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Alpha Lipoic Acid (R)



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Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is good and essential for cell function, but not essential in the nutritional sense because our bodies make it. Older skin may be "starved" of this very important antioxidant and cofactor.

It is an active ingredient in the Perricone, MD line.

Each tube is enough for about 4 fl oz of  oil at approximately 1% concentration for a light peel. Use at 0.25% in a cream or oil base (1.2 g in 16 oz of cream or oil) or less for use as an antioxidant. It will dissolve almost instantly and gives the cream a soft yellow tint. Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream, European Cream, ELS, or Rosehip Oil . It may also be added to soap and can be combined with our other actives.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a naturally occurring dithiol (--SH) complex, and is the prosthetic (i.e. non-proteic) group of several very important enzymes, including the transacetylase part of the enzyme complex that catalyzes the decarboxylation of pyruvate so that the remaining 2-carbon group can enter the Krebs cycle. Aside from its enzymic role, in vitro and in vivo studies suggest that ALA also acts as a powerful micronutrient with diverse pharmacologic and antioxidant properties.

This version is the chiral R version. For more information on chirality see:

Active ingredient in Perricone, MD line.

Customer Reviews**

  • Author: Ofelia
    This is a GREAT anti-inflammatory ingredient. In a body lotion it is a life saver to prevent or minimize sunburn after days in the summer sun. Soothes irritated & inflamed skin.
  • Author: Kevin
    I love this stuff, I have used it twice and my skin looks so much brighter and feels so soft. Great product and it will last for ages!
  • Author: Romana Ferrante
    I love this product. I have been using this on my skin everynight for several months now. My skin feels soft and glowing.


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