Paula's Choice Skincare

10% Azelaic Acid Booster

1.00 fl. oz. for $ 36.00
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Paula's Choice Skincare's 10% Azelaic Acid Booster is an innovative product because azelaic acid is such an exciting ingredient for all skin types and numerous concerns. This interesting acid (derived from grains but also made synthetically) has more than 20 years of research showing it can successfully address several skin issues, mostly visible flaws and other blemishes people want to diminish as much as possible!

If you're struggling with post-breakout marks, dark spots, bumpy skin texture, and redness, this is a product you'll want to consider, especially if other options haven't worked well.

10% Azelaic Acid Booster not only contains azelaic acid in a concentration that's high enough to see visible improvement in skin, it also has a satiny cream-gel texture that's lightweight and plays well under other products. You can use it on its own, either all over or as a spot treatment, or blend into non-SPF skin care products. We're not aware of any research on azelaic acid interacting negatively with other ingredients.

Azelaic acid is tricky to stabilize, often having a grainy texture when formulated in skin care products, so the smoothness of this formula really makes it stand out.

Lastly, the star ingredient is supported by skin-soothing ingredients like licorice root extract and salicylic acid, plus the skin-restoring ingredient adenosine. Worth mentioning is that azelaic acid is quite soothing on its own; in fact, this calming action is believed to be one of the ways it visibly improves skin.

Note: This product was originally available only in Europe, where it was known as RESIST Skin-Transforming Multi-Correction Treatment. It's now available under a new name in the United States.

  • Contains an impressive, research-supported amount of azelaic acid.
  • Azelaic acid addresses several skin concerns and is for all skin types.
  • Smooth cream-gel texture is easy to apply.
  • Works well on its own or mixed into other products.
  • Contains skin-soothing and replenishing ingredients.
  • Fragrance free.
  • None.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: No

This multi-action, all-skin-types booster targets several stubborn skin concerns at once thanks to its powerhouse blend of azelaic and salicylic acid, plus plant-derived brightening and soothing ingredients. Lightweight, oil-free texture works beautifully on its own or mixed with other treatments.

Paula's Choice Skincare At-A-Glance


Paula's Choice Skincare was established in 1995 when best-selling beauty author and consumer advocate Paula Begoun (known as The Cosmetics Cop) decided to develop her own products.

As a natural evolution of Paula's personal mission to help consumers find the best products for their skin, the line has grown into an extensive range of skincare and makeup products that are formulated to meet the needs of almost every skin type and skin concern imaginable, from acne to wrinkles.

Paulas Choice Skincare relies on published research where available to discover the best ingredients for skin. Stable packaging is another feature of the brand, using innovative, opaque, and air-tight or air-restrictive components that keep antioxidants and other light- and air-sensitive ingredients from breaking down. The line is also 100% fragrance-free.

Disclosure: Paula Begoun is the creator of Beautypedia and founder of Paula's Choice Skincare products. Reviewing thousands of skincare and makeup products over the past 30 years, both on this site and in her best-selling books, Paula's mission has always been to help consumers find the best products possible for their skin. The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains this commitment. In addition, The Beautypedia Team reviews all products using the same rating standards and criteria, whether it is a Paula's Choice product or another brand.

Why are Paula's Choice Skincare products rated highly? The Paula's Choice Skincare Team would not launch a product unless it was worthy of a high rating from The Beautypedia Team. Paula and The Beautypedia Team were researching and reviewing products long before Paula's Choice Skincare ever existed and consumers were constantly requesting a skincare brand that met all of Beautypedias criteria. As a result, The Paula's Choice Skincare Team was created and uses the same research and criteria to formulate Paula's Choice products as The Beautypedia Team uses to review products.

For more information about Paula's Choice, call (800) 831-4088 or visit www.paulaschoice.com.

About the Experts

The Beautypedia team consists of skin care and makeup experts personally trained by the original Cosmetics Cop and best-selling beauty author, Paula Begoun. We’re fascinated by skin care and makeup products and thrilled when they meet or exceed our expectations, but we’re also disappointed when they fail to perform as claimed, are wildly overpriced, or contain ingredients scientific research has proven can hurt skin.

Our mission has always been to help you find the best products for your skin, no matter your budget or preferences. Beautypedia’s thorough and insightful reviews cut through the hype and provide reliable recommendations for all ages, skin types, and skin tones.

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