Skin Type: Normal to Dry
This vegetable-derived, squalane-based complex is enriched with r-ALA (alpha lipoic acid). Known as the universal antioxidant, this powerful antioxidant is both water & oil soluble, so it has the ability to permeate both the fatty and watery regions of the skin cell. A lightweight, chemical-free moisturizer that helps to restore the skin's natural lipid barrier (an essential treatment after peels, microdermabrasion & laser treatments). It absorbs quickly, with no oily residue & leaves the skin feeling soft and dewy.
• 100% Natural
Key Active Ingredients:
• Olive-derived Squalane – Light, easily absorbed oil, restores skin's delicate lipid barrier, softens the appearance of fine lines, leaves no oily residue.
• R-ALA – Alpha lipoic acid. Powerful full spectrum antioxidant & anti-inflammatory. Protects against environmental stressors.
To use: (AM or PM) - After cleansing, toning, and applying any water-based treatments, apply a few drops to fingers & apply to face & neck. Apply after peels, microdermabrasion & laser treatments to restore lipid barrier & speed healing. May be used in addition to or in place of a traditional moisturizer.
This is the only product from PSF that I did not like and that's probably because I have very sensitive skin. I bought several items together and consulted with the VERY HELPFUL customer service reps on how to apply them to achieve my desired results. After breaking out, I had a hunch it was the ALA, gave it a break and asked for additional advice. Once I'd cleared up, I re-introduced the ALA Complex, using the newly suggested routine and again I broke out. I've not had any trouble with any other PSF products.
The ALA Complex was recommended in the book by Kat James (The Truth about Beauty). Her suggested use was for any scarring. I think that this product has already made a difference in the areas of concern. Label is coming off the packaging just so you know. REPLY: (psfskincare): Thank you for your review and for your feedback on the packaging. We are looking into different bottles that the labels will better adhere to over time. So glad that you too are seeing impressive results!
PSF has all the best stuff. This item is packed with good-for-your-skin moisturizers, without junk ingredients.