by Ané Auret 4 min read
Are you seeking a skincare solution that can unlock the secrets to brighter, clearer skin? Look no further than Tranexamic acid, the skincare superstar that is taking the beauty world by storm.
This powerful ingredient has gained immense popularity for its remarkable ability to target and treat a wide range of skin concerns. From reducing hyperpigmentation and dark spots to evening out skin tone and minimising the appearance of acne scars, Tranexamic acid has proven to be a game-changer in the quest for flawless skin.
But what exactly is Tranexamic acid, and how does it work its magic?
Tranexamic Acid is one of the key ingredients in our award-winning Ané Exfoliating Acid Toner - and in this blog post, we'll delve into the history, science, properties, and seven key benefits of including Tranexamic acid in your skincare routine as well as how to add it to your skincare routine.
Tranexamic acid, also known as TXA, was initially developed as a pharmaceutical drug to prevent excessive bleeding during surgeries.
However, its use expanded beyond medicine as researchers discovered its potential in the field of dermatology.
Due to its ability to inhibit melanin production, it has become a sought-after ingredient in skincare products, particularly in the treatment of hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.
Tranexamic Acid can be accessed in both prescription skincare via your Dermatologist as well as general skincare products like serums, creams and toners.
To understand how Tranexamic acid works its magic on hyperpigmentation and acne, we need to dive into the science behind it.
Tranexamic acid is a synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine, and it works by inhibiting the production of plasmin, an enzyme that plays a role in the formation of blood clots. While its primary medical use is to prevent excessive bleeding, researchers have discovered its potential in skincare due to its ability to regulate the production of melanin.
Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes, which are responsible for giving colour to our skin, hair, and eyes. When our skin is exposed to UV radiation or other environmental factors, it triggers the production of melanin as a defence mechanism. However, in some cases, an overproduction of melanin can occur, leading to hyperpigmentation.
Tranexamic acid works by inhibiting the activation of plasmin, which in turn reduces the production of melanin. By regulating the production of melanin, Tranexamic acid helps to fade existing dark spots and prevent the formation of new ones. This makes it an effective ingredient for addressing hyperpigmentation and achieving a more even skin tone.
In addition to its effects on hyperpigmentation, Tranexamic acid also has anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit acne-prone skin. Acne is often accompanied by inflammation, which can worsen the appearance of breakouts and lead to the formation of acne scars.
Tranexamic acid helps to reduce inflammation by inhibiting the release of certain inflammatory mediators in the skin. This not only helps to calm existing breakouts but also minimizes the risk of scarring.
Tranexamic acid is generally considered to be safe for most people.
However, it is important to note that it can cause some side effects, such as redness, irritation, and dryness. If you experience any of these side effects, discontinue use and consult with your doctor.
When introducing any new ingredient into your skincare routine always patch test and start off slowly.
If you are looking for a powerful ingredient to help improve the overall appearance, texture and tone of your skin - without compromising or damaging your skin barrier, Tranexamic Acid could be a great option to consider.
It is effective in treating a variety of skin conditions, and it is generally considered to be safe for most people.
To learn more about the Ané Exfoliating Acid Toner and how to include it in your skincare routine just CLICK HERE to read all the details of how this product came about, how to use it, benefits for skin and tips for first-time users.
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