DermaPlus is a non-greasy, non-toxic, proprietary formulation offering maximum protection which can be applied to any area of the skin. DermaPlus effectiveness is highly dependent upon skin preparation which requires thorough washing and drying before the product is applied. DermaPlus must be completely rubbed onto the skin surface taking care to achieve complete coverage. Within 4 to 5 minutes after application, Derma Plus has become an invisible protectant against continued aggravation of abused, sensitive skin, and may aid in halting the continuation of skin irritation even after repeated washings. DermaPlus does not wash off your skin once it has dried, even after repeated washings. It bonds to the sloughing layer of the epithelium and dissipates as the dead skin cells slough off. For maximum protection, Derma Shield must be reapplied every three to four hours. The directions on the can must be followed carefully. DermaPlus itself will not support microbial growth because it contains bacteriostatic broad spectrum antimicrobial agents. Further, preservative components are present which assure contamination-free product in the container and through the delivery system.