A skincare trend that’s made itself feel at home is definitely ingredient-focused skincare, don’t you think so? An increasing number of skincare aficionados have now started to conduct a thorough research about their skin types, the kind of ingredients their skincare regime requires and the products that might work best for them. One such ingredient that’s been having a moment in the spotlight is azelaic acid. Wondering what it is?
Think of azelaic acid as the underdog when it comes to skincare ingredients. Most often it’s overshadowed by its more popular counterparts like salicylic acid and glycolic acid. However, it’s time azelaic acid deserves a shining moment on the centre stage. This particular ingredient works extremely effectively to battle pesky acne along with getting rid of the scars and pigmentation it leaves behind too. Azelaic acid is also used to help deal with rosacea, it gently treats all the consequences of this condition. This ingredient is so gentle in its ways, it can even be used by those with sensitive skin. Yup, we’re wondering why azelaic acid happens to be this underrated too! These are a few products that are on our radar right now. —
The Ordinary, Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
A holy grail in its own right, The Ordinary’s azelaic acid suspension has been the stepping stone into introducing this particular ingredient in our skincare regimes. Suitable for all skin types, this cream-gel aids in brightening the skin along with improving the skin’s texture too.
Bliss, Green Tea Wonder Clarifying Overnight Gel Mask
Overnight face masks are a true messiah when it comes to nourishing your skin to its fullest. Bliss’ green tea wonder clarifying overnight gel mask absorbs any excess oil and hits the reset button on your skin. Green tea and azelaic acid, both are stellar ingredients for healing your skin.
Suganda, Azelaic Acid + Niacinamide Serum
A lightweight serum that sinks into your skin immediately, the azelaic acid + niacinamide serum from Suganda is a powerhouse of a product. Along with soothing down rosacea, it also deals with excessive oil production by controlling it. The presence of azelaic acid, niacinamide and Centella is certainly an eye-catching one.
Revolution Skincare, Anti-Blemish Boost Cream with Azelaic Acid
Ever wondered what an ideal moisturiser looks like? The anti-blemish boost cream with azelaic acid by Revolution Skincare comes brimming with squalene, shea butter and sunflower oil apart from the superhero azelaic acid. It promises to calm any inflammation, redness and soothe the skin.
Paula’s Choice, 10% Azelaic Acid Booster
A concentrated cream that comes infused with azelaic acid and salicylic acid, Paula’s Choice’ 10% azelaic acid booster clarifies uneven skin tone making it visibly smoother along with lightening acne marks. The presence of salicylic acid is responsible for decongesting pores. Quite a powerhouse, if you ask us!