The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%

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Type of product Serum
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Description

  • vegan and cruelty-free serum that contains vitamin e.
  • it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, oils, parabens or sulfates.
  • it does contain fragrances and silicones.
  • it is reef safe.
  • it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.

Directions

Apply to face AM and/or PM to improve visible brightness and the appearance of skin texture. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. Use sun protection during the day. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on...


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unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised.

Product Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

Ingredient Details

Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with The Ordinary's Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%.

Benefits (5)

Reduces Redness Icon
Reduces Redness
Good For Anti-Aging Icon
Good For Anti-Aging
Good For Dark Spots Icon
Good For Dark Spots
Good For Scar Healing Icon
Good For Scar Healing
Helps Brighten Skin Icon
Helps Brighten Skin

Notable Ingredients (1)

Vitamin E Icon
Vitamin E

Concerns (1)

May Cause Irritation Icon
May Cause Irritation

The Ordinary Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% Ingredients Explained

This product contains 17 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it

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Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Also known as: Aqua, Eau, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water
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Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.

In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Isodecyl Neopentanoate.

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
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Dimethicone is a silicone used for making products smooth and silky. It also has the added benefit of sealing in hydration. The amount of dimethicone found in beauty products is considered safe and non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog pores.

Dimethicone has been found increase absorption in skin, boosting the benefits of other ingredients. While there is concern for the safety of dimethicone, the levels used in skincare are safe for use.

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Azelaic acid is a naturally occurring acid that is derived from grains. However, the lab-created form is typically used within cosmetic products as it has better shelf-stability.

It has been shown to be effective in the treatment of acne, rosacea, and other skin conditions. Azelaic acid helps reduce the growth of bacteria that cause acne and helps to reduce inflammation.

It also helps to improve the appearance of skin by reducing the production of sebum and unclogging pores.

One of the main benefits of azelaic acid is that it is gentle and well-tolerated by most people. It is also non-comedogenic, meaning that it will not clog pores.

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We don't have a description for Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl Ppg-20 Crosspolymer.

We don't have a description for Dimethyl Isosorbide.

We don't have a description for Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer.

We don't have a description for Polysilicone-11.

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Emollient, Skin Conditioning, Solvent

We don't have a description for Isohexadecane.

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Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
Also known as: Vitamin E
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Tocopherol (also known as Vitamin E) is a common antioxidant that's found in cosmetic products to help protect the skin from free-radicals and strengthen the skin barrier. It's also fat soluble - this means our skin is great at absorbing it.

Vitamin E also provides some UV protection by reducing the damage caused by UVB rays.

There are often claims that Vitamin E can reduce/prevent scarring, but these claims haven't been confirmed by scientific research.

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We don't have a description for Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate.

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Emulsifying

Isoceteth-20 can cause irritation.

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Emulsifying

Polysorbate 60 isn't fungal acne safe.

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Emulsifying, Masking
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We don't have a description for Triethanolamine.

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Humectant, Perfuming, Solvent

Ethoxydiglycol is a fragrance.

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Preservative
Also known as: 2-Phenoxyethanol
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Phenoxyethanol has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. In studies, Phenoxyethanol has been found to prevent germ and microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent similar to roses.

Phenoxyethanol is commonly used with Caprylyl Glycol to preserve the shelf life of products.

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Antimicrobial, Preservative

Chlorphenesin is a preservative.

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