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Urea is humectant ingredient found in the skin’s natural moisturising factor (NMF), making up around 7-8% of the total composition. Its humectant properties mean it can bind to water molecules in the atmosphere, drawing them to it, and in turn plumping and hydrating the skin. Research also shows that Urea has a mild exfoliating action on the skin, encouraging the removal of dead cells which results in smoother, healthier, more hydrated skin.

What is Urea?

Urea is a humectant, which means it has the ability to attract and retain moisture, helping to keep the skin hydrated. In skincare products, it is often used as a synthetic ingredient for its potential moisturizing and exfoliating properties.

What does Urea do?

Urea offers benefits such as: - Acts as an effective moisturizer, helping to hydrate and soften the skin by attracting and retaining water. - Assists in exfoliation, as it can help to loosen and slough off dead skin cells, promoting a smoother and more refined skin texture. - Can improve the overall barrier function of the skin, supporting a stronger and healthier skin barrier. - Helps to alleviate dry and rough skin conditions, making it beneficial for individuals with dry or dehydrated skin.

Who is Urea good for?

If any of the following apply Urea might be a good option for you:

Dry and dehydrated skin




Who should avoid Urea?

If any of the following apply it might be best to avoid Urea:

Related Allergy

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