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Quand utiliser l'acide tranéxamique ?

When and How Often To Use Tranexamic Acid Products?

To reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation that affects the evenness of the complexion, various active ingredients are available in skin care products, such as arbutin acid and tranexamic acid. We took a closer look at the latter, as well as when and how often it should be applied topically.

Overview of Tranexamic Acid.

Tranexamic acid is a synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine, a constituent naturally present in the skin.

In the world of cosmetics, tranexamic acid 

is a recent active ingredient which is the 

subject of a growing number of scientific publications, 

notably on its lightening properties.

Unlike other acids found in skin care products (glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, etc.), tranexamic acid does not exfoliate the epidermis, but rather disrupts the excessive production of melanin, which causes hyperpigmentation. In fact, it inhibits UV-induced melanin synthesis by blocking the interaction between keratinocytes (skin cells) and melanocytes (melanin-producing cells). It acts specifically on epidermal melasma (or pregnancy mask),sun spots, post-acne marks (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation), and dark circles.

When to Topically Apply Tranexamic Acid Products?

Non-photosensitizing, tranexamic acid skin care products can be applied twice a day, morning and evening. On sensitive or irritated skin, use should initially be limited to once a day. If you notice that the skin tolerates the treatment well, you can then switch to twice-daily use. In the event of irritation or discomfort, stop using tranexamic acid immediately.

Although this mild acid is well tolerated by all skin types, we recommend a skin tolerance test to avoid the risk of allergies. To do so, apply a small amount of tranexamic acid to the hollow of the wrist or a small area of the face, and wait 48 hours. If there is no reaction, the product can be applied to the face.

Note: The effects of tranexamic acid products are progressive. A reduction in the appearance of hyperpigmentation is generally visible after 8 to 12 weeks of topical  tranexamic acid application.

Discover Our Tranexamic Acid Serum With Tetrapeptide-2.

Typology's hyperpigmentation and lack of firmness serum contains 5% tranexamic acid. This skincare product reduces and prevents the appearance of pigmentation spots and promotes skin firming. Skin tone is evened out, and skin is smoother and firmer. It also contains acetyl tetrapeptide-2, a peptide composed of four amino acids that stimulates the synthesis of key molecules involved in skin support and firmness: elastin, collagen and fibrillin.

We recommend the topical use of this tranexamic acid serum twice a day, morning and evening. It is suitable for all skin types, and is particularly suitable for skin prone to dark spots and lacking firmness.

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