Skinoren Cream


23 reviews

52% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$


1g contains Azelaic acid 200mg, and Benzoic acid 2mg. Azelaic acid, Arlatone 983S, cutina CBS, cetearyl octanoate, propylene glycol, glycerol 85%, benzoic acid.

on 3/2/2015 3:08:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I have combo-oily, dehydrated, sensitive skin (SD-prone) with hyperpigmentation (OSPW, Fitzpatrick IV).

I started my venture into azelaic acid with Finacea. While it worked wonders (see my review:, it took quite a long while to get over the stinging and itchiness. Eventhough my skin finally adjusted better, I still felt it was quite harsher than I'd like. I needed to buffer it immediately with at least a very hydrating serum.

When I moved to Malta, I found out Finacea isn't available in here, but Skinoren does. I figured I'd try (I had no luck with cream base 20% azelaic acid from another brand) and my skin ended up loving it. I experience no irritation whatsoever, yet it continues to give me result as Finacea once did.
When there was only little left on my tube, I stopped using it because my skintone kept getting lightened and I didn't like how different it was from my neck and chest. It worked too well apparently. LOL.

Recently, my T-zone and the surrounding area experienced a strange breakout (I know how my skin clogs and breaks out) from Olay Age Defying Toner (see my review: Plus, before that I got 2 cysts (broke my 2 years streak of cyst-free) and they left red marks (PIH). Also, it was TTOM, so I had a zit on my jawline/tip of my chin and I ran out of my BP stock and for some weird reason, it's been OOS for a while in this island.

I went back to Skinoren right away. Just overnight, the clogged bumps on my forehead and the hormonal zit went away, the rough patch on the same area with the zit softened and all those strange breakouts from the Olay toner were GONE. To top it off, my skin looked so soft, smooth and even, that it looked great without any foundation/powder.

Whenever my skin is angry (especially after traveling) and/or looking particularly dull and/or cloggy, Skinoren always takes care of it in just 1-3 uses.

This is magic. I won't ever be without this again.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

on 10/29/2014 7:30:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

For the past 8 years I used about 5-7 tubes of Skinoren, sometimes cream, sometimes gel. Both cream and gel irritate my skin while generously applied all over the face (because my logic in earlier days was - you never know where new pimples will appear), so now I use it locally as spot and post-acne redness treatment and happy with it like no other product.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I don't have a lot of HG products but this is a must-have for me since my father first introduced me to it. I had a lot of break- outs in my late 20s but this helped clear my skin up a lot. The trick is to use it as an overnight treatment, in a very thin layer, then let dry and follow up with moisturiser. And of course only treat those areas that need it. The product will be drying so it might be necessary to skip it every other night.
Now in fact my skin is in pretty good condition and I only suffer occasional break-outs whenever I change my skincare routine. Skinoren is my rescue remedy whenever a product breaks me out, no matter if it is white heads on my chin or some real pimples, a combination of Skinoren and a good moisturiser for sensitive skin never fails to clear up my skin in half a week.
It is possible that the product loses its efficacy if used too long or too regularly, as my younger sister actually seems to have become immune to the effects. So keep that in mind and only use as a troubleshooter.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This contains Azelaic acid 200mg. This white cream was easy to apply. It did shrink my pimples but at the same speed as typical pimple cream duration. It did irritate my skin a little and made my skin feels itchy. I hope this worked better but it was just alright.

on 2/19/2012 12:22:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I think this is a good product. It dries up annoying pustule pimples in a matter of a few hours or a day. I just hate that it kinda burns and itches, but if it works, it works. My pharmacist cousin gave it to me, so idk how to use it properly, though i don't think who ever has sensitive skin should use it on their entire face. I use it as a spot treatment since it burns too much. I wouldn't say if it's good for prevention. It didn't do much for those bumpy painful pimples, but they did go away in about 2-3 days (even though they usually have a lovely one week vacation on my face). I'd buy it again since it's the only thing that worked well enough for me.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 12/4/2011 12:09:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

People people! did u seriously read the instruction of the application? its not supposed to be applied all over the face but on the exact area of problem, meaning that this should only be a spot treatment. it should only be dottedly applied on your pimple. acne, whatever it is your having. this is not a moisturizer so massaging it on your face is a big NO NO! your face will definitely itch yah know!

on 11/24/2011 12:13:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Grey

I used the gel form and not the cream. This is one of the worst products that I have ever tried. When I first applied it, it itched, stung, and burned. I had a pimple on my cheek that was flat (I'd treated it with salicylic acid earlier). After I applied this gel to it, the next morning it was raised and inflamed. I also got several other zits after using it and have since altogether stopped using it. Has taken about 2 weeks so far to get my skin to clear up again after the damage that was done.

on 9/21/2011 5:47:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Please note--- This is my personal experience. Skinoren worked for my skin. It is possible that it doesn't work for your skin or it may work as good as it worked for me.

