Azelaic acid is a multifunctional skincare ingredient with anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, exfoliation, and oil regulation benefits.
Azelaic acid helps to reduce the growth of acne causing bacteria, unclog pores, and reduce redness. Through its anti-inflammatory effects it calms red irritated skin and is often recommended for managing symptoms such as rosacea.
Known to inhibit the production of melanin it reduces hyperpigmentation issues such as dark spots and melasma.
Azelaic acid promotes gentle exfoliation, aiding in the removal of dead skin cells and supporting skin renewal which contributes to a smoother and more even complexion.
Caution: Azelaic acid is generally well-tolerated by many skin types, including sensitive skin. It is less likely to cause irritation compared to some other acids.
Inci name: Azelaic acid