The outermost layer of our skin is known as the stratum corneum which consists of about 10% natural moisturizing factor (NMF). The major componenets of NMF are sodium lactate, urea, and pyrrolidone carboxylic acid with urea making up about 7% of NMF.
Urea readily absorbs water which helps to reduce the amount of water lost through the skin. One of urea’s many benefits is that it helps to accelerate the skins cellular renewal process which strengthens the barrier function of the skin thus helping to keep it youthful and healthy.
Often dry skin and aging skin is the result of a decline in urea so replacing it is important due to its natural moisturising factor.
The form of urea we use in our products is Hydroxylethyl Urea which is considered the superior and most effective form available.
Do not confuse urea with the undesirable preservatives Diazolidinyl Urea and imidazolidinyl urea found in some products that should be avoided.