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How Do Alpha Lipoic Acids In Skin Care Products Improve Your Skin Health?

February 07, 2020

How Do Alpha Lipoic Acids In Skin Care Products Improve Your Skin Health?

How Do Alpha Lipoic Acids In Skin Care Products Improve Your Skin Health?

Your skin is your body’s most important organ—in fact, it’s the largest organ that you have, accounting for approximately 16 percent of your overall body weight. It protects you from harmful pathogens, keeps your internal organs safe, and the nerve endings and pores in your skin all play a vital role in regulating body temperature. Let’s face it: you need your skin to be as healthy as possible. The good news is that alpha lipoic acid skin care products are designed to do just that. 

Consider that the average person has 1.6 trillion skin cells. These are constantly being regenerated each and every day. That’s an incredible number of skin cells to take care of! Alpha lipoic acid skin care helps nurture each and every cell throughout the regeneration process, ensuring that your skin continues to be healthy, smooth, and glowing from one month to the next.

Not only is healthy skin important for your overall well-being, but it’s also a crucial part of an anti-aging skin care regimen, especially when it comes to your face and neck. Your neck in particular is where signs of aging appear. Using alpha lipoic acid products will maintain the health of your facial skin, bringing a host of benefits to help your skin look beautiful and feel healthy at any age. 

If you haven’t heard about alpha lipoic acid anti-aging skin care, now is the time to start learning. In the sections below, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about ALA skin health to help you determine if alpha lipoic acid skin care is the right choice for your skin. 

What is Alpha Lipoic Acid?

Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a naturally occurring substance in your body, meaning that every single cell contains some degree of ALA. It’s an antioxidant that protects against free radicals, which are by-products of certain foods and external pollutants, such as sun exposure, smoke, chemicals, and radiation. 

Along with being naturally produced by the body, alpha-lipoic acid can also be found in certain foods, such as spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, and Brussels sprouts. But how does alpha lipoic acid interact within your body? There are a few different ways that alpha lipoic acid has been found to support your body’s natural processes:

  • As an antioxidant, ALA removes waste products (e.g., free radicals) that can cause long-term damage to your skin and other organs.
  • ALA helps with energy production in your cells by supporting the citric acid cycle (a process that happens within the mitochondria).
  • It prevents cross-linking, which occurs when proteins are chemically joined together. Cross-linking has been associated with harmful aging processes such as hardened arteries, stiff joints, and even molecular changes in those with diabetes.
  • ALA is involved in anti-inflammatory processes, acting to decrease swelling, redness, and (to some degree) pain.
  • ALA is both fat- and water-soluble, meaning it can provide benefits throughout the body and restore crucial vitamins, such as vitamin E and vitamin C.

There are a lot of vitamins and supplements that contain ALA, though the benefits of use through ingested supplementation are still under debate. Alpha lipoic acid in skin care, however, is widely used and has proven benefits. (Note that ALA is sometimes listed as “thioctic acid” in some products—the two are synonymous.) 

What Are the Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid and Skin Health?

Alpha lipoic acid antioxidant benefits make it a key ingredient of choice for many skin care products. It has been directly linked to skin health benefits such as decreased redness, collagen production, and protection from inflammation due to free radicals. 

Even better, a skin care regimen that is rich in ALAs can provide a host of benefits when it comes to anti-aging. When applied topically, ALA skin benefits include:

  • Decreased puffiness and under-eye circles
  • Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • More even skin tone 
  • Boosted cellular energy production and regeneration of vitamins C and E
  • Increased blood flow for a vibrant and glowing skin tone
  • Minimized pores for a smoother skin surface
  • Protection from free radicals and sun damage

Alpha lipoic acid has even been shown to decrease scar tissue, providing a natural  solution to diminish the appearance of scars on your face, neck, and hands. 

Integrating ALA skin care into your daily routine can be accomplished through topical creams, serums, tonics, and cleansers. Choosing the right alpha lipoic acid anti-aging skin care routine often means identifying your troublesome areas and selecting the right ingredient combinations to support your own unique skin health.

Discover Alpha Lipoic Acid Skin Care Products from Abbey St. Clare

At Abbey St. Clare, we believe in the benefits of incorporating alpha lipoic acid into your daily skin care routine. That’s why we offer a wide range of products that feature alpha lipoic acid as an active ingredient. See below for our four most popular ALA skin health solutions and discover how you can start using alpha lipoic acid to boost your skin health today.

The Yellow Creme

Our most popular anti-aging product, The Yellow Creme has a host of natural, effective ingredients to slow the aging process, increase firmness, promote collagen production, and produce beautiful, healthy skin. Alpha lipoic acid combines with super-charged components  such as DMAE, argireline, vitamins A, C, E, and more to produce significant anti-aging benefits. Use The Yellow Creme to:

  • Reduce fine wrinkles on your face
  • Increase firmness and prevent sagging
  • Rehydrate your skin and create a barrier against moisture loss
  • Smooth the surface of skin on your face and neck
  • Decrease redness for a more even skin tone
Use The Yellow Creme liberally as part of your morning skin care routine, before bed, or both. Once applied, massage the creme into your skin to ensure maximum absorption. You can include your brow bone, under your chin, and behind your ears.

    The Bleue Creme

    The Bleue Creme is a close cousin of The Yellow Creme and features alpha lipoic acid, vitamin C ester, and German chamomile (which lends the creme its signature blue tint). The powerful ingredients in The Bleue Creme are ideal for:

    • Soothing irritated or sensitive skin
    • Decreasing redness for a more even skin tone
    • Moisturizing and rehydrating skin 

    Just as with The Yellow Creme, you can choose to use The Bleue Creme as part of your morning routine, evening routine, or both. Apply liberally for maximum benefits and don’t forget to spend a few minutes massaging into your skin.

    Face Firming Concentrate

    Our Face Firming Concentrate provides deep moisture and six of the most powerful antioxidants to tone, firm, and improve skin texture. In addition to alpha lipoic acid, the Face Firming Concentrate includes idebenone. Studies on the effects of idebenone in skin care health have shown to produce: 

    • A 32 percent reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet after one month of application of cream containing idebenone, increasing to 57 percent reduction in three months.
    • A 34 percent improvement in the overall appearance of the skin after one month, increasing to 45 percent in three months.
    • A 33 percent reduction in the appearance of wrinkle depth after one month, increasing to 55 percent reduction in three months. 
    This light serum can be used on its own or as a precursor to your daily moisturizer. Apply in the morning, in the evening, or both. Use a liberal application across your face and neck areas, and gently massage to ensure maximum absorption.

      Ginseng Firming Tonic

      Our ever-popular Ginseng Firming Tonic continues to be a fan favorite among our anti-aging skin care products. And because it is paraben-free and alcohol-free, it’s safe for even the most sensitive of skin. Packed with ginseng, peptides, antioxidants, and AHAs, this tonic can be used to:

      • Improve skin elasticity
      • Minimize pores
      • Support skin renewal and exfoliation
      • Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

      The Ginseng Firming Tonic is designed for twice-daily use; you must apply consistently in order to get the best results. Use a clean cotton pad to apply to your face and neck after cleansing and before applying any additional treatment products.

      For smoother, healthier, and younger-looking skin, look no further than alpha lipoic acid skin care. Our alpha lipoic acid skin care products are designed to provide powerful and long-lasting benefits for any anti-aging skin care regimen. Keep your skin healthy and vibrant from the inside out with ALA skin care from Abbey St. Clare. 

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