Tranexamic Acid

Our database includes 222 products that contain Tranexamic Acid.

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Written by Jacob Laboissonniere | Published May 22, 2020

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Tranexamic Acid is derived from lysine, an amino acid.

Tranexamic Acid is best used for treating hyperpigmentation, discoloration, and melasma. It can also help build a stronger skin barrier.

While is often compared to retinol, Tranexamic Acid has similar benefits. Retinol is Vitamin A whereas Tranexamic Acid is from an amino acid . Once applied, Tranexamic Acid starts decreasing inflammation from UV exposure. Tranexamic Acid also prevents our skin cells from meeting the pigment production cells.

Tranexamic Acid is also a medication used to reduce heavy bleeding.

Also known as: Txa

Tranexamic Acid is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.9% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Astringent, Skin Conditioning

Community Stats

338 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Oily Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dark Spots • Texture • Dullness • Fine Lines

Where it's used

Tranexamic Acid is most often found as ingredient number 13 within an ingredient list.

Of the 7 products in our database that have a known concentration of Tranexamic Acid, we've seen concentrations from 1% to 6% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Tranexamic Acid the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 80291
  • EC #:  214-818-2
  • All Functions: Astringent, Skin Conditioning
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.