As a skin savvy gal, you may have heard of alpha lipoic acid. Alpha lipoic is a natural chemical produced by the body. It was first discovered in the 1950’s, and in 1988 it was recognized as an antioxidant, which has made it so popular. It is actually known as “the universal antioxidant” as it is both oil and water soluble.
In the body, it has excellent health benefits as the antioxidant activity helps to fight free radicals and reduce inflammation, helping to keep the heart healthy and protect against disease.
Many factors can contribute to a decline in natural production of alpha lipoic in the body, such as poor diet and stress. For this reason, it’s highly beneficial to supplement with alpha lipoic acid if you're taking it for health related issues. While any antioxidants in the body can help with the external appearance of the skin, applying alpha lipoic acid directly to the skin offers some excellent benefits of its own.
In this article we will discuss the incredible benefits of topically applied alpha lipoic acid, what you can expect, and what products are best for you.
POTENT ANTIOXIDANTS PENETRATE DEEP INTO THE PORES
What really sets alpha lipoic acid apart is its incredible antioxidant potential. In fact, it's 400 times more powerful than our favorite antioxidant vitamins, namely Vitamin C and E. As you may know, these antioxidant vitamins help with skin inflammation, skin repair, and free radical protection, helping to reduce and treat the signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. They also help to promote the formation of collagen.