Alpha Lipoic Acid Skin Benefits

One of the best ways to improve skin’s appearance is by reaping the benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid, a fatty acid that generates energy. Not only does Alpha Lipoic Acid give skin more radiance, it improves the mind by preventing free radical damage. Heart disease, liver disease, cancer, cell aging, and other problems may result from harmful free radicals.

This article will discuss:

  • What is Alpha Lipoic Acid?
  • How Alpha Lipoic Acid can improve skin
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid products

What is Alpha Lipoic Acid?

Alpha Lipoic Acid is an antioxidant with benefits surpassing other antioxidants like Vitamin C and E. However, when your body contains enough Alpha Lipoic Acid the benefits of other antioxidants is increased.

Small amounts of Alpha Lipoic Acid are in:

  • Vegetables: Spinach, broccoli, peas, potatoes
  • Organ meats: Kidney, heart, liver
  • Rice bran
  • Brewer’s yeast

How Alpha Lipoic Acid can improve skin?

With enough Alpha Lipoic Acid, common skin problems can be reversed. Alpha Lipoic Acid is available in topical creams and supplements form. Supplements are the easiest way to ensure enough Alpha Lipoic Acid is incorporated into a healthy diet.

Alpha Lipoic Acid works by:

  • Protecting skin cells
  • Refining skin’s texture
  • Reduces pore size, imperfections, puffiness, and uneven skin tone

Watch this video to learn more about its benefits for the skin:

Alpha Lipoic Acid Products

Dr. Perricone has designed a number of skin products to combat effects of aging like wrinkles, enlarged pores, and sagging skin. A number of these products, such as moisturizers and topical creams, contain Alpha Lipoic Acid.

Some of these products include:

  • Advanced Face Firming Activator
  • Skin Clear Toner
  • Face Finishing Moisturizer

Daily Alpha Lipoic Acid supplements are also available at Dr. Perricone’s website.

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6 Comments • Please comment below


  1. I have been getting ala shots for the last 4 weeks and my skin has changed drastically. Acne scars almost completely faded breakouts stopped skins is soft and glows. I am now taking the pills. I hope they work as well.

  2. I started taking 600mg capsule a day. Within 4 days I could tell a big difference in the appearance of my skin. The past couple yrs i’ve had a terrible complexion, but now Im actually comfortable going out in public without makeup. The texture, skin tone, pore size have greatly improved, and my skin actually glows!! I started my mother on it (we’re the lucky adult acne sufferers), and the results have been amazing as well!! I highly recommend this supplement!!

  3. I would like to test this product.

  4. I wonder if this is comparable to a well known product I use that has hyloronic acid in it. Fights free radicals as well. If so a very useful anti-aging tool.

  5. This is great product! I will be sure to send it to my mom as a gift!

  6. I have dry winter skin.. I would like to be able to test out this product..that would be great!