Shop with us!!! We sell the most advanced skin care anti-aging cosmetics on the market: cellex-c, phytomer, sothys, dermalogica, md formulations, decleor, valmont, kinerase, yonka, jane iredale, thalgo, yon-ka, ahava, bioelements, jan marini, peter thomas roth, murad, ddf, orlane, glominerals, StriVectin SD.
 
 back to skin care discussion board front page with forums indexEDS Skin Care Forums Search the ForumSearch Most popular all-time Forum TopicsHot! Library
 Guidelines  FAQ  Register
Free gifts for Forum MembersForum Gifts Free Gifts offers at Essential Day SpaFree Gifts Offers  Log in



Alpha Lipoic Face Cream
EDS Skin Care Forums Forum Index » Skin Care and Makeup Forum
Reply to topic
Author Message
farakn
New Member

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 14 Sep 2003
Posts: 2
Sun Sep 14, 2003 7:29 pm      Reply with quote
Hello,
I am a newbie here. I have been reading reviews on the wonderful effects of alpha lipoic acid / cream on the face. I am wondering if anyone has tried it and which products on this site contain this ingridient?

Thanks.
Caspers Mum
Moderator

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 02 Nov 2002
Posts: 1694
Tue Sep 16, 2003 9:34 am      Reply with quote
emergin C hyper-vitalizer with alpha-lipoic acid and kinetin
farakn
New Member

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 14 Sep 2003
Posts: 2
Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:39 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks - I just came back from a holiday, will hopefully be trying it soon.
jonh200
New Member

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 11 Oct 2003
Posts: 7
Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:04 am      Reply with quote
There is strong evidence that ALA is a highly potent anti-oxidant & i would certainly recommend that people take it in pill form at least.

Ive been taking 600mg a day for the past 12 months & my immune system is great. I never seem to get colds anymore Smile
Mabsy
Moderator

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 17 Aug 2003
Posts: 9642
Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:45 am      Reply with quote
Quote:
Originally posted by jonh200
There is strong evidence that ALA is a highly potent anti-oxidant & i would certainly recommend that people take it in pill form at least.

Ive been taking 600mg a day for the past 12 months & my immune system is great. I never seem to get colds anymore Smile


I took it in capsule form for about a month after one of my friends convinced me that it was a great anti-aging thing. I think it's very important to drink lots of water when taking this. I TRY to drink as much as I can but back when I tried this a few years ago I didn't really care about increasing my water intake.

After taking this just twice I felt great (which I wasn't really expecting)! I actually had more energy and I'd wake up early in the morning (without an alarm; if you knew me you'd be gasping right about now! Smile) feeling all fresh and ready for another day instead of feeling like I just wanted to stay in bed all day. But after about a week of taking this I started getting really bad migranes. Someone on one of the newsgroups said that I had to drink more water. When I did the migranes went away in about two days. That could have been just my reaction to it, I'm not sure.

I don't take it anymore because with all the calcium supplements etc that I have to take (when God was handing out bones I was somewhere at a cosmetics counter me thinks Sad) it was getting a little bit much (would you like some food with your pill-breakfast?....) Smile


Mabsy.
jellybeanzz4020
New Member

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 01 Nov 2003
Posts: 6
Sat Nov 01, 2003 11:35 am      Reply with quote
hey:)
How much of ALA were you taking? I take a 100 mcg a day...I'm also on the glutathione /NAC + selinium + vit C regimen...some people on some other skincare forums say that GLut is supposed to make you lighter, i dont really subscribe to that theory.I'm just trying to overload my system w/ anti-oxidants..anybody ever try Glutathione here though?
Mabsy
Moderator

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 17 Aug 2003
Posts: 9642
Sat Nov 01, 2003 6:29 pm      Reply with quote
Quote:
Originally posted by jellybeanzz4020
hey:)
How much of ALA were you taking? I take a 100 mcg a day...I'm also on the glutathione /NAC + selinium + vit C regimen...some people on some other skincare forums say that GLut is supposed to make you lighter, i dont really subscribe to that theory.I'm just trying to overload my system w/ anti-oxidants..anybody ever try Glutathione here though?


I was taking 100 mg twice a day. They come in 100 mg capsules and it said 'take 1 to 3 daily' so I settled for the in between and took 2 Smile

And like you I was just trying to get some good ol' antioxidants in me Smile Never heard of Glutathione though.

Are you sure you take 100 mcg or 100 mg?

Mabsy
jellybeanzz4020
New Member

View user's profileSend private message
Joined: 01 Nov 2003
Posts: 6
Sat Nov 01, 2003 11:32 pm      Reply with quote
Whoops, its a 100 mg, whoa, thats a lot, Smile BTW, ALA helps raise glutathione levels

Glutathione is like the king kong of antioxidants, its also a major detoxifier, so, it makes sense that taking Glutathione would make your skin look better. Theres a TON of hype about how its supposed to make you lighter and stuff on skin ligtening boards, if anyones interested in that.
There are also people who take melatonin to make themselves lighter/ make the skin look better, i'm quite leery of that, cuz melatonin is a hormone, DONt wanna mess w/ that stuff.
anybody on this board try either of these things?
System
Automatic Message
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:33 pm
If this is your first visit to the EDS Forums please take the time to register. Registration is required for you to post on the forums. Registration will also give you the ability to track messages of interest, send private messages to other users, participate in Gift Certificates draws and enjoy automatic discounts for shopping at our online store. Registration is free and takes just a few seconds to complete.

Click Here to join our community.

If you are already a registered member on the forums, please login to gain full access to the site.

Reply to topic



Peter Thomas Roth Viz-1000 Intensive Hydrating Serum (30 ml / 1 floz) Thalgo Marine Shower Gel (250 ml / 8.45 floz) Shira Shir-Radiance Corrective Rx Wrinkle & Pore Minimizer (30 ml)