Facial Moisturizer Ingredient Spotlight: Alpha Lipoic Acid

October 18, 2016

Once upon a time, if you wanted to have a moisturizer with more natural ingredients, the only choices were products without anti-aging benefits. Conversely, if you were seeking a moisturizer with anti-aging benefits, you had to sacrifice natural ingredients. We don't think you should have to compromise. Why can't you have a natural, better for you moisturizer that also delivers premium anti-aging ingredients?

Yes, you can have a facial moisturizer that does everything you want it to without settling for unhealthy ingredients. Seed Advanced Botanicals Facial Moisturizer is the best of both worlds. It is a moisturizer that helps your skin look better, feels better, and with only the finest plant-based ingredients.

How is our moisturizer better?

I would like to spotlight some of our moisturizer's powerhouse ingredients. To keep it brief, I will do separate posts on each special ingredient. Today, we're looking at Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA).

 

Seed Body Care Skincare Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

What is Alpha Lipoic Acid?

  • Made by the human body, this antioxidant is found in every cell. It helps turn glucose into energy.
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid is also found in broccoli, spinach, and peas.
  • This antioxidant help to fight the signs of aging in the body and our skin.

 

5 Skin Care Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

  • ALA fights inflammation. Andrew Weil, MD, renowned naturopathic doctor, author and founder of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine has long been a proponent of the use of Alpha Lipoic Acid to fight inflammation.
  • ALA protects skin cells from free radical damage caused by excess sun exposure and environmental debris.
  • ALA helps to improve the function of vitamins. This is important. Our moisturizer uses antioxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E, so they may have an even better ability to fight off free radicals thanks to the ALA.
  • ALA is known as "the universal antioxidant" because it is both water and oil soluble.
  • ALA is gently exfoliating and helps to remove dead skin cells.




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