Azelaic Acid

Category

Anti-Inflammatory

Ingredient

Azelaic Acid

Definition

Category: Anti-inflammatory

Type: Ingredient

Definition: By Definition, Azelaic Acid is a dicarboxylic acid that works as an exfoliator to help unclog pores and refine skin's surface. It doesn’t work like AHAs and BHAs do, as their exfoliation is more about just removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin. This works by interrupting what is causing the skin to act up and therefore has the power to decrease microcomedone formation.

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Benefits

  • Suitable for Fitzpatrick Type 4-6
  • Slow down the formation of melanosomes without any side effects!
  • Slows down the progression of emerging skin concerns such as sensitivity, scars, PIE, PIH, dark spots, dull complexion and impurities.
  • Improves uneven skin tone

Danger

  • It shouldn’t be used on its own every single night
  • Will not help with pigmented skin that shows as freckles, moles etc

Hint

Azelaic acid can be used instead of a retinol during summer time or for those with sensitive skin.

Contraindications

Potent ingredient, best not used on a compromised skin barrier.

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