Liquid Gold is a chemical exfoliator featuring Glycolic acid as the main active ingredient and per specific instructions it is to be used every 2 days overnight only. In order to get maximum benefits its recommended to not follow the Liquid Gold with a moisturizer or anything else, allowing it do its "magic" while you sleep. I discovered it first on Caroline's Blog (beautymouth) and seeing how everything else she recommended worked great for me I decided to track it down and order it right away. So many great reviews cant be wrong right? Well...
Don't get me wrong - I am not saying its a bad product and I would recommend it to almost anyone but the results for me were completely underwhelming. Maybe my expectations were too high, maybe my skin didn't need it, maybe I got a bad batch...who knows! Bottom line is I used it just as described for over a month and never noticed any significant change on my skin. What frustrated me even more was that I had no positive nor negative results - it was as if my complexion was undecided on the issue. Obviously I don't want to have a bad reaction but if I even got the inkling that it was doing something negative then I could discontinue using it and pass it on to someone else. No effects just meant that I continuously hoped for some kind of change for weeks on end before I ultimately gave up and accepted defeat.
Due to my experience I would recommend this to people with problem skin or acne issues however since it doesn't seem to preform consistently for everyone (like me!) I would stress that sampling the product first may be a smart idea. It can be difficult to track down and the price tag is too high to just take the plunge and hope for the best. I wish i had tried it before i splurged on the full size bottle with international shipping to boot.
I know the majority of you love Alpha-H Liquid Gold but I wanted to write an honest review based on my own experience. Hopefully it can help someone else make a more balanced decision in purchasing this "magic potion".
Alpha-H Liquid Gold ($52.00 for 100ml) can be purchased here
Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Hydrolysed Silk, Glycolic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract.
Did anyone else have a similar experience?
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