Promotes the healing of damaged superficial skin
  • Reinforces the epidermal barrier function
  • Maintains the skin trophicity
  • Improves tissue oxygenation

urgorepairComposition

UrgoRepair is a cream composed of:

  • Corpitolinol 60 = a combination of hyperoxygenated essential fatty acids, rich in linoleic acid (60%)
  • Vitamin E (tocopherol acetate)
  • Grapefruit fragrance

UrgoRepair is hypoallergenic and paraben-free

Mode of action

1) The skin directly absorbs the linoleic acid applied topically, and incorporates it in the Ceramides 1 of the stratum corneum to guarantee its cohesion.
2) The action of hyperoxygenation by Corpitolinol 60 is the source of the oxidative changes which affect the unsaturated fatty acids and principally linoleic acid.

Applied directly to the skin, these elements play a role in the regulation of cell division and epidermal differentiation.


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Benefits for the skin

HYDRATES: Score for skin dryness : -62.5%
REGENERATES: Epidermal renewal in 12 days : 100%
PROTECTS: Strengthened epidermal barrier and increased firmness : +58%
STIMULATES: Epidermal microcirculation : +30%

 

benefits-for-professionnalBenefits for health professionals

  • Easy to apply : non-greasy & easily absorbed
  • Can be used with a secondary dressing and under compression
  • Clinically proven

 

benefits-for-patientBenefits for patients

  • No staining
  • Hypoallergenic and well tolerated
  • Paraben-free
  • Tube of 40g with non-return valve: easy to use and to carry

UrgoRepair is specifically indicated for the treatment of:

  • Cutaneous atrophy due to vascular insufficiency of the lower limbs (chronic venous insufficiency) or of iatrogenic origin (systemic corticosteroid therapy, chemotherapy)
  • Epidermal damage to the peri-wound skin of leg ulcers (stasis dermatitis)
  • Itchy, irritated skin conditions secondary to excessively dry skin (xerosis)
  • Impaired skin hydration, with dryness, cracking and localised hyperkeratosis in diabetic patients

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Contraindications

Infected skin lesions or those with a high risk of infection.

Instructions for use

  • Apply a thin layer of the recommended amount of UrgoRepair to the skin.
  • Gently massage with fingertips to aid absorption.
  • Depending on the indications:
    • Apply UrgoRepair to peri-wound skin at every dressing change.
    • For dry or fragile skin, apply UrgoRepair 2 to 3 times daily.

urgorepairPrecautions for use

  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Do not ingest – for external, topical use only
  • Ensure the emulsion is fully absorbed before applying a secondary dressing or compression bandage system

Range available

Tube of 40g


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Why are the fatty acids in UrgoRepair hyperoxygenated?

The oxygenation of fatty acids, particularly linoleic acid, leads to the formation of specific elements with anti-inflammatory properties (precursor of prostaglandins PGE1 and PGE2).
These substrates also play a role in the regulation of cell division and epidermal differentiation.

What is the purpose of vitamin E?

Vitamin E is an antioxidant. It traps the free radicals released following peroxidation of fatty acids.

Why is UrgoRepair different?

UrgoRepair is the only product that combines vitamin E and Corpitolinol 60.
Corpitolinol 60 is a mixture of hyperoxygenated essential fatty acids (EFA), obtained by a slow, controlled peroxidation process. This vegetable oil is primarily composed of linoleic acid (60%).
This combination normalises trans-epidermal water loss, maintains cutaneous integrity (Hydration, Texture and Firmness) and accelerates epidermal cell renewal.

Does UrgoRepair stain? Is it absorbed quickly and thoroughly?

UrgoRepair’s specific formulation means that it is easily and quickly absorbed by the skin, leaving no residue or staining.

UrgoRepair does not contain parabens, so there are no preservatives. How do you guarantee that it is properly preserved?

UrgoRepair is sold in a tube with a non-return valve. The “non-return valve” technology used for this tube has been designed to prevent contact between the emulsion in the tube and the air. This guarantees optimal preservation of its active substances and reduces the risk of bacterial contamination.

How does it differ from Sanyrène?

Sanyrène is an oil containing Corpitolinol 60.
Corpitolinol 60 also restores blood microcirculation and improves local oxygen supply. Sanyrène is therefore used to prevent the development of pressure ulcers.

Indications

When should I use UrgoRepair?

UrgoRepair is indicated for the treatment of:

  • Impaired cutaneous integrity: dry, fragile, thin and scaly skin in the elderly patient
  • Cutaneous atrophy due to vascular insufficiency of the lower limbs (chronic venous insufficiency) or of iatrogenic origin (systemic corticosteroid therapy, chemotherapy)
  • Epidermal damage to the peri-wound skin of leg ulcers (stasis dermatitis)
  • Itchy, irritated skin conditions secondary to excessively dry skin (xerosis)
  • Impaired skin hydration, with dryness, cracking and localised hyperkeratosis in diabetic patients.

What are the contraindications of UrgoRepair?

Infected skin lesions or those with a high risk of infection (A suitable treatment for infected wounds, such as UrgoTul Ag/Silver, UrgoCell Ag/Silver should be used)

Can UrgoRepair be used on pressure ulcers?

Sanyrène is more specifically recommended for the prevention of pressure ulcers. It is an oil applied by therapeutic massage with the fingertips and is more suitable to skin at risk.

Use

How do I use UrgoRepair?

  • Apply a thin layer of the recommended amount of UrgoRepair to the skin.
  • Massage gently with your fingertips to aid absorption
  • Depending on the indications:
    • Apply UrgoRepair to peri-wound skin at every dressing change.
    • For dry or fragile skin, apply UrgoRepair 2 to 3 times daily.

Can I use UrgoRepair with a dressing? Under compression?

Yes, UrgoRepair can be used under dressings and compression.

Does UrgoRepair need to be rinsed off?

No, UrgoRepair is absorbed.

Linoleic acid emulsion on the peri-lesional skin of venous leg ulcers.Action and healing effect.

MaicasVT et al. ROLEnfermera. 2008 Apr;31(4):26-32.

  • Objective: To evaluate the reduction in the severity and surface area of peri-lesional erythema and hyperkeratosis in active leg ulcers (venous or mixed, predominantly venous) after 4 weeks of treating perilesional skin with linoleic acid emulsion.

  • Results:
    1) Effectiveness
    Improvement of the surrounding skin condition in 87.8% of cases (after 4 weeks).
    2) Convenient and pleasant to use:
    Application described as “easy” or “very easy” by 94.8% of caregivers.
    3) Reduction of skin lesions number

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Last update : November 23, 2017