If you’ve been following me on Instagram (@StorybookBeauty), you may have seen this post around late August when I first received Alpha-H Liquid Gold.
I’ve been using it for a little over a month now and I am seriously impressed!
I honestly didn’t think I could love Alpha-H products any more than I already do, but clearly, they have done it again with this one!
Check out my original post on Alpha-H products here.
Okay, first off, don’t expect this to cure your skin overnight because it won’t.
What it will do is improve the overall texture, pore visibility, acne breakout frequency, scarring and tone of your skin over the course of about a month or more.
I’m actually still seeing improvements with continued use so I don’t want to say the benefits have stopped here because my skin just keeps getting better the more I use this.
It’s not something used every day. You only need to use this every other night. You apply it with a cotton round (or puff or whatever kind of cotton you like) like a kind of toner. It comes out just like water and it’s used alone. Wash your face, apply this and go to bed. Do NOT use this during the day. It has acid in it and it’s not really meant for use during the day so just do yourself a favor and don’t. I like to apply mine right before sleep so I’m not tempted to put a serum over. I’m just that obsessive about skincare and it feels wrong to put one thing, but trust me, that’s all you need.
If you’re using it for the first time, be prepared for some tingling. It doesn’t sting or anything, but the first few times my skin definitely felt it. Also, if you decide to use a scrub or face mask before applying it, the experience is more intensive so it’s up to you how extreme you want to be in the treatment, though if you have sensitive skin, I wouldn’t recommend this. It’s really quite the powerful overnight treatment. It’s really important to use this every other night as specified and not to use anything else over it. When I use it, I wash my face (right now I’m using the Vitalising Cleanser by Living Nature – See my Living Nature review here), apply the Liquid Gold with a cotton round and then apply the Pai Echium Eye Cream (see the review for that here). That’s it. On my non-Liquid Gold days, I’m using a serum after face wash with my eye cream, but nothing super complicated. I find that I need to use hydrating products a lot more with the season changing and also, the Liquid Gold causes minor dryness for me, but as long as I’m using nourishing products during the day and on my off days, my skin looks fantastic!
Actually, my skin is in the best shape that has been in years and I really thought all the rave reviews for Liquid Gold were B.S. Not because I don’t believe in the magic that is Alpha-H; they’re amazing, truly, but I just found it difficult to believe something could change my skin so much in only a month.
I highly recommend this to anyone without sensitive skin, especially those suffering from frequent breakouts like I normally do (though not lately!). This has made my skin smoother, my pores less visible, scarring is diminishing, more even skin tone, and my blackheads are shrinking into oblivion as we speak. This stuff is the real deal. Just remember to use it as specified on the bottle, use nourishing products when you’re not using it (on off days), and wait at least a month to see results. This is officially on my list of Holy Grail beauty products and I don’t say that lightly! It’s a little on the pricey side, but it’s seriously worth it!