10% Azelaic Acid Booster
Based on 19 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 19 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
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.
What does it do?

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

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.
Show details

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

Key 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

Cleared Up My Mild Roseacia


I have very mild Roseacia on my cheeks. Using this once each eveni g cleared my cheeks in less than a week. I was simply amazed. I love this stuff. My prescription retn-a never made it go away, though . I go to a dermatologist once a year but always forget to mention the occasional roseacia. This is a winner.


Cocoa Beach FL




I have been using Paula's Choice products for a long time, because they're the only thing that can keep my skin in check. However, I've never been so compelled to write a review until now. First, let me state that I have mild to moderate Rosacea, so reducing redness is a constant struggle for me, and something that I understand will likely never go away. PC's CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser keeps the pimples Rosacea causes away, but the redness is always there. However, this product has significantly reduced the redness caused by my Rosacea! It's almost too good to be true! My skin has never looked so even and calm. Also, this product applies very nicely to the skin, and absorbs easily. The only downside is that it does make my skin a little itchy, but that feeling goes away within 20 minutes of application. However, I will deal with that tiny inconvenience for the amazing results I get. Please never stop making this product!


Winston-Salem, NC


Makes my skin tone very even


I use it twice daily. In the morning with 2% salysilic acid and 5% benzoyl peroxide (I put it on after those two). I follow with sunscreen. At night I use it alone. I had patches of mild rosacea but not now. I'll continue to use this.




Testers please


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...



Lovely product


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.




Helps with redness - calms itchy skin


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.






What I have learned is if Paula raves about a product, believe her! This product is almost miraculous. From the 1st use, I saw ridiculous improvement - even with flaws I didn't recognize I had. I do my regular routine - cleanser, toner, 2% BHA THEN Azelaiic acid. Then moisturizer. I haven't even been using my Vitamin C booster or antioxidant serum. Will likely go back to them after the true test of Azelaiic acid. When you're 67, you need all the help you can get! lol


Columbia, MO


My favourite new Paula's booster


I have tried each of the Booster products and certainly like many of them and have incorporated them into my routine, either daily or a few times a week. I'd never used azelaic acid before. This azelaic acid booster is my now very favourite of them all. At first I wasn't sure what to do with it. I thought I'd try it after reading about azelaic acid though. I've been using it morning and night, after cleansing, toning and using my BHA (I use the 1% lotion in the morning and the 2% liquid or the 4% new gel type in the evening). Then I dab on this new cream/gel mostly on my oily areas (nose mostly) and then layer the Clear Benzoyl Peroxide 5% on top. Because of this new booster I may go back to the 2.5% Clear BP gel though. I've found this a very effective and lovely product to use. It's light and softly matte and otherwise undetectable on my face. It feels nice. It has no scent. It has really very much helped with reducing oil production on my nose and has very much reduced blocked pores. Amazing. It works very well with my Paula's Choice routine and really does seem to 'boost' how well my other products work together. I use adapalene (Differin) over all of this at night and so far so good. Better skin than before. I've read up on line elsewhere that azelaic acid works very well with all of my products to manage my skin concerns (oily t-zone and blocked pores with occasional other outbreak). I've already bought a second tube of this as a spare or I might give it to my mum to try. I really love this product and am glad I tried it, though I initially didn't know what I would do with it!


Brisbane QLD


This is my new go too!


I bought this 10% Azelaic Acid Booster after reading great reviews & it's all that & more. I wish I had of taken before & after pics after just 4 days there is a noticeable in the redness on my face, the texture is smooth & soft, I can wear not so much concealer anymore as nothing to cover up. I'll be looking at what else I can purchase in this boost range.




Actually Does Something


I can't articulate precisely what this stuff does, but it makes a noticeable difference in the appearance of my skin. It just looks better. Make up goes on easier. Less oil; fewer problems all around. Honestly, I often skip skincare regimen, but I am now using this every morning and night too. Also use Skin Balancing cleanser every day. I'll buy this from now on. How could anyone not want a nicer looking complexion?




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