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Skinoren Cream

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Skinoren 20% Cream (azelaic acid) is used to treat acne including blackheads and spots. To buy Skinoren 20% Cream online, complete our short questionnaire. This includes health questions and your preferred address. We offer a discreet service with free next-day delivery.

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What is Skinoren 20% Cream?

Skinoren 20% Cream is used in the treatment of acne vulgaris (common acne). Acne can affect the face, chest and back and, as well as being painful, acne spots can lead to permanent scarring. The cream contains the active ingredient azelaic acid, which is also used in the treatment of rosacea.

Skinoren 20% Cream is a topical treatment that kills bacteria and unblocks pores to eliminate acne and help skin heal.

Skinoren 20% Cream is only available by prescription from your doctor, which can be obtained online. This medication should not be used for a period of longer than 12 months at a time.

How does Skinoren 20% Cream work?

Skinoren 20% Cream contains the active ingredient azelaic acid. Azelaic acid disrupts the growth of bacteria by reducing sebum, controlling inflammation and letting skin heal.

When applied topically (rubbed into the skin), this ingredient works to unblock the skin's sebaceous glands and pores, by reducing the growth of surface skin cells. This allows sebum to escape, reducing spots and blackheads.

Azelaic acid also has an antibacterial action. It kills Propionibacterium acnes; acne-causing bacteria that live off sebum on the skin and cause inflammation and spots.

You should start to notice improvements in your skin after around 4 weeks of using the cream. However, for best results, it is recommended to continue using the cream for several months, or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.

How to use Skinoren 20% Cream

  • Wash your skin with mild soap and lukewarm water and dry thoroughly
  • Apply Skinoren 20% Cream twice a day (in the morning and evening)
  • Use around 2.5cm (or 0.5g) cream for the entire face
  • Wash your hands after applying
  • If you have sensitive skin, use the cream just once a day, in the evening, for the first week, before increasing use to twice daily
  • Do not get the cream in your eyes, mouth or inside your nose
  • Always use the cream as your doctor has prescribed

What dosages are available for Skinoren 20% Cream?

There is only one dosage available for Skinoren 20% Cream. The cream comes in a 30g tube. 1g of the cream contains 200mg of azelaic acid (20% w/w). This dosage has been clinically tested by medical professionals and approved to sell in the UK. It provides maximum effectiveness with limited chance of side effects.

What are the side effects of Skinoren 20% Cream?

Skinoren 20% Cream can cause side effects, although not everybody who uses the medication will experience them as medicines affect people differently.

The most common side effects of this medicine are redness, burning and itching. If this occurs, you can reduce the number of times a day you use Skinoren 20% Cream, or take a break from using it for a few days.

Other less common side effects include loss of skin pigmentation, oily skin, dry skin and rash, and tingling or numbness. If you are concerned about any side effects, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have an allergic reaction to Skinoren 20% Cream, you should immediately go to the Accident and Emergency department of your local hospital.

What are the precautions/interactions of Skinoren 20% Cream?

Skinoren 20% Cream is not known to interact with any other medications. If you are using or planning to use any other acne creams or preparations at the same time as this one, you should check with your doctor or pharmacist.

In rare cases, people with asthma may find that using Skinoren 20% Cream makes their asthma worse. If this occurs, you should stop using the cream and see your doctor for medical advice.

This medication is not suitable for use by children and should only be used by adults and adolescents aged 12-18 years of age.

This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to azelaic acid or any of the other ingredients.

It has not yet been established if Skinoren 20% Cream is safe for use during pregnancy. Ensure you speak to your doctor if you are pregnant or a breastfeeding mother, before you start using this medicine. Care should be taken not to apply this cream to areas your baby could come into contact with while breastfeeding.

How to buy Skinoren 20% Cream online

Buying acne treatments like Skinoren 20% Cream online instead of in-person is no hassle and offers discretion. Firstly complete a quick consultation to be reviewed by our partner doctor. If you complete this and our doctor approves by 4:30pm Monday to Friday, you will receive your order the very next day by lunchtime. It's as simple as that.

For London postcodes, you may be eligible for free same-day delivery. We also have nominated day delivery and UPS Access Points.

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