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Skincare science: Azelaic acid for acne, hyperpigmentation and rosacea explained

By Fiona Embleton


Meet the workhorse skincare ingredient that rarely shares the same limelight as other acids such as salicylic and glycolic

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Take a look at the ingredients list of products in your bathroom shelf; chances are some of them will be laced with salicylic or glycolic acid. What they’re less likely to contain is azelaic acid to the chagrin of dermatologists who swear by its frontline response to multiple skin concerns.

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