Hydroxyethyl Urea

Basic infomation:

INCI name: Hydroxyethyl Urea

Trade name: Yeser® HU-1

CAS No.: 1320-51-0 / 2078-71-9

Molecular formula: C3H8N2O2

Source: 3rd-party commissioned manufacturing

Standard executed: Q/YS HU-2022

Packaging: in 25KG plastic drums

Hydroxyethyl Urea is synthetically derived from urea. It is an excellent moisturizer and humectant widely used in a variety of personal care products and cosmetics. Hydroxyethyl urea can penetrate into the stratum corneum to increase skin moisture and improve skin elasticity significantly.

It has an equivalent moisturizing ability to its typical rival - Glycerin. However, Hydroxyethyl Urea is often more favored than Glycerin as it does not leave a sticky and tacky feel to the skin like Glycerin usually does. It leaves the skin a moist, light, and fresh feel after use.

Yeser Chemicals partner with a Hydroxyethyl Urea producer through a Third-party Toll-manufacturing Agreement. We can supply top-quality Yeser® HU-1 at a competitive price, with a capacity of 1,000 MT/ Month. 

Features & Benefits: 

  • Mild, safe and low irritation.
  • Excellent moisturizing effect, can provide high-efficient moisturizing effect to skin care products.
  • Can penetrate into the cuticle, increase skin moisture, relieve dryness, increase skin elasticity, and provide a pleasant feeling.
  • Compatible with most of the cosmetic ingredients and has a wide range of pH application.

Stability/Shelf life:

Stable at a wide pH range, except in strong acid and alkali.

Pack in tight-closed containers(drums or tanks); Store in a dry, ventilated and cool place; Kept away from direct sun and water.

Under proper storage conditions, the shelf life of Yeser® HU-1 is 12 months.

Recommended dosage:

The recommended dosage of Yeser® HU-1 in hair and skin care products is 1.0%-10.0%.

Also known as:

  • 2-Hydroxyethylurea

  • N-(Hydroxyethyl)-urea

  • Hydroxyethylurea
Items Standards
Appearance (25℃)
Colorless to light yellow transparent liquid
Characteristic odor
pH value (25℃)
6.0 ~ 8.5
Color (Hazen)
Active matter content, %
Transparent Moisturizing Shampoo Formula
Ingredient Wt, % (as is) Function
Primary Surfactant
Secondly Surfactant
Secondary Surfactant
Secondary Surfactant
Secondary Surfactant
Cooling agent
Moisturizer, Antisensitizer
Fragrance, Dye, Preservatives
Deionized water
q.s. to 100%
Solvent, Carrier
q.s. to achieve desired pH(5.0-7.0)
pH Adjuster

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Frequently Asked Questions

We don’t produce Hydroxyethyl Urea by ourselves, yet we are not simply trading it. 

We have signed a Third-party Toll-manufacturing Agreement with a leading producer who contract manufactures Hydroxyethyl Urea for us, as per our demand and requirements. 

Together with our contract manufacturer, Yeser Chemicals supplies top-quality Yeser® HU-1 Hydroxyethyl Urea at a competitive price, with a capacity of 1,000 MT/ Month. 

Reviewed by Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), Hydroxyethyl Urea is safe in personal care products and cosmetics in the present practices of use and concentration formulated to be non-irritating.

Typically, our Minimum Order Quantity(MOQ) for Yeser® HU-1 Hydroxyethyl Urea is 500Kg.

However, we offer LCL mix loading options with other ingredients such as SLES, CDEA, CAPB, DLS, etc.

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