Alpha lipoic acid is a powerful antioxidant that can be used as a nutritional substance. It is found naturally in our bodies in the tiny energy-producing portion of the cell known as the mitochondria, and it is this substance that helps provide the energy you need to get through the day.
Many antioxidants, such as vitamin C, are water soluble, meaning they only reach the watery portions of the cell, while leaving the parts of the cell composed of fats unprotected. Other antioxidants, such as vitamin E, are fat soluble reaching only the fat-soluble portions of the cells. Alpha lipoic acid is both fat and water soluble, so it can reach all portions of the cell, providing superior protection from free radical damage and inflammation. This unique characteristic makes it so powerful, that it has been described by some scientists as having four hundred times the antioxidant activity of vitamins C and E combined. As a result, when taken as a supplement or topically as a lotion, it has effective benefits that can transform the way you look and the rate at which you age.
Alpha lipoic acid works to improve the overall appearance of the skin, but it is at its best treating these problems:
• Lines and wrinkles
• Under-eye bags and puffiness
• Enlarged pores
• Acne scars
• Sallow or dull skin
Some of our favorite Perricone products that include ALAs are: Advanced Face Firming Activator, Face Firming Moisturizer, and Advanced Eye Area Therapy.
By incorporating Alpha Lipoic Acids into your daily skincare regime, you’ll experience an increase in energy and radiant, glowing skin in no time.