Azelaic Acid


How does Azelaic Acid work?
Azelaic Acid is effective in treating a number of skin conditions, such as acne, inflammation and hyperpigmentation. It is naturally present in the skin and is also found in other sources, including wheat, rye and barley. The acid prevents bacteria growth, inhibits production of keratinocytes (fats) and normalizes the epidermis.

How do I use Azelaic Acid?
Apply a thin layer onto targeted areas after cleansing skin. AM and/or PM. If skin is left irritated or red, decrease or pause use.

Acne
Expect significant improvement within 4 weeks. For maximum effect, use continuously for several months. Azalaic Acid has anti-inflammatory effects that prevents bacteria growth, inhibits production of keratinocytes (fats) and normalizes the epidermis.

Rosacea
Expect significant improvement within 4-8 weeks. For maximum effect, use continuously for several months. Unknown dermatological mechanism. In vitro and ex vivo studies indicate that Azelaic Acid reduces the production of proinflammatory relative oxygen compounds.

Classification:
Aliphatic Dicarbolic Acid. Treatment for acne and rosacea.