Hydroxyethyl Urea - Hydrovance

INCI Name :


Commercial name(s) / Supplier(s) :

Akzo Nobel (which sold out National Starch, initial supplier of this ingredient) supplies this ingredient under the commercial name Hydrovance.

Chemical structure :

Hydroxyethyl Urea - Hydrovance


Properties :

According to the supplier (here and there), Hydrovance delivers moisturization efficacy comparable to glycerin, while offering non-tacky, non-greasy aesthetic in skin care products.

According to Unilever’s Vaseline Sheer Infusion website, Hydroxyethyl Urea hydratest the “deepest layers of the Stratum Corneum”.


By A.B.

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