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Alpha H Liquid Gold Review

Alpha H Liquid Gold – the overnight miracle treatment. This product is raved about by beauty gurus everywhere. But is it really that good? WHAT…


Alpha H Liquid Gold – the overnight miracle treatment. This product is raved about by beauty gurus everywhere. But is it really that good?

Alpha H Liquid Gold Review


Liquid gold claims to smooth fine lines, leave your skin softer, brighter and reduce scars, acne and visable signs of sun damage. 

It contains 10% glycolic acid, which seems scary but remember that acid is a substance with a pH of less than 7. Your skins natural surface pH is about 5.5, so no, it’s not an acid that will but your face off and everything underneath. It’s actually natural and comes from the sugar cane plant. 


Glycolic acid works by dissolving the fats that are binding the dead skin cells on the upper layers of your skin together so that they are easily removed so you can see your fresher, healthier skin cells underneath. Over time, it’s said to improve your skin by reducing fine lines, scarring, pigmentation, wrinkles and making your skin look a lot healthier and younger. 

Alpha H Liquid Gold Review


It’s recommended to use Alpha H Liquid Gold every other night after cleansing. Simply apply with a cotton pad all over your face before you go to sleep. You don’t need to follow with a moisturiser if you want an intense treatment. It’s said to take around 2 weeks to see a difference, but I have seen bloggers say they have woken up the next morning and been absolutely floored by the results as it seems to give an instant, noticeable glow. At £31.50 for 100ml, that’s what you would expect. 


 I bought the 200ml version of this after being convinced it was a miracle treatment. I bought it around June 2013 and was excited as I used it the first night. I woke up the next day and my skin seemed the same as it did before. Disappointed, I tried again, following the directions in hope that I would see a change in my skin, or at least a reduction over time. But I nothing seemed to change at all. 

It smells like vodka and does tingle when you apply it. The slight tingle is meant to mean the acid is working. Imagine the feeling and the smell of putting vodka on your skin – that’s what it is like.  

I stopped using it after a few weeks and then remembered I had it when I was doing my Magnitone Pulsar challenge. Not wanting to ruin my review of that by adding another skincare product, I waited until I finished my 4 week review and then started using the Liquid Gold again. 

My feelings have not changed at all. I’ve not noticed a difference in my at all since using this, I am so disappointed in it. I have no idea if it just does not work for me, or if it’s rubbish in general. I sometimes think people suffer a placebo effect with products, especially when they pay so much for them. I take pictures so I can see a difference. There’s no point even posting them because there is no difference in my skin whatsoever. Whoever said Alpha Gold really works must be either stupid or drunk. 

Have you tried it before? What are your thoughts?


  1. Hahaha I love this! Made me laugh so much. That’s £31.50 I won’t be spending then! Sell it on depop and make some money back 🙂

    Jaq @

  2. Have I been under a rock again? I don’t think I’ve even heard of this! Can’t say I’m too inclined to try it either, doesn’t sound like it’ll do too much for me! I hate it when a product you’ve heard being raved about by every beauty guru and their dog doesn’t work out! I try not to get too caught up in the hype of products now for that reason!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

    1. Exactly! I did so much research into it before I bought it too to make sure I wasn’t being ripped off and the majority of people loved it! I’m gutted.

  3. There has been so much hype about this, shame that it didn’t do anything but glad that you are honest. Hope your holiday was brilliant looking forward to hearing all about it Lucy x

  4. Hi Corinne!
    I know exactly what you mean about a product not working. I tried a product by Clinique. It not only didn’t do what it said it would, it caused my face to break out. Ugh! I had a nice time on the boat. It was relaxing, but my sunglasses weren’t quite dark enough, so I had a slight headache at the end of the day. I hope you’re having a nice time in Florida. I’m still trying to get my land legs back. The floor feels like its moving beneath me. =)

    1. Oh, sorry to hear about the headache! I’ve been getting a few slight ones here and there in this sun! Hope your land legs are back now 😉

  5. it sounds so pretty but what a shame, it doesn’t work! lol. loving the honesty with this review, hon. xxx

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