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Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%


A Highly-Stable, Water-Free Alpha Lipoic Acid Solution


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.


1. Alpha Lipoic Acid is highly sensitive to sunlight. Please do not expose to direct sunlight. Application to face is recommended at nighttime only.

2. Alpha Lipoic Acid is less stable in formulations that contain water and use of formulations of ALA containing water is highly discouraged. This formulation is water-free and may feel slightly "oily" for a few seconds after application.

3. This formulation contains an extremely high concentration of ALA. Daily use is not recommended since such a high frequency of use can cause skin sensitivity. Please follow suggested use frequency.


Apply 2-3 drops over the entire face a maximum of 2-3 times per week. This treatment is highly concentrated and daily use is not recommended. Do not use on irritated or sensitive skin. Can be diluted with most oils per application to reduce strength.


Propanediol, Thioctic Acid.

Our formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.

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You might have heard that Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is an amazing antioxidant. You might even already know that it's soluble in both oil and water meaning it can be absorbed really well. And you might have also read that its antioxidant capacity is 40,000% stronger than networks of Vitamins C and E together. But there are many things you may not know about ALA: a) ALA can give you a glow overnight after a single application; b) ALA can oxidize both in water and in oil (yet most formulas of ALA contain one or both); c) ALA is not expensive despite some extremely expensive formulas on the market with ALA; d) ALA does not need to be used every day for amazing results. The Ordinary's Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% formula does not contain water, oil, silicones or alcohol and concentrates 5% pure ALA (the strongest concentration we know of by far) for a glow that starts after the first application. And the best part is that you would only use a few drops 2-3 times per week, meaning the 30ml bottle lasts for ages. ❤️🐒
Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% - 30ml
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Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%

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