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Alpha Lipoic Acid (R)

Alpha Lipoic Acid Texture Detail
Alpha Lipoic Acid (R)
Size: 1.2 Grams

Price: $4.25      In Stock
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Skin Type Combination     Dry Skin     Normal Skin     Oily Skin    
Sex Male     Female    
Body Part Body     Face    
Solubility Recipe Cream    
Product Style Do It Yourself    
Need/Issue Anti-Aging     Antioxidant Rich     Basic Skin Health/Nourishment     Cellular Health/Function    
Age 20s/30s     40s/50s     60+    
Ingredient Type Lab Designed     Powder    

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.

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.

Each tube is enough for about 4 fl oz of cream or oil at approximately 1% concentration. It will dissolve almost instantly and give 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 or Sunscreen and can be combined with our other actives.  This active is not water soluble.

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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.
  • Author: Linda
    the fist time I bought this, it came in a much bigger tube. I played with the amounts that I added to cream, and it was fantastic. The next time, I found that the size had been reduced :-(. I added the entire tube to a jar of cream. The cream no longer turned yellow, and there has been no effect whatsoever. Since I ordered 3 tubes in that one order, I thought that that one might have been faulty. Nope- the others were just the same. BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL