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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. ❤️🐒

A few comments on social media...

  • I just got some of this & I'm excited to try! I've been loving my Ordinary products so far. ❤️” natalie_raymond
  • I use this twice a week and it's great! lexdiamond203
  • Love this stuff! trulymadlydeepthi
  • I'm obsessed with y'all. #takemymoney tanya_ariasb
  • Ok I'm convinced....@deciem this looks like another must buy😍 kanna_cosmetic_reviews
  • This one time application results is so true! Damn Deciem, you did it again! ✨♥️✨ k.stawicka
  • Love this stuff! It works wonderfully for me. 👍🏻 apl3262
  • I love this brand kerrysid
  • It's a miracle in a bottle! sipisi8
  • Love your guys' ALA! I use it every other night and my skin glows. thisismelissaanne
  • This ingredient is the fountain of youth. Didn’t realise you stocked this, order imminent xx sydneygirl77
  • Thank you for your posts, very informative 👍🏼 lauraaaajk
  • I love your products! I simply love'em! ❣️ larisu
  • I totally love ALA and I was so thrilled back then, when I discovered you came out with it along with all other beneficial ingredients I love so much! Yeap you are abnormal 😘😍❤️ and extraOrdinary 😘Love you guys ❤️😘🐒” sugarninjas
  • This is my go go product when i’m too tired to apply a full routine! Just slap it on then add moisturiser on top & Tadaaa! The most amazing glowy skin in the morning! Honestly, for those nights which you may only get 5 hours of sleep but you don’t have to look it! I adore this stuff, actually alongside with other your products! I'm keen on what you're about to create next! lelenka_helenka
  • been using it for 2 weeks!! Love it already! suzzenguyen
  • My absolute fav mrjamese
  • I love the way you guys explain your products 😍👏🏼 fcfmorsch


Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% - 30ml
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Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%

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