Urine: The Secret To Clear Skin?

urine in containerThere are many great lengths that people will go to for zit-free skin, but is dousing your face with urine one of them? Not quite.

Although urine is made up of 95% water, the actual component of urea in urine is where all the magical skin benefits come from. Urea is an ingredient found in several skin care products because it’s a natural moisturizer and exfoliant.

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According to Naked Chemist, a New Zealand-based beauty company, urea (also known as carbamide) is waste the body produces after it metabolizes protein and the urea used by the cosmetics industry is from “synthetic sources”  – meaning not animals or people.