The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% Reviews, How To Use & Conflicts
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- What is The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%?
- What does The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% do?
- Which products conflict with The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%?
- How and when do I use The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%?
- The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% Reviews
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- Price of The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic 6.80$ US/CA/€ | 12.90$AUD | £5.90
What is The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% and what does it do?
The Ordinary Alpha Lipoid Acid 5% falls under 2 categories in The Ordinary range, direct acids and antioxidants.
Deciem says: 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. Sounds amazing doesn´t it?
Continue reading to see what everyone truly thinks about this product.
Before using, please always read the instructions on this product as there are quite a few warnings and conflicts.
Alpha Lipoic Targets
- Signs of aging
- Antioxidant support
Which products conflict with The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%?
The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid should´t be used in the same routine with acids, peptides or strong antioxidants.
- All direct acids (check other brands you might be using)
- Salicylic Acid Masque
- Salicylic Acid
- AHA 30%
- Azelaic Acid
- Mandelic Acid
- Lactic Acid 5% & 10%
- Glycolic Acid
- EUK 134 Antioxidant
- Ascorbic Acid Powder
- Peptides include Buffet, Buffet + Copper, Matrixyl, Argireline
- Always check the official Deciem page before using incase there have been any updates.
This is Deciem´s response about mixing Acids and Peptides.
Our rule against combining strong antioxidants only applies to our products containing copper peptides. We would not recommend combining direct acids with peptides due to the susceptibility of peptides to hydrolysis (which breaks the bonds between peptides, reducing their efficacy and making them into individual amino acids). At low pH, the peptides undergo processes such as deamidation (the removal of an amide group) and oxidation, which compromise the activity of the peptides.
Having said that, if you have previously combined peptides with acids and have not experienced any negative side effects or discoloration, you may continue to combine the two products as so as the combination does not pose any potential harm. Our recommendations are meant to serve as a preventative measure to avoid any incompatibility between those combinations and also because skin tolerance in subjective.
How and when do I use The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%?
Alpha Lipoid Acid 5% can be used 2 or 3 times a week. You may see a lot of people layering this product in the Deciem Chat Room, but Deciem have recommended many times that this product should be used alone on cleansed skin and only add a moisturiser or oil if needed. Let the product get to work on your skin!
Deciem say that this treatment is highly concentrated and should NOT be used daily. Please do pay attention to all the instructions on the official page. It´s very important to do a patch test with this product and it is not to be used on irritated or sensitive skin.
The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid Reviews
Rachael Candice Alpha Lipoic Acid is a great antioxidant and gives an amazing glow. It is a little difficult to use if you have a complicated routine, as it conflicts with many other products, but is well worth putting aside a day to use as your only active serum.
Jess @sk.insta.story This is honestly the most brightening product I have ever used. I wish I could use it every day but I think my skin would object quite strenuously to this. This is one of my holy grail products which I will not be without. I would advise buying the NIOD pump (or reusing one from an empty) to make sure this doesn’t oxidize too quickly.
Tracy @my.face.space Alpha Lipoic Acid leaves my face with an incredible morning after glow. I use once a week so as not to cause any potential irritation. I would hate not to have this as part of my routine!
Nia@niapattenlooks Alpha Lipoic Acid is my favourite night time skin treat for glory skin. Love this stuff, love the burnt sugar smell, love the warm feeling it gives. Forever on my repurchase list.
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Final Thoughts on Alpha Lipoic Acid
78% of the Deciem Addicts love this product. 77% had no issues with this product and 77% say that Alpha Lipoic has improved their skin. 68% of the Deciem Addicts will be repurchasing this product. Polls featured on Instagram stories.
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