Urea and the science behind the product





Urea is an important part of the skin’s natural moisturizing system.

The body uses manufactured urea in the same way as the urea naturally found in the skin. Scientists call it a true “humectant” because it is an important component of the body’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF). Urea causes hard dry skin cells to "unpack" and expose their water binding sites, thus enabling the cell to absorb and retain additional moisture. This action is also known as hydrotopic solubilization and several independent clinical investigations and studies prove that it works.

It’s a little like taking the plastic wrapper off a sponge so it can absorb better!

Unfortunately, urea on its own does not feel like a good moisturizing lotion. It is chemically unstable and actually leaves the skin feeling dry to the touch.

That is what makes Alpha-hydroxy  Lotion such an effective formula. The pharmacists and scientists who developed the product uses a special stabilized urea formulation that is precisely balanced and blended with other moisturizing ingredients including pure silk proteins and alpha hydroxy acids.

The results is an efficacious moisturising formulation that actively replenishes moisture to the lowest skin depths and leave the skin looking silky smooth and feeling wonderful.

About the product

Clinical trials has shown Alpha-hydroxy Lotion to be a very effective moisturiser with improved hydration of the stratum corneum (outermost layer of skin) when compared to other urea formulations which do not contain Alpha-hydroxy acids.

The lactic acid (alpha hydroxy acid) stimulates the skin’s production of collagen, a process that improves the growth of new basal cells (skin cells) that rebuild a naturally occlusive, protective skin barrier.

Enhancement of the skin's natural barrier is important to keep moisture in and infectious agents out. This new skin growth displaces the old dry cells through exfoliation so the skin feels very smooth and elastic. Our formulations contain both lactic and malic acids to improve the exfoliation of dead skin cells.

Amino acids derived from pure silk protein which are also added to the lotion, restore skin tone and luster to give the skin a wonderful, silky, smooth, non-greasy feel.

Alpha-hydroxy Lotion is non-toxic and extremely safe to use. The main ingredient urea is found in all body cells. Even people undergoing dialysis have safely used our products for years. Urea brings water into the skin structure and then leaves the body unchanged. This is why it is both so useful and non-irritating.