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Will That Product Really Work?

Will That Product Really Work?

 

Time and time again we see products on the market that are advertised to miraculously transform your skin. What they are advertised to do versus what they actually do are more times than none two different things. It is so crucial when choosing skincare products to READ THAT INGREDIENT LABEL! It will let you know what it can really do for your skin.  To help explain this we wanted to compare our 35% Urea Cream to another companies skin treatment cream by listing the first few ingredients on the labels. Remember- ingredients are listed in order from highest concentration to lowest. These ingredients are what make up the majority of the product. 

Bay Harbor Beauty's 35% Urea Cream:

Urea: exfoliates, rehydrates, and is able to treat skin conditions such as dermatitis, keratosis pillars, itchy skin, fungal infections, and callused skin.

Beta Glucan Water: boosts collagen production, increases immunity of the skin, and helps ward off external and environmental pollutants.

Cetearyl Olivate: this natural emulsifier helps to moisturize and soften the skin while giving it a smooth and luxurious feel. 

Kokum Butter: used in skincare for its moisturizing properties. It is used to treat many skin conditions such as acne, dry skin, and inflammatory infections. 

Rice Bran Oil: rich in essential fatty acids, trace elements, vitamin e, and mineral salts. It benefits the skin by evening out skin tone, brightening complexion, and helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Sake Extract: naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. This ingredient is used to smooth, soften, and protect the skin. 

Propanediol: this naturally derived ingredient is an emollient that also helps to rehydrate the skin. It is commonly used in natural skincare due to its "green" properties. 

 

Comparable Skin Treatment Cream:

Glycerin: allows the skin to retain its moisture.

Lactic Acid: increases cell turnover and helps to eliminate dead skin ells on the top layer of the skin. 

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate: this synthetic emollient softens and moisturizes the skin. It is used to enhance the texture of the product.

Alkyl Benzoate: this synthetic emollient helps keep the skin moist by reducing the loss of water from the outer layers of the skin.

Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate: this plant-based emulsifier is composed fo fat and oil. 

Urea: exfoliates, rehydrates, and is able to treat skin conditions such as; dermatitis, keratosis pilaris, itchy skin, fungal infections, and calluses. 

Jojoba Oil: seals the skin with a protective barrier to lock in moisture. Is commonly used in skincare products to reduce inflammation and reduce symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea. 

 

After seeing the top seven ingredients that make up the majority of the product you can see that our 35% Urea Cream contains two ingredients that are natural emollients while the other treatment cream contains three synthetic emollients. The ingredients that are the most beneficial in the comparable product are the urea and jojoba oil. The majority of the ingredients focus on locking in the moisture the skin already contains. If the skin is dehydrated and dry to begin with it will do nothing more than make their skin feel soft short-term. When we formulated our 35% Urea Cream we focused on not only locking moisture in, but treating the skin in the long-term. Urea is the first ingredient and is what makes up the majority of the product. This ensures that the product truly works and will do what it is advertised to do.  We hope this helps you choose great skincare products in the future!

 

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