ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid) cream, one of Vasseur's signature and all-time most popular porducts, is designed to reduce skin redness and inflammation, smooth pores, fight free radical damage, speed skin healing and improve the overall smoothness and texture of the skin.
Alpha lipoic acid is one of the most powerful anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-inflammatories available. Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is called “the universal antioxidant” because it is both fat- and water-soluble. This means that ALA is easily absorbed through the lipid layers of the skin and works equally well as a free-radical fighter in the cell plasma membrane and in the watery interiors of the cell.
Further, it is 400 times stronger than vitamins E and C combined (both of which are renowned for their antioxidant properties).
ALA has great benefit when applied in a topical lotion. When put in an eye lotion, it will greatly decrease under eye circles and puffiness. ALA will also reduce swelling and puffiness in the face. Its anti-inflammatory effects reduce redness and blotchiness, resulting in an evening out of skin tone, often making foundation unnecessary. ALA will shrink pore size and impart a healthy radiance to the skin. ALA is excellent at decreasing the appearance of lines and wrinkles; its capacity to regulate production of nitric oxide, which controls blood flow to the skin, transforms the complexion from dull, pasty and pale to vibrant and glowing. Read our blog post on ALA to learn more.
*New* Select the "Add Azelaic Acid" option above to add Azelaic Acid (AZ) to your ALA free of charge. AZ reduces inflammation and helps reduce acne by stopping the growth of the skin bacteria that causes acne. Recommended for those with acne prone, oily and non-sensitive skin.
Best for: Enlarged pores, under eye bags and puffiness, skin redness, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and sallow or dull skin. Works for All Skin Types.
Directions: Use twice daily, AM and PM.
Use with: For normal, oily or acne prone skin, use in PM under Reveal 10, our exfoliating anti-wrinkle, anti-blemish treatment. For dry, aging skin, use in PM under Idebenone, our moisturizing anti-aging cream.
Ingredients: (updated 12/12) Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Cocos nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Alpha Lipoic Acid (R-Lipoic Acid and R-Dihydrolipoic Acid), Co Enzyme Q 10, L-glutathione, Camellia sinesis (Organic Green Tea) Extract,Vassopeptides®, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Punica granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Tincture, DMAE, Olea europaea (Organic Olive) Oil, Palm Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide Gum)
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Posted by Monique B on 9th Dec 2013
I sometimes stop using the ALA cream because it's expensive and I question whether it makes a difference, and every time I do, I am reminded that it does! It is truly an exceptional product, that has become a skin care staple for me. Thank you Vasseur for making such healthy and safe products that work so well!
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Dec 2013
I started on this product & ran out, it was pricey, so I waited a while till I refilled. BIGGEST mistake ever. Once I replaced, I & everybody around me saw such a difference. I will never go with out now! Get it! SO worth it :)
Posted by Unknown on 18th Nov 2013
I have been looking for an am moisturizer that packs in the hydration without aggravating my acne. This product does that, and actually has dramatically diminished my blemishes and sped up their healing! I have been using ALA with azelaic acid for 1 yr plus now...the longest this product junkie has ever stayed loyal to one thing.
Posted by Unknown on 12th Jul 2013
I started using this product about two months ago. After a month into my regime, I looked in the mirror one morning and was amazed at how great my skin was looking. I had cystic acne in my teens/20's that left a few craters and ice pick scars across my cheeks. It is now looking very smooth and redness has been greatly reduced.
Posted by Aiden Q on 27th Apr 2013
So I had stopped using AlA for about a month or so, just forgot and got lazy. Then I was looking at my skin in the mirror and my pores seem big, like moon craters. Then I started back using ALA, and within a week I noticed the difference. My skin is much smoother and pores refined. I will never stop using it again. I thought I would share this. Just love ALA.
Posted by Anne on 13th Apr 2013
I call ALA the silent "Big Gun" of Vasseur's product line. When you first try it, you wonder why it's so essential. It doesn't seem to pack a punch. You don't feel a bite as in Reveal 10, you don't see an immediate glow post application as in many Vasseur moisturizers or even sense the transformative impact of Super Serum. But, if you're like me, you listen to your Vasseur aesthetician and use ALA twice daily as the first step of your Vasseur regimen. And your skin starts to look amazing. One day you realize that you're out of ALA. You go a few days without ALA, thinking it wasn't doing anything tangible. And then you start to notice that your skin is lacking something. Somehow it's not quite as smooth. It's a bit ruddier. Something essential is missing. You get some new ALA stat -- and your skin instantly returns to that smooth glow. It takes just once, and you realize that you never again want to run out of ALA, the quiet powerhouse of Vasseur skincare.
Posted by Genevieve on 13th Apr 2013
My skin looks fresher, pores smaller with this fab cream from Vasseur!
I have turned on many to this line. The products deliver.
Posted by Duong on 9th Apr 2013
If I had to only choose one Vasseur product it would have to be ALA. This evens up my skin tone and makes my pores smaller. I ran out of ALA and stopped using it for a week and there was a noticeable difference in my complexion. Even though it's expensive on a college student's budget, I absolutely have to buy it.
Posted by Alex on 9th Apr 2013
I learned about this product from a family member of mine and I ended up ordering a couple days after, all I can put into words about this product that it's amazing... It makes your skin feeling great and helps to calm irritation
Posted by Unknown on 21st Mar 2013
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