The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
The Ordinary Azelaic acid suspension 10 % is a lightweight cream-gel formulation. It brightens the skin tone and reduces acne and rosacea.
What is it? Azelaic acid gel
Who can use it? All skin types prone to acne or rosacea
Sensitive skin: Azelaic acid is used in sensitive skin routinely, however, it should be introduced only if the skin is calm.
The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Benefits
Reduces acne: Azelaic acid ( a form of carboxylic acid) works wonders for acne or rosacea-prone skin owing to its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties. It kills the acne-causing bacteria thereby decreasing breakouts and healing the existing blemishes at a faster rate. Azelaic acid is routinely prescribed by dermatologists in concentrations varying from 10 to 20% for acne and rosacea.
Repairs skin: Tocopherol also known as vitamin E provides protection from collagen damaging free radicals.
Makes your skin smoother and supple: The presence of emollients like Isodecyl Neopentanoat and Dimethicone gives a glossy, plump look to your skin by filling in fine lines and wrinkles.
The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Side Effect
It might cause tingling and burning skin sensations in sensitive skin. Secondly, it has a silicone base that can be occlusive for oily skin. Dry skin type may not feel hydrated after using it because dimethicone sits on the top of the skin without hydrating it.
How to use it?
We recommend introducing this agent gradually if you are naïve to potent ingredients. Start by applying for an hour on the dark spots/pimples. Gradually build up the time from 1 to 3 hours and then, overnight every 3-7 days depending on the tolerability. Azelaic acid does not react with the sun, therefore, can be used in the morning.