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The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% (30ml)

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A Highly-Stable, Water-Free Alpha Lipoic Acid Solution.

Alpha Lipoic Acid is a highly potent antioxidant and can restore a renewed skin appearance, improving visible skin texture and tone when applied topically. This formulation uses an exceptionally high 5% concentration of high-purity Alpha Lipoic Acid. 


1. Alpha Lipoic Acid is highly sensitive to sunlight. Please do not expose to direct sunlight. Application to face is recommended at nighttime only. 

2. Alpha Lipoic Acid is less stable in formulations that contain water and use of formulations of ALA containing water is highly discouraged. This formulation is water-free and may feel slightly "oily" for a few seconds after application. 

3. This formulation contains an extremely high concentration of ALA. Daily use is not recommended since such a high frequency of use can cause skin sensitivity. Please follow suggested use frequency.

Use 2-3 drops overs the face for no more than 2-3 times per week - do not use daily.  Can be diluted with other facial oils if too strong.  Do not use on irritated or sensitive skin.  

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The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% (30ml) Ingredients:

Propanediol, Thioctic Acid

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Brand The Ordinary
How to use 2-3 times per week, using just 2-3 drops at a time on the face.
Expert's Tip Can be diluted with facial oil
When To Use Daily

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  1. Delighted
    Terrific coverage with so few drops. Used overnight and delighted to see no skin irritation and skin definitely looked the better for using.

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