I'm looking for a good, hydrating moisturizer that contains urea among the first ingredients as I suffer from dehydrated skin and I heard urea is good for this. Have tried hyaluronic acid but found that it dehydrates me even more than what it claims to do, probably because of the climate here. (I have used Vaseline on top to no avail)
I have searched a lot for a face cream with urea but I can't seem to find any good one. Most of them are for body or feet. What I do find easily and cheap comes from websites such as Lookfantastic or other EU beauty websites. I don't have anything against them but I would very much prefer knowing that I can just go somewhere and buy it or in case I order it that it gets delivered in less than a week.
Any tips? I appreciate any advice on this. Thanks a lot!
In chapter 10.1 of the Kaplan bio book they have this diagram of the nephron: https://blog.cambridgecoaching.com/hubfs/eden.png
Maybe I'm misunderstanding something but this seems to imply that the PCT actively transports(secretes) urea INTO the filtrate. I was always under the impression that urea actually passively leaves the filtrate in the PCT following water. The filtrate is then concentrated due to water reabsorption / urea secretion in the inner medulla loop. Depending on ADH levels the urea can then reabsorbed at varying levels into the renal medulla in the collecting duct to maintain concentration differentials between cortex/medulla and to control urine concentration.
Is Kaplan just kinda fudging the details here or am I the one taking crazy pills and not understanding something? I felt like I had a decent understanding of the nephron before reading this chapter but now I'm starting to question that...
My understanding of what happens to urea in the nephron is essentially this: https://doctorlib.info/physiology/physiology-2/physiology-2.files/image415.jpg
TL;DR Is there active transport of urea in the PCT and if so where is most of the concentrating of the filtrate in terms of urea happening (PCT or inner medulla part of the loop of Henle)?
Has anyone tried this one? How did it affect your rosacea? Did it help restore your moisture barrier? Do you have alternatives to recommend?
Currently using Avene Tolerance Extreme Emulsion and Cleansing lotion: they're great but basic and i think i need something with a bit more moisturising power. (also use Neostrata spf ; Bioderma sensibio micellar)
This is the product that has helped me the most aesthetically in addressing the orange peel texture and crepey skin. It's an incredible moisturizer. Sharing in case it helps any of you!
I am almost 3 years post IPL damage. I started using this about 18 months after. Not sure how I would have done on it when I was still dealing with flushing, burning, and redness, when at that time any lotion or product except Psoria Gold and Cetaphil made it feel worse, and this is pretty thick.
Hey guys, happy new year!
I’m looking at using a urea product on my face this year as it’s something I’ve never tried, at the moment I’m not using anything similar as I am only washing and moisturising but heard some good stuff about urea. I’m just wondering what urea face products you would all recommend the most ? (As I don’t usually splash out on this stuff I’d be willing to spend up to £25 on something)
35F with type II Rosacea (papulo-pustular). I'd love to hear your experiences on repairing a damaged moisture barrier with seb derm (around nose and in nasolabial folds for me).
Has anyone tried Eucerin UreaRepair Replenishing Face Cream 5%?
Or Hada Labo Tokyo skin plumping gel?
Any other product i should consider? (
I've tried LRP Cicaplast and Aquaphor balm but they triggered my seb derm to flare up horribly (Cicaplast did absolutely nothing for my moisture barrier; Cerave products clog my pores so i can't use them).
I have combination, closed comedone / whitehead prone-skin, and was wondering if I can use the following products together:
Paula's Choice 2% Salicylic Acid
Eucerin Urea Repair 5% urea moisturizer
I'm asking because the Eucerin has Lactic Acid as an ingredient (3rd to last ingredient) which I've read should not be used together with salicylic acid?
Oh where do I even begin? The title says it all but earlier this year my skin transformed itself for the worst. Normally my skin is normal and I have never dealt with acne, only small hormonal pimples when it was ‘that’ time of the month that further lead to some hyperpigmentation. My routine was very simple, gentle cleanser, moisturiser and sunscreen and occasionally I would physically exfoliate/use a mask but only when I wanted to pamper myself. All of a sudden, my skin began to overproduce sebum, leading to acne and even more hyperpigmentation. My skin became extremely sensitive and it was always either irritated and red or extremely dull. My forehead felt so tight as if someone was pulling it and always looked wet due to oil. I panicked and joined this subreddit which made me realise I was suffering from extreme dehydration. I made countless posts and spent an insane amount of money on products without proper research; the reviews were five stars so I thought, what could go wrong? I won’t go into enormous detail as I sense we as a community struggle with this problem on the daily. A lot of money has gone down the drain dare I say. No products were working for me, they would either break me out or just make my skin feel even worse: red, itchy, oily. I even stopped using sunscreen and limited my cleansing to just warm water. I have no idea what triggered this drastic change in my skin (perhaps hormones?) but after months and months of late nights on reddit, I finally found my first holy grail.
