“Improve the appearance of skin discoloration and uneven skin tone with Discoloration Correcting Serum. Formulated with an advanced form of tranexamic acid (cetyl tranexamate mesylate) and 4% niacinamide, this lightweight serum improves the appearance of age spots, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage.” – Good Molecules Website.
Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Cetyl Tranexamate Mesylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol.
HILARY SAYS REVIEW:
Good Molecules Discoloration Correcting Serum claims to improve the appearance of age spots, acne scars, hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
It contains 2% Cetyl Tranexamate Mesylate (a derivative of tranexamic acid), 4% Niacinamide, Propanediol (aids the penetration of active ingredients) and the other beneficial ingredients are hydrating ingredients.
The tranexamic derivative in this serum doesn’t have peer reviewed research on it, apart from research done by the company that manufactured the ingredient; it is difficult to tell if it works as well as Tranexamic acid. Research shows that tranexamic acid works best above 3% and with other supporting depigmenting ingredients. This serum contains 2% of the derivative and apart from 4% niacinamide, it contains no other supporting depigmenting ingredients.
It claims to improve the appearance on age spots and acne scars, but research has shown that tranexamic acid isn’t very effective on these forms of hyperpigmentation, it is effective on melasma.
I will not expect a lot from this serum. If you have very mild hyperpigmentation, it may help when used with other products that have depigmenting ingredients, but it won’t be one of my choices for hyperpigmentation.
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