- Clears acne (bacterial & fungal)
- Brightens skin
- Reduces rosacea inflammation
- Fades discolorations
- Helps improve melasma
- Evens out skin-tone
- Tightens skin and pores
- Anti aging / reduces wrinkles
- Treats sun damaged skin
- Clears acne with it’s antibacterial mandelic acid
- Treats razor bumps / Ingrown hairs
- Controls oily skin
- Dissolves black & whiteheads
- Refines pores.
Directions: 1 treatment per 4-5 days, please check a protocol. Caution: External use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Discontinue use and consult your physician if irritation occurs. Keep away from children. Sunburn alert: Alpha hydroxy acids should be used with protective daily UVA/UVB sunscreen.
Azelaic acid has actually been studied for a long time and that can’t be said for all the skincare ingredients out there.
It’s usually a topical treatment that is known to be effective in treating comedonal acne and inflammatory (papulopustular, nodular and nodulocystic) acne.
In addition to acne, it can treat hyperpigmentation disorders. The reason for this? Well, this 2012 study suggests that azelaic acid has the ability to be ‘toxic’ to select cells. One of those cells being malignant melanocyte’s.
This effect is called cytotoxicity and refers to the ability of certain chemicals or mediator cells to destroy living cells.
The same 2012 study suggests that topical azelaic acid works just as well as topical hydroquinone. It also has an added advantage by having very limited adverse effects as it pertains to skin irritation.
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