It’s a mystery why some great skincare ingredients fly under the radar, despite research proving them more than worthy of your attention. Azelaic Acid is one of those ingredients! A great deal of research has shown that azelaic acid can significantly diminish the appearance of skin blemishes, help fade post-acne marks and other discolorations, refine the skin’s surface and reveal a more even skin tone. It can even reduce skin sensitivity and is compatible with any skin type. In short, azelaic acid is an ingredient you need to be aware of.
Acne and acne scars:
Azelaic acid is an extremely effective treatment for acne and can be used to treat hormonal, and cystic acne. Azelaic acid helps to reduce the swelling and inflammation caused by acne breakouts. It also works, in a preventative manner, by unblocking pores and reducing the bacterial accumulation.
Azelaic acid products are particularly effective at treating rosacea.
The anti-inflammatory properties of the acid reduce visible rosacea symptoms such as redness, swelling and rashes. Azelaic acid also prevents spots and bumps by killing skin bacteria and keeps pores unblocked. Over time it will smooth skin and reduce redness, flushing and the appearance of blood vessels close to the skin’s surface.
Hyperpigmentation is a term used to describe dark spots on the skin that occur due to excess melanin production, usually as a result of excessive sun exposure.
Products containing azelaic acid can be used to treat hyperpigmentation. This is because azelaic acid inhibits the production of the enzyme tyrosinase, which is needed for the production of melanin. By affecting melanin production, azelaic acid has the ability to lighten the skin and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation. A more even skin tone results.
Skinlabs Direct recognizes the benefits of Azelaic Acid by incorporating it into our Azelaic Peel. It works on skin as a gentle leave-on exfoliant which helps to unclog pores and refine the skin's surface. Azelaic acid also significantly lessens factors in skin that lead to sensitivity and bumps and delivers antioxidant benefits. In a word, WOW!
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