Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
Why It's Special“This suspension works miracles. I’m super pale, so redness and scarring are really apparent on my skin. This product helps tone down both, as well as prevent future breakouts from occurring. It doesn’t play well with makeup, so I only use it in the PM, or on days when I’m not wearing makeup at all.”
What It IsAzelaic Acid Suspension 10% from The Ordinary is a multi-functional, brightening cream formula with 10% azelaic acid. This lightweight, cream suspension is great for those looking for solutions for dullness/uneven tone/textural irregularities.
What Else You Need to KnowThis product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without alcohol, nuts, gluten, and fragrance.
Soothing, Exfoliating, Anti-Inflammatory
How is a dark spot formed?
Hyperpigmentation (or dark spots) is something everyone deals with. It can happen at any time to anyone. The most common cause of hyperpigmentation is sun damage but it can also occur from stress, inflammation, acne, or health concerns in general. To understand how a dark spot is formed you have to understand a few terms. Melanocytes are melanin producing cells that are in the bottom layer (you have 5) of your skin’s epidermis (the outer layer above the dermis). Whatever the cause is it triggers hormones to stimulate the melanocyte. This causes the melanocyte to product melanin (pigment). As the melanin travels up the 5 layers of your epidermis it will form a melanin cap as it deposits into the outermost layer. This deposit is what we consider a dark spot. How do we fix this? There are a few ways we can prevent or fix this. Firstly, WEAR SUNSCREEN!!! Protection is key in skincare. Currently I’m using the KINSHIP - Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturzing Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32 which is a gel probiotic sunscreen. It has a peach tint that goes clear once applied. This mineral sunscreen doesn’t feel heavy or give a white caste making it perfect for all skin tones. It also gives the skin a little bit of a natural glow. With sun damage being the major cause of hyperpigmentation this will be your key player in prevention. Another route to go is exfoliation. I use the The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution once a week to help shed that outer layer of dead skin. I have other reviews where I go more in depth into this product but for the purpose of this post AHAs will help exfoliate the outer layer of skin which helps to lighten the pigment deposit. This mask is very strong so I would only use it once a week. It should tingle but it shouldn’t burn. Please only follow up with hydrating and sensitive friendly ingredients as your face will be more sensitive after use. And finally you can use skin brightening products. Currently I’m using the GOOD MOLECULES - Discoloration Correcting Serum . This serum highlights a form of tranexamic acid and 4% niacinamide to help brighten the appearance of hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and sun damage. This serum has a little bit of a slip compared to most others I’ve used but once worked into the skin it absorbs nicely. I’ve seen huge results in the brightening of post acne hyperpigmentation. Another amazing option for this is The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% . This has a cream formula that can be used all over the face or concentrated in certain areas. This this acid helps the skin renew itself more quickly reducing blemish formation. It also kills the bacteria that cause acne. It also contains brightening agents to help with pigmentation. Personally, I think all three should be incorporated into a routine to treat unwanted pigmentation spots but sunscreen and exfoliation are the most important.
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%, 30ml A simple backdrop for a magnificent Acid. I can definitely say that it’s my Holy Grail product of this year. This is my third tube and I think it deserves a good intro. I used it as my last step in my evening routine. It’s a lightweight silicon based cream gel like substance and when applied quickly absorbed and leaves skin matte and powdery soft. It’s great for all skin types but especially for sensitive combination skin types. The small tube would last you probably a month and a half if used once daily. Azelaic Acid (dicarboxylic acid)can be found in grains and is being produced naturally by yeast that lives on normal skin. It also important to not that it also acts as an antioxidant which is a nice benefit on top. It also has anti inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It targets: 🌾 rosacea 🌾closed camedones, blackheads and whiteheads, hormonal break outs 🌾uneven skin tone 🌾hyper pigmentation I would not use other acids in the same routine as this one is enough and you don’t want to overwhelm your skin. Also it should not be used with high concentrations of Vitamin C and Peptides. What I have noticed was reduction of blackheads, closed comedones and redness. It doesn’t give you a glow but who needs that at night😂 when you can wake up to clear face. However, I did notice the events of the skin tone, it also can be because of Vitamin C in my morning routine.
The Ordinary-Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
Before and Afters still in progress....
I truly don’t like doing before and afters especially when it looks like there’s barely any progress but I promise you my skin FEELS so much better than it looks and I’ve seen some amazing progress! I’ve tagged the products I feel have helped the most recently. It takes patience but little progress is still PROGRESS 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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What is going on 🥲
Hey guys! So I’m in a bit of a crisis. I visited the dermatologist on the 19th of January and my skin was in like tip top shape right? Well not even a month later my skin has gone loco again. First off I’ll say that I was trying out some different products during the month of January and my skin seemed to decline so I went back to my regular routine but I have no idea what’s Happening with my forehead because my cheeks have gotten better. My skin is having like a mini acne breakout. The bumps are not traditional acne but they are tiny bumps that look almost like an allergic reaction. I came here hoping someone knows what’s going on or what type of acne this is and how I could maybe treat it. My routine for reference: Morning: GARNIER - Micellar Water Facial Cleanser Sensitive Skin Cleocin t 1% The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin biossance squalane+ mineral spf 45 Nighttime: Come Clean creamy cleanser (contains willow bark but I’ve never had any reaction using this and my tret in the same routine but idk) OBAGI - Tretinoin 0.025% Cream(not exactly this brand but the same tret strength) CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin The items I was using but stopped: ETUDE - Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF 50+ PA+++(this was really drying for my skin and left me with white cast) CeraVe - Hydrating Cleansing Bar for Normal to Dry Skin(my acne started coming back when I was using this. I really wanted to love this cleansing bar but maybe I just need to use it on my skin only) KOPARI - Coconut Cleansing Oil(I used this as a first cleanse before the cerave bar and my acne was starting to return. I didn’t know whether this was the culprit or the cerave bar was) Thanks in advance for the help!! Lil creators note :) I’ve been busy with my senior year and college stuff so I haven’t had a lot of time to make content but I promise some beauty reviews and opinions by the end of this month!
The Ordinary-Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
my second round of the ordinary
my second round of my favorite the ordinary products that I will use for the rest of my life that don't make me poor and my skin appreciates it.The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% They helped with my breakouts and lightened some blemishes caused by acne.
The Ordinary-Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
Ingredient you need to know pt.1
Let’s start with Niacinamide: Skin concerns that this can help : sensitivity, pores, acne, hyperpigmentation and redness What it works well with: • retinoids • N-Acetyl Glucosamine Key Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, regulates sebum production, increases elasticity, increases toleration to retinoids, increases ceramide productions, targets hyperpigmentation, improves enlarged pores, boosts collagen production, reduces ache lesion. It helps with a lot more there is too many to name How it works with different skin concerns: •Barrier boosting : increases ceramide and free fatty acid levels in the stratum corneum • Anti-acne: reduces sebum production and acts as a anti inflammatory agent • Hyperpigmentation: inhibits melanosome transfer from melanocytes to keratinocytes. Risks: along with any other product it does come with risks. This can cause redness/ flushing when the concentration is above 5% Overall, including this ingredient into my skincare has helped my fungal acne on my forehead and the texture of my skin has definitely gotten better. If you have any questions feel free to ask :)
The Ordinary-Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
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