Alpha-H - Liquid Gold
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Alpha-H Liquid Gold is a “cult” skin resurfacing treatment, which uses a state of the art, low pH delivery system to effectively diminish wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage. The glycolic based formulation works like an “overnight facial” to brighten and revitalise tired, ageing skin, and radically improve the appearance of the complexion. For mature, sun damaged and prematurely ageing skin and for acne-scarring.
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Featured ReviewAug 24, 2008 11:08pm
BEST BEAUTY PRODUCT EVER!
I love Alpha-H's Liquid Gold! This is the best product i have EVER purchased. I generally use it at night after cleansing and instantly feel my skin magically transformed - needless to say how good it feels in the morning! It's perfect for blemishes and acne-proned skin...the little buggers are gone by the morning. I have even converted friends into Liquid Gold lovers! I highly recommend this product to anyone. The only thing I would say is make sure you sunscreen in the morning as it makes you quite sun-sensitive. But it certainly lives up to its name! PS- it works even on very sensitive skin such as mine.
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Rating: Oct 2, 2014 10:55am
What an amazing product. Seriously incredible. I use twice a week, at night, after cleansing and don't follow with any creams. The next day my skin is glowing, pimples are practically gone, my skin is smooth and lovely. It is a watery product (actually looks like water) and you apply like toner, on a cotton pad. Just wipe over your face. And that is it, you're done. No creams, nothing. Go to bed and wake up with the best skin ever. I have serious sensitive skin so I just dabbed little bits in certain areas of my face at first, but fortunately found no problems and was able to apply everywhere. It is very much worth the cost.
Rating: Sep 30, 2014 10:13am
Pleasant exfoliating toner
This product is so popular among beauty bloggers and youtube beauty gurus that I was tempted and had to buy it just to see whether it is really "liquid gold" in a bottle. First I didn't think of it as an anti aging product, but more like a blemish control and exfoliating agent.
I bought a big 200 ml bottle as there was some sale in an online shop. I have been using it for more than 7 months now and still have got around 1/4 of product left, which I think is pretty good.
The bottle says that one needs to apply Liquid Gold onto a clean face with a cotton but, and might follow but does not have to with a serum or moisturiser. If we want the product to work more intensively we should leave it on its own. And we shouldn't use it more often that every second night. I use it every second/third night as a exfoliating toner and usually apply some night cream over it.
Since it contains glycolic acid it has a very good influence on my combination acne prone skin. When I get up in the morning after the Alpha H Liquid Gold night my skin is clear and bright. It also looks very plump. After using this product for a while I can say it does work pretty well, it gets rid of dead skin cells, renewing the surface of the skin. The skin gets smoother and softer. It helps control the blemishes and definitely helps to reduce the sun spots and pimple marks on your face.
In general, it is indeed a good anti aging product as it makes the skin clear, even toned and plump. It might reduce the appearance of shallow wrinkles but I do not have many yet and I can't really tell. It is also a very good exfoliating toner for a combination/oily skin. What I have noticed is that the products that are usually dedicated to the blemish prone complexion are amazing for anti aging purposes and vice versa. :)
Since my skin is not dry or sensitive I do not know whether Liquid Gold would irritate such complexion. I think not. Although it is potent it is also very gentle, it does not dry out my skin when used according to the instructions and in moderation.
Rating: Sep 29, 2014 1:37pm
Best in Beauty 2014 - Best Age Mananagement product
I had been using a gentle resurfacing product for over a year but my skin had stopped responding to the product. After months of researching Glycolic products and reading reviews Alpha H Liquid Gold was the product with the best reviews so I took the plunge.
With its unique delivery system and the science behind the product I felt confident using this to revive my skin. Like others, cleansing then 'merely' applying what feels like a toner then not applying serums and moisturisers ontop seemed contradictive with what we believe but boy o boy I'm glad I did!
I had bad pigmentation and thickened skin on my face and decollagte. It was horrible, I was self conscious of it and they added many unwanted years on to my appearance. Then I used Liquid Gold! Admittedly I was a little disappointed that I didn't wake up looking 20 years younger after the first application (joke!) however within a week there was a noticeable difference to the pigmentation, my huge pores well...what pores...they had seemed to disappear! A month on and the pigmentation was almost entirely gone from my face, my decollagte had improved considerably, pores refined, fine lines and wrinkles softened and an overall youthful skin (which hadnt looked back at me in the mirror since, well, my youth) was revealed.
The mornings after my Liquid Gold nights I awake to super soft and surprisingly hydrated skin. I have continued to use this every 2nd night for four months now and the results are amazing.
Liquid Gold is (suprise suprise) a liquid!! Applied onto cleansed dry skin not unlike application of a toner makes my Liquid Gold nights a super quick evening routine. I've found that since using Liquid Gold and it's obvious ability to help remove the glue that binds the dead skin cells together and improve cell turnover has also improved the efficiency of all my other products I use. Makeup application has improved 100%, gliding on smoothly and as a result looks so much better.
