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
When I found out I was pregnant and looked into my current skincare routine, I found out I could no longer use any of those products. With increased hormones, weird diet changes and skin routine changes, I broke out horribly on my chin and jawline. I was so embarrassed. I tried everything from Skin Ceuticals, BioEssence, Skin Fix, Tula, Skin Pharm, Coco Kind, First Aid Beauty, Epionce and every other product I could find at Sephora or that people recommended. Nothing worked and I thought I would never have a normal chin again. The zig began to hurt when they would pop up and throb. I wish I had photos. Then my sister told me about this and I figured I had nothing to lose… within three days of just the moisturizer I saw improvements. It’s now been two weeks and all of my acne is gone!! It’s a miracle! I could cry thinking about how gross I felt. Now, I have my face back. Thank you, fc!!
My esthetician suggested this moisturizer because my rosecea has been acting up due to face mask use and using a CPAP (it rubs on my checks and nose). The moisturizer keeps my skin hydrated and my skin's texture is much smoother and softer. I only wish the tube lasted longer. I suggest getting their tube key - it helps you to get every last drop (and just makes getting the product out of the tube easier).
This is exactly why I’ve been looking for, and it’s all I’ll ever need. Please don’t stop making this!
I’ve had foliculitis in my forehead since a teen. The only time I didn’t was when I was on Accutane. This stuff has calmed my folliculitis down substantially. I’m committed to using just this for a year to see what it does over a long period. I will be buying this moisturizer for the rest of my life. Let’s just say that. I love it! Super hydrating and calming. And a little goes a long way. Pick up the squeezer thing, I didn’t and I regret it. Will purchase that next time.
I've tried a few moisturizers that supposedly are safe for fungal acne according to folliculitis scout, but this is the only one that hasn't caused me any breakouts. I don't think this is the fault of the other moisturizers but my acid mantle has been compromised lately and that makes it extra sensitive to things. This moisturizer has been great so far! I'm 2 weeks in and my skin has been recovering from damage nicely.
Was super excited to get my moisturizer but when I received it and opened it for the first time the liquid burst out of the container. Either the pressure of being packed so tightly caused the problem or the moisturizer is subject to change with heat. The next day I noticed the consistency was thicker then the day before and now the container seems like it's now half full. Definitely do not feel like I got my money's worth.
That being said, I enjoy the product and it seems to be helping. I think anyone with seb derm should try something like this out. Not sure if I will buy this again just because of the packaging and consistency.
It is such a great product that leaves my skin soft and smooth all day. I break out easily with moisturizers and this caused no problems. I also have really dry skin with seborrheic dermatitis. If your skin is like mine you may have to use a little more than usual but the moisture is undeniable.
My sister convinced me to try it and I love it!
I love the texture and how moisturizing it is, but the urea is a bit too strong for everyday use on my very sensitive skin. I’d love this without the urea for everyday use.
Consistently been my favorite moisturizer for over a year now. It's the perfect creamy texture and feels immediately hydrating. I started using it because of fungal acne and was so happy to find a great moisturizer that didn't contribute to more FA. Now I'm on Accutane which is incredibly drying and I still feel that this is the absolute best moisturizer to use. Will keep on repurchasing!