Alpha Lipoic and Hydroxy Acids
Alpha Lipoic Acid is going to be an extremely important substance for topical use in preventing free radical damage. It has huge potential as a cosmetic agent for temporary diminution of fine lines and wrinkles.
- ALA was able to replace Vitamin E
- ALA works with different antioxidant systems because antioxidants are not mutually exclusive
- ALA penetrates down to the fatty layer within 30 minutes (tested in vitro)
- ALA penetrates all parts of the skin
- Glucose competes with Vitamin C for entry to skin
Alpha Lipoic Acids
Powerful antioxidant, soluble in both water and lipid. Alpha Lipoic Acid is called the Universal Antioxidant because of its dual solubility. ALA is called the Metabolic Antioxidant because it plays a vital role in the energy production of the cells.
Gentle yet powerful – 400 times more potent an antioxidant than Vitamins C or E. Naturally present in your skin, ALA promotes optimum efficiency for production of energy and aids in exfoliation.
Able to reach and protect both water and lipid portions of skin with potent antioxidant benefits. “Spares” levels of other antioxidants, such as Vitamin C and E, which are naturally, present in cells, thus working to increase their levels. Dual solubility enables ALA to be rapidly available to the skin. Skin develops a healthy youthful glowing appearance.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
(Glycolic – Alpha Lipoic Acid Face Firming Activator and Vitamin C Ester Concentrated Restorative Cream)
Gently removes dry dead skin, while keeping skin surface clean. Provides added antioxidant benefits to the skin.
Activity or degree of aggressiveness of any acid is a function of pH and concentration of the acid. The Glycolic acid used by N.V. Perricone, M.D. Is formulated to be very gentle, yet highly effective.
Levels of Hydroxy acids in NV Perricone, MD Cosmeceuticals are selected to work synergistically with Alpha Lipoic Acid and NTP complex. Through gradual removal of dead, dry skin, the surface of the skin is optimally prepared for the beneficial effects of other advanced, patented, clinically proven ingredients. For Best Results, Day and Evening treatments with complementary Vitamin C Ester and Alpha Lipoic Acid Products are recommended.