Lately I've been noticing more and more skincare products containing the ingredient Azelaic Acid. But do you know what is Azelaic Acid, and what's its primary function?
Azelaic Acid is produced naturally by the yeast on your skin. It helps to exfoliate the skin and it is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which make it an excellent treatment for skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, and uneven skin tone.
Azelaic Acid is also gentler than most of the popular acids like Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid. Because of this gentle approach, Azelaic Acid is safe to use on sensitive prone skins. It is a slow acting acid that may not show visible results as quickly as the more powerful acids, but the results are noticeable in time.