After spending years concentrating on just makeup, I finally ventured into skincare a couple of months ago when the dark spots due to skipping sunscreen the entire life took over my entire face! Freaking – yes, it is. I have on oily-combination skin in summers and the weird fact is that it becomes very dry in winter. My area of concern is fine lines, pores in t-zone and countless dark-spots due to sun exposure. I had never heard about Alpha Skincare up until I had started searching for good yet affordable serums online. That’s when I spotted Alpha Intensive Rejuvenating 14% AHA Serum. For those new to AHA and Glycolic acid, I will suggest reading out some recent articles by Kulpreet on IMBB – they carry the best info one can summarize about these ingredients.
Formulated with 14% Glycolic Alpha Hydrox Acid (AHA) to gently release dead skin cells revealing, fresh, healthy, younger-looking skin.
- For all skin types.
- Free of Oils, Parabens and Fragrances.
- 14% Glycolic AHA/ph 3.7.
- Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
- Helps to support collagen production.
- Evens skin tone and texture.
- Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.
Directions For Use:
Apply to clean skin daily on face and neck. Do not rinse off. For daytime use, follow with sunscreen. Our AHA products have different percentages so we recommend a pathc test.
$18.99 for 2 oz.
Water, Glycolic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Matricaria Extract, Green Tea Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Baradensis Juice, Wheat Germamidopropyldimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cellulose Gum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.
My Take on Alpha Skincare Intensive Rejuvenating Serum 14% Glycolic AHA:
Let’s talk about the packaging first – a white cardboard box carries the opaque plastic bottle with pump dispenser which can be locked by a simple twist, what else I could have asked for. Firstly, the pump dispenser makes it really convenient to use and doesn’t let the serum expose to air each time you pull out the product like a dropper. The icing on the cake is the opaque bottle and the lock mechanism which makes it spillage-free while I am on the go.
Alpha Intensive Rejuvenating Serum looks exactly like water and obviously has a water-like consistency without any fragrance. The 14% Glycolic Alpha Hydrox Acid (AHA) is the dermatologist recommended percentage globally for AHA glycolic- based skin care products.
Despite the watery consistency, the serum is easy to apply and mildly moisturises my skin. In autumn, when I had started using it, the amount of moisture it provided was sufficient for my skin, but with fall completely taking over, I apply my regular moisturiser half an hour after applying the serum at night to keep my skin hydrated and supple.
Alpha Intensive Rejuvenating Serum isn’t easy on the skin if you are new to AHA-based products. The first time I applied it, there was mild burning, followed by little stinging that ended with tingling – sounds harsh, but wasn’t that difficult to bear honestly. Within a week, my skin completely adjusted to the product and you can use it without any further issue. For starters, you can start slowly by skipping a night or two in between applications or use it twice a week – that’s totally up to one’s own priority.
Moving on to the results, the difference is visible on the skin in 3 days – yes, I could clearly notice the difference and my better half started noticing it within a week not knowing that I have changed something in my skin care routine.
This serum brightens complexion with just three days of usage. Fine lines start diminishing after a week but crow’s feet will take time to disappear because I can see overall considerable improvement, but not much effect on crow’s feet. Dark spots, brown spots, scars and blemishes start to fade but the process is slow and takes time. However, little improvement is visible within a week. Starts rejuvenating skin from the very first use. I feel disappointed when it comes to this serum’s effect on pores – the product hasn’t reduced the appearance of pores at all but the brand doesn’t claims that Alpha Intensive Rejuvenating Serum works on pores. Alpha Intensive Rejuvenating Serum direction for use strictly recommends using sun screen when you are using the product. For the price tag and the quantity, this one is a gem.
Pros of Alpha Skincare Intensive Rejuvenating Serum 14% Glycolic AHA:
- Starts rejuvenation process of skin from the very first use.
- Dermatologist recommended 14% AHA.
- Brightens complexion, evens out skin tone.
- Fades scars and spots slowly but definitely.
- Reduces wrinkles and diminishes fine lines within a week or two at most with regular use followed by sun screen in day (SPF 30 at least).
- Functional, convenient and hygienic packaging.
- Mildly moisturising.
- Fragrance free.
- Suitable for all skin types.
- Easy on pocket because it offers 60 ml (approx.) for $18.99!
- Stands true to the claims made by Alpha Skincare.
- Spill safe during travelling.
Cons of Alpha Skincare Intensive Rejuvenating Serum 14% Glycolic AHA:
- Doesn’t shrink pores but Alpha skincare doesn’t claim anything regarding pores in product description.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Alpha Skincare Intensive Rejuvenating Serum 14% Glycolic AHA?
I wonder where was Alpha Intensive Rejuvenating Serum for so long! Definitely recommended and I will repurchase because it fits my budget, delivers results, and doesn’t break the bank.
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