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Hydroxyethyl Urea

Hydroxyethyl Urea

What-it-does: moisturizer/humectant


A derivative of Urea, that works as a strong moisturizer and humectant meaning that it helps the skin to cling onto water and thus to make it hydrated and elastic.

According to manufacturer's data,  Hydroxyethyl Urea has a similar moisturizing ability to glycerin (measured at 5%), but it feels nicer on the skin as it is non-sticky and non-tacky and gives a lubricous and moist feeling to the skin.

Show me some proof

  • Landa, Peter, et al. "Glycerin and hydroxyethyl urea: Comparing two skin moisturizers." Cosmetics and toiletries 119.10 (2004): 79-88.

Products with Hydroxyethyl Urea

Aqualogica Hydrate+gel Moisturizer Bagóvit Pro Lifting Contorno De Ojos Bionike Defence Elixage Satin Bulgarian Yogurt skin Night Cream Cosmetic Plant Lift Up - Ser Lift Instant Cu Acid Hialuronic, Liftonin®-Xpress Și Extract De Magnolie Dermaglós Emulsión Hidratación + Protección Con FPS 20 Eaoron Hyaluronic Toner Fauno Serum Antiarrugas Con Vitamina C Antioxidante Antiedad Fauno Fruto Salvaje Hair Loss Tonic Capilar Anticaida Gold Bond Crepe Corrector Age Defense Gold Bond Dark Spot Minimizing Body Cream Gold Bond Men'S Essentials Intensive Therapy Lotion Gold Bond Psoriasis Relief Cream Gold Bond Ultimate Neck And Chest Firming Cream Gold Bond Ultimate Restoring Green Tea & Vitamin C Gold Bond Ultimate Restoring Skin Therapy Lotion Gold Bond Ultimate Strength And Resilience Lotion Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Hand Cream Gold Bond Ultimate Pure Moisture Lotion Gold Bond Ultimate Strength And Resilience Lotion Hada Labo Hydrating Perfect Gel Hada Labo Skin Plumping Gel Cream Hada Labo Tokyo Smoothing Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream Hada Labo Tokyo Age Correcting Eye Cream Hada Labo Tokyo Intense Hydrating Skin Plumping Gel Day & Night (With Super Hyaluronic Acid) Hanna glow Royal Moisture Essence Librederm Cerafavit Крем Липидовосстанавливающий С Церамидами И Пребиотиком Для Лица И Тела Librederm Collagen Serum MINISO Olive Moisturizing Spray MixX laboratory Idebenone 1% Tightening Essence My Scheming Pore-Minimizing Black Sheet Mask Perricone MD Cold Plasma Plus Hand Therapy SkinCeuticals Body Retexturing Treatment SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator TOŁPA Dermo Face Physio Gentle Toner Avon Renew Power Sérum Renovador Azure Hyaluronic & Collagen Anti-Aging Serum Azure Skincare Hemp & Aloe Nourishing Facial Serum Azure Skincare Hyaluronic And Retinol Facial Serum Beautific Urban Drops Anti-Pollution Booster Serum Bionike Aknet Hydra Plus Restorative Care Bionike Defence Tolerance Ar Body Drench Hydrating Sheet Mask Cetaphil Daily Hydrating Lotion With Hyaluronic Acid Cetaphil Daily Oil-Free Hydrating Lotion With Hyaluronic Acid Clair Beauty Hyaluronic & Retinol - Moisturizing Facial Serum Clicks skincare collection White Tea & Q10 Anti-Ageing Facial Serum Control Corrective Firming Tri-Peptide Serum Dermaglós Emulsion Corporal Piel Del Diabético Dr. PONG Acne Clear Glowing Toner