Urea or carbamate. It sounds a bit complicated and like something to do with urine or urine therapy and to be honestly it is not far from the truth..However urea is the end product of our body's proteins, that we mostly discharge through sweat and urine.
Thanks to the scientific accomplishments, urea that can be used in dermatology is synthesised in laboratories. It is a fantastic product that moisturizes and rehydrates skin while softly peeling it at the same time (depending on the concentration, the higher the percentage, the more strongly the skin is peeled).
Skin contains a natural moisturising factor or NMF, which contains of amino acids, glycerol, nitric pyroglutamic acid salts and 7-8% UREA. These are all hygroscopic (moisture absorbing) molecules that are necessary for healthy, well-functioning and moisturised top layer of the skin. As people age the amount of natural moisturisers in their skin declines, including the amount of urea, and therefore tiny horizontal wrinkles start showing and the skin dries out.
These small urea molecules best known, but surely not the only benefits:
- skin moisturising and rehydrating;
- improving the protective barrier of skin, improving renewal of skin cells;
- natural exfoliator;
- enhances the absorbing of other substances or skin penetration;
- reduces inflammation and itchiness (in case of chronic diseases, uch as, atopic dermatitis);
- helps regulating balance of the "good and bad" bacteria on the skin!