Quick Pick Tuesday: Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream

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.

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4 Comments

  1. July 3, 2018 / 12:43 PM

    Hi Sascha. I’m a big fan of Alpha-H, particularly their Rose Liquid Gold. I’ve always wondered about cleansers containing acids though, do you need to leave it on for a few minutes like a mask for it to be effective? X

    • Sascha
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      July 3, 2018 / 1:52 PM

      That’s such a good question and I think a lot of people feel the same way – I don’t personally think you need to leave it on to feel the benefits as I think it’s a pretty strong product that exfoliates in much the same way a manual exfoliator does – you’d work it around your face in the same way; but having said that, I think you probably could benefit even more from the product by leaving it on for a minute or two xx

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