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Geek & Gorgeous aPAD 20% Azelaic Acid Derivative Serum

A new, ultra-advanced glow-giving and comforting molecule alternative to common brightening yet irritating actives.

  • Ultra-lightweight, water-gel consistency
  • 20% Azeclair counteracts uneven pigmentation & normalizes sebum
  • Allantoin soothes & conditions skin barrier
  • Lightens the intensity of acne spots
  • Neutral pH, very gentle on skin
  • Supports glowing, balanced and blemish-free complexion


30 ml

What makes this product unique?

Azelaic acid possesses significant therapeutic uses in the treatment of hyperpigmentary skin problem, thanks to its ability in the inhibition of melanocyte (cell responsible for skin darkening) synthesis. However, its low water / oil solubility and high irritation properties enhance formulary difficulties and impact user experience.

For years chemists struggle to put together a molecule that has the skin-renewing power of azelaic acid, yet without the irritation. This leads to the innovative creation of Azeclair by Corum Inc. Azeclair features Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate (PAD), obtained by reacting two molecules of glycine and potassium with the chloride of azelaic acid. The result is a water-soluble active demonstrating skin-lightening, moisturizing, soothing and oil-normalizing abilities.

Geek & Gorgeous’ generous inclusion of 20% Azeclair (breaking down to 6% pure Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate) permits the greatest skin care experience with this novel active.

All Geek & Gorgeous products are fragrance free, alcohol free and never tested on animals.

What does it do?

Supercharged with safe, gentle and stable Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate (PAD), Geek & Gorgeous aPAD encourages skin brightness and luminosity by neutralising spots, post-acne marks and uneven skin tone. This pioneering, high-strength PAD serum also controls sebum secretion and helps eliminate redness, for an overall glowing, balanced and calmed skin.

Who is this product for?

An all-skin-type formula especially recommended for those struggling with hyperpigmentation, persistent oiliness or redness (rosacea)

Water, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Propanediol, Glycerin, Methyl-Gluceth 20, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol

Smooth a few drops of aPAD to the face after cleansing, before using oil-based emulsions and/or creams. Can be used either in the AM and/or PM.

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.