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: Sep 24, 2013 10:11pm
Best in Beauty - Hello beautiful skin!
I read about this intriguing product on bh, and was lucky enough to score it via beautorium. The main attraction was the blurb about how you can see results from day one, and I'm delighted to report the advertising is ALL TRUE :-)
My face is 57 years old, and I’ve tried countless products that promised better looking skin, but I’ve had to wait anything up to 6 months before seeing any distinct improvements. However, the first time I used Liquid Gold, I was amazed at how my complexion looked the next morning - it was as if my skin had either been bathed in moonlight or coated in mother of pearl, and yet this is just a clear liquid with no illuminating particles that I can see.
I applied it with a cotton pad after cleansing and toning as usual. There was an ever so slight tingling sensation, more like a stimulation than anything else, but no stinging or irritation whatsoever. I waited till it touch-dried, and then added my serum & night cream as usual. Nothing further to report until morning, when the mirror reflected a complexion that looked brighter and more evenly toned!
For even better results, the pamphlet suggested not applying anything over the top – are you kidding? No serum, no moisturiser, at my age? Well it took me around 10 days to work up the courage to leave my skin bare, but I was rewarded overnight by my skin feeling the softest and most hydrated it’s been in a long while. I’m now doing this booster routine every week, and my skin has never looked or felt better. My wrinkles are less distinct and deep, I’ve experienced no more dry flakiness on my cheeks, and my complexion looks permanently pearly and smooth. There’s very little fragrance to speak of, and yet I so look forward to using it (every second night), knowing that I’ll look even better tomorrow.
I’m thinking I should apply this all over! This is one of the greatest beauty secrets I’ve ever discovered, and I will DEFINITELY be repurchasing :-)
Rating: Aug 26, 2013 12:57am
What a wonderful product! So light and easy to apply too! It is simple to use, simply wipe it over your face, much like toner. It is light, doesn't clog pores, and really makes your skin look better, smoother and less aged!!
Rating: Aug 10, 2013 6:20pm
Most Effective Skincare Product I have ever used
I have dry, thin, sensitive skin along with rosacea. I have used liquid gold before an operation and again after to lift the dry dead skin. The nurses commented on how good my skin looked.
I react to most resurfacing products like I am sunburnt, I have never had a negative reaction to liquid gold.
I have used as directed but also when in hospital or camping as my cleanser/toner too, followed by a moisturiser.
Awesome cannot rave enough about this or how glad I am to have found it.
Rating: Aug 8, 2013 9:07am
good improvements, but takes time
I bought this quite a while ago and wanted to give it a few months to see the difference before I reviewed it. At first, it felt amazing - the next day my skin looked bright and supple, but it only seemed to last with consistent use.
It did take a while, but I have noticed improvements in the texture and tone of my skin. The lines and wrinkles on my face are all still there, but they do look better, less crepe papery (if that makes sense), like, my skin looks more hydrated. My pores are a lot smaller on my forehead, not so much on my nose.
The major thing I've been waiting in anticipation for is some small, concentrated areas of acne either side of my chin to improve. For about 8 weeks nothing looked different. But now I'm starting to see my skin clear up. There are still blemishes, but nothing so bad as think "woah, ouch!" when you look at my face. With all the reviews on this product, I did think that would happen sooner than it has, so my advice to people who might be buying this for acne skin is to definitely be patient and continue using it religiously (I use it every other night on its own, no moisturiser to follow) and gradually you will see an improvement. But be patient!!
Overall, I'd say this is great stuff - I'm glad I bought it and used it religiously, I'm still hoping it will clear up my face a bit more. If you were buying it to treat fine lines and improve skin tone gradually, then I think you'd be pleased. But if you're buying it as an "overnight miracle in a bottle", I think you might be disappointed.
Read the full review of Liquid Gold by Sdv77.
