DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, 'Imidazolidinyl urea'

Published: 2004-09-06
Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,
                                                  Insha'Allah this will reach in good imaan.I need some help on a product given to me by someone from Avon. I was reading the ingredients and I read it has 'Imidazolidinyl urea'.Please help me and advise me whether this is Halaal or Haraam.I read somewhere that 'urea' is animal urine.I tried to contact Avon but I could not find any email addresses which would help me contact them for information.Jazakallah for your time and effort.I hope to hear soon, insha'Allah.
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Updated: 2004-09-06
30/ August 2004:
 Bismihi Subhanahu Wa-ta'ala
Assalamooalaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Respected Sister or Brother
Hereunder is the response to your query subject to disclaimer: 
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, UREA, 'Imidazolidinyl urea' are permissible to use.  Usually the urea is sourced from Carbon Dioxide and Ammonia then it is unanimously permissible.  Very rarely is it used from urine if at all, even then it undergoes a complete chemical metamorphosis rendering it pure for use. 
In cosmetics, alcohol is of a synthetic nature hence permissible.
Related reading
Alcohol based Perfumes, Deodorants and Creams (explains the views of other Maz-habs)
Deoderant Alcohol
Sources of  information
In the dictionary Urea is defined as: The chief solid component of mammalian urine; synthesized from ammonia and carbon dioxide and used as fertilizer and in animal feed and in plastics."
From Avon
'All Avon products declare a list of ingredients on the packaging or product in accordance with the EU legislation.Avon practise strict quality control procedures so that the products are sold when fully satisfied with the safety and quality.  All our products go through safety testing procedures for both raw ingredients and finished formulations before released.
A large proportion of Avon products are free from animal ingredients,however some products do contain animal derived sources.I can assure you that any ingredients of this nature are by-products of the food industry and no animals are destroyed purely to provide ingredients for Avon.
Diazolidinyl Urea is an antimicrobila.This is a preservative to help destroy and prevent growth of microorganisms like bacteria.Althought DIAZOLIDINYL UREA has the word UREA in it's official name it is not derived from urea.Generally UREA itself is made synthetically for use in cosmetics although in it's wider application in fertilizers etc. it can be sourced from animal urine or made synthetically.
Alcohol is an ingredient commonly used in the cometics industry.The alcohol used is Ethyl Alcohol, which is derived from petroleum-based materials or from material grains such as starch or other carbohydrates.Virtually all Avon perfumes,Eua De Toilettes and After-shaves are alcohol based and some cream formulations also include around 5% alcohol.....
                Rae Witheridge
                Representative Relations

Oriflame products

The moisturising/softening agent, Urea (carbamide) is not of animal origin, it is sythesised from a reaction between Carbon Dioxide and Ammonia.
Urea. Carbamide.  Excreted from urine and other bodily fluids. In deodorants, ammoniated dentrifices, mouthwashes, hair colorings, hand creams, lotions, shampoos, etc. Used to "brown" baked goods, such as pretzels. Derivatives: Imidazolidinyl Urea, Uric Acid. Alternatives: synthetics.
Carbamide. Imidazolidinyl Urea. Uric Acid. Found in urine and other body fluids. Also produced synthetically. In deodorants, ammoniated dentifrices, mouthwashes, hair colorings, hand creams, lotions, shampoos, etc. Used to "brown" baked goods such as pretzels.
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We can advise you that Procter & Gamble has a policy to use either synthetically
manufactured or vegetable derived ingredients in our health and beauty products.

In exceptional circumstances, when there may be a shortage of raw materials, it
is possible that, from time to time, we may have to resort to using ingredients
derived from other sources.

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