FAQ

FAQ

They key ingredient in our Medicated Lotion is Azelaic Acid.

Azelaic acid helps to:

• fight bacteria

• unblock pores and blackheads

• dry out pimples

• and reduce redness.

Yes! Azelaic acid is better tolerated than other common actives such as Benzoyl

Peroxide making it a more gentle option for sensitive skin.

However, we always recommend patch testing before use.

Cunliffe - 1993 - Azelaic acid - review of its role in acne.pdf.

Azclear Medicated Lotion should be applied onto clean dry skin so we recommend using it directly after cleansing with Azclear Foaming Wash, and then following with the Azclear Soothing Gel or Azclear Day Moisturiser with SPF30 as needed.

Let the Azclear Medicated Lotion sink into the skin before applying makeup or another product over the top to avoid pilling.

It can be hard to predict how long it will take for acne to clear as causes vary from person to person. However studies* show Azelaic acid can reduce up to 82% of acne within 9 weeks.

*Elewski B and Thiboutot D. A Clinical Overview of Azelaic Acid. Cutis 2006; 77(2 Suppl): 12-16.

No! We're proud to say we do not conduct any animal testing. Instead, we use in-vitro methods, where necessary, on human volunteers.

Yes. Azelaic acid 20% has been shown to improve cystic acne. However, for severe cases, a combination of treatments may be needed. For all forms of severe acne, you should discuss treatment options with your dermatologist.

Hjorth N, Graupe K. Azelaic Acid for the Treatment of Acne. Acta Dermato-Venereologica (Stockh) 1989;(Suppl 143):45–48.

Yes. Clinical studies have shown that Azelaic acid 20% is effective in treating the symptoms of acne vulgaris.

Katsambas A, Graupe K, Stratigos J. Clinical studies of 20% Azelaic acid Cream in the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris. Acta Dermato-Venereologica (Stockh) 1989;(Suppl 143):35–39.

Yes. Azelaic acid 20% is suitable for all types of mild to moderate acne, including hormonal acne and adult female acne.

Bagatin E, Freitas THP de, Rivitti-Machado MC, Ribeiro BM, Nunes S, Rocha MAD da. Adult female acne: a guide to clinical practice. An Bras Dermatol 2019;94(1):62–75.

Azclear Action Medicated Lotion is indicated for papulopustular rosacea. For other forms of rosacea, please discuss treatment options with your dermatologist.

Azclear Action Medicated Lotion has no known negative reactions associated with other conditions or medications such as Roaccutane, doxycycline or minimicen. However, you should speak to your doctor before using Azclear Action Medicated Lotion if you are taking prescription medication for acne.

Yes. Azelaic acid 20% can be used during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

Bagatin E, Freitas THP de, Rivitti-Machado MC, Ribeiro BM, Nunes S, Rocha MAD da. Adult female acne: a guide to clinical practice. An Bras Dermatol 2019;94(1):62–75.