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aPAD

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A water-light Azelaic acid derivative (Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, or PAD) formula to even the skin tone, normalize oil production and calm the skin.

30 ml

Skin type: all skin types, including sensitive

Skin concern: oiliness, uneven skin, sensitivity, redness

Cruelty-free | Vegan | Fragrance & Essential oil free | Gluten-free | Malassezia-safe | Pregnancy-safe

description

Azelaic acid is a 3-in-1 clinically proven active that helps reduce blemishes, pigmentation and redness. This formula uses a new-generation water-soluble form called Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate (PAD) that has similar properties to Azelaic acid but enables a super-light, oil-free texture. The two strong points of PAD are to even the skin tone and to control excessive oiliness.
5.5-6.5
pH
20%
Azeclair (Azelaic Form)
+
Allantoin
Glycerin

In our formula we are using 20% Azeclair, a solution containing 6% pure Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate (PAD). While 6% might not sound like a high number, when it comes to PAD, it is an outstanding amount. The molecule is effective already and typically used at 1-3%. Studies done by the ingredient’s manufacturer show that 3% PAD (or 10% Azeclair) is an effective amount in normalizing oil production and evening the skin tone, while a study published in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment used 5% PAD for the management of rosacea. 

Geek tip: Based on our experience, those who are sensitive to niacinamide tend to find aPAD an especially helpful addition to their skincare routine.

Who is it for?

aPAD is ideal if you are looking for an Azelaic Acid product that is also light in texture and layers well with other products. It is an all-skin type formula that we especially recommend, if you have pigmentation, extra oiliness or redness (rosacea).
Skin Type
all skin types including sensitive
Skin Problem
oiliness, uneven skin, sensitivity, redness
Texture
fast-absorbing, thin gel consistency

how to use it?

Apply a few drops to the face after cleansing, before using emulsions and/or creams. Can be used either in the AM and/or PM.
Shelf life: 2 years from production (unopened), 6 months PAO (period after opening)

Ingredients & Research

key ingredients:

Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate - A new generation azelaic acid derivative designed to be water-soluble and thus enable light formulas. It has a similar effect to the 3-in-1 clinical active azelaic acid that helps to normalize oil production, evening the skin tone, reducing blemishes, pigmentation and redness. There are a few studies using PAD already: two used it for the management of rosacea here and here, and another one used it for the management of melasma.  

Allantoin - A classic skincare ingredient known for its skin soothing and skin protecting abilities.

Glycerin & Methyl-Gluceth 20 - A gentle humectant combination to help the skin to hold onto water.

full inci list:

Water, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Propanediol, Glycerin, Methyl-Gluceth 20, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol

research:

Berardesca, Enzo, et al. "Clinical and instrumental assessment of the effects of a new product based on hydroxypropyl chitosan and potassium azeloyl diglycinate in the management of rosacea." Journal of cosmetic dermatology 11.1 (2012): 37-41.

Viyoch, Jarupa, et al. "Effects of trans-4-(aminomethyl) cyclohexanecarboxylic acid/potassium azeloyl diglycinate/niacinamide topical emulsion in Thai adults with melasma: a single-center, randomized, double-blind, controlled study." Current Therapeutic Research 71.6 (2010): 345-359.

Veraldi, Stefano, et al. "Treatment of symptoms of erythemato-telangiectatic rosacea with topical potassium azeloyl diglycinate and hydroxypropyl chitosan: Results of a sponsor-free, multicenter, open study." Journal of Dermatological Treatment 26.2 (2015): 191-192.

Customer Reviews

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S.
Fantastic

Absolutely wonderful serum for hyper sensitive skin dealing with rosacea. Have never come across anything as effective as this for calming inflammation. Will continue to repurchase.

K
K.
Seriously rescued my skin!

My skin is quite sensitive & also blemish-prone - unfortunately, my skin really hates Niacinamide, and while I love Azelaic acid, the products I've tried so far with AA are too heavy for my oily skin. So then I tried aPAD & I have never looked back. It cleared up my skin quickly, while calming it down, and ever since I have been using it, my skin is looking healthier overall & much clearer than before. When I don't use it, I can really feel the difference, so I'm addicted for life. (I noticed that some people say it didn't do enough for them, but I also think that their skin didn't really need it in the first place - those who really need it, will see a huge difference IMO, well...I know I did.)

B
B.
Parfait pour la rosacée et couperose

Je l'applique le matin pour remplacer ma crème du soir à 15% acide azelaique car le matin ma seule crème, après mes essences et sérums, est ma crème solaire. C'est le meilleur ingrédient pour moi pour les peaux à rosacée et couperose, et j'en ai besoin matin et soir, et comme ce n'est pas exactement la même formule que ma crème du soir c'est parfait!

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Iveta
Perfect product

My problematic skin looks visible better after using this serum.

J
Joanna Jaskolska
Great product

I've been using azelaic acid products for years now and switched to G&G recently. It doesn't sting, it's very easy to use. The only small problem I have is the consistency. The product foams when applied straight after the stress less serum.