Friday, March 14, 2014
Alpha- H Liquid Gold | Is it Worth the Hype?
For most of my teenage years I suffered from horrible acne. And to make matters just that bit worse I never listened to what my mother/doctor/magazines/any sensible person would tell me about not pricking or popping my pimples, and oh boy did I regret it years later. While I still suffer from the occasional zit especially around that extra special time of the month, my focus with skin care now is keeping my skin clear and creating a firmer more toned texture. I have spent a lot of money (and I mean a lot) on my skin and reducing my acne scars. I have tried all sorts of creams and derma rollers (but my experiences with that are for another post!) that I wanted to start trying more 'affordable' options. So when I heard about Alpha-H Liquid Gold I was more than excited to try it out. I of course did extensive research before purchasing (read: checked out all the reviews on my favourite blogs) as you do.
If you're a bit confused or a bit late to game (no here judgement pal), Liquid Gold is not literally liquid gold. Alpha-H describes it as their 'cult skin resurfacing treatment that uses a state of the art, low pH delivery system to effectively diminish wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage.' I don't know about you, but every time I hear the word acid or pH in skincare I automatically freak out. I know it's not literally skin melting acid that you use back in your high school science labs but it still gives me the hebejebes. While it is essentially an acid peel that works to exfoliate the skin over night I swallowed my irrational fear and gave this bad boy a go (all in the sake of skin care, all in the sake of skin care).
Alpha-H recommend for it to be used every alternate night after cleansing the skin. I guess Liquid Gold would best be described as a toner and is applied in the same way by moistening a cotton pad and sweeping it over the face, neck and decolletage. It can be followed up with a moisturiser or serum, or left on it's own to do it's thang for a more intense treatment. It is a bit tingly but not unbearable. When I first purchased it I used it regularly and I now use it whenever my skin is particularly troublesome.
So, is Liquid Gold worth all the hype that it receives? I would say a resounding yes. I noticed an incredible difference in my skin when I first started using it, my skin was clearer, firmer, more toned, and just in general felt less congested. My pimples didn't last as long and my pores were less noticeable. It is incredibly easy to apply with a flip top lid and little goes a long way (I'm still on my first bottle). However it isn't exactly cheap but I think it is well worth the quality of the product. So all in all, I think Alpha-H Liquid Gold is great product and would recommend it to those who are concerned with the texture of their skin.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold can be purchased in Australia from Adore Beauty and Internationally from Beauty Bay.
Have you ever tried Liquid Gold or do you plan on trying it in the future?