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Moo Cream Offers Unusual Solution for Skin Problems: Spider Veins, Eczema & Calluses

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We have been writing about "barnyard beauty aids" for decades. We first heard about "Bova Cream" from a reader who insisted it was just about the best and most affordable skin cream on the market.

We later learned that it was available as Udder Cream. (full disclosure: Redex Industries, makers of Udderly Smooth Udder Cream, underwrites our radio show ). In recent years the clever chemists at Redex added urea to their "Extra Care" creams. We think this ingredient has special healing properties (see this video for details) and so do these visitors to our website:


"I am a 70 year old male.  For several years my toenails got slowly worse from toenail fungus leading to discoloration, crumbling nails and curved nails that were difficult to cut.  Since my wife cannot tolerate strong odors, I have not tried tee tree oil or vicks.

"The suggestion from The Peoples Pharmacy that urea may be helpful led me to try moo cream on my toes.  I applied the cream after showering for several days in a row and then occasionally after that.  After 6 months my nails are pink, firm and flat.  I still apply moo cream about once a month.  The cream has no odor and does not stain socks." Joseph

Peoples Pharmacy response: Other readers may be interested in knowing that "moo cream" is Udderly Smooth Extra Care 20 with 20% urea.


A year or so ago we received the following comment on this website:

Q. I developed a skin condition on my lower leg for which my dermatologist recommended skin cream with 20 percent urea (OTC). The area was near some spider veins, and during the course of treatment the spider veins faded where some of the urea cream got on them.

I began to cover the entire spider vein area with the urea cream and now they are almost completely gone. Have you heard of using urea cream to treat spider veins?

The change was really dramatic. I assume it was due to the action of the urea on these superficial veins.

A. Yours is the first report we've received about urea-containing cream making spider veins (telangiectasia) fade. There is good evidence that topical urea can strengthen the skin's barrier function and boost its resistance to microbes (Journal of Investigative Dermatology, June, 2012). That may be why it is often helpful for conditions such as eczema.

Although we don't know why or how urea-containing cream could make small red or blue veins on the legs become less visible, the cream is readily available as a moisturizer. Our favorite is Redex Udderly Smooth Extra Care 20. Products with urea are especially effective for moisturizing skin, and the Udderly Smooth product is affordable.

 Since then we have heard from others about spider veins:

"I am currently using the Udderly Smooth cream with Urea and having similar great results!  I've been putting a good-sized blob on the spider-vein area and covering with a bandage at night, and the spots have significantly faded and diminished in just a few days!" Wendy

"I applied the cream at night before bed. The patches began to fade in 2 weeks and were almost totally gone in another 3 weeks. My doctor was surprised at the results and assumed it was due to the keritolytic action of the Urea on the superficial veins." R.L.M.


"Products with urea are the only thing I have found that works great on callouses.  Even though I exercise rigorously, since I have used urea products on my heel, I don't have callouses anymore.  My heels are smooth as silk!" Jennifer


"I do not have serious eczema but it arises periodically on my hands.  I have tried all of the remedies that I know of--including dietary restrictions-- and the one that cleared my eczema quickly and thoroughly was Udderly Smooth Udder Cream Extra Care 20, WITH 20% UREA.

"I was amazed at the almost instant pain relief, followed by total clearing within a few days.  The Udderly Smooth cream without the urea was good for simple dry skin but didn't cure the eczema.  I ordered this product for those on my Christmas list and highly recommend it to anyone with eczema or any other skin problem.  Thank you, once again, People's Pharmacy!" TTPOL

If you would like to see a recent video about urea and Udderly Smooth Extra Care 20 Cream, click on this YouTube vido link.

If you would like to order Extra Care 20 cream, here is a link:


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I wish they would make it without the parabens.

People's Pharmacy response: They are working on a paraben-free formulation, but it isn't available yet.

I can't wait to try the cream on my spider veins!

Not just spider veins. Urea-containing cream is making my varicose veins disappear.

Has anyone tried the udder cream with urea for psoriasis?

Has anyone used Udder Creme for dry scalp?

I'm purchasing today to try!

I can't wait to try Udder Cream, as my feet and legs look just like those pictured. I also have a comment concerning wearing a cabbage leaf that has been rubbed slightly on the under side to break up the veins on the leaf slightly. I was told to try this and have been astonished at how pain free my shoulder and knee have been since I tried it. Slept with no pain last night. That is wonderful! I was having to take 3 o/c pain relievers every a.m. and another 3 before bed. Now I'm down to 2 for a whole 24 hrs. Do you know what is in cabbage leaves to do that?

Where do you buy this Udderly smooth extra care 20/urea? Anyone know which stores sell it?

I have all three conditions: fungus, spider veins and callouses. Will buy some Udderly Smooth tomorrow!

I have looked and looked in stores for the Udderly Smooth with 20% Urea but all stores carry is the plain Udder Cream!! Are there any retail stores that carry it that anyone knows of? I know Peoples Pharmacy offers it.

Does Udderly Smooth contain parabens?

People's Pharmacy response: Yes. The manufacturer is looking for a replacement, though.

I looked in several stores yesterday, Walmart, CVS, etc and couldn't find the 20% Urea just the regular at CVS.
I ordered through People's Pharmacy a while ago and was really happy the shipping was only $4.80 for 2 of the 8oz Udderly Smooth with 20% Urea. The company itself charges $7 for shipping so since I'm cheap :-) I'm happy. I have spider veins and calluses on feet & really dry skin on arms. I'm hopeful it will help.

WOW... I have several areas of spider veins, mainly the result of multiple traumas and broken bones. I think it's genetic, too, as my grandmother's legs were just BLUE with the little buggars. Also, didn't you have something recently about ordinary urine being good for spider veins (and toenail fungus) too? I've been meaning to try that but don't really know how. I think you'd soak your toes in the urine, but this would be difficult for higher up on the leg. Can't wait to try some of this cream.

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