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12% Azelaic Acid Serum...Scars, Acne, Melasma, Hyperpigmentation are so YESTERDAY!

What is azelaic acid? 

Surprisingly, the naturally occurring acid comes from barley, rye grains and wheat and belongs to a family called carboxylic acids. Azelaic acid is known to have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it effective in the treatment of skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, melasma, scars, acne and rosacea.

Does azelaic acid help fight acne?

In one word: yes! Boston dermatologist Dennis A. Porto, MD says the acid’s antimicrobial properties absolutely help with acne, but the ingredient also goes one step further: “It treats the acne, as well as the hyperpigmentation that results from it,” explains Conroe, TX dermatologist Lana Hawayek, MD, who loves the ingredient for darker skin types who deal with blemishes and the hyperpigmentation and scarring that may result from them.

Does azelaic acid lighten hyperpigmentation?