Azelaic acid gel is commonly used to treat acne and rosacea, similar to the cream formulation. It has antimicrobial properties, reducing the growth of bacteria on the skin, and anti-inflammatory effects, which can help with redness and swelling associated with these skin conditions.
The main difference between the gel and cream formulations lies in their texture and composition. Gels are often lighter and more suitable for oily or acne-prone skin, while creams are usually richer and better for dry or sensitive skin.
As with any skincare product, it’s advisable to consult with a dermatologist to determine the most suitable formulation for your skin type and concerns