Keen eyed fellow alphaholics may recall our earlier Alpha H Liquid Gold review. I discovered this relative as it is available as a duo with Alpha H Liquid Gold on Lookfantasic. Of course I was immediately sold! I was very excited to try this mask which has a little more kick with its 15% Glycolic Acid content. Versus the Liquid Gold that is that has 5%.
Alpha H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask is an award-winning salon resurfacing mask which acts as a powerful once-a-week, at home, mini-peel. The 15% Glycolic Acid exfoliates dead surface cells whilst Manuka Honey, Lavender and Vitamin E work to hydrate and plump the fresh new cells underneath the skin to leave the complexion more radiant. Naturally of course I had ridiculous expectations to be perfectly flawless and look a decade younger.
So what skin types is this for? Alpha H says it assists the healing process of skin inflammations and treatment of scarring. Personally, I like to use it on a Sunday to simply freshen and brighten up tired skin for the week ahead. I also have a not so even skin tone I hope in time this can improve. The Alpha H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask promises to remove unwanted dead skin cells and increases cellular renewal as well as maintain healthy firmer and hydrated skin.
It’s advised to use once a week to improve overall skin condition to promote an even skin tone and soften pigmentation. It may also ease break outs as it contains powerful natural antibacterial and soothing agents to control blemishes.
Sounds pretty good right? Well the good news is that it is! Decade younger no, but plumper, fresher, clean – more radiant skin, yes! And that is a very good result for a ten minute job at home on a Sunday. Like its counterpart, you pay for the quality here and it is powerful stuff.
The duo is (currently) £48 on Lookfantastic. This is a bit of a treat if on a budget but a great buy that lasts and delivers, which is worth paying for if you need good skincare. I bought this in February and it is still going strong! You only need a little bit as it is concentrated and the effect is like a really great facial.
I would really recommend this if your skin needs some love and revitalising. Whether that be its a bit dull or you are suffering from acne or break outs. This is definitely worth a try. The fresh and radiant effect is pretty instant but pigment and skin tone are a bit trickier. I think it’s helped but expect I’ll see a more dramatic effect over time.
The team shared a great tip too for other lovers of the range! For a supercharged treatment, use your Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask for 10 minutes to exfoliate and get rid of any dead skin cells and then apply your Balancing and Pore Refining Mask for 10 minutes to give your skin a good clean out.
Sadly, I don’t have the latter just yet but will certainly be trying that once I do! I love this brand so always thinking about expanding the collection.
This makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight so you need to wear an SPF of at least SPF15 daily– I wear 50 every day under my foundation to be extra safe.
4.5 out of 5