Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid for Your Skin

Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid for Your Skin

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.


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.

Alpha lipoic acid penetrates not only the skin, but the skin cell membrane too, where it can deliver these potent antioxidants at a deeper cellular level.
Exfoliation is absolutely essential for a healthy, glowing skin, but many of us do not know this. We try to remedy dry skin with an oil or problem skin with a prescribed treatment cream, when our solution may be as simple as exfoliating and then applying a product of choice.
Exfoliation helps to regulate the oil glands and clear out the pores by removing dry, flaky cells that may be contributing to a dull complexion. Alpha lipoic acid enhances the skin’s exfoliating capacity, so that your skin cells can shed naturally with fewer building up.
A topically applied product containing alpha lipoic acid along with a good weekly exfoliator is your antidote to a healthy, glowing, and ageless skin!
Thanks to the powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and therefore, anti-aging properties of alpha lipoic acid, you can enjoy smoother, firmer, and clearer skin when applying this universal antioxidant topically.
It will help to reduce puffiness in the face, as well as those dreaded under-eye bags. Alpha lipoic acid will soothe irritated, inflamed skin; reduce the size of your pores; and leave your skin not only looking much healthier with a beautiful glow, but also feeling softer to the touch.
Of course you can find this super star ingredient in many of our products here at Kate Ryan! We truly care about your skin, and only use ingredients that offer real nutrient benefits for long-term results, rather than a “quick fix.”