Alpha H's bottle of Liquid Gold* has become a bit of a must have with so many bloggers.
I thought it was mainly for maturer skin than mine but it turns out it's fab for acne so I was so pleased when I was offered the chance to try this.
What www.alpha-h.com says:
Our best selling 'cult' skin resurfacing treatment 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, prematurely ageing and for acne-scarred skin.
Whilst the packaging isn't the most exciting, what's inside more than makes up for it.
Liquid Gold is a liquid resurfacing treatment for the face that works overnight on a multitude of different things. It's applied every other evening with a cotton ball, after cleansed touch dry skin. Once it's dry you can apply serum or moisturiser. If you prefer a more intensive treatment you can apply Liquid Gold after cleansing and skip the moisturiser.
I know how crazy that sounds and I was dubious about skipping moisturiser. I can get extremely dry patches but from the start I decided to try it the intensive way. I apply it every other night after cleansing and just leave it. It's said that you feel a slight tingling sensation on application and that's totally normal. I barely feel a thing when applied.
Have I experienced any drying? No in fact quite the opposite. I was prone to painful hormonal breakouts. Since using this they've subsided and almost virtually non existent. I get the odd one here and then but they're no where near as bad as they were.
Perhaps it's just my eyes but my acne scarring seems to be slightly less darker and obvious then it was. I won't go out without foundation on because of this. Seriously kids, don't pick your spots! If I'm not wearing anything on my face it looks like I have breakouts all over my chin but in actual fact I don't - it's scarring. Overall my skin looks refreshed and brighter.
I can't speak for the ageing qualities of it but I know many who swear by it for those reasons.
The way it works is all very science-y and I won't claim to know the ins and outs of how it works. Or try and explain. All I know is that it does work.
I didn't expect this product to do too much for skin but it's really improved how it looks without makeup. Definitely something that's worth the money.
£31.50 / 100ml and a 15ml Absolute Eye Complex
Where to buy
It's currently on introductory price for the set (which is what I received) for £28.52