You’ve probably heard of Azelaic Acid - the clinically proven hero ingredient that targets an array of skin concerns - from redness to breakouts, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea.
But have you heard of Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate (or PAD for short)?
Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate is a new generation active that combines Azelaic Acid with Glycine (a skin-restoring amino acid). The result? A water-based derivative that has all the same benefits of Azelaic Acid, but is more hydrating and easier to tolerate!
The benefits of Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate:
- Controls excess oil: PAD plays a vital role in regulating sebum production. As an azelaic acid derivative, it regulates key enzymes involved in sebaceous gland activity, effectively reducing excessive oil secretion. If you struggle with oily or combination skin, this ingredient can help bring balance by reducing sebum production without drying out your skin.
- Brightens and evens out skin tone: Say goodbye to dark spots! PAD helps to reduce unwanted pigmentation and uneven skin tone. It inhibits the production of tyrosinase (the enzyme responsible for the production of melanin) resulting in a brighter, more uniform complexion.
- Fights blemishes: Thanks to its antimicrobial properties, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate can help fight against acne-causing bacteria, helping to clear existing blemishes and prevent new ones from forming. It also acts as a gentle exfoliant, encouraging the shedding of dead skin cells and promoting a smoother skin texture.
- Soothes and calms irritation: If you have sensitive or easily irritated skin, PAD is a gamechanger. It possesses soothing properties that help neutralise redness and sensitivity as it reduces the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines.
Who is Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate good for?
If any of the following apply to your skin, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate might be a good option for you:
- Enlarged Pores
- Post Blemish Marks
Ready to introduce PAD into your routine? You can find it in our best-selling Pigmentation Corrector Serum!
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