Several cosmetic ingredients attempt to fade the appearance of uneven and excess pigmentation by targeting various steps in this pathway. The most common category of skin brightening ingredients are the tyrosinase inhibitors which include cosmetic ingredients such as tranexamic acid, kojic acid, and alpha arbutin1. While they all are known to help reduce tyrosinase activity they do so differently and can offer different benefits.
Tranexamic acid does not brighten skin through exfoliation like the AHAs or salicylic acid but acts as a tyrosinase inhibitor and plasmin inhibitor. It reduces inflammation-induced melanogenesis making it great for those struggling with PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) a common concern for individuals with darker skin tones. It pairs well with Kojic Acid, not an exfoliating acid but an antioxidant, to further address uneven skin tone and discoloration by chelating copper ions necessary for tyrosinase to function. Alpha arbutin can also be used in combination with tranexamic acid and kojic acid to further fade the look of discoloration.
This concentrated tranexamic acid emulsion is formulated with an efficacious blend of tranexamic acid, encapsulated kojic acid, alpha arbutin and acetyl glucosamine to target the look of PIH for a brighter, more even looking complexion.
Ideal for all skin types and tones.