10% Azelaic Acid Booster
Based on 15 reviews

This unique formula uses potent azelaic acid, plus other powerhouse ingredients to clarify uneven tone, target stubborn spots and soothe irritation resulting in smoother, more radiant, younger-looking skin.

10% Azelaic Acid Booster

Based on 15 reviews
This unique formula uses potent azelaic acid, plus other powerhouse ingredients to clarify uneven tone, target stubborn spots and soothe irritation resulting in smoother, more radiant, younger-looking skin.
  • Azelaic acid’s effectiveness is backed by over 20 years of research
  • Lightweight, oil-free cream-gel texture
  • Use alone or add to your moisturiser or serum
Skin Types:
All Skin Types, Sensitive Skin
Concerns:
Anti-Ageing
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Why is it different?
This multi-action, all-skin-types booster targets several stubborn skin concerns at once thanks to its powerhouse blend of azelaic and salicylic acid, plus plant-derived brightening and soothing ingredients. Lightweight, oil-free texture works beautifully on its own or mixed with other treatments.
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What does it do?

This multi-tasking cream-gel formula reduces the look of blemishes, smooths bumpy texture, calms redness, and steadily fades uneven skin tone and post-breakout marks.

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How to use
Once or twice daily, apply to face and neck. May be used alone or added to your favorite moisturiser or serum. For daytime, always follow with a sunscreen.
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Research

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2017, issue 1, pages 35-42; and September 2016, issue 3, pages 269-282

The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, March 2017, pages 37-40; and July 2010, pages 20-31

Advanced Biomedical Research, February 2017, ePublication

Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, October 2016, pages 771-775

Skin Therapy Letter , January 2016, pages 1-7

Cutis, January 2016, pages E9-E11

Skin Pharmacology and Physiology,, Volume 27, Supplement 1, 2014, pages 9-17

Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Azelaic Acid (skin-brightening/tone-improving), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (emollient), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Cetearyl Alcohol (texture enhancer), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer), Dimethicone (hydration/texture enhancer), Salicylic Acid (exfoliant), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (skin-soothing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Cyclopentasiloxane (texture enhancer), Xanthan Gum (stabilizer), Sclerotium Gum (stabilizer), Propanediol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

My favourite

5

I avoided buying this booster for ages due to the price but always wanted to try it. Finally scored it on sale and have just finished my first tube. I had been considering laser for the pigmentation on my forehead however this azelaic acid has made such a difference I will put laser off for some time as the main patches have faded. It's not a miracle but it has faded to the point where I am comfortable with my skin. It is very lightweight, non-greasy and does not smell offensive. I really like the texture actually. My new favourite product. Apart from moisturiser and sunscreen I am happy to forego some other products in favour of this.

Angela

Adelaide

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This little wonder had been amazing for my rosacea!

5

Have been using Paula's Choice Products for over 12 years and love them. I had bought this one last year and my rosacea which I have had for over 18 months had not responded well too my dermatologist prescribed soolantra. In fact it got worse and little pimples formed. I have had laser treatments by a dermatologist to reduce it but rosacea is one of those conditions that unfortunetly I have learned cannot be cured. I have been using the sensitive range by Paula's Choice for that reason and only using retinol products and vitamin C products from Paulas Choice on areas that were not touched by rosacea. I had used nicamide products from Paula's Choice on the rosacea but it did not reduce it and did not make it worse. Anyway I had read this product was good for rosacea and thought why not try it out. Well so happy I did as it definitely has reduced it. I am used to seeing red spidery lines on my cheeks at night but having used this product nightly for over a month wow so happy it actually WORKS!!!!! The spidery lines are definitely reduced and sometimes non existant. Would love to know if I can use this during the day as well and or does it make your skin more sun sensitive. Just living in Australia we are going through a very hot summer and I am fair so avid user of 50+sunscreen daily and avoid retinols and this product to ensure my skin is not susceptible to the sun. This product is a game changer for my rosacea - Thanks to Paula and her amazing staff at Paula's Choice for this product!!!

Maxiecat

Sydney

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I have already restocked...

5

This product is truly excellent. I had been using The Ordinary Azelaic Acid and found it did wonders for my little red allergic bumps on my face and also reduced my small clogged pores. When I tried this, I wasn't sure it could be as good... but it is so much better! I mix it with a plain moisturiser each night and always wake up with lovely soft, glowing skin. I have cut back dramatically on my use of glycolic acid, which I don't think is anywhere near as good as this for sensitive skin. This product is also great for layering - I often put on a serum, then mix it with a lotion and put it on top. Wonderful! A+++++++++++++++++++++

Christie

Auckland, New Zealand

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There is nothing not to love about this product.

5

I use this product morning and night. My skin is better now than it's ever been and I'm 73years old. Everyone in my opinion should be using it.

Dian

South coast

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A Quiet Hero

5

I didn't realise how good this product was until I needed it in my darkest hour. My skin had been playing up, blotchy, bumpy and sore. I added this in my morning routine and by the end of the day all redness had subsided dramatically! I only ever write reviews on products I'm extremely confident in, and this is one of them! I'm going to keep my money saved up for this baby

Kiks

Sydney

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good result

5

I was absolutely a minimalist, I have stopping using serum for years. 3 weeks ago, I bough 10% Azelaic Acid Booster and CLEAR Regular Strength Daily Skin Clearing Treatment with 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide, and started using them together with 10% Niacinamide Booster. Note that my face and neck had terrible reaction around the same time I started this routine due to allergic reaction to a hair condition, and I had breakout on my face. But now, my face is so smooth and bright. I had bad acne when I was a teenager and it left a lot of redness and marks on my face, but now I can see them fading. I'm not sure which product I should give the credit to, but I think this booster really worked. I have been using 10% Niacinamide Booster alone before this, but I didn't see obvious result, so I guess this azelaic acid booster is a great complement to my routine. Also, this is a very affordable booster compared to others.

Tina

Canberra

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Love it!

5

I was using this daily and after just two weeks jt has significantly reduced a patch of dark pigmentation on my face (sun spot). Highly recommend!

Krissy

Sydney

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Testers please

5

I would the option of purchasing testers with each new Paula's choice product, that way we can determine whether a product is right for us without having to fork out the full price...

Jane

Bendigo

Lovely product

5

As one of the other reviewers wrote, I am not quite sure what this product does exactly but my skin just looks better and the fine lines around my eyes seem even less noticeable. I mix it with Resist barrier repair moisturiser with retinol before bed. The very first time I used it my skin felt incredibly soft the next day. Will definitely keep using.

Justine

Adelaide

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Helps with redness - calms itchy skin

5

Its a non greasy formula and find my skin requires moisturiser - I do have dry flaky skin. What I have noticed is its calming effect on redness on my face - I do have hives from time to time due to digestion and this tends to calm it.

SPC

Melbourne

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