How is this azelaic acid formula possible?
I purchased a 20% azelaic acid gel for personal use due to good reviews. It’s a clear, water-based gel that goes on skin and absorbs like a typical carbomer-type product. In short, nothing like the powdery/gritty/drying azelaic acid gels/emulsions that I’m used to. It doesn’t even make my skin tingle!
After checking out the official ingredients, I’ve decided there’s either sorcery involved or the list isn’t accurate as I’m suspecting what’s being used here is potassium azeloyl diglycinate instead. Thoughts?
Water, azelaic acid, ascorbic acid, tocopherol, collagen, ubiquinone, carbomer, squalane, Centella asiatica extract, Curcuma longan extract, glycolic acid, sodium hydroxide, EDTA, potassium sorbate.