Where Is This Active Ingredient Found? Alpha Lipoic Acid is the active ingredient in N.V. Perricone, MD skin care line.
Product Description & Benefits:
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is good and essential for cell function, but not essential in the nutritional sense because our bodies make it. Older skin may be ""starved"" of this very important antioxidant and cofactor. ALA is ""use patented"", i.e. you can only buy a skin care product containing ALA from companies who pay a licensing fee to whoever took the patent (usually not the scientists who discovered the chemical).
This skin care active ingredient is made by a licensed, high-quality laboratory of skin care ingredients. Make Me Heal has partnered with leading laboratories and manufacturers of skin care ingredients to come up with the largest assortment of high-quality active ingredients that are effective for your skin. These ingredients are backed by scientific research and testing.
What's Do It Yourself (DIY) Skin Care?
DIY Skin Care is an emerging trend in the beauty world where consumers are taking control of their skin care regimen and are making their own home-based recipes of skincare products by combining scientifically proven active ingredients inside creams. DIY presents an opportunity to create affordable beauty products at your home and to try different ingredients to arrive at recipes that are the most optimal for your skin needs. You can use DIY to simply copy well-known, expensive creams and make your own cheaper home version, or to combine your favorite cream with an ingredient that you've found to be beneficial.
Directions For Use:
Each tube is enough for about 20 fl oz of cream or lotion at approximately 2% concentration (12.5 g in 600 mL cream). It will dissolve almost instantly and give the cream a soft yellow tint. Use in your favorite cream or add to our Canvas Base Cream or a Sea Kelp Bioferment base. It may also be added to soap or sunscreen and can be combined with our other actives.
ALA is a naturally occurring dithiol (--SH) complex, and is the prosthetic (i.e. non-proteic) group of several very important enzymes, including the transacetylase part of the enzyme complex that catalyzes the decarboxylation of pyruvate so that the remaining 2-carbon group can enter the Krebs cycle. Aside from its enzymic role, in vitro and in vivo studies suggest that ALA also acts as a powerful micronutrient with diverse pharmacologic and antioxidant properties.