Tranexamic acid is a powerful ingredient recognised for its ability to brighten skin complexion and improve the appearance of discoloration
Tranexamic acid has been widely used in various whitening cosmetics due to its biological activity of whitening and anti-freckle. Its whitening effect is about 50 times higher than vitamin C and nearly 10 times than alpha hydroxy acid. Tranexamic acid is water- soluble white powder with a purity of up to 99%. It is an effective cosmetic whitening raw material.
Tranexamic acid Benefits
Studies have shown that tyrosinase’s activity can be enhanced by the action of plasminogen activators in the body. Tranexamic acid can inhibit plasminogen activator by keratinocytes, and reduce plasmin production. It can reduce the activity of tyrosinase, disturb the communication between melanocytes and keratinocytes. Also it inhibits the transport of melanin particles to keratinocytes, and blocks the diffusion of melanin.
Tranexamic acid is a protease inhibitor that inhibits the catalysis of proteases on peptide bond hydrolysis. Thereby it prevents the activity of inflammatory proteases; It further inhibits the disorder of epidermal cell function in the dark spots and inhibits the melanin enhancer group. And then it can completely cut off the pathway of melanin formation due to ultraviolet radiation. The black spots are no longer thickened, enlarged, and increased. So Tranexamic acid can effectively prevent and improve pigmentation of the skin, and achieve its pale spot effect.
Suitable for the treatment of black spots and freckles
Tranexamic acid can not only inhibit the formation of melanin, but also prevent skin problems such as dark spots, freckles and chloasma. The formation of dark spots is due to skin damaged by ultraviolet light and skin aging. Once spots form, the skin cells in the area are constantly damaged and melanocytes are activated. As a result, the dark spots will become larger; the amount of melanin will increase; the spots will become darker and the skin spots problem will become more serious.