Ingredient Focus - Tranexamic Acid

The skincare wizzes here at La Clinica’s lab are always on the hunt for new and exciting ingredients, researching clinical studies to ensure their effectiveness and testing them out. So when Tranexamic Acid arrived in our hands with near magical-sounding properties of improving stubborn skin discolouration - we HAD to find out more!

What is Tranexamic Acid?

A synthetic derivative of the amino acid lysine, it is a non-exfoliating acid that helps reduce skin discolouration and even out skin tone.

Benefits of Tranexamic Acid for Skin:

Tranexamic Acid has shown promising results in helping even out dark spots and discolouration - especially in melasma - a breakthrough for those who suffer from this skin condition but don’t want the side-effects of prescription-only hydroquinone.

Who Tranexamic Acid is Suitable for:

Heaven-sent for anyone dealing with melasma, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, or discoloured complexions - or just simply those who want a more even skin tone. However this is not recommended during pregnancy, instead go for the Brightening Serum Level 1 which is free from Tranexamic Acid and Alpha Arbutin. 

Where to find Tranexamic Acid:

The Brightening Serum Level 2 

Pairing Tranexamic Acid with Alpha Arbutin and other well-known brighteners and tyrosinase inhibitors, The Brightening Serum Level 2 helps elevate your complexion to next-level glow.



A brightening powerhouse that attends to all types of skin discolouration, improving skin tone clarity, helping to fade unwanted discolouration as well as preventing future dark spots from forming. With brightening ingredients a-plenty:

  • Tranexamic Acid 
  • Alpha Arbutin
  • Vitamin C
  • Licorice Root
  • Niacinamide 5%
  • Peptides
  • N-Acetyl Glucosamine 
  • Tetrahydrocurcumin
  • PHAs
  • Mulberry Extract


How to use Tranexamic Acid:

This every-day serum is the perfect cocktail of brightening and clarifying ingredients which can be used both AM and PM, all year round. Apply one pump onto clean, dry skin before your facial oils or moisture creams. Wait for the serum to absorb before your next product. Always use SPF.

Shop the Brightening Serum Level 2


Keep reading: The Best Skincare Routine for Brighter, More Even Skin Tone

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