Geek & Gorgeous

Geek & Gorgeous aPAD

$19 $23


Geek & Gorgeous aPAD Is a water-light Azelaic acid derivative (Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, or PAD) formula to even the skin tone, normalize oil production and calm the skin.

Why We Love It

This serum targets pigmentation, congestion and redness in a uniquely gentle way. It's fungal acne safe and is a great alternative for those who don't get along with niacinamide. 

Geek & Gorgeous aPAD

Azelaic acid is a 3-in-1 clinically proven active that helps reduce blemishes, pigmentation and redness. This formula uses a new-generation water-soluble form called Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate (PAD) that has similar properties to Azelaic acid but enables a super-light, oil-free texture. The two strong points of PAD are to even the skin tone and to control excessive oiliness. 

aPAD is ideal if you are looking for an Azelaic Acid product that is also light in texture and layers well with other products. It is an all-skin type formula that we especially recommend, if you have pigmentation, extra oiliness or redness (rosacea).

In our formula we are using 20% Azeclair, a solution containing 6% pure Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate (PAD). While 6% might not sound like a high number, when it comes to PAD, it is an outstanding amount. The molecule is effective already and typically used at 1-3%. Studies done by the ingredient’s manufacturer show that 3% PAD (or 10% Azeclair) is an effective amount in normalizing oil production and evening the skin tone, while a study published in the Journal of Dermatological Treatment used 5% PAD for the management of rosacea. 

Geek tip: Based on our experience, those who are sensitive to niacinamide tend to find aPAD an especially helpful addition to their skincare routine.



Apply a few drops to the face after cleansing, AM and/or PM. 


Apply 3-4 drops to entice face using fingertips. 


Emulsions, creams, oils and sunscreen during the day. 




+ Helps regulate oil production and reduce excessive oiliness

+ Evens skin tone and helps reduce hyperpigmentation and discolouration

+ Reduces sensitivity and calms skin

+ Helps reduce redness and signs of rosacea 


Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate (PAD)

A new generation azelaic acid derivative designed to be water-soluble and thus enable light formulas. It has a similar effect to the 3-in-1 clinical active azelaic acid that helps to normalize oil production, evening the skin tone, reducing blemishes, pigmentation and redness.


A classic skincare ingredient known for its skin soothing and skin protecting abilities.

Glycerin & Methyl-Gluceth 20 

A gentle humectant combination to help the skin to hold onto water.


Water, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Propanediol, Glycerin, Methyl-Gluceth 20, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol


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