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The Ordinary.

Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%

$6.80

What It Is

Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% is a concentrated biweekly treatment with alpha lipoic acid.

What It Does

This treatment visibly improves skin tone and texture. With regular use, it smooths and refines the skin while preventing free radical damage.

Key Ingredients
  • Alpha lipoic acid: a potent antioxidant that restores and renews the skin's appearance
How to Use

2-3 times per week, apply a few drops to your skin at night after toners and water-based products. Daily use is not recommended, as this can cause skin sensitivity. If irritation occurs, you can reduce the strength of this product by diluting it with most oils. This product should not be used on sensitive or irritated skin.

Alpha lipoic acid is highly sensitive to sunlight. Do not expose this product to direct sunlight. For this reason, we recommend applying it at night only.

Other Details
  • Size: 30 ml
  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan
  • Oil-free
  • Silicone-free

Frequently Asked Questions


What is alpha lipoic acid?

Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant found in every cell in the body. It defends against environmental stress and renews and rejuvenates skin.

Can I apply Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% around my eyes?

No. This product should not used near the eye area.

Will Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% work with my skin type?

This product is best for skin that is not sensitive, inflamed, or reactive. It contains a high concentration of alpha lipoic acid, so it may cause irritation.

How often can I use Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%?

You can use it 2-3 times per week at most.

How do I add Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% to my skin care routine?

Apply it to cleansed skin after toners and water-based products at night only. Allow a few minutes for it to absorb before applying moisturizers and creams. Use it 2-3 times per week at most.

Can I mix or layer Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% with other products?

Yes. If irritation occurs, you can reduce its strength by mixing it with a facial oil, like 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Moroccan Argan Oil.

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