She cute.... and long awaited. The infamous "urea moisturizer" created by f.c. himself! This product underwent several dozen formulations before its current iteration. *Cue this isn't my final form meme. 😏
Its star ingredient is urea, a molecule found in the skin's natural moisturizing factor (NMF) that plays an integral role in improving skin barrier function.
Urea is one of those magical unicorn ingredients with the ability to both hydrate AND mildly exfoliate. It's so effective as a hydrator, in fact, that it outperforms vaseline in some studies. (1)
For more information about all things urea, please see our blog post on Simple Skincare Science.
Other key features!
- Glycerin: works synergistically with urea for added hydration and smoothing effect. (2)
- Dimethicone: creates a protective barrier and locks in moisture.
- Hyaluronic acid: hydrates skin by attracting 1000 times its weight in water.
- Allantoin: skin-soothing and stabilizes urea.
- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: an emollient that softens skin. It took us months to find, but we're happy to report that our caprylic/capric triglyceride is as pure as it gets and contains no trace amount of C12-24 fatty acids :)
INCI: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Urea, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trideceth-6, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin
I'm using the Malezia 5% Urea Moisturizer. My skin is normal/dry and my main concern is keeping my skin moisturized without becoming greasy, because I wear sunscreen on top of my moisturizer. I LOVE this moisturizer. A little goes a long way for me. I use it morning and night, my skin soaks this up and I've noticed significant improvements in the dryness & texture of my skin. I also use retinol and vitamin c, and I feel like this moisturizer plays well with both products. I feel like my skin is properly moisturized for the first time in a long time. Thank you for making a product that is affordable and SO effective.
Over the last few years, I have struggled to find a product that wouldn’t make my seborrheic dermatitis flare up on my face. And for so long I was just using head and shoulders on my face because it was the only thing that wouldn’t flare it up, and allowed me to clean my face - but I hated it.
Male is has been a game changer - I can clean my face and use this moisturizer to allow my skin to feel good and healthy. 10/10 recommend especially if you have skin sensitivities or fungus-based skin diseases!
I've been following FC for years now and was thrilled when he came out with skincare products! This review is regarding the 5% urea moisturizer, however I've ordered both the moisturizer and BP multiple times and they both rock! (I don't go through the BP as quickly though)
My wish for this moisturizer is that it will someday come in a larger-sized body lotion formula! ❤️
This is by far the most gentle BPO I’ve tried. I worked up to be able to use daily all over my face and I am getting zero breakouts now!! Absolutely amazing!! I started off using about 3 times a week in my problem areas only.
The moisturizer took a few weeks for my skin to get used to also. I added that about 3 months after I started the BPO. I use both daily and my skin has never looked better.
I don't usually write reviews, but wow I am so grateful for this brand and these products. I should also say, "miracle" might be misleading - what I really mean is, this simple formula is what my skin needed all along. Clearly, there are plenty of others struggling with the same skin conditions and I just had no idea until I stumbled across the Simple Skincare Science blog and decided to give it a go. I have tried everything for my skin, but have never seen results so quickly before (truly, within days). I purchased the moisturizer and benzoyl serum and will be absolutely continue buying this dynamic duo !
Giving 5-Stars because this does work as a daily driver. To be completely honest, I don't know that this product has helped much when I'm struggling with rougher patches (gross) of SebDerm, but this product is gentle and never seems to accelerate or make worse. In that regard, it's nice as a daily moisturizer especially when things are feeling more under control. And to a larger point, SimpleSkincareScience has been INVALUABLE to me in learning how to safely heal and treat the skin on my face over time. Extremely grateful to FC for compiling so many resources, and for that reason alone I am happy to try & support these products. In the end, I combine this moisturizer with a few other products throughout the week, but if your skin is sensitive or suffering from SebDerm or fungal acne, my two cents is that it can't hurt to try this as part of a solution.
This is an excellent moisturizer that heals and repairs my skin despite using strong tretinoin and battling fungal acne. Will definitely repurchase!
Exactly what I was looking for only downside more air in tube than actual product.
I have ridiculously sensitive skin that’s super prone to dryness, and this is the first moisturizer that hydrated my skin and doesn’t break it out. There’s an instant noticeable difference, and my skin feels so soft. 10/10
I love this moisturizer. It adds moisture without being greasy. I don’t have any issues with acne or irritation. It’s the only moisturizer is use!
I also feel very grateful to f.c. for his website and extensive care and research into fungal acne. It literally saved my skin, after having acne since I was a teenager (I discovered his blog at 31! I wish it was sooner). After reading and following product recommendations, my skin cleared up in a couple months, and remains pretty much completely clear. I am appreciative and will continue to support all products!