What is Aqurea-HF® Topical Cream-Gel?
Aqurea-HF® (Hand and Foot) Keratolytic emollient cream-gel contains Urea and Tea Tree Oil which offers Keartolytic and Hydrating effect, promotes fast healing of dry cracked split skin and another type of skin damage. Soothes and softens thick, cracked skin. Helps in fast healing of cracked split skin. Effectively removes thick and hard skin due to repeated friction or pressure.
Aqurea-HF® Topical Cream-Gel with Urea topical 40% (for the skin) is used to soften rough or dry skin caused by skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, keratosis, and others. Urea topical is also used to soften damaged fingernails or toenails so they can be removed without surgery. It may also be used to help remove dead tissue in some wounds to help wound healing. Urea is known as a keratolytic. It increases moisture in the skin by softening/dissolving the horny substance (keratin) holding the top layer of skin cells together. This effect helps the dead skin cells fall off and helps the skin keep more water in.
The strongest variety, Urea 40, is intended to deliver a serious dose of moisture by breaking down rough, dry areas on your skin while simultaneously hydrating. It dissolves the intracellular matrix, which loosens dead, scaly skin. This makes it ideal for treating calluses, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, and keratosis pilaris. It also draws moisture into the skin for serious hydration.
When it’s used on the skin urea is used to add an intense amount of moisture to the skin, which makes it ideal for treating dry, rough skin, along with skin conditions that consistently yield such symptoms. Sloughs away dead skin – Urea can penetrate thick skin, such as foot calluses, and is excellent for cracked feet. The breaking down of dead skin also makes urea 40 great for treating eczema, psoriasis, and corns.
Anti-fungal: Urea is often used in creams to treat specific foot conditions, particularly those that are fungal in nature. A thick layer of the cream can combat fungus on or around the nails, and may even soften the surface of thick fingernails and toenails. For this, Thornfeldt indicates urea in high concentrations. Urea improves the delivery of other biologically active molecules in the skin such as anti-fungal/yeast medicines. It does this by being hydrophilic and a lipid barrier disruptor at concentrations above 12%.
When it comes to urea 40, this product is best left for people looking to treat exceptionally dry skin, like cracked heels, corns, or calloused skin. If you have a skin condition that has you battling dry skin consistently, like eczema or psoriasis, urea 40 might be a good option for treating rough, itchy complexions, especially during flare-ups. Anyone simply looking for a good moisturizer, however, would probably benefit from a lower dose of urea, or a hydrating cream or ointment that contains urea as an ingredient in addition to others.
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