What is Minimalist® Tranexamic 03% Face Serum?
Made with 3% Tranexamic Acid, which is a derivative of the amino acid lysine. It reduces the activity of melanocyte tyrosinase thereby treating melasma, UV-induced hyperpigmentation, and other post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
This formula further contains 3% Mandelic Acid (a type of AHA) which gently exfoliates & further reduces post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (like acne scars).
Contains 1% HPA (Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid), which is proven to prevent melanogenesis better than ascorbyl glucoside, kojic acid, and arbutin. It also has equivalent efficacy to hydroquinone without cytotoxicity.
Our source for HPA is Radianskin, which is a high-performance active developed by BASF, Germany.
Tranexamic Acid: Tranexamic acid decelerates processes that increase tyrosinase activity by interfering with plasmin activity, and in turn, indirectly inhibiting melanogenesis. Studies have shown that Tranexamic acid, when applied topically, shows results similar to Hydroquinone in the reduction of hyperpigmentation.
HPA (Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid): It inhibits melanin transfer with great efficacy and prevents UVB damage. HPA is clinically proven to visibly reduce dark spots within two weeks.
Mandelic Acid (3%) + Salicylic Acid (0.3%): The combination removes the dead cells from the top of the skin, boosting the performance of Tranexamic Acid and Hydroxyphenoxy Propionic Acid, hence accelerating the reduction of hyperpigmentation and melasma.
How to use Minimalist® Tranexamic 03% Face Serum
After cleansing and toning your face, take 2-3 drops of serum on your fingertips with the dropper.
Apply it to the face by gently tapping it on the skin. With a circular motion, evenly spread the serum and allow your skin to absorb it.
When to use: PM. Start with every alternate day and after 2 weeks of usage, use it every day.
I am noting a visible difference after using this serum for a month regularly. It faded away almost 80% of my hyperpigmentation. The best one can get for hyperpigmentation and scars.