Tranexamic Acid - a promising lightening melasma ingredient, is the factor contributing to lighten spots, darker skin, and improving skin tone quickly.
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Published 01/28/2021

You may have found Tranexamic Acid many times in our flagship products. So what is Tranexamic Acid and why is it so popular. Let's find out.

Tranexamic Acid

Sooner or later women will also face brown spots, dark patches on the surface, partly due to frequent exposure to the sun that is not carefully shielded, partly due to the effects of age, hormones or from other side effects or diseases. Although it is difficult to go away completely, these dark areas can definitely improve, brighter if you can choose the right skin care products or treatment. And Tranexamic Acid is a perfect suggestion.

Tranexamic Acid, also known as m-Tranexamic Acid, has been used for decades, originally intended only as a hemostatic agent during surgery or treatment for people with illness with signs of frequent bleeding. Then, doctors realized that when injected into the skin, Tranexamic Acid also promotes a high skin-lightening ability, which is widely used in the treatment of women with pigmentation, darkening of the skin ... At the same time, Tranexamic Acid can support skin lightening for those in need.

Many cosmetic brands choose Tranexamic Acid as the active ingredient in their skin care product lines to improve skin pigmentation as well as improve skin tone more effectively.


To be effective, Tranexamic is used to prevent melanin formation, helps:

- Reduce the pigmentation in the skin

- Limiting the appearance of brown spots as well as reducing the area of ​​brown spots caused by sunlight

- Prevent the accumulation of melanin: reduce the formation of dark spots and scars left by acne

- Inhibits Tyrosinase activity: lightens brown spots on the skin's surface through controlling melanin synthesis and dispersing existing melanin.

- Supports anti-inflammatory and skin irritation

- Helps to restore damaged skin caused by UVA / UVB rays, pollution and other environmental factors.

Clinical experiments have proven that, using Tranexamic Acid for 5-18 weeks can help 80% of women with melasma and 75% of women with freckles, brown spots improve significantly, brown spots. fading, skin tone lighter and brighter.

Adding oral tranexamic acid as adjuvant therapy is effective for treating refractory melasma, according to recently published research

When compared to other skin lightening ingredients, Tranexamic Acid is also said to be superior in many ways such as its anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, allergic, more stable to light, high temperature, and pH properties, oxidation, no special protection is required to maintain the skin whitening effect for a long time, especially tyrosinase control by blocking the binding of plasminogen and keratinocytes, thereby Tranexamic Acid helps reduce prostaglandins and arachidonic acid - 2 mediators of the inflammatory skin phenomenon associated with hyperpigmentation. Therefore, Tranexamic Acid is increasingly used in the treatment of skin pigmentation, freckles, sunburn, darkening or darkening of the skin as well as symptoms of changes in skin pigmentation when using products containing steroid.

In another trial with 100 women with chloasma for 12 weeks, when Tranexamic Acid was injected, it was found that this substance was very well tolerated and 76.5% of participants said that the skin was brighter and the melasma area was also. blurred.

Tranexamic Acid is more effective when it comes to skin lightening, blurring brown spots more effective when combined with some skin lightening ingredients such as Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) or derivatives of vitamin C such as Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, 3- O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Disodium Adenosine Triphophate, Escinol, L-cysteine. These substances act as supporting ingredients to help Tranexamic Acid penetrate deeper, increasing the ability of skin cells to absorb Tranexamic Acid in areas where pigmentation is present.