Also known by its trade name azelex®, a compound derived from barley, wheat and rye. Azelaic acid has anti-bacterial properties and is used widely in acne preparations. It also reduces pigmentation and may be useful in treating skin discolourations, although there is little research in this area and it may be more irritating than other skin lighteners.
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