Believe it or not, urine is the hottest new beauty trend:
Women are using it as spot treatment for acne. Reports the Telegraph: “It’s really good for sorting out spots. You just put some wee on a cotton pad and then press it against the spot for a bit. It dries it out. It works better than Sudocrem, or Aspirin.”
The science behind this idea isn't totally bogus... urea, a component of urine, actually has a long history in beauty.
Nowadays, you can find urea (a component of urine, but not, you know, your actual pee) in a lot of beauty products.
Urea found in skincare products is highly concentrated: skincare products will have 10-15% concentrations of urea, and your urine will have less than even 5%. So, basically, if you want the perks of pee, your pee isn't even the best option.
Besides: the urea found in cosmetics is synthesized, NOT animal derived.
This Maybelline concealer contains urea, in case you were wondering which products you have that might.
Instead of using a q-tip drenched in home-made urea, you could also pay money to be able to do that.
If you trust celebrity endorsements, Madonna apparently pees on her feet to prevent athlete's foot....
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But the question still remains... would you use urine in your skincare routine?
vote votesYeah, cut out the middleman. Why pay for what I produce?
vote votesGet away from me. Don't even look at me.