In our formula we are using 20% Azeclair, a solution containing 6% pure Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate (PAD). While 6% might not sound like a high number, when it comes to PAD, it is an outstanding amount. The molecule is effective already and typically used at 1-3%. Studies done by the ingredient’s manufacturer show that 3% PAD (or 10% Azeclair) is an effective amount in normalizing oil production and evening the skin tone, while a study published in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment used 5% PAD for the management of rosacea.
Geek tip: Based on our experience, those who are sensitive to niacinamide tend to find aPAD an especially helpful addition to their skincare routine.
Who is it for?
how to use it?
Apply a few drops to the face after cleansing, before using emulsions and/or creams. Can be used either in the AM and/or PM.
Shelf life: 2 years from production (unopened), 6 months PAO (period after opening)
Ingredients & Research
Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate - A new generation azelaic acid derivative designed to be water-soluble and thus enable light formulas. It has a similar effect to the 3-in-1 clinical active azelaic acid that helps to normalize oil production, evening the skin tone, reducing blemishes, pigmentation and redness. There are a few studies using PAD already: two used it for the management of rosacea here and here, and another one used it for the management of melasma.
Allantoin - A classic skincare ingredient known for its skin soothing and skin protecting abilities.
Glycerin & Methyl-Gluceth 20 - A gentle humectant combination to help the skin to hold onto water.
full inci list:
Water, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Propanediol, Glycerin, Methyl-Gluceth 20, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol
Berardesca, Enzo, et al. "Clinical and instrumental assessment of the effects of a new product based on hydroxypropyl chitosan and potassium azeloyl diglycinate in the management of rosacea." Journal of cosmetic dermatology 11.1 (2012): 37-41.
Viyoch, Jarupa, et al. "Effects of trans-4-(aminomethyl) cyclohexanecarboxylic acid/potassium azeloyl diglycinate/niacinamide topical emulsion in Thai adults with melasma: a single-center, randomized, double-blind, controlled study." Current Therapeutic Research 71.6 (2010): 345-359.
Veraldi, Stefano, et al. "Treatment of symptoms of erythemato-telangiectatic rosacea with topical potassium azeloyl diglycinate and hydroxypropyl chitosan: Results of a sponsor-free, multicenter, open study." Journal of Dermatological Treatment 26.2 (2015): 191-192.
Absolutely wonderful serum for hyper sensitive skin dealing with rosacea. Have never come across anything as effective as this for calming inflammation. Will continue to repurchase.
My skin is quite sensitive & also blemish-prone - unfortunately, my skin really hates Niacinamide, and while I love Azelaic acid, the products I've tried so far with AA are too heavy for my oily skin. So then I tried aPAD & I have never looked back. It cleared up my skin quickly, while calming it down, and ever since I have been using it, my skin is looking healthier overall & much clearer than before. When I don't use it, I can really feel the difference, so I'm addicted for life. (I noticed that some people say it didn't do enough for them, but I also think that their skin didn't really need it in the first place - those who really need it, will see a huge difference IMO, well...I know I did.)
Excellent product and not heavy on the skin!
Would give this a 5 but have not used it long enough. I tried regular azelaic acid and it lights my face on fire. This did not. I have slowly been building my use to be caucus. This is not an instant fix and I will stick with it. Am so glad yo have a product my sensitive skin can handle. I think it important to share, be patient. Will let you know 6-8 weeks from now how my face is doing.
I start using A-Pad for a while and noticed a significant difference in the condition of my skin. Brighter, glow, healthy. I was not sure if it was the A-pad doing this or any other serum I was using at the time. So when Ifinished the bottle I did not order a new one for a few weeks and then I saw the difference. My skin - using Apad on daily basis - is more bright, glowier and healthier. Obviously I have orderd a new bottle and will never stop using this again.