Collagen, Vitamin C, coconut oil, and jojoba oil are just a few of the more well-known ingredients you probably look for in your skincare, right?
But one of the lesser-known ingredients that can do wonders not only for your skin but your body as well is alpha lipoic acid!
Ever heard of it?
If you haven’t, don’t worry, you’re not alone!
In this article, we’re going to help you become just a little more skin savvy, and reveal to you the incredible benefits of incorporating alpha lipoic acid into your skincare routine.
What is alpha lipoic acid and where does it come from?
First discovered in the 1950s, alpha lipoic acid is a naturally occurring antioxidant in your body. Antioxidants help to fight free radicals and reduce inflammation, keeping your skin healthy and protected.
Without the protection of antioxidants, free radicals are like evil little critters that attack healthy cells; damaging collagen and potentially resulting in hyperpigmentation, a breakdown in elasticity (sagging skin), and skin texture changes.
Aging, poor diet, air pollution, and contaminants (smoke), alcohol, stress, and even the sun cause a decreased production of alpha lipoic acid; making it crucial to supplement!
How is alpha lipoic acid helpful for my skin?
So now you know that alpha lipoic acid is an incredibly powerful antioxidant, but you may be even more shocked to learn that it is 400 times more potent than Vitamins C and E!
You can harness the power of alpha lipoic acid for your skin, by using topical skin care products containing this antioxidant.
Because alpha lipoic acid is both water and fat-soluble, it is able to penetrate the skin cell membrane and fight free radicals in every tissue in your body; while charging other skincare staples, Vitamin C and Glutathione.
As if that’s not enough, alpha lipoic acid is also able to enhance your skin’s natural exfoliating capacity, allowing your cells to shed with much less building up over time. This can leave you with glowing, ageless skin!
Ways to incorporate alpha lipoic acid into your skincare routine
Instead of searching through skincare product labels for this magical ingredient, why not try our Ageless Eye Serum, and Face and Neck Lifting Serum?
Our elemeni Face & Neck Lifting Serum is a lightweight serum brimming with potent stem cells and superfood peptides. Alpha lipoic acid, DMAE, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, make up the anti-aging powerhouse which combats signs of aging with continued use.
elemeni Ageless Eye Serum is a beautifully light addition to your anti-aging skincare ritual. Plant extracts, including alpha lipoic acid, rosehip seed oil, Sacha Inchi Peptides, Quinoa Peptides, Glucosyl Hesperidin, and Hyaluronic Acid light make up this milky serum that targets dark circles, and puffiness around the delicate eye area.
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