As you know, I have oily oily oily skin…on my face.
You’ll now learn that I have dry dry dry skin…on my body.
I always considered this weird disposition of my body as some kind of joke from Mother Nature… But I have, with time and many trials and errors, found ways to fix the oiliness of my face (mainly by using blot films and blotting powders…and also, my skin getting less oily as I got out of my teenage years) but for the dry skin on my body it has been an ongoing battle. But, a few years ago, I found the solution and, as spring comes, I thought I’d share it with you.
It probably is one of the most effective solution for dry skin.
And when I say “dry” skin I mean drrrry. I mean so dry it will crack. So dry it’s itchy. So dry and rough it will rip your tights….you get the point.
If you know what I mean, then you need to use Uremol 20, containing 20% of Urea.
What is Urea you ask?
Urea is the primary organic solid of urine and is naturally present in healthy skin. It is one of three natural moisturising factors (NMF) in the outer horny layer of our skin. The other two NMF are lactic acid and amino acids. There are markedly reduced amounts of urea in dry skin conditions. Source
Due to its superb water-binding properties, urea is an uncommonly effective moisturizer and humectants—drawing moisture to the skin and hydrating dry areas. Source
It works wonderfully. No matter how dry your skin is, products containing urea will make a difference. I was first drawn to Uremol after hearing about Urea on a random forum online and decided to try it. It’s not in a fancy packaging, it’s unscented, is pretty heavy in consistency but penetrates quickly. Very rich but not too greasy. I only have good things to say about it. You will either find Uremol 20 (Contains Urea 20% in an emollient cream base) or Uremol 10 (with 10% Urea)
I personally go for 20 when I’ve really neglected my skin and need to get it smooth and silky quickly. It can also help with Keratosis Pilaris (which I have also been blessed with…)
Where do I get it?
Shopper’s Drugmart, Jean Coutu and, I’m guessing, most drugstores. Also, online on Well.ca
More expensive than most regular moisturizers, you can get it for around 10.49 CAD for the 100 gr tube.