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Urea white crystals 150 grams – Active ingredient for skin care.


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Urea crystals are widely used in skin care formulations to improve skin barrier function and is one of the most common moisturizing agent.

Available as 150 gram in a zip pouch.

Ingredients: Urea

Urea has long been used in skincare for its unique combination of keratolytic and powerful hydrating properties.  This keratolytic (exfoliating) property can be used in cosmetics to help with the rapid turnover of skin cells leading to the improvement of dry and scaly skin.

Urea is also part of your skin’s “Natural Moisturising Factor” (NMF). The NMF being composed of Lactic Acid and Lactate Salts (usually Sodium Lactate), Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid (PCA), Urea, Metal Ions, Sugars and Amino Acids. This makes urea both a humectant and moisturizer that promotes rehydration of the skin and helps to replenish natural moisture content of the skin. On top of this, it acts as an anti-inflammatory agent on skin that may have a damaged barrier function.

Numerous studies have proven the benefits of this ingredient in treating dry, damaged and irritated skin.

Ideal for use In

  • Creams and lotions for dry skin
  • After-sun products
  • Shampoos and body washes
  • Body scrubs
  • Cracked heal and elbow moisturizers
  • Hand and foot creams

Formulation Guidelines:

  • Add to the water phase of formulations
  • Not heat sensitive
  • Can be disruptive to many emulsification and thickening systems. We recommend trialing use of urea in small batches to avoid wasting raw materials

Material Origin:  Synthetic.

Recommended Usage: 2 – 15%

Solubility: Water soluble, also partially soluble in ethanol and glycerine

Formula Tips:  Urea is very salty and can substantially compromise emulsion stability if the emulsion hasn’t been designed with Urea in mind.  If you are considering adding this to your formula start with low levels and split your batch into two, trying the urea in one half and not in the other so you can benchmark the changes that the addition of Urea has on your formula.





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