Azelaic Acid is naturally antibacterial which makes it a great treatment for acne. Azelaic Acid deeply penetrating anti-inflammatory and comedolytic properties. It is considered to be similar to Hydroxy Acids: helping to regulate cell turnover, whilst assisting with the reduction of comedones and congestion. Azelaic Acid helps clear blemishes, while reducing redness, chronic inflammation and post inflammatory pigmentation.
Clinical studies indicate that the acid has the ability to lighten the skin too. The combination of glycolic and azelaic acids has been shown in some clinical trials to be equally as effective for treating hyperpigmentation as 4 percent hydroquinone.
Azelaic Acid can be used on just about any skin type, including sensitive skin, as it has the ability to reduce inflammation. Anyone with rosacea, especially those with acne rosacea, will find it makes an excellent treatment for calming and soothing their inflamed skin.