The Powerhouse Ingredient that will Keep you Glowing: Tranexamic Acid

Tranexamic Acid

Tranexamic acid, an emerging skincare ingredient, has been gaining attention for its remarkable benefits in addressing various skin concerns. It is a synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine. Initially used to address issues related to excessive bleeding, it has found a new place in the skincare zeitgeist due to its impressive skin-transforming capabilities.

Tranexamic acid functions primarily as a skin-brightening agent by inhibiting melanin production. It works to prevent hyperpigmentation by blocking the activation of melanocytes, effectively fading dark spots, and addressing skin discoloration concerns.

This acid offers a spectrum of advantages. Besides its ability to counter hyperpigmentation, tranexamic acid is known for its potential to reduce redness and inflammation caused by acne or other skin irritations. Additionally, it aids in enhancing skin clarity and promoting an even complexion, making it suitable for individuals with various skin types and concerns.

The Maya Chia Super Lift Vitamin C-More Treatment incorporates tranexamic acid as a key ingredient. This innovative formulation contains a liposomal delivery system so that the actives deeply penetrate the skin and rapidly absorb. Using a combination of three shelf-stable, bio-available forms of Vitamin C – Tranexamic Acid, Niacinamide, Ferulic Acid (from a plant source), Astaxanthin and Vitamin E – it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration, brightens the skin’s appearance, and helps to both treat and prevent blemishes. 

 Tranexamic acid stands as a promising ingredient in skincare, showcasing significant potential in addressing hyperpigmentation, redness, and uneven skin tone. The inclusion of this potent compound in formulations such as the Maya Chia Super Lift Vitamin C-More Treatment underscores its efficacy in offering users an effective and gentle solution for healthier, glowing skin.



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