The ideal cream for atopic skin and damaged barrier which will change your life - Urang Rose Ceramide Cream

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

The ideal cream for atopic skin and damaged barrier which will change your life - Urang Rose Ceramide Cream

There are moisturizers which you can love or hate so for this review I needed a long period of time to get a final result. Meet Urang Rose Ceramide Cream - a cream that seems to be an answer to dry and dehydrated skin. Let me show you a cream that ended up as a multipurpose moisturizer which I use when my skin has bad times. I wasn't expecting that introduction to be this short but I'm too excited with this review. 


Meet the brand: Urang

Before we start I need to share with you some information about the brand. I've mentioned them before while reviewing Urang True Rose Repair Essence. Urang was founded by Jina Lee and its quite a young brand since the official launch was in December 2016. The brand is focused on products for the entire family - especially people with allergies and atopic skin. You might not know but things like these are usually genetic and the entire family must adjust to a lifestyle of a person with allergy or atopic dermatitis. Urang makes cruelty-free products out of natural and organic ingredients. Majority of the products are vegan-friendly. 

The ideal cream for atopic skin and damaged barrier which will change your life - Urang Rose Ceramide Cream

Packaging: reuse the jar!

What I love the most about Urang are glass packagings. Actually, Urang has some return policy in South Korea but if you live in Europe, the US or other countries then don't worry - Urang Rose Ceramide Cream jar is ideal for a small plant. The jar contains 50 ml of the formula and inside you can find a tiny spatula which is so adorable and useful. The packaging seems to be ideal but let's take a look at what's inside. 

The ideal cream for atopic skin and damaged barrier which will change your life - Urang Rose Ceramide Cream

Ingredients: Urang Rose Ceramide Cream

You can expect that there are some organic ingredients and that you won't see here any PEGs or artificial scents and colourants. 

Rosa Damascena Flower Water (33%)*, Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Betaine, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Bacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Ceramide NP (1500ppm), Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil (20mg) (*Organic ingredient) 

Instead of water, the base here is Rosa Damascena Flower Water. Seeing the ingredients I would say it's water in oil formula. You can actually see how much rose water was used in this formula - 33%. If you thought that you won't see clean Water here - there's clean Water as well but in a smaller amount than rose water. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an emollient just like Glyceryl Stearate SE. The SE part of this ingredient stands for Self-emulsifying. My personal problem with this ingredient is that my skin doesn't like it, it's high in comedogenic rankings but even if such rankings aren't accurate my skin still reacts to it. Glycerin is a moisturizer which I'm sure you already know well, it's the most basic but also one of the best moisturizing ingredients you can use. Betaine is an amino acid but also a good humectant. Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil is a source of vitamin A and E. It leaves an oily feeling on the skin and when we look carefully we can find out that it contains more oleic acid than linoleic acid so acne-prone skin might have problems with it. Cetearyl Alcohol and Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter are both emollients. You might know Shea Butter because it's an emollient used mostly for dry skin and hair. It's also a base for body butters. Is there anyone who doesn't like ferments? 

The ideal cream for atopic skin and damaged barrier which will change your life - Urang Rose Ceramide Cream

Be careful with ferments

If you don't like ferments then you won't be happy to see Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate and Bacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract. Fermentation process makes huge molecules that can't get through the skin due to their weight tiny so they can penetrate through the skin and improve your skin from deeper layers of the skin. Ferments are amazing for different skin problems, they are used for acne prone skin, mature skin with wrinkles and dehydrated skin. They only shouldn't be used if you have fungal acne since yeast is like food for Malassezia. Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract can be helpful with acne and inflammation but the next ingredient looks impressive. Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract is also known as Sacred Lotus. Lotus in the skin are its told to be an antioxidant with moisturizing properties. It's also recommended for acne prone skin. Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract is a humectant. Cetyl Alcohol is good alcohol so don't be scared, it's actually an emollient with emulsifying properties. 

It's all about oils

This formula is packed with oils like Jojoba Oil - oil that is very similar to sebum, Rosehip Oil is a source of vitamin E and Rose Flower Oil gives a scent but it also has antibacterial purposes. You shouldn't be scared, I couldn't smell it at all. Sunflower oil is an emollient. This formula contains Ceramide NP. Ceramides naturally occur in the skin but why we love Ceramides in skincare? Because it's positive for your lipid barrier especially if the barrier is damaged you should go for it. Would you expect that this cream contains Korean Pepper? I'm not kidding, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract is also known as Korean Pepper and it has antibacterial properties just like Pulsatilla Koreana Extract and Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract. It is not rare to see this combination together. 

The ideal cream for atopic skin and damaged barrier which will change your life - Urang Rose Ceramide Cream

My skincare with Urang Rose Ceramide Cream

The ingredients look amazing, the texture is like a white, quite a heavy cream with almost no scent - I can only smell some ferments in it because it's a typical scent. The jar contains 50 ml of cream which should be used in 6 months, it's nothing weird - usually, natural skin care should be used in 3 to 6 months. As I said the formula is quite heavy and oily thanks to Macadamia Seed Oil. In general, this product is full of oils that's why I guess it's water in oil type of cream. Such formulas are ideal for winter, dry and dehydrated skin. How about combo skin? I've got mixed feelings about this cream because it can save your skin when it gets dehydrated but after a couple days, my acne decided to freak out. It's a typical reaction of my skin to Glyceryl Stearate SE. I didn't get any allergic reactions but the acne is still a problem. So what can I do with such precious moisturizer? My body is horribly dry, not to mention that I've got lots of wounds on my legs thanks to my health problems. It was a great idea to try it on my legs and hands - especially elbows. Unfortunately, for me - I shouldn't use ferments on my legs and I still have to figure out what works the best for my legs so what I did was mixing Urang Rose Ceramide Cream with Tea Tree Oil. Combined together they do a great work moisturizing the skin but also protecting it from breakouts. If you buy a product that doesn't work on your face, instead of throwing it out think of the alternative option. Maybe it can work on knees and elbows just like Urang did. A small amount is enough to cover my legs, I use less of it than I used body balms. The formula is quite oily and easy to spread on the skin. If you have mature and dehydrated skin then go for it. I guess it might be a good gift for grandmothers - at least mine is a fan of Shea Butter and this formula seems to be even more effective in moisturizing than Shea Butter. 

The ideal cream for atopic skin and damaged barrier which will change your life - Urang Rose Ceramide Cream

Where to get Urang Rose Ceramide Cream?

So where you can get this cream? I got it from Skinsider.co.uk which is an authorised Urang seller to test it and share an honest review with you. Urang Rose Ceramide Cream costs £35 for 50 ml and for natural and organic ingredients it's not a bad price since products like this can cost a lot. It's a product which I think works the best during winter - especially when you plan to travel to places full of mountains and snow or for dry and dehydrated skin with damaged lipid barrier. Acne prone skin should try Urang True Rose Repair Essence which I tested before. 

Have you ever tried Urang products? What's the most important thing for you in moisturizers?

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*** This post was made in collaboration with Skinsider.co.ukeven though it still shows my personal opinion on the topic and product**

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