Moisturizes, strengthens skin’s barrier, and improves penetration of other ingredients. Boosts antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties.
This natural moisturizer is found in healthy skin, though dry skin has lower levels. In addition, it boasts antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties. It aids in protein synthesis and provides the skin with beneficial nitrogen. Urea reduces the amount of water lost through skin’s epidermis or outermost layer. Due to its superb water-binding power, urea is an effective moisturizer and humectant, drawing moisture to the skin and hydrating dry areas. In fact, it’s a natural moisturizing factor (NMF) that appears in skin’s outer layer. It’s used to help dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Urea helps skin cells renew and regenerate, thus keeping skin’s barrier strong and healthy. In turn, a strong skin barrier can keep out potential irritants. Improves penetration of other ingredients. Because it acts on the skin’s barrier, urea can help other ingredients, especially hydrocortisone, to penetrate and be absorbed by the skin. Because of urea’s excellent moisturizing capability, dry skin will find exceptional relief. Dry patches should diminish, while skin texture should improve, becoming smooth and resilient.