UREA! Seriously everyone, it has saved my skin. No amount of hyaluronic acid, occlusives such as Vaseline or amazing oils such as Squalane has ever helped me. I was extremely close to giving up and just dealing with the issue as it felt as if my skin never go back to the way it used to be. Looking at old photos of me and doing the ‘zoom ups’ became apart of my nightly routine . However, I was using this cream for KP on my legs which was working so well. So I had a thought: if this is making my dehydrated, scaly, red purple KP-ridden legs look and feel incredible, then maybe it could help my face? I went and did a LOT of research about urea and read many blogs. I decided to buy a product from the same Hamilton brand, however opted for the 5% version as 10% is apparently too exfoliating for the... keep reading on reddit ➡
I posted on here a while ago about how much cutting actives out helped my dehydrated skin. Unfortunately though, my acne/CC's started to resurface about two months into my no-actives routine. Throughout all of this I was also still battling a flaky nose and that 'papery' look on some parts of my skin.
I had so much luck with Urederm for my elbow psoriasis/KP, so wanted to try a Urea cream for my face. I ordered the Eucerin one and it is AMAZING. I haven't had a flaky nose for about a month now, my CCs have reduced and my skin is so much plumper. I'm even able to use Azclear every night without experiencing any dryness. Using these two together has really helped my CCs and overall skin tone/PIH.
Cannot recommend highly enough if you're suffering from dehydrated skin. AND it's only $20, which beats $38 for Avene Skin Recovery Cream which I was using previously!
Hi, idk if anyone had any luck with using a urea-based ointment for their skin. My dermatologist recommended I use a urea-based product on my upper arms (where I had KP) and said I should hydrate better and exfoliate (if you go to a cosmetic- aesthetic dermatologist they will give you more pointers; yeah because they are actually concerned with aesthetics and not just telling me stuff like: you're not dying so it shouldn't be a problem).
By chance, found a gel that has a 30% concentration of urea (so pretty high, but then I saw there exist products with 50% concentration). I have been using it for 1 year and a half and the result is visible. because of my KP, I used to also pick at my skin. I hated it. After I stopped picking and let it heal, I began using the urea-based gel.
It works. I also exfoliate twice a week with ground coffee and I hydrate every day with a non-comedogenic lotion. My picked skin is all healed and I only get a couple of small KP bumps now that are almost invisible. it is a lot of work but since I've been doing it became a habit... so yeah... 20-30 minutes to do the whole ritual, quite time-consuming but I really wanted to give my best and it worked.
Did anyone get lucky using urea creams/ gels?
I think any dermato-designed urea cream will do. I used uriage, keratosane.
TLDR at the end.
My OBGYN decided to test for mycoplasma/ureaplasma after a stubborn "yeast" infection that wouldn't go away. Yeast tested negative, myco/urea tested positive. Okay, great, we have an answer. She gave me a double prescription so that my partner and I both have enough to take twice a day for two weeks and make sure we're clear of it.
The problem is that I've had a lot of shit happen to me medically this year, and I've had a lot of awful reactions to medications that were prescribed to me. Most importantly, I'm struggling with neurological problems, and the last time I took an antibiotic for reproductive health (metronidazole), I wound up in the hospital on day 3 with severe peripheral neuropathy.
I've read that doxycycline can mess up a lot of things like vision loss (sometimes permanent for some people apparently), intracranial hypertension (already prone to hypertension headaches), and a host of other issues in the digestive tract (which I also already have issues with), as well as messing up natural flora and causing yeast infections (which I already struggled with for like 3 months this year, so please god I will do anything not to deal with that again).
It's not a great plan to just say "I don't wanna take this, Doc, it's scary, can I get something else?", I know that, but I do really want to discuss alternatives with her if I can. My partner might still be able to take doxy, since he's not as prone to medical maladies, but I know, I just know, if I try to take doxy myself that it's gonna fuck me up like the other antibiotics have fucked me up this year, and I am desperate for literally any kind of alternative.
TL;DR - I am already prone to a good handful of the side effects that doxycycline can cause, as well as general bad luck when taking antibiotics. Is there any other remedy to try for mycoplasma/ureaplasma treatment that's not as likely to fuck up my life for a month?
It's been a while since I had found this group and it was really supporting for me!
I am 24M with this ichtyosis condition which I have inherited from my mom. Ironically her condition only affects her hands and mine condition affects my whole body...
However, I have been kinda successfully handling this condition, but there are some side effects with my skin routine, so hopefully someone could consult me regarding that.
Basically since we are all in quarantine, my pm routine became my all day routine :D
It worked for me during my high school and early years of my university.
But like a year back I have noticed that I always bloated after applying urea cream to my face. The skin often would get red and etc. I have even felt drowsy and tried to link it to the smoking, but since I quit smoking the drowsiness persisted when I applied the cream. I have done allergy patch tests which resulted in negative to the all substances that was applied to my skin, so I am really confused.
