Unlike ordinary bandages, Compeed® Blister Cushions are made using hydrocolloid – a moist wound healing dressing. Our skin is made up of many cells, and has the ability to heal itself. The liquid around a blister or skin wound contains important cells needed for natural wound healing. Allowing blisters or other skin wounds to heal in open air, or covering them with an ordinary bandage dries the wound and a scab forms as the wound liquid dries. This slows down the healing process as the cells needed for wound healing grow more slowly in a dry environment. And, once the scab falls off, a scar can appear. Compeed® Blister Cushions protect and isolate the blister or skin wound, support the natural moisture balance needed for skin repair. Unlike ordinary bandages, Compeed® Blister Cushions stay in place for up to several days, while the blister heals. It is designed to look and fit like a second skin, giving you longer lasting pain relief, protection, and faster healing than ordinary bandages.