I really like Alpha-H as a brand, as I think they offer a decent range to rival much more expensive cosmeceutical brands, thanks to their dedication to acid-based exfoliation, although they do have some lovely non-acid products in their range, such as their gorgeous Vitamin E Serum. The Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream is a perfect example of just how effective their products are – expect a seriously exfoliating cleanse that’ll leave skin feeling and looking noticeably smoother – this mighty product is definitely not for the overly sensitive or faint of heart!
The Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream is pretty much as it sounds; a non-foaming, cream-based cleanser that’s marketed as especially suited to mature skin types, however, I think most skin types would see a benefit with this, other than those that are very sensitive. The main actives are Lime Pearl, an AHA from Australian Caviar Lime, and the main AHA biggies, Lactic Acid and Glycolic Acid. Together, these provide an impressive level of chemical exfoliation that you can really feel; it actually reminds me of the Jan Marini Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser, which is a product I return to frequently as it’s such a fantastic exfoliating cleanser. At the moment, I’m using a routine high on actives and I think adding acids to the mix would be one step too far (I really miss acids!) but once my skin adjusts/I reduce the actives, I’ll likely use this cleanser a lot more, it’s just currently a bit too powerful for my everyday use. If you’re seeking a seriously strong chemical exfoliating cleanser that’s housed in a lovely, hydrating cream, then this is definitely a great choice. It’s £36.95 here – link.