Acids are a skincare staple. They provide a multitude of benefits in the treatment room and in our homecare regimens. In this blog I wanted to talk about a lesser known but emerging acid Tranexamic. Tranexamic acid comes from the amino acid lysine. Amino acids like lysine are the building blocks of protein. These proteins help produce hormones, immune cells, and enzymes.
Tranexamic acid is a synthetic derivative of lysine, and when applied topically, it can alter the way cells produce melanin, the pigment that gives your skin color, it interrupts pathways in the skin that might otherwise lead to an uneven skin tone.
It can also strengthen the skin’s barrier and improve the appearance of rosacea.
It can also be used to reduce post inflammatory redness and hyperpigmentation associated with healing acne lesions.
Tranexamic acid, like any new product, should be gradually introduced into your regimen gradually so as to avoid any potential complications such as irritation, dryness or flaking.
Tranexamic acid is also a wonderful ingredient in the treatment room, Apeeling Skin utilizes tranexamic acid by request in my microneedling treatments, formulated to attack eight different pigmentation pathways, the AnteAGE MD® Brightening Microneedling Solution is the only product on the market to effectively brighten and target discoloration at the cellular level without drying, irritation or inflammation.