4 Tranexamic Acid Products to Tackle Skin Discolouration

by Thursday, November 7, 2019

Although 2020 is a mere two months away (!) we’ve been thinking back to the beginning of THIS year, when we made our 2019 Skincare Predictions. In particular we touched upon the ingredient we predicted would be big this year, Tranexamic Acid.

The cooler autumnal months provide the best opportunity to successfully treat pigmentation, as the exposure to high levels of UV is less likely and therefore the potential risk of recurring UV-induced pigmentation is lowered.

What is Tranexamic Acid?

Tranexamic Acid is a synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine and is used in skincare to diminish the appearance of skin discoloration, improve stubborn brown patches and post-acne marks.

How does Tranexamic Acid work?

Tranexamic Acid is fast becoming one of the most popular skincare ingredients thanks to its ability to interfere with skin’s inflammatory reaction that leads to skin discolouration.

Tranexamic Acid works by regulating excessive melanin production caused by an enzyme called Tyrosinase. Tyrosinase is found inside melanosomes, which are synthesised in the skin melanocytes.

Who should use Tranexamic Acid?

Products containing Tranexamic Acid are specifically formulated to treat skin discolouration, making them ideal for those with melasma (including post-pregnancy melasma), pigmentation and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation often experienced after acne.

Products containing Tranexamic Acid

Let’s take a closer look at the products containing this wonder-ingredient available at Face the Future…

Mesoestetic Melan Tran3x Duo

Mesoestetic are world-renowned experts in both depigmentation products and treatments and have been extremely popular at Face the Future for many years.

This innovative and money-saving depigmenting duo kit, work together to fight the appearance of dark spots, pigmentation as well as regulating the formation of melanin for a brighter, clearer and more even complexion.

Designed to be used together, the ultra-light textured serum and fast-absorbing gel cream deliver powerful depigmenting action, utilising 3% Tranexamic Acid, exfoliating acids, tyrosinase inhibitors and Niacinamide to brighten the complexion, reduce the appearance of dark spots, remove the melanin formed and regulate pigment overproduction.

SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense Serum

This high-potency serum utilises active ingredients including 1.8% Tranexamic Acid, 5% Niacinamide and 5% HEPES. This synergistic blend of clinically proven ingredients work to reduce the appearance of skin discoloration, brighten skin and minimise reoccurring discolouration with continued use.

During a 12-week clinical study, SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense Serum significantly improved the appearance of key skin discoloration markers:

  • 60% average improvement in the appearance of stubborn brown patches
  • 59% average improvement in the appearance of skin discoloration
  • 81% average improvement in the appearance of post-acne marks
  • 59% average improvement in the appearance of even skin tone

Details of clinical study: Average results shown. A 12-week, single-center, clinical study was conducted on 50 females, ages 25 to 60, Fitzpatrick I-IV, with mild to moderate facial skin discoloration, including stubborn dark spots, post-acne marks, and uneven skin tone. Discoloration Defense was applied to the face twice a day in conjunction with a sunscreen. Efficacy and tolerability evaluations were conducted at baseline and at weeks 2, 4, 8, and 12.

ME Line

Specifically formulated for the treatment of pigmentation, the range of ME Line products are designed to work alongside in-clinic ME Line treatments to reduce the appearance of pigmentation and inhibit the enzyme, tyrosinase, responsible for the production of melanin.

Most ME Line products are formulated with Tranexamic Acid thanks to its powerful ability to improve skin discoloration.

ME LINE Caucasian Skin Day

Formulated with Mandelic Acid, Lactobionic Acid, Phytic Acid, Kojic Acid, Glutathione, Tranexamic Acid, Copper Tripeptide and Chameleon White, ME LINE Caucasian Skin Day improves and delays the appearance of skin pigmentation and melanin deposits. The powerful active ingredients provide a strong tyrosinase enzyme inhibition effect, leading to a reduced pigment synthesis and therefore a more even skin tone.

For skin phototypes IV – VI, opt for ME LINE Ethnic Skin Day.

Are you ready to tackle your pigmentation? Speak to our skincare experts on 0113 282 7744, shop online or take our online skin test to receive personalised product recommendations direct to your inbox!

Written for you by: Alex, Face the Future

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