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Urea – the gold standard ingredient for emollients?

@inproceedings{Bristow2016UreaT,
  title={Urea – the gold standard ingredient for emollients?},
  author={I. Bristow},
  year={2016}
}
  • I. Bristow
  • Published 2016
  • The many benefits of urea as a topical treatment for skin conditions have long been known particularly as an additive to emollient preparations. In podiatry, we have observed a renaissance with an increase in new products coming to market promoted as containing urea. Recent research has begun to unravel its biochemical benefits in treating dry skin conditions. This article reviews the chemical effects of this molecule and looks at some of the useful properties and applications of urea in… CONTINUE READING

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