What is Alpha lipoc acid ? :
Alpha-lipoic acid is used in the body to break down carbohydrates and to make energy for the other organs in the body. Alpha-lipoic acid seems to work as an antioxidant, which means that it might provide protection to the brain under conditions of damage or injury. It recycles L- Glutathione ( Antioxidant) and works in the inner and outer membrane. ALA unfortunately can not be used by itself and always needs to have a buddy by his side as a life support to be able to do his job to the best of his ability. You will always find him with A,C,E or B.
What are the benefits of Alpha lipoic acid:
Alpha-lipoic acid repairs oxidative damage and helps protect our skin cells. It can regenerate Vit C and E as it is a lipid and water soluble substance. It produces collagen and elastin and is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients.
How do I use alpha lipoic acid:
ALA is similar to Retinoic acid and must always be introduced slowly into the skin, by commencing it every second or third night. However, not to worry ALA is never by himself and is always encapsulated with another active antioxidant. You mainly find him hanging around A and E a lot.
What ingredients go with alpha lipoic acid:
ALA is best mates with everyone as he relies on them as a life support to let him function. Think of ALA as the fuel to our car. He helps us drive and plays a big role in the way our other active ingredients function and help with our skin. Just like the different qualities of fuel , ALA has a different % in certain products.
Top 5 skincare products that have alpha lipoic acid :
EmerginC Vitality Mask 50ml
EmerginC Vitality Mask is a rich, creamy mask with coenzyme Q10 and alpha-lipoic acid that soothes and nourishes the skin. $69
EmerginC Hyper-Vitalizer Face Cream 50ml
Smooth, soothe and heal the skin, with this antioxidant enriched moisturiser for sensitive skin. With the super-potent “master antioxidant” alpha-lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10 and lutein, EmerginC Hyper-Vitalizer Face Cream is created to hydrate and improve the tone and texture of the skin. $105
Cosmedix Opti Crystal- Liquid Crystal Eye Serum 7g
A liquid crystal serum that replenishes damaged, thinning skin around the eyes. Alpha lipoic acid, along with the repair properties of copper peptides, provide a lasting reduction in the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains coconut extract, a potent strengthening ingredient, delicate enough for sensitive eye tissue. $160
HydroPeptide Nimni Day Cream 30ml
Experience firmer skin and fewer wrinkles with the HydroPeptide Nimni Day Cream, the retinol-free sister product of the famous Nimni Cream.$192
The Ordinary 5% Alpha Lipoic Acid 30ml
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a highly potent antioxidant and can restore a renewed skin appearance improving visible skin texture and tone when applied topically. This formulation uses an exceptionally high 5% concentration of high-purity Alpha Lipoic Acid. $12.90