Azelaic acid: An effective molecule in the treatment of acne

Azelaic acid is a molecule normally present on the skin and is produced by a yeast of the species Malassezia, a micro-organism that contributes to the treatment of our cutaneous barrier. It is naturally present in cereals such as barley, rye and wheat from which it can be extracted.

Aziderm Azelaic 20% acid cream reduces redness, reduces hyperpigmentation, brightens the complexion and combats acne thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
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Its antibacterial effect is effective on Propionibacterium acnes, the main cause of inflammatory phenomena. It significantly decreases the number of propionibacterium acnes and staphylococcus epidermidis, as well as the amount of free fatty acids in the lipids of the cutaneous surface. Azelaic acid is effective on retentional lesions but also on inflammatory lesions. In addition, its slightly exfoliating action allows a reduction in the formation of comedones, so an improvement in the texture of the skin and a reduction of imperfections.

Acne is a skin disease characterized by the eruption of pimples, microcysts and blackheads. It most often affects the face and chest, but it also affects the back sometimes.

Acne comes from a reaction that comes from the sebaceous glands. These glands produce sebum, a lubricant for the skin. When there is too much, the skin becomes more oily and acne. Indeed, the excess of sebum obstructs the duct of the sebaceous glands. This facilitates the proliferation of bacteria normally present in the skinresponsible for inflammation (red pimples). When the follicle gets clogged, it causes retentional lesions, comedones that eventually turn into pimples, which can give way to unsightly scars in the long run.


Azelaic acid is recommended for mild or moderate cases of acne. There are several advantages that make this product a very good choice in the treatment of imperfections. This ingredient is entirely natural and does not seem to create bacterial resistance to treatments like certain antibiotics. Unlike some acne treatment ingredients, azelaic acid is much less irritating which makes it a significant option for those with more sensitive or dry skin.

Azelaic acid is also a known agent to improve skin hyperpigmentation. It works by reducing the activity in the cells that produce the pigment. It would be effective especially in cases of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasmas or secondary to physical and chemical agents such as taking certain drugs.

Various effects can cause the appearance of hyperpigmentation spots such sun exposure, hormonal changes, taking certain medications, age, genetics and sometimes even skin traumas. Hyperpigmentation can take different forms and all types of brown spots are accentuated in case of unprotected sun exposure.

For optimum results, it is necessary to use a product containing azelaic acid regularly. It may take 4 to 8 weeks of treatment to see a remarkable effect. The application must be done on previously cleaned and dried skin.

The tolerance of the skin to azelaic acid is good, transient side effects are possible. Among these the most common are; slight skin irritation, transient erythema, slight burning sensation and slight desquamation. It is possible to start the application 1 evening out of 2 to allow the skin to gradually adapt to the product.


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