Eucerin - Urea Repair Plus 5% Urea Body Wash

Eucerin Urea Repair Plus 5% Urea Body Wash

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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • urea
  • glycerin
  • sodium lactate
  • +1 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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"Urea Repair Plus 5% Urea Body Wash"
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This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (lauryl glucoside, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium myreth sulfate) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
6.4% - 9.6%
4.9% - 7.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
3.2% - 4.8%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
2.5% - 3.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent. Creates foam
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.6% - 2.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.9% - 1.35%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
0.15% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
The salt of salicylic acid. Helps exfoliate the upper layer of the skin. Can also work to preserve cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.3%

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