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Skin tone: Medium to dusky
Skin type: Combination
Today, I’m going to review one of the cult status skincare products “Liquid Gold” from a luxurious international skincare brand called “Alpha-H”. Read on to find out whether it is a “Hit” or “Miss”.
Price: $64 AUD for 100ml
Alpha-H Liquid Gold is a pioneering cult-favorite skin resurfacing treatment that works overnight to stimulate healthy cells and radically improve the appearance of tired skin, sun damage, pigmentation and wrinkles. By lowering skin’s pH, the anti-aging serum accelerates natural renewal and repair processes, while bolstering elastin and collagen synthesis for a firmer, fresher and more even complexion.
Naturally derived ingredients work like an overnight facial to revitalize aging skin.
Gradually reduces fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, scarring and sun damage.
Suitable for all skin types .
How to Use:
• Apply to clean skin every other night (three or four nights a week).
• Using a cotton pad, apply evenly to face, neck and décolleté. Avoid eyes and lips.
• Leave on overnight without applying cream over top.
• A slight tingling sensation is normal
My Experience with Alpha H Liquid Gold:
Alpha-H Liquid Gold is one of the famous anti-ageing skincare products. I saw it everywhere on channels and blogs. It promises to show an instant change on the skin from the first use. Alpha-H has quite a lot of products like cleansers, scrubs, hydration creams and liquid gold. Liquid Gold is the most raved about product from the lot. It is quite pricey, and I purchased mine from Sephora Australia.
Liquid Gold is a Glycolic Acid concentrate, which acts more like a toner. The Liquid Gold comes in a white cardboard box with gold detailing. The product itself is housed in a gold bottle with details printed in white letters all over them. The packaging looks very sophisticated. The cap is a bit difficult to pull open. Once we remove the cap, there is another flip open cap through which we can actually dispense the product. As I have told before, Liquid Gold is a clear water-like liquid, and it is more like a toner.
The main ingredient in this product is Glycolic Acid. It works in many different ways to improve the tone, texture and long-term condition of the skin far better than any other product. Firstly, the glycolic acid drops the PH of the skin overnight so that the skin has to work hard to raise it again. This makes the skin tighter and firmer in the morning. The acid loosens dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, which makes the skin look more radiant and bright but, it also boosts the production of hyaluronic acid (an agent which helps to ‘trap’ moisture into the skin) and collagen. Thus, this acid moisturizes the skin, whilst making it firm, young, radiant and wrinkle free. As I have said before, it is a Glycolic Acid Concentrate, so it should be used only on alternate nights.
As it is a clear liquid, I take a few drops of the product with a cotton pad and sweep it over my cleansed face and neck, avoiding the eyes and lips. A very little product is sufficient for the entire face. I think the 100 ml bottle will last for more than three months. Upon application, I felt a slight tingling and tightening sensation, but nothing uncomfortable.
Firstly, I was drawn to this product for its fancy name “Liquid Gold” and secondly, I got it for lightening my acne scars. So, coming to the actual claim list of what it can do is, it revitalizes dull, aging skin that lost its lustre, gradually lessens the visibility of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, blackheads, blemishes, pigmentation, scarring, and redness. Thus, it can pretty well do everything. Frankly speaking, I didn’t notice any significant change after my first usage. With continuous application, my skin looked plumper and a bit of radiant, but it didn’t do anything for my scars. I don’t have any noticeable wrinkles so, I can’t tell how this toner would work on that part, maybe it does prevent premature aging signs still, I am not sure. And, it didn’t do anything in treating my blackheads or uneven skin tone. I have been using it for more than a month now, and I don’t have any signs of clearer skin.
I will continue to use it as I am not ready to give up on such a pricey product. So overall, I’m really sad that such a positively reviewed and over-hyped product didn’t do anything for me. I really thought it will be a breakthrough product for me, and I will be raving about it on IMBB, but it just failed.
Pros of Alpha H Liquid Gold:
- Sophisticated gold bottle packaging.
- Contains glycolic acid concentrate.
- Makes the skin plump.
- Adds a mild radiance.
Cons of Alpha H Liquid Gold:
- Faulty cap.
- Doesn’t lighten/treat scars, blackheads and pigmentation.
- Couldn’t see any significant change.
- Couldn’t actually tell whether it treats ageing signs or not.
IMBB Rating: 2/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Alpha H Liquid Gold?
No, I won’t repurchase. This product didn’t work for me, but it may work for others as it has many positive reviews. It is up to you to decide whether you need this or not.
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