Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2011
Epikinetics Pharma llc markets first over the counter, patent-pending organic cream containing azelaic acid and niacinamide for physician dispensing. Target: patients with sensitive, problem or aging skin.
What is it?
Physicians have long known about the many cosmetic benefits of azelaic acid. It’s a recurring theme though; many effective skin creams such as, azelaic acid, Retin-A®, retinol and benzoyl peroxide have good and bad sides, both improving the cosmetic appearance of the skin and at the same time tending to cause dryness and irritation. Adding moisturizing creams to counter side effects may not be the answer. Often, those suffering with pigmented, sensitive, acne or rosacea prone skin, flare with excessive moisturization. To deliver azelaic acid to the skin surface with minimal or no irritation has presented a challenge to cosmetic chemists. AzaClear™, azelaic acid in a patent-pending SynergyE™ emollient base, finally says goodbye to skin irritation.
In cultures with skin of color, facial pigmentation can stigmatize. In Asia, purity is linked to whiter skin. Irregular skin tone can even impact a female’s perceived desirability for marriage. Many U.S. physicians continue to recommend hydroquinone as the gold standard for treatment of excessive facial pigmentation. Patients though, worry about a possible link of hydroquinone to cancer. Banned in Japan and the EU, there has been a scramble to find an effective alternative. AzaClear does not contain hydroquinone. Azelaic acid and niacinamide, key ingredients of AzaClear, have been proposed as potential replacements for the current bevy of cosmetic skin tone eveners.
Azelaic acid is a naturally occurring organic substance found in grain. Niacinamide is a derivative of Vitamin B3.