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Skincare acids from Hyaluronic to glycolic and lactic acid’s benefits are now well embedded into most skincare enthusiasts’ routines. However, the skincare industry is always hungry for the next wonder ingredient and so Tranexamic Acid has stepped up to the plate. At the moment only a handful of brands are using this magic acid (rounded up for you at the end!) but we predict it’s not long until it’s in most skin care routines.
We’ve done the research so you don’t have to and rounded up your top questions on why you should be adding Tranexamic Acid to your beauty repertoire today.
What is Tranexamic Acid?
Traditionally this acid is used in pill form to relieve heavy periods, however more recently its been discovered through various medical testing and journals to reduce to appearance of melasma. As a result, it has made its way into a couple of skincare products as the hero ingredient such as The Inkey List’s Tranexamic Acid & Skinceuticals version. In both it is used to treat dark spots and any existing pigmentation.
What Skin Concerns does Tranexamic Acid Treat? And What Are the Benefits?
As mentioned above it is used to treat Melasma, dark spots, and quite frankly anything you want fading – such as scars left behind by spots.
Who Should Use It?
Anyone who has acne scarring, dark spots, age spots, or any other type of spots you are trying to fade.
How Does Tranexamic Acid Work?
It works by providing an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and blocking the pigment in the cells from producing. This means overtime of using the ingredient it really allows the dark spots or scars to fade.
Additionally, it is great for sensitive skins as it really calms the skin whilst fighting the dark spots which is what makes it such an innovative ingredient!
How often Should you use it?
According to most dermatologists, you can use it up to twice a day.
Where Should you Add Tranexamic Acid in Your Routine?
You should always apply your skincare products in order of thinnest consistency to thickest. Normally with most Tranexamic acid skincare products, you can add them after toning/serum and before moisturiser.
It works even better paired with antioxidants like Vitamin C and also works well with retinol to supercharge the results.
Every brand and product featured on Carolina GMX make our editorial pages once a minimum of 70% of our sensitive-skin testers consider it worthy!
If you are interested in checking out some of our other sensitive skin posts you can find the latest here.
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