A breakout at an unfortunate time can feel like the end of the world. Maybe you have a big interview coming up, or are venturing back into dating. Either way, this much is clear: you're leaving the house, and even the most eye-catching face mask can't help. Before breaking out those home remedies, look no further than the Azelaic Acid Spot Gel from Poko.
Formulated with medical-grade azelaic acid, it's the first step in tackling those pesky breakouts. You might not have heard of this before – and with good reason. After all, the Azelaic Acid Spot Gel is an innovative new Poko offering. It's made to gently, yet firmly, handle that glaring pimple, and restore your skin to its former glory.
But what exactly sets it apart from other spot gels, and how do you use it? We're glad you asked, because today, we're reviewing the new offering from Poko, telling you everything you need to know about it!
Get Poko-perfect skin with the Azelaic Acid Spot Gel
Browse the skincare aisles at any pharmacy – spot gels aren't in short supply. The Poko option promises to be different, but is it really? The short answer is yes, it is. It's no secret that Poko believes in gentle skincare, and in giving your skin what it needs. By removing harsh ingredients from the equation, Poko products support your skin, encouraging better skin health.
Therefore, by basing the spot gel on these tenets, Poko has formulated a true game-changer in the way we handle breakouts. That's right; in Poko's Azelaic Acid Spot Gel, there are no ingredients to compromise your natural moisture barrier. Instead of undiluted essential oils, peroxides, and astringents, you'll find two tested and true skin-loving ingredients. Poko has cracked the code and unveiled their magic formula in one fell swoop: medical-grade azelaic acid and vitamin A.
Are these ingredients skin-safe?
Azelaic acid and vitamin A are far better than skin-safe. In fact, together, they're skin-loving! They make up the perfect anti-acne cocktail. A popular skincare ingredient, azelaic acid – medical-grade, in this case – works to brighten the skin, helping you avoid post-breakout hyperpigmentation. Studies show that azelaic acid can inhibit tyrosinase production, a melanin-producing enzyme. It's also extremely gentle, tackling dark spots without harming your skin, or causing even more discolouration.
In addition to this, the Azelaic Acid Spot Gel from Poko also contains vitamin A. Yet another popular skincare powerhouse, you might know of it by a different name: retinol. According to skinfluencers and dermatologists alike, retinol can do it all. However, in terms of acne, it helps unclog pores, effectively reducing inflammation in a matter of days. It also helps facilitate faster cell turnover, which means you could see quicker healing, with minimal scarring.
The Azelaic Acid Spot Gel from Poko is an innovative addition to acne remedies. With two trendy skincare ingredients, it doesn't just promise good skin with use. Instead, it offers acne-prone skin a long-term, helpful solution!
How do I use the Azelaic Acid Spot Gel?
Thankfully, Poko's new spot gel is extremely easy to use. In fact, it functions in the same way as your favourite serum or essence! People with acne-prone skin can apply it all over the face, focusing on problem areas just before a breakout. For example, if your chin or jawline is rather prone to breakouts, consider dabbing it liberally on the area, pre-breakout. This will speed up the process, helping to control redness, irritation, and general discomfort.
However, if you only experience the occasional pimple or two (lucky you!), then it's a great time to, well, spot-treat, if you'll pardon the pun. Simply dab some Azelaic Acid Spot Gel on the pimple during both your AM and PM routine. This will help unclog that pesky pore, reducing the spot's appearance in record time. Follow this up with a hydrocolloid bandage for added security, and you're good to go!
During our time with the Azelaic Acid Spot Gel from Poko, we learned that it's not just for your face! In fact, you can use it on both your body (goodbye, backne!) and scalp. That's right, it's here to tackle acne and inflammation, wherever you can think of. Whether you're prepping for that summer glow, or want to hit pause on those winter breakouts, let Poko help, with their new Azelaic Acid Spot Gel!
What did we think of this spot gel?
With all things considered, and the other spot gels on the market, the verdict is in – we love the Azelaic Acid Spot Gel from Poko! It gently addresses breakouts without drying out the skin. So many spot gels work on the basis of drying out the pimple, leaving the skin underneath discoloured and flaky. With the Poko option, this wasn't the case at all. In fact, once the redness and inflammation subsided, we were treated to smooth, clear skin.
Therefore, you heard it here first: the Azelaic Acid Spot Gel is definitely a Poko must-have. It helps address breakouts, leaving the skin clear and smooth after use. Plus, it's a great way to encourage healthier skin, as it's free from harmful, harsh ingredients. While this might seem like a cure-all, we'd like to remind you that good skin takes time, so you might not see immediate results. With a little patience, TLC, and Azelaic Acid Spot Gel, you're sure to see an improvement!
Would we recommend the Azelaic Acid Spot Gel?
Absolutely! We love the Azelaic Acid Spot Gel from Poko, and believe that you will, too. After all, who doesn't want clearer, healthier skin? If all it takes is this handy little option, then sign us up and get us a subscription! On a more serious note, however, it's important to remember that our skin can be extremely sensitive to the sun after retinol use.
Therefore, if you're using this as part of your AM routine, remember to double down on the SPF. Now, go forth and achieve Poko-perfect skin – with the Azelaic Acid Spot Gel, of course!
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