My skin doesn't peel like it used to peel before, but now it became really kinda dehydrated. Especially my face, so I just wanted to ask maybe anyone found alternative solution to urea? Or maybe could share your skin routine?
Thanks in advance!
Newbie whoes been reading the lit and wants to make sure I am understanding everything for the idea of this toner. Goal: moisture and brighter.
3% licorice extract
.3% germall plus
pH goal is around 6.2 with citric acid on standby to lower pH
How am I doing here? Did I miss something?
Prepping for my first mead (yay!) and confused about yeast nutrients. I saw the nutrient schedule using GoFerm to rehydrate, Fermaid O when fermentation starts, and a mixture of Fermaid K and DAP over the next few days. The thing is, I can only seem to find DAP mixed with urea. Please excuse me if this is standard and everyone knows it, but should I be trying harder to find plain DAP? If so, I've honestly had trouble finding it, source recs?
I’m looking for a 5% urea cream that is free from fragrance and silicones, available in the U.K., reasonably priced or in a large quantity (e.g. 200ml).
I found the Sebamed extreme dry skin relief cream but it seems there’s a fragrance free one and then another with fragrance and I guess it’s pot luck which one you receive. It’s such a shame because it’s INCI is perfect besides the fragrance (Panthenol, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Bisabolol) :(
Anyone got any recs?
I recently planted a Christmas Palm (I live in Florida) and it is currently about 5 feet tall. I live in a HOA so there is a minimum height curbside trees need to be. I'm looking for this palm to grow much taller. I heard Urea Nitrogen Fertilizer is good for plant rapid growth when used in moderation. Is this true? If so, how often would you recommend I use Urea on this Christmas Palm? Thanks.
I recently started using a 22% urea cream and I think it might actually be helping the KP on my arms. The instructions say to contact a healthcare practitioner if symptoms last more than 7 days and I know my KP isn’t going to disappear after that period so does that mean I can’t use the cream for more than 7 days? Is it safe to use 22% urea for long periods of time?
As the title says i'm looking for a daily face moisturiser with urea that's fine for fungal acne / malassezia that I can ideally buy in the UK and of course as cheap as possible :)
Appreciate i'm asking a lot but every product i've come across is missing one of the key elements.
I'm assuming having SPF / UVA protection as well will be too much, but has anyone got any ideas for the above?
Looking for creams with >10% urea
After doing some research it seems like this is quite hard to find and the ones that do exist seem quite expensive.
Seems like the main ones out there that have Urea in them that are fungal acne / malazessia safe are:
Hydraluron moisture jelly £83.30 per 100ML
HADALABO Gokujyun Hyaluronic Perfect gel £18.41 / 100g / ml (anyone know if you can use this during the day?) Also it just says 'hydroxyethyl urea' in the ingredients but I have no idea what % as I was hoping for 5% urea (seems to be recommended).
HADA LABO TOKYO SKIN PLUMPING GEL £39.90 / 100 ml
With some more (but not available in UK / EU) on https://simpleskincarescience.com/pityrosporum-folliculitis-treatment-malassezia-cure/
Seems like the dude above is creating his own urea / fungal safe moisturiser but that seems like a next year job.
Does anyone have any recommendations or should I just commit to the Gokujyun hyaluronic perfect gel as it seems cheapest (assuming I can use during day)?
Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for every organism and the nitrogen cycle is significant for human society. Nitrogenous nucleophile electrooxidation reaction (NOR) plays a vital role in the degradation and transformation of available nitrogen. Here, focusing on NOR based on β‐Ni(OH) 2 electrode, we decipher the transformation mechanism of nitrogenous nucleophile. For two‐step NOR, proton‐coupled electron transfer (PCET) is the bridge between electrogenerated electrocatalyst dehydrogenation from β‐Ni(OH) 2 to β‐Ni(OH)O and spontaneous nucleophile dehydrogenation oxidation reaction. This theory can give a good explanation for hydrazine and primary amine oxidation reactions, but is insufficient for urea oxidation reaction (UOR). Through operando tracing bond rupture and formation processes during UOR and theoretical calculation, we propose the possible UOR mechanism that intramolecular coupling of N‐N bond, accompanying with PCET, hydration and rearrangement processes, results in high‐performance and ~100% N 2 ‐selectivity. These discoveries not only clarify the evolution of nitrogenous molecules during NOR, but also lay fundamental for nitrogen cycle electrocatalysis.
does it increase hair fall etc? pls state ur condition and experience with one or both of them :)
I’m currently on differin 0.1% and i think retinoids gave me an ugly face texture. Pimples are under control now but i don’t like the texture of my face (orange peel cheeks) and uneven skin tone. Will a urea lotion/cream help with that?
Your Favourite Urea Products ?