UREA occurs naturally in the skin, and products containing urea can be used to help treat severe dryness. Urea helps to maintain pH balance, and aids in preserving the moisture content of a product after it has been opened Products that contain urea are recommended for treating skin conditions such as eczema, ichthyosis, xeroderma, hyperkeratosis and dandruff. Urea penetrates the top layer of the skin and increases water retention, thus providing relief to dry skin. Urea has a high nitrogen content which is useful to the cosmetic industry. Creams contain urea because it helps to moisturize and nourish skin. In addition to providing nitrogen, a necessary ingredient to treating rough, dry skin, urea is also antibacterial and antimicrobial.
ALLANTOIN acts as a lubricant on the skin surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. Allantoin is a valuable cell proliferating healing agent that stimulates new tissue growth. A superb anti-irritant, allantoin is healing, soothing and non-allergenic. Allantoin is also known skin softener, cleaning up damaged tissue where applied.