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Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%

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The Ordinary
Serums, Boosters & Ampoules
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The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%: 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.

Volume: 30ml


Review(s) on The Ordinary Alpha Lipoic Acid 5%:

"This is one of my favorite products in the entire Ordinary and NIOD range. Nothing gives me more instant brightness, smoothness, poreless, and firming effect. Yes - firming! No other product has firmed my skin and I have tried many. This and granactive 5% has me aging backwards. This is a HG! Please don’t stop making it!!" - KW (from



Apply 2-3 drops over the entire face a maximum of 2-3 times per week. This treatment is highly concentrated and daily use is not recommended. Do not use on irritated or sensitive skin. Can be diluted with most oils per application to reduce strength.


The Ordinary's formulations are updated from time to time as part of their commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.

Content from:



Propanediol, Thioctic Acid.

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Anony-mouse :.
Philippines Philippines
I recommend this product

I bought this July 3, 2020... took time to try and see for results before leaving a review... First & foremost, Alpha Lipoic acid alone is an antioxidant, which is good for your body, skin and general well-being... and on skin... It is wonderful.. to some it might sting a bit but not so much that it burns or safe to use... I feel a bit tingly when applied but for a very short while and then massage it till absorbed then let it work it's wonder! I will definitely repurchase but it could take awhile since I only use this once a week or twice at times when I need a little boost than just normal vitamin C. I would recommend to use this only at night... It works for me.

  • Skin Type: Combination
Glowing skin

I love how it made my skin glowing and smooth. This improves my skin texture from fine lines to uneven skin tone. I would definitely repurchase this product

  • Skin Type: Oily

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