tranexamic acid treatment for skin

Got dark spots? Welcome to the lightshow. Meet our Multi-Bright Tranexamic Acid Treatment 5%. Tranexamic acid, a brightening powerhouse, is known to help combat discoloration. It’s ideal for those with hyperpigmentation which is why we love this ingredient so much. If you love our Topical Acid, our new emulsion is great for it’s creamy format and added moisturizing properties. Read more to learn all about it.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT…
OVERALL CLINICAL DATA ON SPECIFIC INGREDIENT(S) & HOW THEY FUNCTION:


Melanogenesis, the formation of pigment within the skin, is a complex biological process with a number of steps and nuances. There are several factors that contribute to variations in melanogenesis from person to person such as genetics, sun exposure, skin phenotype, inflammation, and hormones. While not every factor is under one’s control, there are topical ways in which to reduce the severity and frequency of dark spots and discoloration. Several cosmetic ingredients attempt to fade the appearance of uneven and excess pigmentation by targeting various steps in this pathway. The most common category of skin brightening ingredients are the tyrosinase inhibitors which include cosmetic ingredients such as tranexamic acid, kojic acid, and alpha arbutin1. While they all are known to help reduce tyrosinase activity they do so differently and can offer different benefits. Tranexamic acid does not brighten skin through exfoliation like the AHAs or salicylic acid but acts as a tyrosinase inhibitor and plasmin inhibitor. It reduces inflammation-induced melanogenesis making it great for those struggling with PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) a common concern for individuals with darker skin tones. It pairs well with Kojic Acid, not an exfoliating acid but an antioxidant, to further address uneven skin tone and discoloration by chelating copper ions necessary for tyrosinase to function. Alpha arbutin can also be used in combination with tranexamic acid and kojic acid to further fade the look of discoloration. Alpha arbutin is a derivative of hydroquinone but does not have the same cytotoxicity. Not only is alpha arbutin a tyrosinase inhibitor but it also slows melanosome maturation (the organelles that synthesize and store melanin or pigment). It also addresses glycation, sugar-induced skin sallowness and loss of elasticity. Utilizing a combination of these tyrosinase inhibitors offers a multifaceted approach to skin brightening yielding better results rather than relying on a single ingredient.


Our Customized Efficacious Cosmetic Version.

A number of our products highlight one particular active ingredient allowing the consumer to layer and cocktail to their specific skin type or concern. We just took out the guesswork on creating the best skin brightening and tone evening combination with our new Multi-Bright Tranexamic Acid Treatment 5%. It offers a multifaceted approach to complexion improvement for those struggling with the appearance of dark spots, PIH and any uneven tone. Our concentrated emulsion is formulated with an efficacious blend of tranexamic acid, encapsulated kojic acid, alpha arbutin and acetyl glucosamine to achieve a more even looking complexion. We utilized both encapsulated kojic acid as well as free kojic acid to achieve a potent level of 1% kojic acid, considered safe by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review board, while improving stability and bioavailability. Kojic acid is readily prone to oxidation turning products a dark yellow or brown color. This is normal for any product containing kojic acid but the addition of encapsulated kojic acid ensures extended skin brightening activity in the formula. Our 1% alpha arbutin is a highly pure synthetic material that minimizes hydroquinone impurity allowing it to be safe for all skin types and tones. It has greater stability and efficacy than naturally occurring arbutin and beta arbutin. Our emulsion contains moisturizing ingredients like raspberry seed oil, allantoin, and squalane to plump and soothe skin. This emulsion is flexible in its use, acting as a moisturizer for oily skin types or a hydrating emulsion before application of a moisturizer for individuals with dry skin. It is formulated to a pH of 5.0-5.8 for stability and efficacy. Our Multi-Bright Tranexamic Acid Treatment 5% combines potent and well known skin brightening superstars in one nourishing emulsion to provide a flawless and even complexion.


Our Customized Efficacious Cosmetic Version.



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Multi-Bright Tranexamic Acid Treatment 5%

$22.00

1 FL OZ/30 ML Our concentrated tranexamic acid emulsion is formulated with an efficacious blend of tranexamic acid, encapsulated kojic acid, alpha...

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Multi-Bright Tranexamic Acid Treatment 5%

$22.00

1 FL OZ/30 ML Our concentrated tranexamic acid emulsion is formulated with an efficacious blend of tranexamic acid, encapsulated kojic acid, alpha...

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