On two occasions when I first started using this I had a pimple come up and was shocked that they were gone, completely gone by the next day.
The only question now is...how young will I end up looking ;)
I find using cotton balls less effective than cotton pads. I get the textured pads and first wipe over the face with the more textured side then flip it over and go over my face again with the smooth side. I then use this over my hands.
Use on pimples as a spot treatment.
This is suitable for anyone (except Id imagine super sensitive) from acne prone to dry/dehydrated ageing thickened pigmented skin. Young, old and inbetween!
Rating: Sep 11, 2014 11:00pm
Changed my skin for the better
This was my first try at a AHA exfoliant. I purchased it as an alternative to harsh scrubs and it has really worked wonders for my skin. This is actually the only product in my current collection that I have repurchased more than twice and have recommended to many of my friends and family I work in beauty and after the first week of use the girls all commented on how glowing and smooth my skin looked. Hyper pigmentation was dramatically reduced and I rarely got spots.
I use it only at night time, swipe all over face and neck. Don't moisturise after and just sleep. You will wake up with glowing and hydrated skin! Also, please remember to stay away from the sun and wear a good sun screen!
All skins I would say. I purchased this to battle hyper pigmentation and the odd spot, works fantastic.
Rating: Sep 7, 2014 10:54am
I admit that I am surprised that this product did absolutely nothing for my skin given all the hype and positive reviews not only here but overseas as well. I have given this product two trials of my own and each time have been disappointed. I first tried it a year ago and recently have been using it as per the instructions for two months.
As the owner of the business has stated, it is best to use without any products on top which I have done and woken up to my skin feeling dry. The owner has also said that you should feel like you have been wearing a very expensive night cream overnight. That has not been the case at all for me. I have good skin for my age (mid 50s) and have seen no improvement from using this product.
I think everyone should try it to see for themselves. I can only offer my personal experience.
Rating: May 11, 2014 6:00pm
Cult product! Well deserved.
I am in my mid 40's and hyperpigmentation is one of my main skin care concerns. Sun baking in my teens is now showing up as blotchy dark patches on my face.
After reading lots of blogs and reviews about this cult product I was eager to see if this could work miracles on my skin.
The product is packaged in a plastic bottle with a flip top lid, then a clip on lid as it's outer packaging. The product is quite runny, like water and I apply it by saturating a cotton wool pad, then I apply it to my skin, avoiding my eye area.
After application my skin feels a bit tingly but certainly not uncomfortable. I was at first hesitant about not applying my night time moisturiser afterwards but surprisingly after waking up my skin looked very radiant, bright and not dry or flaky. You do need to wear a high protection sunscreen during the day to prevent further pigmentation issues as the product can increase your skins sensitivity to the sun.
I have been using this product for a couple of months now and I do believe that my pigmentation has lightened somewhat, it has definitely made my pores look more refined and my skin feels so soft and smooth.
I tend to alternate the Alpha H liquid gold with a physical exfoliant every few days to keep my skin in tip top condition.
I do believe that this product deserves it's cult status and lives up to all the hype. A must have product in my beauty kit!
Rating: May 6, 2014 5:48pm
Lives upto it's name!
This product is literally liquid gold. I use it at every other night by itself for maximum effect as per directions on the bottle. At first my skin felt quite dry after application but in the morning you wake up with a glow and it's amazing! No obvious scent to it which is a bonus for me. I received a sample size in one of my orders so gave it to my mother-in-law and now she can't stop using it either.
Rating: May 5, 2014 3:58pm
This product is the real deal
This product is affordable and delivers results. My skin is pigmented due to my pregnancies. Which can leave my skin looking dull and un even.This product makes my skin look absolutely radiant and smooth. One of my pigmented spots on my check, has diminished in colour. I am so happy with the result. Even my hubby has noticed the difference in my skin.
Pigmented and dull skin
Rating: Apr 11, 2014 8:30am
This product does things that I can't really explain how. First of all you don't need any moisturiser - I just cleanse my face and put this on a cotton pad and wipe over my face, neck and decolletage every second night. It sinks into the skin and has a very similar feel to using a toner but my skin feels very moisturised and feels like there is a very thin layer of 'stuff' over my skin.
In the morning when I wake up my skin looks and feels amazing, very well hydrated and has a nice plumpy glow.
Rating: Apr 9, 2014 12:02pm
This product does things that I can't really explain how. First of all you don't need any moisturiser - I just cleanse my face and put this on a cotton pad and wipe over my face, neck and decolletage every second night. It sinks into the skin and has a very similar feel to using a toner but my skin feels very moisturised and feels like there is a very thin layer of 'stuff' over my skin. In the morning when I wake up my skin looks and feels amazing, very well hydrated and has a nice plumpy glow.
Use every second night - this is all you need after cleansing - to get maximum benefits don't use a moisturiser.