Hand Cream With Urea And Lactic Acid

This urea hand cream helps to moisturize and exfoliate dry skin. This urea is derived from animals and not people which makes the product vegan

This eucerin urea hand cream is a multi-purpose treatment. It helps to moisturize, soften and improve the appearance of skin. It contains urea, lactic acid and vitamin E which all help to soothe dryness and irritation in the skin on your hands.

What Does Urea Do In Hand Cream

Urea is used to treat dry/rough skin conditions (such as eczema, psoriasis, corns, callus) and some nail problems (such as ingrown nails). It may also be used to help remove dead tissue in some wounds to help wound healing. Urea is known as a keratolytic.

Dry Skin Intensive Hand Cream 5% Urea With Lactate

Replenishing cream for dry to extremely dry hands. Eucerin Dry Skin Intensive Hand Cream 5% Urea with Lactate intensively moisturises and soothes dry to severely dry hands for noticeably smooth.

Key Ingredients

Exfoliant: Lactic Acid

Skin-identical ingredient: Glycerin, Urea

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Ingredient namewhat-it-doesirr., com.ID-Rating
Glycerinskin-identical ingredient, moisturizer/​humectant0, 0Superstar
Ureaskin-identical ingredient, moisturizer/​humectantGoodie
Glyceryl Stearateemollient, emulsifying0, 1-2
Stearyl Alcoholemollient, viscosity controlling, emulsifying, surfactant/​cleansing2, 2
Cyclomethiconeemollient, moisturizer/​humectant, solvent, viscosity controlling0, 0
Dicaprylyl Etheremollient, solvent
Sodium Lactatebuffering, moisturizer/​humectantGoodie
Dimethiconeemollient0, 1
Glyceryl Stearate SEemulsifying2, 3


Eucerin Dry Skin Intensive Hand Cream 5% Urea With LactateIngredients explained

Good old water, aka H2O. The most common skincare ingredient of all. You can usually find it right in the very first spot of the ingredient list, meaning it’s the biggest thing out of all the stuff that makes up the product. 

It’s mainly a solvent for ingredients that do not like to dissolve in oils but rather in water. 

  • A natural moisturizer that’s also in our skin
  • A super common, safe, effective and cheap molecule used for more than 50 years
  • Not only a simple moisturizer but knows much more: keeps the skin lipids between our skin cells in a healthy (liquid crystal) state, protects against irritation, helps to restore barrier
  • Effective from as low as 3% with even more benefits at higher concentrations up to 20-40% (around 10% is a good usability-effectiveness sweet spot)
  • High-glycerin moisturizers are awesome for treating severely dry skin

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