Azelaic acid is a naturally occurring dicarboxylic acid with powerful bacterostatic, comedolytic, anti-inflammatory, depigmentation and antioxidant properties, leading to a flawless skin free of imperfections caused by the different manifestations of acne and hyperpigmentation.
md:peel azelaic 17% + salicylic 20% normalizes the disturbed follicular keratinization that leads to the formation of comedones in acne patients, reducing the thickness of the stratum corneum. With bacteriostatic and bactericide effect, it favours acne disappearance and reduce sebum production, rendering Propionibacterium acnes (responsible for inflammatory acne) and Staphylococcus epidermis inactive. It works better combined with salicylic acid, producing a more powerful synergistic effect on the skin.
md:peel azelaic 17% + salicylic 20% inhibits Tyrosinase action in the melanogenesis process, removing skin blemishes (even post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) and leading to an even and luminous tone. It acts via inhibition of mitochondrial oxidoreductase activity and DNA synthesis. It also has anti proliferating and cytotoxic effect on hyperplasic melanocytes.
With antioxidant properties, it prevents from premature skin ageing, being an oxygen free-radicals capturer.
Salicylic Acid is a Beta Hydroxyacid with keratolytic, bactericidal, astringent and fungicidal properties. It has been effectively used for the treatment of acne, counteracting all acne critical factors (comedones, bacteria and inflammation) by targeting each stage individually.