The active ingredient in Skinoren Cream is azelaic acid which is used on the skin to treat acne.
Acne is a common skin condition which be painful and upsetting. Typically it affects the face, back and chest. Most people will experience acne at some point in their lives which can be mild or more serious. The condition manifests with spots on the skin which can be uncomfortable, painful and even lead to permanent scarring.
This treatment can be obtained through our Online Doctor service. Simply add to basket and head to the checkout to begin your consultation.
Skinoren is only for adults and adolescents. First thoroughly wash with plain water the whole area to be treated. If the skin is greasy use a mild skin cleanser. Dry the skin thoroughly before applying Skinoren.
Unless your doctor has told you otherwise, start treatment with Skinoren twice a day. If your skin is very sensitive use Skinoren once a day, in the evening during the first week of treatment. Then change to twice a day.
The amount of Skinoren you should use will depend on the size of the area to be treated. As a guide, if the whole of your face is affected, use 2.5 cm (approx. 0.5 g) of cream each time you apply Skinoren. - If you have acne on your chest and back, as well as your face, adjust the amount of cream accordingly. Use the cream regularly. Rub it in gently.
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you, check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Please note, like all medicine, Skinoren can cause side effects – although this does not apply to everyone who has taken them. Side effects are usually temporary with continued treatment or disappear when you stop tacking the medicine.
Before taking your medicine please read the patient information leaflet in detail to acquaint yourself with the potential side effects.
If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your GP in the first instance. Alternatively, contact our Online Clinic team for further assistance.
Please read all packaging before using Skinoren.
The active substance is azelaic acid. One gram of Skinoren Cream contains 200 mg (20% w/w) of azelaic acid.
The other ingredients are:
Arlatone 983S (polyoxyethylene fatty acid ester), cutina CBS (mixture of mono-diglycerides, fatty alcohols, triglycerides and wax esters), cetearyl octanoate, propylene glycol, glycerol 85% (E422), benzoic acid (E210), purified water.