Tranexamic 3% + HPA
fragrance free • non-comedogenic • 30ml
Reduces Melasma, PIE, PIH & Scars
What it is: A powerful serum to effectively diminish the appearance of Melasma, PIE, PIH, and hyperpigmentation. With the power of 3% Tranexamic Acid and 1% Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid which inhibits melanin transfer with great efficacy and prevents UVB damage
Why it's awesome:
- Made with 3% Tranexamic Acid, which is a derivative of the amino acid lysine. It reduces the activity of melanocyte tyrosinase thereby treating melasma, UV-induced hyperpigmentation, and other post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
- Contains 1% HPA (Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid), which is proven to prevent melanogenesis better than ascorbyl glucoside, kojic acid, and arbutin. It also has equivalent efficacy to hydroquinone without cytotoxicity. The formula further contains 3% Mandelic Acid which gently exfoliates & further reduces post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (like acne scars)
- Our source for HPA is Radianskin, which is a high performance active developed by BASF, Germany
Has Mandelic Acid
Reduces PIH, PIE
pH: 3.8 - 4.8
Consumer testing results:
- 8 out of 10 subjects saw an improvement in post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in 6 weeks
- 9 out of 10 subjects found reduction in melasma in 8 weeks
- 8 out of 10 subjects found an improvement in skin tone & clarity in 6 weeks
Science behind this product:
Tranexamic acid is a new generation molecule that inhibits melanin synthesis by interfering with the interaction between melanocytes and keratinocyte through inhibition of plasminogen/plasmin system. External skin disruptors, such as UV light or injuries (like acne), cause the keratinocytes in our skin to produce plasminogen, that further start several processes like inflammation, increased tyrosinase activity, melanocyte differentiation, and transfer of melanosomes to upper skin layers. Tranexamic acid decelerates these processes by interfering with plasmin activity, and hence in turn, indirectly inhibiting melanogenesis. Studies have shown that Tranexamic acid, when applied topically, shows results similar to Hydroquinone in reduction of hyperpigmentation. It is also one of the most proven ingredient for treatment of Melasma.
Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid (Radianskin) complements Tranexamic Acid as it has an innovative mechanism blocking the release of melanin by the melanocytes, an alternative to the inhibition of tyrosinase. HPA reduces melanogenesis by up to 86% and shows a greater depigmenting effect than ascorbyl glucoside, kojic acid and arbutin, and equivalent efficacy to hydroquinone without cytotoxicity.
The formula also contains exfoliating acids like Mandelic Acid (3%) and Salicylic Acid (0.3%) which gently remove the dead cells from the top of the skin, boosting the performance of Tranexamic Acid and Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid, hence accelerating the reduction of hyperpigmentation and melasma.
- Use PM. After cleansing and toning your face, take 2-3 drops of this serum on your fingertips with a dropper. Apply it on the face by gently tapping it on the skin. With a circular motion, evenly spread the serum and allow your skin to absorb it
- While using this product, use of sunscreen (SPF 30 or above) is highly recommended
Aqua, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Tranexamic Acid, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Mandelic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Acetyl Glucosamine, Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid, Sodium Polyglutamate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethoxydiglycol, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan, Ethylhexylglycerin, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate
1. Does it help with hyperpigmentation?
Yes, Tranexamic Acid has been shown to reduce hyperpigmentation. Our formula also contains Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid which has been studied & found to reduce melanogenesis by up to 86%.
2. How long can it take to show results?
You can expect to start seeing results in 6 to 8 weeks. But every skin is different and the way an active works on a particular skin may not work the same way on another skin. Please be consistent with the usage and use sun protection for ensuring you get desired results.
3. What is the concentration of actives in this product?
This formula contains 3% Tranexamic Acid, 3% Mandelic Acid, 1% HPA and 0.3% Salicylic Acid.
4. How do I know if I have PIH or PIE?
While they may sound similar, PIH and PIE are different. PIH or Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation represent pigmented (brown or black) spots caused by an inflammatory reaction, resulting in overproduction of melanin. A typical example is brown marks left after acne. PIE or Post-Inflammatory Erythema refers to the red / dark red marks left behind after inflammation (like acne). This happens because the capillaries near the skin surface gets damaged by the inflammation, which results in small red marks. So PIH is pigmented and looks brown / dark brown in color and PIE looks like a clogged blood inside the skin and looks red/ dark red in color.
5. What's the right age to start using this product?
This product is suitable to be used after 18 years of age.
6. Can it be used during pregnancy?
While this is a safe product and does not contain ingredients that are cytotoxic, we recommend you to consult your doctor before using this during pregnancy. This applies for other anti-pigmentation products at large.
7. Can I layer it with Alpha Arbutin?
It would not be necessary. HPA used in this product and Alpha Arbutin both are shown to have similar impact on hyperpigmentation. Using both of these together would not give you multiplied results. If you are looking to boost your glow and even skin tone, use this in combination with our Vitaminc C 10% + AG.
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What our users say about us:
Elixir in a bottle. So nice...i actually started seeing visible improvement in my melasma patch in just 2 weeks.👏👏
Tranexamic 3% + HPA
Tranexamic 3% + HPA
I had pigmentation around my mouth and a very bad dark patch below my lip, I religiously applied this serum at night after cleansing my face. Took a week to start showing a difference but it really does work. Weirdly it also soothe my active acne and made them less painful and dried them out the next morning pretty quick. I say go for it if you're tired of trying out everything for those stubborn patches!
I was waiting 3 months before sending my review on Tranexamic Acid serum. I am 49 years old and suffering from adult pimples that appeared just below the surface and was extremely painful. In addition they would leave a mark on my skin. After I started using this product I actually got many other benefits in addition to reducing the marks left by pimples. My skin has become soft and smooth. The pores have reduced considerably. Remarkably my pimples have reduced appearing too. There is a glow on my face and it looks youthful. In fact, 15 days after I started using this product, I urged my 20 year old daughter to use it too as she is also having pimples and associated problems. Her results are more remarkable and her face has cleared of pimples mostly and the marks have reduced considerably. Also her skin glows and looks healthy. She also looks less tanned but that I cannot judge as due to lockdown she is restricted to being inside the house. I am an extremely satisfied customer and I will definitely keep buying this product.