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Hydroxyethyl urea powder

Main Uses Humectant
CAS Number: 2078-71-9
Molecular Formula: C3H8N2O2
Molecular Weight: 104.11
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Synonyms: 2-Hydroxyethylurea, (beta-Hydroxyethyl)urea; 2-Hydroxyethylurea
Production Standard: Enterprise Standard
Packing Size: 25kg /Drum, 1kg /Bags, 100g/bag

Hydroxyethyl urea powder


Product information

Appearance and Properties:

White or off-white crystalline powder, odorless, tasteless, no irritation, soluble in water, insoluble in grease.

Usage and Dosage:

2 to 5%, can have a better skin feeling. It has good synergistic effect with other moisturizers.

Technical Specifications:




White crystal powder


Soluble in water (1:10)

Melting point




Clarify of solution

Should do not exceed No.2 turbidity standard solution

PH value


Loss on drying


Heavy metals





Bacteria: ≤300CPU
Fungi: ≤100CPU

Recommend dosage


Shelf Life

3 years

Description and Application:

Compared to other humectants such as glycerin, Hydroxyethyl urea has better hygroscopicity and better water retention. Hydroxyethyl urea is an excellent moisturizer that provides a highly moisturizing effect on skin care products without a sticky feel. It reduces the amount of silicone used in the formulation. Hydroxyethyl urea can penetrates into the stratum corneum, increases skin moisture, relieves dryness, fills fine lines, increases skin elasticity, and provides a pleasant feeling of use. It can be compatible with a large number of cosmetic raw materials and has a wide range of PH applications. It can be directly added to the water phase during production, and it is easy to operate.

Hydroxyethyl urea can be used in the formulation of functional products such as moisturizing, nourishing, anti-aging and anti-cracking.

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