Rating: Jul 23, 2013 7:02pm
Alpha H's Liquid Gold is a clear watery like solution that has a subtle, non-overpowering chemical scent. It works like a toner in that you apply this after cleansing by soaking a cotton ball/round with a small amount of this before wiping all over the face/neck and avoiding the eye contour area.
It feels refreshing on first contact but after a few seconds, you can feel a tingly/slightly stinging sensation due to the glycolic acid. The first time I used this, I was a bit surprised by how it stung my face but after subsequent uses, this sensation doesn't appear as strong.
This is quite an intense treatment and therefore should only be used a few times per week. I think this would be suitable for those with normal/oily skin but perhaps not those with dry and sensitive skin.
Overall I liked this product as after applying this, my skin did appear brighter and felt refreshed, smooth and softer. However, I also feel like this is can be a harsh product and I am more inclined to use a gentle toner/exfoliant. It is however a product I would consider when my skin is more mature.
Rating: Apr 8, 2013 6:16pm
Pretty damn good!
I actually grabbed a bottle of this in the most recent beautorium - lucky me! I had seen the rave reviews before on the Alpha H brand and really wanted to try some of their range out.
Firstly, the packaging is a winner. I travel quite a bit for work and love bottles that I'm not going to smash in my luggage. This is a hard gold plastic bottle with a pull off cap, underneath it is a flip top cap. Very secure and no leaking during my recent travels! Awesome!
The product has a slight chemical smell but is not over powering. I pour a small amount onto a cotton pad and pat gently onto my skin following my usual cleansing process. I read the other reviews about the small tingle and thought that it was just me and my sensitive skin but apparently not lol. It's kind of a small stinging sensation but ends very quickly. I'm a complete wuss so any pain I'd stop using the product immediately.
My skin feels tighter after using my Liquid Gold, pores seem tighter / smaller and the following morning my skin is smooth and gorgeous looking.
I don't use this product everyday, more like every 2 days but the effect is still as brilliant as ever.
Read the full review of Liquid Gold by cherie470.
Rating: Apr 4, 2013 10:07pm
Good exfoliant but not sure if i will repurchase
I have been using this for the past 2 months. I havent seen great results but i have noticed that my face do look radiant in the morning. However after i applied this it stings my face abit.. not sure if its normal.. maybe because i'm not used to AHA products. But I will definitely keep using this.. atm not too sure if i would repurchase
Read the full review of Liquid Gold by suzyboo.
Rating: Mar 25, 2013 5:48am
The Skeptic got surprised!
Cult products usually don't impress me, just like overly popular movies... although once in a while, they do surprise me, and this is just one of those times.
Firstly, the tingle they talk about? Totally true and a little bit strange but I'm thinking that's the glycolic acid.
Secondly, this is the ONLY beauty product I have ever used that the day after, my husband said "Your skin looks amazing. You look really good." And it's a direct result of the Alpha-H, because I changed nothing else.
Thirdly - the bottle lasts a really long time and that it always super impressive for me when paying decent money for something.
In all? A winner.
Rating: Feb 22, 2013 9:56pm
Have used for 10+ years, will use for at least another 10
Evens out, smoothest, firms and holds breakouts at bay. I use this at night, sometimes after Alpha H micro cleanser and in summer after a day in the sun top the whole combination off with an application of serum. I find liquid gold preps the skin for application of serum or moisturiser whilst still resulting in fantastic morning skin when applied on its own. I never use it in the day ( unless desperate for some purity) and never, never, in the sun
Read the full review of Liquid Gold by Niki715.
Rating: Feb 10, 2013 3:13pm
I was dead impressed the first few times I used it. I have never felt my face that soft and smooth before! It also diminished a few spots and somewhat healed a few scars. However, with prolonged use, I think the effect has worn down a little but that might be because I use less often than recommended as I find it can be drying on my skin and my skin was getting more suseptible to sunburns. Not sure if I will be buying again.
Read the full review of Liquid Gold by junebug.