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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Scientists Say the Best-Kept Secret to Clear, Beautiful Skin is... Urine!

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It's true! Animal (and human) urine contains a substance called "urea." Urea is the main compound found in urine, and it is known to be a natural moisturizer and exfoliate. It is also non-toxic, non-acidic, and non-alkaline. That's why cosmetic companies use it in their products. Well, sort of...

Urine also known as "carbamide"

Instead of the word "urea" on the label, you will most likely see that the product contains "carbamine," which is a synthetic form of urea and also sounds way nicer. Why synthetic? The synthetic version contains more urea than natural urine would. Natural urine has about 5 percent or less urea, while the synthetic urea in skin care products on the market contain about 10-15 percent concentrated urea which means better results for you.

How it works

Urea mixes with water, so it is able to retain moisture on your skin. In addition, it works as an exfoliate by dissolving the skin's keratin. Keratin is the key structural material making up the outer layer of the skin. Sloughing off the outer layers of old skin keeps the skin looking fresh and new.

So, although you won't see actual urine in skin care products, what you will see is a better version of it, and you will know that it is very good for your skin.

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