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Hautarzt. 1989;40 Suppl 9:67-70.

[Improvement of skin moisture and skin texture with urea therapy].

[Article in German]

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Alfred Marchionini Stiftung, Reinbek.


A significant increase in skin moisture and an improvement in skin smoothness after application of a urea-containing cream was noticed in a large number of volunteers with healthy skin and in neurodermitis patients compared with untreated skin and with vehicle. The effect was shown after one application (short-term test) as well as after repeated application (long-term test). Regular application of preparation containing urea increases the moisture of a the skin and improves the skin's smoothness compared with its previous condition, with untreated skin, and with placebo preparations.

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