October 9, 2013

US Patent No.: 8,283,515 B2
Inventor(s): Marie-Louise Lagerstedt-Eidrup, Billdal, Sweden; Anne Farbrot, Askim, Sweden; and Bo Runeman, Jonsered, Sweden. Company: SCA Hygiene Products AB, Göteborg, Sweden.
Filed: 5/2/03
Issued: 10/9/12

An absorbent article comprising: A liquid permeable topsheet, A liquid impermeable backsheet, an absorbent body enclosed therebetween, a hydrogel foam made from a hydrogel material to be applied in contact with the skin of a wearer during use, and a skin conditioning agent contained in the hydrogel foam to be applied in skin contact with the wearer in such a manner that the skin conditioning agent is transferable to the skin when the hydrogel foam is applied in contact with skin, wherein the hydrogel foam contains between 5 and 95% by weight skin conditioning agent, calculated on the combined weight of hydrogel foam and skin conditioning agent, wherein the hydrogel foam containing the skin conditioning agent forms part of or constitutes an elastic member in the article.
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