10% Azelaic Acid Booster
Based on 26 reviews


10% Azelaic Acid Booster
This unique formula uses potent azelaic acid plus other powerhouse ingredients to clarify uneven tone, target stubborn spots and soothe irritation resulting in smoother, more radiant, younger-looking skin.

10% Azelaic Acid Booster

Based on 26 reviews


This unique formula uses potent azelaic acid, plus other powerhouse ingredients to clarify uneven tone, target stubborn spots and soothe irritation resulting in smoother, more radiant, younger-looking skin.
  • Azelaic acid’s effectiveness is backed by over 20 years of research
  • Lightweight, oil-free cream-gel texture
  • Use alone or add to your moisturizer or serum
Skin Types:
All Skin Types, Extra Sensitive Skin

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Why is it different?
This multi-action, all-skin-types booster targets several stubborn skin concerns at once thanks to its powerhouse blend of azelaic and salicylic acid, plus plant-derived brightening and soothing ingredients. Lightweight, oil-free texture works beautifully on its own or mixed with other treatments.
What does it do?

This multi-tasking cream-gel formula reduces the look of blemishes, smooths bumpy texture, calms redness, and steadily fades uneven, mottled skin tone and post-breakout marks.

How to use
Once or twice daily, apply to face and neck. May be used alone or added to your favorite moisturizer or serum. For daytime, always follow with a sunscreen.
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Key Ingredients
Product Ingredients Water (Aqua), Azelaic Acid (skin-soothing, antioxidant, exfoliant), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate (emollient), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Cetearyl Alcohol (texture enhancer), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer), Dimethicone (hydration/texture enhancer), Salicylic Acid (exfoliant), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (skin-soothing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Cyclopentasiloxane (texture enhancer), Xanthan Gum (stabilizer), Sclerotium Gum (stabilizer), Propanediol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

Ratings & Reviews

Amazing healthy even skin tone


I have been using for about three weeks now. This product has made my skin look so even in tone I can't believe it! I have rosacea with oily skin and large pores. Needless to say I also breakout sometimes. This booster has blown my mind. The way this lightweight cream melts into the skin and has erased blotchy redness... I seriously wasn't expecting this. I love Paula and the complete brand! I will never be without.


California, Md




I've used Paula's products since they first came out. I'm 51 but people think i'm 35; and her advice and products definiteky contribute to that. But this product, OMG! My skin has never been smoother since I started using this. It just disappears into your skin, no muss, no fuss, and works magic. Comsider me addicted. My normally large pores have definitely shrunk, and my skin is less blotchy.

Godiva Girl

Rancho Mirage


Amazing Product !


I have been so frustrated with hydroquinone not working very well for me and I had been using it consistently twice a day for years. This new booster started working right away. My age spots and red spots are getting lighter. I am so happy. I need a much larger tube so I can use this on my body ! I love, love, love Azelaic Acid Booster. Thanks, Paula !


San Diego


Holy grail!


Long review ahead! As soon as this product was announced I was excited to try it. I heard not so great things about another brand's version and was so happy when I heard Paula was coming out with one. I suffer from mild rosacea, and over the last month I developed little red bumps on my cheeks. I had been using super pricey, highly recommended products that worked, then plateaued, then made my skin worse. I dropped the brand completely and went back to my PC routine. The bumps improved but were still there. My face was red and covered in those little texture bumps. So I decided to try the azelaic booster. Within a week of day and night use the bumps are seriously reduced. Combined with the 2% BHA everyday and the Resist 10% AHA a couple times a week, my face is in wonderful shape. I am so happy and cannot wait to see what continued use of this does for my skin.


Wilmington, North Carolina


My new fav!


As an esthetician, I feel silly writing this review because I know nothing can work "overnight" to affect the skin, but I must! I used this for the 1st time last night, mixed it in with my Omega serum, and I swear my skin looks more even this morning! I have sensitive, combination skin with mild-moderate adult acne, which means I have some hyper-pigmentation and acne scars, it's visably (to me at least) lighter today! I'm so excited to keep using this product!




This stuff is great!


This stuff definitely makes my skin a lot smoother. It started working right away.


Poulsbo, Washington

This works.


I've been using this for 2 to 3 weeks. My skin is more flawless and translucent. PC products have changed my skin been a loyal customer for over 10yrs.


Northern ca




I am 57 and have battled acne for most of my life. Recently, I have developed stubborn, ugly cysts in my chin - nothing helped. My skin looked so bad that it was difficult to leave my house even with makeup on - no self confidence - avoided mirrors and selfies. I have been using Paula's Choice products for years - I have just started to use this product twice daily and it has been a miracle! After using this product for only one week, my chin acne has almost disappeared and my scars are fading. When I look in the mirror now, I get tears in my eyes because my skin loves this product! Blemishes, scarring and texture of my skin improves dramatically over night. My confidence gets a bit better every day. Paula, thank you so much for this product. I'm going to buy several so that I am never without this. I can't put my feelings into words. If you have acne prone skin, you have to try this - absolutely amazing product! I look forward to using those twice daily. Finally, I have just started to use her new ceramide moisturizer and I think this is also improving my skin. Paula, thank you again from the bottom of my heart for both of these products - actually improved the overall quality of my life!




Miracle in a Tube!!!


If you have stubborn acne and acne marks this product is a must! I literally messed my skin up by falling back from using my Paula's Choice products and my skin was almost perfect...the result was my face literally exploding with cystic acne and little under the skin pimples. Thanks to Paula's Clear Extra Strength products my acne is healing and I'm on my way to healthy, clear skin again...but of course I still have post-acne marks. I just started using this product a week ago combined with the Niacinamide booster AND my marks are already fading quickly! I can really see the difference and I even got compliments from my friends on how my skin is improving...if you're suffering from acne or acne marks do yourself a favor and purchase this product. I've already ordered my 2nd tube...Paula please never discontinue this! For people who have stubborn acne and post-acne marks...this is my complete current routine: Paula's Clear Face Wash Paula's Pore Clarifying Charcoal Mask (3 times a week, during the PM only) Paula's RESIST Advanced Replenishing Toner (provides a great base for sensitive skin to avoid irritation when using strong products like the exfoliates, boosters and retinol) Paula's Clear Extra Strength Toner Paula's Niacinamide Booster and Azeliac Booster Combined Paula's Clear Extra Strength Treatment Solution on any breakouts Paula's Clear SPF during the AM only Paula's RESIST Anti-Aging Hydrator combined with the 1% Retinol booster during the PM only


Washington, DC


I'll Never Be Without This


Before using this Azelaic Acid Booster, my skin was uneven and blotchy. Nothing was quite working to really make a difference with the discolorations and post-blemish marks. But Azelaic has really worked for me. I've been using it for over a month now and can see a difference—my skin looks more even toned and I don't have to use as much makeup to cover up red blotchiness. I'd say it took about 2 weeks to start noticing a difference and a full month to be secure in the product. I apply it in the morning and at night to really get it to do its thing. This will definitely be a staple in my routine.


Seattle, WA



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