Medihoney® Natural Barrier Cream

  • If your baby's skin becomes inflamed during splintage, Medihoney Barrier Cream will help restore the skin's barrier properties, moisture and pH levels. Inflammation is usually caused by the softening and break down of skin resulting from prolonged exposure to moisture.

    This is more likely if:
    • Your baby has sensitive/dry skin
    • You live in a warm or humid country, or one with hot summers
    • Your baby is older, and/or has more active sweat glands
    • Your baby splashes at bath-time, or possets
  • What's the difference?

    Medihoney is a barrier cream which helps to maintain the skin's barrier properties. It is specially formulated with a range of natural ingredients and is used to soothe and settle at-risk or irritated skin. The adhesive tapes cannot be applied on top of Medihoney cream.

    Cavilon Barrier Film is used to prevent skin inflammation beneath the EarBuddies™ splint, behind the ear and beneath the adhesive tapes. The adhesive tapes can be applied on top of this film, once it has dried.

    The Premium Pack comes with Cavilon, but does not include Medihoney Barrier Cream.

    • Purified water, Manuka Honey, Coconut Oil, Natural Triglyceride (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Silicone Fluid 593, Cetomacrogol 1000, Cetostearyrl Alcohol, Bees Wax White, Evening Primrose Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Aloe Babadensis, D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate, Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherols), Chamomile (Matricaria Recutela), Xanthum Gum.
    • No added colour, fragrance, Lanolin, Parabens, Steroids or Mineral Oils.
  • Instructions

    If you notice that the skin under the EarBuddies™ splint, behind the ear, or beneath the adhesive tapes becomes irritated, remove the tapes, gently clean and dry the area, and apply Medihoney to soothe the skin. A little goes a long way, so use a pea-sized amount. Leave Medihoney on the skin with the tapes off for as long as it takes for the skin to settle (reapply after bathing). Once the skin has settled, ensure the area is clean and dry before continuing with splintage. You may wish to apply Cavilon Barrier Film to the area at this point to protect against any future inflammation. (Please note, the adhesive tapes will not stick directly on top of Medihoney. Medihoney will need to be cleaned off before tapes are reapplied).


    When using for the first time, patch test on a small area of skin. If irritation occurs discontinue use.

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The Skin

Normal skin has a naturally acidic protective mantle. The acid mantle helps to hydrate the skin by protecting it from drying and from harmful bacteria. Skin ailments such as eczema and dermatitis are linked to a disrupted acid mantle with subsequent colonisation by bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus. The use of Medihoney Barrier Cream helps maintain the skin’s protective pH.

In vitro studies have shown Staphylococcus aureus to be one of the most sensitive bacteria to Medihoney Antibacterial Honey. Medihoney Barrier Cream contains 30% Medihoney Antibacterial Honey which is proven to be effective against a range of microorganisms.

Antibacterial Properties

Medihoney skin care products contain medical grade Antibacterial Honey. Advanced biomedical research has identified specific plants that produce honey with exceptional antibacterial activity. The antibacterial activity of honey differs according to the plant species and may vary enormously within any one species. Medihoney Antibacterial Honey™ is a standardised antibacterial honey, predominantly Leptospermum sp. selected for its broad range of antibacterial actions.

In 2007, the journal Wounds featured an article that evaluated the in vitro activity of Medihoney Antibacterial Honey against a challenge set of 127 clinical isolates with multiple antibiotic resistance. The study showed that the Medihoney Antibacterial Honey was effective at inhibiting these bacteria irrespective of their level of antibiotic resistance. (Particularly effective against Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA down to a 4% dilution)

Medihoney Antibacterial Honey against a challenge set of 127 clinical isolates with multiple antibiotic resistance.
  • "Thank you so much Earbuddies!! You saved my baby from some future insecurities and saved us thousands of dollars in plastic surgery!!!"

    Leopoldo - San Diego, USA

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  • "Early splinting of neonatal ear deformities has been proven to be successful but the opportunity to splint is frequently missed due to lack of awareness amongst healthcare personnel."

    International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, NHS Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow - 2013

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  • "His ears look great now and people can't believe the before and after pictures. Thank you so much EarBuddies! You have made a great change in my sons life!!"

    Laura, Buckinghamshire, UK

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  • "She's been wearing the splints for 2 months now and her ears look amazing!"

    Niki - Essex, UK

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  • "Thank you for helping us prevent future cosmetic surgery and give symmetrical ears to our little boy during his early childhood."

    Dr. Kristen H. - Iowa, USA

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  • "Many are told it will improve with age, or that simple taping will work, when in fact the opposite is true. Odd-shaped ears, which do not become completely normal in appearance within 48 hours of birth should be splinted."

    Royal College of Midwives: A Smart Start

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  • "The results are nothing short of amazing. She doesn't even notice them on and applying and removing is a lot easier than I thought it would be."

    Simone Marshall - Victoria, Australia

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  • "I can not recommend them enough! I now feel happy that Charlie can grow up without being self conscious of her ears."

    Tara Wooldridge - Nottingham, UK

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  • "We are so pleased and so glad a product has been designed to help to save the little people from having to go through a painful, expensive operation."

    Michelle - Bristol, UK

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  • "If successful, an effective splinting programme could consign the surgical correction of all but the most severe ear deformities to the past."

    British Medical Journal 17 Feb 2007, Volume 334

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  • "The fitting instructions are so easy to follow with great illustrations that helped me to feel confident in the fitting process. We are thrilled with your product and the results!"

    Kelly Moore - Instagrammer

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  • "This is a phenomenal product & more people should know about it!! It's a shame US doctors don't know about this. This product will save so many children from having to get surgery and being teased about their ears."

    Mrs. Kasey Ott, U.S.A

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  • "Splintage is a simple, safe and non-invasive procedure for the correction of prominent ears."

    British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

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  • "Thank you EarBuddies for such an amazing product. Such a minor inconvenience for a lifelong result. I know my son will be grateful in the years to come."

    Hayley, New Zealand

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  • "I cannot be happier with the result that we have achieved and am keeping the splints on for a bit longer to be sure of the result. I only wish that I had known about it before as my 3 year old nephew was born with cup ear..."

    Julie B, UK

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