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Thioctic Acid

Our database includes 177 products that contain Thioctic Acid.

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What it is



Thioctic Acid is an enzyme and antioxidant. A more common name for this is Alpha Lipoic Acid.

Alpha Lipoic Acid can be naturally found in the mitochondria of every cell.

Antioxidants help fight free-radicals. Free-radicals are molecules that may damage your skin cells. The antioxidants in Alpha Lipoic Acid have been shown to fight damage from cigarette smoke.

Studies also show Alpha Lipoic Acid plays a role in wound healing.

Thioctic Acid will break down when exposed to sunlight.

Many foods contain thioctic acid, including tomato, brussel sprouts, spinach, and broccoli.

Also known as: Alpha Lipoic Acid and Lipoic Acid

Thioctic Acid is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.4% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


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Often have the following skin types:

Normal Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dryness • Dullness • Wrinkles • Fine Lines

Where it's used

Thioctic Acid is most often found as ingredient number 30 within an ingredient list.

Of the 1 products in our database that have a known concentration of Thioctic Acid, they all have a concentration of 3% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Thioctic Acid the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 60299
  • INN Name: Thioctic acid [JAN]
  • EC #:  214-071-2
  • All Functions: Antioxidant
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.