> Urea - Humectant | Ingredients For Skincare | CeraVe UK
Urea is a component of the natural moisturizing factor (NMF) produced by the skin. Urea is a humectant, which means it is able to absorb moisture from the environment and draw it to the skin. In addition, urea is also an emollient that softens and smooths the skin.

Important Things to Know about Urea

  • Because of its hydrating properties and ability to help remove the build-up of excess dead skin cells, urea can be found in a variety of skincare products, including body washes, lotions and creams.

  • Urea’s humectant properties make it an ideal ingredient for anyone with dry skin.

  • Urea helps improve the appearance of patches of dry, rough, scaly skin in two ways: by providing hydration to smooth your skin's texture, and by helping to reduce the buildup of dead skin cells.

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