Urea is a humectant molecule, which increases the water content of the superficial layers of the skin, retaining moisture and reducing transepidermal water loss.
In addition, it also has anti-inflammatory and keratolytic properties. That is, it has the ability to promote exfoliation and the removal of dead cells in the outer layers of the skin, which can improve skin texture and tone.
Finally, it also has the ability to increase skin permeability. It can help other active ingredients penetrate deeper, enhancing their effects.
This is especially useful for dry and dehydrated skin as it helps keep the skin soft and supple.
Increases the water content of the skin
Anti-inflammatory and keratolytic properties
Promotes the removal of dead cells
Increases skin permeability