Skinoren saved me from a really bad breakout 5 years ago. Since then I have been using it now and then (I ONLY have 1-3 small pimples around my period and sometimes I have none, it also depends on my stress level) and it still work wonders for my skin!
Let me tell you my little story. 5 years ago I worked in the UK in the summer time. The food, the water and the stress took a wrong turn and I've found myself in a desperate situation of trying to get rid of my cystic acne (something I have never had before!).
My skin was looking like this: my jawline, my chin and my forehead were full of ugly, red, painful, inflamed pimples, bumps and cysts. The bumps were always under the skin, very few were coming out and when they were out they were full of puss or water. The cysts were always painful and big. Disgusting.
At first, I didn't pay too much attention but then I was shocked to see they weren't going away so I started to panic. First I thought is just my PMS but they continued to appear. I started to become more stressed and I was picking my face all the time and had loots of scars...Really, this was the worst period of my life regarding my face.
I also have blackheads on my nose (always had them), near the nose and on my chin.
So I asked my doctor about my problem and she gave me Skinoren. I didn't think it would save me so fast but HONESTLY it did save my skin. She told me I would experience nasty rash...I said, well I can handle it...Yeaaah right! My face was : itchy, red, dry, covered with flakes on the treated areas, my face was stinging, yes stinging. In the first few mins I had no reaction but after 10mins I thought I will rip my face off. My skin was itchy, burning and red. I did scratch! The next day I woke up, I washed my face and my skin was ok: it wasn't red anymore nor so itchy, the bumps started to change the colour into purple from red and they were starting to get flat. I still had flakes (these go away hard, but hey I was young and I wanted miracles).
I continued using the cream for the next week and my skin was starting to recover. I had to endure everything but slowly I started to get used to it.
All my pimples, bumps, cysts went away, my scars were starting to fade, even the old ones and my blackheads were starting to break lose. Now, after 5 years that I have been using Skinoren 1 or 2 times per month (sometimes not even once a month) my skin is looking muuuuch better: I don't get hormonal cysts anymore, I don't have old scars anymore, I only have very few pimples when I am on my PMS and period. Blackheads: if you are consistent and put the cream on the blackheads, they will start to go out in 1- 2 days day but you have to use it more days so that you have good results. Don't pick them after the first day. Wait more days.
Skinoren is drying so you need a good moisturiser but it also makes your skin oily (I am not bothered with this because it works very well for my other problems).
I hate the tube- I used to squeeze it (even if I was just half way trough and I was putting it vertical on the shelf) so I can get every little bit of the cream but the next time I was using it, the cream would just flow and then I had too much cream. Now I squeeze it only when it is 99 finished and I put it horizontal and I have no problems with having too much.
I will repurchase.

on 8/12/2011 5:29:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Has anyone used this for hair loss that is dht related? Thats the same cause for male pattern baldness and it occurs in women also. If so, did it make the hair oily? Dry? Hard to comb or manage? I need to use Rogaine but it makes my hair SO hard, tangled and difficult to move that it also dries it and makes it break. I'm looking for something else ladies. Please chime in or email me here. Thank you so much!

on 2/17/2011 1:56:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

The only thing that made my face look better is Skinoren. Till Skinoren, I have tried some commercial products (Nivea, Vichy) and some medicals (Differin), but I haven't had any results. With Skinoren, my face got better in 2-3 weeks and in 1 month it was wonderful. I was very satisfied. I don't have big inflammatory acne but mild acne.

The cons: cream makes your skin itching and it bleach your skin so you could look like ghost. I don't mind that a lot because it is more important for me to have smooth skin. Also, it is written in instructions that you cant use Skinoren more than 6 months (i don't know why is that) but I am not planning to stick with that.

At this point, I have been using Skinoren for 6 month once daily and I am still satisfied with its effects. I don't know will this lest forever but I am hoping it will.

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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