When it comes to treating your skin there are numerous beauty products on the market. Working as a beauty Influencer not only allowed me the opportunity to try a lot of these products for free, but it educated me on the ingredients I am using on my skin — and face. For those of you like me pre-Influencer days you might be using a product that gives you results however you don’t know what ingredient in the product is causing these changes. After enough questions from brands to target my specific needs I started researching the facts for myself. I needed to know if these ingredients were safe for me. I also wanted to be sure I was using products that were right for my skin type. At the time Paula’s Choice who I know and love offered me a partnership for their “HERO” product line. Unclear if the azelaic acid, advertised as a “acne prone” skin product, was right for me, I did some digging. Dermatologist suggested it did more than treat acne prone skin so I tested it. What I found is azelaic acid is the Dermatologist-approved skincare product for problematic skin, but it does much more.
Azelaic acid is a dicarboxylic acid that naturally lives on our skin. I tested this acid using Paula’s Choice Boost to see how it affected my skin. Its anti-inflammatory effects and natural exfoliation that reduces redness and swelling gave my skin a brighter appearance. Boost’s ability to even out my pigmentation left my skin flawless. I do not have acne prone skin or rosacea, which is why I found azelaic acid great for all skin types.
Although all beauty companies products may not be safe for you, they do have one thing in common. They all use dermatologist recommended ingredients in some of their products because those ingredients are what gives you results. Like dermatologist recommended azelaic acid helps fade post-acne marks and other discolorations by refining the skin’s surface.
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Not all brands are transparent about the ingredients in their products so it’s up to you to learn what you are putting on your skin. There are “clean beauty” brands out there looking for you. They advertise clean ingredients that they use in their products to make you aware of the contents in the products you are using on your skin. Their goal is to provide you a healthier safe option with quality products. Make sure if you are spending top dollar to see results you know what you are getting.