Urea is an organic chemical compound that is derived from urine. Yes. Urine. It helps the body synthesize protein and restores nitrogen. In addition, urea is known to have antibacterial properties.
When this natural ingredient is included in a skin care product, it packs a powerhouse of benefits:
- Helps skin retain water by drawing moisture to the skin and distributing it to dry areas
- Helps skin cells regenerate, which strengthens the skin’s protective barrier
- Helps other ingredients penetrate the skin
Often recommended for extremely dry skin or patches of dry skin, these products relieve dry skin relatively quickly, resulting in smoother and softer skin.
Carbamide is the synthetic version of urea, which was one of the first organic substances to be artificially replicated.