5Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster


Azelaic acid is a naturally-occurring acid that is found in your skin and can also be derived from grains like barley, wheat, and rye. It has many benefits including properties that kill acne-causing bacteria, calm redness, as well as lighten acne marks, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea.

The Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster can be used by itself or added to your regular moisturizer or serum, since azelaic acid works well with most if not all ingredients! The booster is suitable for all skin types, it is lightweight and oil-free. In the daytime, remember to apply sunscreen.

4PCA Skin Acne Gel


Th PCA Skin Acne Gel has 2% azelaic acid and salicylic acid, it can be used full-face for oily skin and suggested as a spot treatment for normal to dry skin. This acne treatment helps to clear existing acne blemishes and eliminates acne-causing bacteria which may cause more breakouts.

3The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension


Azelaic acid typically ranges in a pH level of 4 to 6, however a pH level of 4.9 is ideal for best effects. This product has a pH level of 4.0 – 5.0. Research suggests that 10% concentrations of azelaic acid shows positive changes in the skin, which is the concentration that many brands such as The Ordinary have in their products. This brightening formula is suitable for all skin types!

2First Aid Beauty’s Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel Moisturizer


Azelaic acid is gentle overall and present in many moisturizers but it’s still an active ingredient so to avoid over-sensitizing the skin, it’s not recommended to combine it with other active ingredient.

First Aid Beauty’s noncomedogenic gel moisturizer provides acne-prone skin with hydration while controlling oil. It has a refreshing texture akin to water and absorbs instantly!

1Paula’s Choice Antioxidant Pore Purifier


Azelaic acid takes all the potent effects of benzoyl peroxide (which reduces the amount of acne-causing bacteria), other chemical exfoliants, and your acne treatments and rolls them up into one ingredient. The Paula’s Choice Antioxidant Pore Purifier contains a derivative of azelaic acid called “Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate”, which helps protect skin from everyday environmental damage while refining pores and brightening the skin.