Welcome to my honest review of the Naturium Tranexamic Topical Acid 5%. I felt it was necessary to stress that this is an honest review not because I lie in my reviews. Naturium launched with a lot of controversy and I’m sure a lot of people haven’t tried it for same reasons. But I don’t want to get to saying about how they make good products (and they do) without giving reasons.
Before I get into this review, you should totally check out my post on tranexamic acid. It helps with understanding what tranexamic is and it’s functions. Tranexamic acid is a skin brightening ingredient that works to even out skin tone and unify complexion. The naturium tranexamic topical acid 5% contains a whooping 5% tranexamic acid. It’s probably the biggest concentration of tranexamic acid I have come across. The Inkey List Tranexamic Night Treatment only contains 2% and the Good Molecules one only contains a derivative.
Naturium Tranexamic Topical Acid 5% Ingredients
Water, Isopentyldiol, Tranexamic Acid, Propanediol, Citric Acid, Kojic Acid, Niacinamide, Hydroxyacetophenone, Isododecane, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Panthenol, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Phytate, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol.
Naturium Tranexamic Topical Acid 5% Products Claims
Our direct acid is formulated with a potent level of tranexamic and other skin brighteners including kojic acid, niacinamide and licorice, which work synergistically to help fade the look of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Reduces the look of hyperpigmentation.
Targets uneven skin tone & texture.
Calms & restores the skin barrier.
I have discussed at length my battles with hyperpigmentation. My skin went through the worst last year but it’s better for the most part now. I used tretinoin which helped to eliminate most of the acne. I still get a few pimples every now and then but it’s mostly fine now. However I still have leftover hyperpigmentation from my bad skin days.
The product comes in a sturdy cream colored glass bottle with a dropper although I wouldn’t have minded a pump bottle packaging. The product itself is a cloudy but light yellow liquid that got less cloudy and more clear with use. I am pretty sure an airless pump package would have provided more stability for the product. I wonder why brands don’t put more products in airless pump containers seeing that it ensures (stability).
It’s been over a month of twice daily use and 50% of my hyperpigmentation is gone. This product has also helped my forehead melasma hugely. With the way it is currently going, I expect 80% of my discoloration gone in 3 months. But the best part is how much it has helped my old scars.
This product delivers on every claim. It reduces the look of hyperpigmentation, targets uneven skin tone and texture, and calms and restores the skin barrier. I’d take it a step further and add that this product helps to hydrate the skin. Lots of people rave about how this helps for hyperpigmentation but not enough is said for its hydrating and barrier repair benefits.
This serum is holy grail and I would only stop using this product if I come across something better. I would also recommend it for every skin type.
One Small Con
I think its important to add that some people may find the formula just a little bit sticky. If you use a lot of products in your routine you may hate the slightly sticky film this forms. However this film comes with some hydration and my routine is stripped down so it didn’t bother me one bit.
A perfect product if I ever saw one.