Skinoren Azelaic Acid Cream 20%


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Key Features

  • Contains 20% Azelaic Acid
  • Topical acne treatment
  • Suitable for mild to moderate acne and rosacea
  • Reduces redness and inflammation
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Buy online from a UK licensed pharmacy following a free consultation


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Skinoren Azelaic Acid Cream 20%

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Sakib Mohammed

Advance Pharmacist Prescriber

"Skinoren is a versatile topical treatment. You can use Skinoren for acne, including all types ranging from mild to cystic acne. The key ingredient, azelaic acid benefits the skin in many ways. By using this product, you can experience fewer spots, less redness, and soothed and moisturised skin.

Another advantage is that you can use Skinoren cream for rosacea, a skin condition that shares similarities with acne. When using Skinoren, most people start to see their skin improve after a few weeks. However, on occasion, if patients do suffer irritation, we advise them to reduce the amount they apply or use only once a day.

There is also a similar product containing azelaic acid- Finacea gel. The main difference between Finacea gel and Skinoren cream is that Skinoren has a different strength of azelaic acid, making it a stronger treatment"

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Medication NameSkinoren 20% Cream
Active IngredientAzelaic acid
Medication formTopical Cream
Used to treatMild to Moderate Acne
Available asSkinoren 30g cream
Other names by which this medication is knownSkinoren acne cream
Common side effects
• Burning
• Itching
• Redness
• Scaling
• Dryness
Who is this medication suitable forAdults and children (over 12 years)
Do you need a prescription for it?Yes
How should it be used?Apply to affected area twice a day
Patient Information LeafletSkinoren Patient Information Leaflet

How can I buy Skinoren Cream online?

Skinoren Azelaic Acid is a prescription-only medicine. This means you cannot buy Skinoren over the counter. At Click2Pharmacy, our pharmacists are also prescribers. If you wish to purchase Skinoren gel online, you will need to fill out a consultation form to check if you are suitable to use the product. Once approved, you can order the cream, and it will be delivered straight to your door.

What is Skinoren Azelaic Acid cream?

Skinoren cream is a topical medicine used to treat mild to moderate acne, including mild acne. It contains the active ingredient azelaic acid 20. At Click2pharmacy, we have a prescription service where you can buy Skinoren cream online.

How does Skinoren Azelaic Acid work?

Skinoren azelaic acid is a cream-based product applied directly onto the skin. The active ingredient azelaic acid works in two ways- it reduces the growth of surface skin cells and kills the acne-causing bacteria. The reduction in bacteria leads to less skin inflammation and irritation.  In addition, this product has other benefits, such as soothing and moisturising the skin. You can also use Skinoren for rosacea as well as acne scars.

Skinoren Cream Benefits

  • Kills bacteria and unblocks pores
  • Evens out the skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes
  • Gentle on the skin

Who is suitable for Skinoren Azelaic Acid Cream 20%?

Skinoren 20 cream is suitable for adults and children aged over 12 years.

Please read the patient information leaflet for Skinoren.

What is Skinoren Azelaic Acid used to treat?

Skinoren is used to treat a variety of skin conditions:

  • Mild to moderate acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Rosacea
  • Potent and cystic acne

How to use Skinoren 20% azelaic acid cream

  • Wash your face thoroughly using a mild cleanser.
  • Dry the skin.
  • Apply Skinoren only to the affected area. If treating the whole face, use approximately 2.5cm of cream.
  • Use Skinoren azelaic acid 20% twice a day, morning and night. If your skin is very sensitive, in the first week of treatment start using it once a day.

How quickly will I see results with Skinoren azelaic acid cream?

Most people see an improvement after 4 weeks, but this can vary from person to person. To get the best results, you will need to use Skinoren acne cream for several months. However, this product should not be used for more than 12 months.

Skinoren Azelaic Acid Ingredients

Active ingredient in Skinoren is Azelaic Acid 20%

Other Ingredients: Arlatone 983 S, Cutina CBS, Cetearyl octanoate, Propylene glycol, Glycerol, Benzoic acid & Purified water.

Skinoren Cream Side Effects

Like all medicines, Skinoren has side effects. The most common are:

  • Burning
  • Itching
  • Redness
  • Scaling
  • Pain in the affected area
  • Dryness

Some uncommon side effects of azelaic acid cream (Skinoren) are:

  • Greasy skin
  • Loss of skin colour
  • Discomfort
  • Swelling at the site of the application

If you experience any side effects that are rare, like facial swelling, eczema, or an allergic reaction, you must stop using Skinoren acne treatment immediately and seek medical advice.

For External Use Only

Keep out of the SIGHT and REACH of children.

Skinoren Azelaic Acid Cream Warnings

There is limited data on how azelaic acid affects pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. For this reason, speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you wish to use Skinoren Azelaic Acid 20%.

Please note that infants should not come into contact with the cream, so it is advisable to avoid applying it to the chest area when breastfeeding.

Skinoren Azelaic Acid Cream FAQs

As it is a prescription-based product, you should only buy Skinoren 20 cream online from a UK-registered pharmacy.

You can buy Skinoren online from Click2Pharmacy, a UK-registered online pharmacy. We have an online clinic that provides prescription medicines from online doctors and pharmacists. You will need to fill out an online form to check for suitability. Once this has been reviewed, you can place an order, and it will be delivered to you.

Skinoren does work on rosacea. Azelaic acid is particularly effective in targeting redness and swelling associated with rosacea.

The main difference is the strength of azelaic acid in each product. Skinoren cream contains azelaic acid 20%, whilst Finacea contains 15%. This makes Skinoren azelaic acid cream 20% more potent and can treat severe and cystic acne. Finacea is more suited to mild to moderate acne.

It is not clear how Skinoren prescription treatment affects pregnant women. This is because there are limited studies. Speak to your doctor first if you wish to use Skinoren, who can advise you of the risks.

You can combine Skinoren gel with oral antibiotic treatments such as Lymecycline/ Tetralysal. However, you cannot use this product with other acne creams or gels.


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Used for:

For the relief of mild to moderate acne of the facial area.

For the topical treatment of rosacea acne.

Instructions for use:

It should be applied to the affected areas of skin twice daily (mornings and evenings) and rubbed in gently. As a guide, 2.5 cm (approx. 0.5 g) of cream is sufficient for the entire facial area. If other areas of acne, in addition to the face, require treatment, for example, the chest and back, the amount of cream should be adjusted accordingly.

Patients with sensitive skin should be advised to use Skinoren only once a day (in the evening) for the first week of treatment and then proceed to twice daily applications.

Before Skinoren gel is applied, the skin should be thoroughly cleaned with plain water and dried. A mild skin-cleansing agent may be used.

The duration of use of Skinoren gel can vary from patient to patient and also depends on the severity of the acne. In general, a distinct improvement becomes apparent after about 4 weeks. To obtain the best results, Skinoren Cream should be used continuously over a period of several months

It is important to continue to use regularly over the entire period of treatment. However, in the event of intolerable skin irritation, the amount of cream per application should be reduced or the frequency of use, should be reduced to once a day until the irritation ceases. If required, treatment might have to be temporarily interrupted for a few days.

For External Use Only

Keep out of the SIGHT and REACH of children

Active Ingredients:  1 g of Skinoren Cream contains 200 mg (20% w/w) azelaic acid.

Patient Information Leaflet: