Skincare that does the hard work for you while you sleep is one of our all-time favourite things – well, what’s not to love about a product that generates an amazing glow overnight? And we suspect that’s part of the overwhelming appeal of The Inkey List’s Tranexamic Acid Night Treatment, an affordable buy that’s quickly built a cult following after an appearance on a certain ITV morning show.
Earlier this year, the treatment was featured in a beauty segment on This Morning, and the brand tells us that it subsequently flew out of stock in just 24 hours thanks to the unprecedented demand. Now it’s back in stock, and we predict a similar stampede, especially now that viewers have had the chance to test it out for themselves.
Tranexamic acid – a synthetic derivative of an amino acid, pronounced ‘tran-x-am-ik’ – is a relatively unknown ingredient right now. But those in the know are tipping it to be the next big thing, thanks to its impressive ability to reduce hyperpigmentation and calm the skin while improving its natural barrier.
The Inkey List has combined it with 2 per cent vitamin C derivative to boost its brightening properties even further, and antioxidant-rich acai berry to smooth the surface of the skin, and customers are seriously impressed.
‘Bought this product just over 2 weeks ago. Didn’t take long to start working,’ says one reviewer on the Cult Beauty website, where the product is exclusively stocked. ‘My hyperpigmentation has reduced dramatically. Not gone completely, first product that I have used that works after searching for years. Give it go for the price it’s great.’
‘Bought this the minute it came out, had heard good reviews from US websites and it doesn’t disappoint,’ agrees another. ‘After 2 weeks of nearly daily use, I’ve noticed my skin is slightly clearer and reduced my acne scars. Also noticed I’m not breaking out as heavily as I use to. Defo repurchasing!!!!’
To use The Inkey List Tranexamic Acid, you simply massage a small amount onto cleansed skin before you go to bed. It can also be layered with other ingredients, so it will improve your routine without the need to strip it back or remove any of your other essentials.
For now, Cult Beauty’s stock is holding out, but we wouldn’t be surprised if this new batch disappears just as quickly as the first. Click add to basket now, or risk the regret of the dreaded waitlist.