Can we let you in on a skincare ingredient secret? One of the most underrated actives available on the market these days might just be tranexamic acid. We went back and forth with our cosmetic formulator on getting the formulation just right to manage pigmentation for more hydrated even skin tone.
Although it can be found in a handful of formulas and has started to emerge as a trending ingredient, many people are still missing out on the incredible prowess of this gentle skin boosting and brightening powerhouse. Not to worry though, we’re here to fill you in!
Here’s what you need to know:
What is tranexamic acid and how does it work?
Tranexamic acid or TXA for short, is a synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine, which has been studied for its ability to promote healing at a cellular level.
For the most part, TXA has been utilized in medicine for a number of years, but has more recently made its way into the beauty realm. What experts are finding is that because it not only reduces inflammation but also interferes with the production of melanin (aka skin pigment), tranexamic acid is highly effective for addressing discolouration in the skin. Some of our favourite applications include:
Skin Benefit #1 - Tranexamic Acid Delivers a Brightening Boost
If your skin concern is uneven complexion due to redness, blotchiness, patches of pigment, or all of the above, tranexamic acid can be very helpful for calming these contributing factors. Applying it on a regular basis you’re likely to notice more consistent tone and texture, as well as less dullness, for an overall more clear and luminous complexion.
Skin Benefit #2 - Tranexamic Acid Diminishes Dark Spots and Sun Damage
Some great news for anyone with stubborn discolouration is that tranexamic acid can be a true game changer. It encourages healing activity within the deeper layers of the epidermis, it has the potential to significantly fade age spots, sun spots, and even melasma markings.
Skin Benefit #3 - Tranexamic Acid Targets Acne Related Hyperpigmentation
Following a breakout, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is very common and can leave the skin with marks ranging in colour from red to dark brown. Although your best bet is to apply TXA immediately after acne appears, it can still be helpful to manage existing damage, greatly reducing, excess pigment.
Tranexamic Acid for Your Everyday Routine: About Radiance Brightening Serum
Leveraging all of the amazing benefits of tranexamic acid, Glow Jar Beauty’s Radiance Brightening Serum is a treatment formula containing 3% TXA, and other supportive active components. We hand-picked each ingredient – including niacinamide, azelaic acid, and pea extract – to create one super enhanced, high-performance formulation. It’s gentle enough for daily use and is getting rave reviews from our customers. Add it to your routine today and prepare to be amazed!