Azelaic Acid

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Azelaic acid

Azelaic acid is a saturated dicarboxylic acid found in grains such as rye, barley, and wheat. As an organic compound, it belongs to the class of medium chain fatty acids. These fatty acids are aliphatic chain fatty acids consisting of 4 to 12 carbon atoms.

It is also synthesized by Malassezia furfur and Pityrosporum ovale , which are fungal species found on our skin.

It is known for its antibacterial, keratolytic, comedolytic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Keratolytic feature: It is the feature of softening the keratin and preventing keratinization. Azelaic acid is a keratolytic agent. It prevents the accumulation of keratin cells in the pores and also helps to open the clogged pores. Helps prevent comedones with its comedolytic feature.

With its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, it stops the synthesis of microbial cell proteins. It is effective against Proprionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria that develop on the skin surface and cause acne, acne and many other skin concerns. In particular, it prevents the development of pathogenic bacteria on the skin surface. In this way, many people get rid of acne and pimples caused by bacteria.

Azelaic acid is a free radical scavenger with powerful antioxidant properties. It captures oxygen radicals (free radicals) in the skin, which are known as the root cause of inflammations and cause serious damage by removing electrons from the skin. Topically applied azelaic acid reduces inflammation caused by acne and rosacea. In short, it is a very powerful anti-inflammatory with skin calming properties. This explains the use of Azelaic acid to control acne and Rosacea.

In addition to all these features listed above, it helps to reduce red acne scars and scars. It is effective in skin tone irregularities by giving brightness to the skin.

Azelaic acid is a multifunctional active molecule that is effective in many skin problems. Below are the skin problems that azelaic acid is beneficial and solves:

  1. Exfoliates gently: it penetrates deep into the pores to exfoliate these areas. It removes dead skin cells that cause clogged pores and purifies the pores from these dead cells.
  2. Fights acne and pimples: it has antibacterial properties. Also, acne-causing P. It has been revealed that it has bactericidal (antibacterial) properties against acne bacteria.
  3. Reduces inflammation: soothes skin irritations and helps repair redness caused by inflammation.
  4. Equalizes the skin tone: the reason for the formation of spots is the production of excess melanin. It inhibits the Tyrosinase enzyme that provides melanin synthesis (stops its secretion). It is effective in removing acne and post-acne scars and scars.
  5. Effective in Rosacea: Azelaic acid soothes and repairs conditions such as clogged pores, redness, inflammation, secondary infections caused by rosacea. In rosacea, the skin becomes very sensitive, so an exfoliant with very gentle properties should be used. Azelaic acid is a very gentle exfoliant, so it helps to repair the skin without causing irritation.
  6. It is safe during pregnancy and lactation: the skin also changes due to hormonal changes, especially during pregnancy. It helps many skin concerns such as skin sensitivity, rosacea, acne, acne, blemishes, clogged pores that may occur during pregnancy.Azelaic acid is safe to use during these periods
  7. Gluten-free: although it is derived from wheat, it does not contain gluten. It can be used easily by those who are sensitive to gluten.