Let's be honest. Thousands of skincare products probably cross your screen as you scroll through social media — so many that it becomes hard to pay attention (and get excited) about every serum that claims to fix dark spots or acne. But Amazon shoppers say to pay attention to this $14 multitasking serum that reduces breakouts, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and redness.
Cos de Baha's Azelaic Acid Serum is a true skincare multitasker. It treats a laundry list of common skin concerns like acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and even signs of aging. So how does one serum do it all? The potent formula utilizes azelaic acid (an exfoliant) that penetrates deep into the skin to unclog pores and calm inflammation. The acid also acts as an exfoliator that removes dead skin cells for clearer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.
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Dr. Lily Talakoub, board-certified cosmetic and medical dermatologist, previously told InStyle, "It's an exfoliant like AHA and BHA acids, two common ingredients in acne products, but these are usually derived from fruit acids or made synthetically." Unlike other AHA and BHA acids, however, azelaic acid contains antibacterial properties that stop acne-causing bacteria from clogging pores.
Along with the azelaic acid, the serum combines hyaluronic acid and vitamin B3 (also known niacinamide) into the formula to hydrate, smooth, and fade dark spots and redness. Both ingredients lock in moisture to the skin, which leaves it plump and healthy.
Over 2,300 shoppers gave the azelaic acid serum five stars, with some reporting results so great that they called the formula "magic in a bottle." One reviewer said, "I am absolutely amazed by how quickly this started working. I've been using it as recommended for about 10 days and my rosacea has calmed down so much. No more flaky, painful, desert-dry skin."
Another shopper wrote that if you have aging skin and suffer from cystic acne, then you need to purchase the serum. They added, "[I have been] using twice a day. Just bought my second bottle, so I will not run out. Reduced breakouts and almost eliminated redness. The one cystic acne I had reduced in size overnight and healing without over-drying and ugly peeling."
"I have rosacea and hyperpigmentation and moderate acne," a final customer said. "This has been great! Brings my redness down and smooths out my skin. Combo skin's dry scaly patches and oily patches? Gone."
So if you need a serum that treats redness, acne, or uneven skin tone, head to Amazon now and snag a bottle of Cos de Baha's Azelaic Acid Serum for $14 now.