I have acne caused by PCOS and hyperpigmentation on my face
I’ve been using glycolic toner and peel from TO as that’s worked in the past when it wasn’t as easily available
However reading the other acids in The Ordinary I thought I’d give this a go? So far so good ..it hasn’t broke me out slight tingling when you put it on ...it’s a slow process and I’m hopeful as my skin is shiny and refreshed when I wash it off in the morning?
The “Ordinary” make was recommended to me by a friend. I wasn’t happy with the redness in my skin. I apply this once a day in the evenings and I can see a real improvement. The cream has a nice silky texture and not much is needed as the consistency is thick.
I have sensitive, combination skin prone to redness. Although this does 'tingle' a tiny bit when applied I find my skin feels soft and smooth after application. I haven't had any bad reactions to it yet and although I have only been using it for a month in combination with other The Ordinary products, I have noticed improvements already. Would definitely recommend!
I’ve heard great things about Azelaic Acid and I was really looking forward to using this product but it seems like I’ve had the tube for hardly any time and it’s already half empty. It also goes on a bit thick and sticky compared to other products from The Ordinary. It also stings a tiny bit and I don’t have sensitive skin so it might be harsher if you do. It doesn’t have any real smell which I prefer to heavily fragranced products.
I can’t really comment on effectiveness of this product specifically because I haven’t been using it long enough to see results. I also started using a handful of other products at the same time so it’s hard to say.
Price wise I think it’s affordable so if you want to try azelaic acid this might be a good option. Personally I wanted to reduce pigmentation and think I’ll be sticking with Niacinamide