Liquid Gold is a clear lotion that contains a mixture of 5% glycolic acid, licorice extract & silk proteins that you pour onto a cotton pad and sweep over your face after cleansing at night. It claims to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, acne, scarring and breakouts. In order to reap the benefits of this product you should use it straight without applying any serums or moisturiser afterwards. It essentially resurfaces your skin overnight and you can feel it working right away, but in a nice way. I normally apply it as soon as I take off my makeup at about 9pm and by the time I go to bed at midnight my skin already looks and feels plump and smooth. It has tightened my pores and shrunk any active blemishes I had as well as reducing the amount of blemishes I get overall. Its great on blackheads and keeps my chin & nose really clear. Its also brilliant at getting rid of the scarring that previous breakouts have left on my chin. Best of all is that it did exactly what I was hoping it would do - it got rid of the closed comedones on my forehead. I've had that problem for years and this product cleared them up in less than a week! For me that makes Liquid Gold nothing short of miraculous and I'm ridiculously happy to finally have a clear forehead.
There are some things to note if you're thinking about trying this product. Using glycolic acid on your skin is a form of chemical exfoliation so its important that you don't use any other exfoliants on the same day that you use Liquid Gold. Otherwise it might be too much for your skin to take. I still use my Clarisonic but on alternative days so that I'm not overdoing it. The main plus point of using a chemical exfoliant is that it removes all the dead skin cells on your face without being abrasive so its not actually traumatic to your skin at all. I know the thought of using pure acid on your face sounds super scary but its actually one of the gentlest yet effective exfoliants I've ever used. I've been applying Liquid Gold every other night and on the other days I've either used my Clarins Lotus Facial Oil or Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair mixed with my normal moisturiser. I think that the combination of all of these products is really helping my skin to look more glowing & radiant as well as feeling beautifully soft & smooth. My face has never felt quite so balanced and its like its actually becoming 'good' skin. Another important thing to remember is to wear sun protection even on cloudy days as using chemical exfoliants can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage. This product does help to get rid of previous sun damage but you don't want to make it worse by not wearing sunscreen afterwards.
Liquid Gold definitely lives up to its name and its fast become a product that I couldn't be without. Most products take a while to show their effects on your skin but the effects of this product were instantaneous and my skin keeps on getting better every time I use it. I normally wouldn't review skincare products so soon after purchasing them but you get results from this so quickly that I just had to wax lyrical about it. Since trying this I have become eager to try some of the other Alpha-H products. I think I might order one of the sets off QVC as they are really good value for money. I ordered my 100ml bottle from Amazon because it was cheapest there. This product is suitable for normal, oily, dry, mature and combination skin so I'd highly recommend trying this product out. It has worked wonders for my skin already even though I've only been using it for the past month so I'm excited to see how much more it will improve my skin after a few more months of use.