Urea

Appears on 2 avoid lists

Included in 300 routines

Summary

Works for
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
Irritancy risk
LOW
WIMJ Team

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

Products with Urea

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • urea
  • glycerin
  • sodium lactate
  • tocopherol
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • lactic acid
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • dimethicone
  • petrolatum
  • allantoin
  • hydrolyzed milk protein
  • serine
  • camelina sativa seed oil
  • borago officinalis seed oil
  • +16 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • calcium pantothenate
  • glycolic acid
  • urea
  • titanium dioxide
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • glycerin
  • alanine
  • serine
  • proline
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactobacillus/portulaca oleracea ferment extract
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • urea
  • panthenol
  • glycerin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • tocopherol
  • lactic acid
  • pantolactone
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cholesterol
  • myristyl myristate
  • urea
  • squalane
  • ceramide np
  • phytosphingosine
  • ceramide eop
  • glycerin
  • salicylic acid
  • ceramide ap
  • polyglyceryl-6 stearate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • niacinamide
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • glutamic acid
  • caprooyl tetrapeptide-3
  • glycine
  • squalane
  • melia azadirachta leaf extract
  • alanine
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • palmitoyl oligopeptide
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycine soja seed extract
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • glycerin
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • lens esculenta fruit extract
  • serine
  • glycine soja sterols
  • acetyl octapeptide-3
  • dextran
  • proline
  • adenosine
  • glucosamine hcl
  • lysine
  • allantoin
  • dimethicone
  • sodium lactate
  • ceramide 2
  • arginine
  • betaine
  • urea
  • threonine
  • +30 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • ceramide np
  • lactic acid
  • alaria esculenta extract
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-8
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cetyl palmitate
  • niacinamide
  • urea
  • glycerin
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • dimethicone
  • pantolactone
  • poria cocos sclerotium extract
  • acetyl hexapeptide-49
  • panthenol
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • +15 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • zinc pca
  • linoleic acid
  • lactic acid
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • ceramide np
  • glycerin
  • copper pca
  • ceramide ap
  • centella asiatica extract
  • glycolic acid
  • urea
  • saccharide isomerate
  • collagen amino acids
  • sodium pca
  • bisabolol
  • ceramide eop
  • retinol
  • tetrapeptide-21
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cholesterol
  • phytosphingosine
  • +19 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • zinc gluconate
  • coconut alkanes
  • glycerin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • urea
  • allantoin
  • inositol
  • octocrylene
  • polysilicone-11
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • oleanolic acid
  • retinyl palmitate
  • methyl methacrylate crosspolymer
  • trehalose
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • homosalate
  • betaine
  • +15 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium pca
  • salicylic acid
  • lactose
  • urea
  • niacinamide
  • allantoin
  • glycerin
  • sodium lactate
  • panthenol
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • beeswax
  • glycerin
  • dimethicone
  • sodium lactate
  • urea
  • cyclomethicone
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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