Origin: Azelaic acid is industrially produced by the ozonolysis of oleic acid.
Also Known As: Nonanedioic acid
Overview: Azelaic Acid is a dicarboxylic acid found in grains such as wheat, rye, and barley. It is a multi-functional ingredient that is safe for use on all skin types. It works as a gentle leave-on exfoliant. It unclogs pores, refines the skin’s texture, and reduces the look of blemishes. It also l\has antioxidant benefits and helps reduce skin sensitivity.
- Treatment for mild to moderate acne including comedonal and inflammatory acne
- Topical gel treatments for rosacea
- Treatment for skin pigmentation including melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Alternative to hydroquinone
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 10%