| Review | Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid Review

| Review | Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid

Let me start out by saying that I was only using this treatment for one week and I was so impressed I was compelled to start writing this review immediately! Actually, I knew after the first time I tried this product, that I needed to review it. This product is incredibly unique and delivers instant results when used correctly. The formula is incredibly potent and after trying it, I can't imagine being without it! This treatment was actually gifted to me for review through the Influenster program but they did not require or ask me to write this review. I am writing this review because I want to genuinely share my experience with this product with you. 

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Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid Review

The Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid retails for $48.00 USD for 3.38oz/100ml and $20.00 for 1oz/30ml. It is available at Sephora and other retailers. This product has very simple and practical packaging. It is a bottle with a cap that reveals another flip cap, where there is a small opening to pour out the liquid product. It seems strange to have two caps on a product when the first one feels secure, but I suppose it makes it more secure. 

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid Review

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid Review

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid Review


I initially misunderstood this product and I thought it was just some kind of glycolic exfoliating toner because the packaging doesn't properly convey what it is. It looks like the packaging is saying it is a glycolic toner but it is a liquid treatment that contains glycolic acid. It is an exfoliating toner, in a sense, but that is not the entirety of this product. I think the best way to describe this product is it is a cell renewing anti-aging treatment. 

Think of it as "liquid retinol", it is a product that removes dead skin cells, exfoliates deeply, and encourages new cell regeneration. The biggest reason why I consider it liquid retinol is because this product is very potent and isn't intended to be used back to back days. It says on the instructions that it should be used in the evenings, alternating evenings, and it can make your skin sensitive to the sun. All of which reminds me a lot of using strong retinol. So, most importantly, when you are using this product, always wear sunscreen! You don't need much, just lightly soak a cotton pad and swipe it all over your face, neck, and decolletage. 

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid Review

On my first attempt at using this product I thought it was just a toner. I also layered my serum, eye cream, and moisturizer on top after the liquid had dried, which isn't wrong, but the packaging does say that the treatment will not be as strong. I thought that was strange because never have I used a product that would be diluted in potency if I layered products on top. It also felt strange to use a toner-like product completely alone. So, when I awoke the next morning, I noticed my skin did seem a bit smoother, softer, and glowier. However, I couldn't really tell if these results were much more amplified by the treatment. When I rinsed my face that morning though, my skin did feel softer and smoother. It definitely felt different but subtly. 

So, after skipping an evening, I tried it again. This time, I resisted the urge to put anything else on my skin. It honestly felt strange and wrong because when the liquid dries, it leaves the skin with a very clean dry finish. It feels like you freshly washed your face, not drying but not hydrated either. When you have dry skin like me, you tend to go to bed slathered in a rich cream but I had to use extreme self-restraint to resist layering anything else on my skin because I needed to see if the product really worked better when it is used alone. 

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid Review

Let me tell you, IT WORKS! Wow! I was stunned at the difference it made to my skin! Especially, when compared to the results from my previous trial where I layered on other skincare. It totally turned my thoughts around. This product is the epitome of less is more. This time, I awoke with the SOFTEST, SMOOTHEST, and the MOST GLOWY skin I have ever had! I was stunned! I felt like I had gone to bed with practically bare skin, no skincare at all. Yet I woke up looking like I had a facial! How this works, I have no idea but it is magic! Science-backed magic! 

I really couldn't believe how soft and smooth my skin looked and felt. I just wanted to keep running my hands over my skin. The glow I had to my skin was striking too! Never would somebody would guess I went to bed slightly dehydrated, I slept too little, and I only applied one product to my skin! My skin felt so supple, the elasticity clearly increased, and my lines nearly vanished! 

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid Review

I will say, I will NEVER go back to using this product with other products! You should follow suit as well! DO NOT USE THIS WITH ANY OTHER PRODUCTS! You will not get the most out of it, you won't achieve the beautiful glowing results, and you will think this product doesn't do much for your skin! After experiencing the results I have experienced, it would be a waste to use this product with anything else. The power of this product used alone should be embraced unless you have super sensitive skin. You really do get the most out of this treatment when you use it on its own. I have seen some reviews that say it didn't do anything for them but I think they may be using it with other products, which greatly diminishes its potency. 

Since this product is SO POTENT, I highly recommend skipping your other exfoliators, exfoliating products, and retinol on your "off-days". This will prevent you from over-exfoliating and damaging the skin, which will cause sensitivity. Since this formula is so potent, like retinol or other stronger exfoliants, you do need to skip days in between, as directed! Do not use this product back to back days!

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid Review

I have experienced that this product will make your skin more sensitive when this happens, I recommend skipping more days before using it again. You will notice your skin's sensitivity when using certain skincare products, like serums, which will cause your skin to feel a little tingly or a subtle burning sensation. At this point, I would stop using this product or any other abrasive exfoliant for a couple days. This just means your skin needs to build its strength again because, with potent products, you really can't use them as consistently. 

After long-term use, these results are just amplified because I find that my skin absorbs other products so much better. I find that when I'm not using this treatment, I am still benefitting from the treatment because my other skincare products are penetrating deeper and working more effectively. I also find my fine lines and even deeper lines are plumped out and are vanishing! My neck was an often neglected part of my routine but I found after I started this treatment, the lines that were there, disappeared! 

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid Review

This product also helps significantly minimize hyperpigmentation, I have definitely noticed significant fading of my spots with only several uses. I will say that brightening the skin is not an easy task, I use a lot of brightening products. This one has helped a great deal and has come very close to eliminating some sunspots. Keep in mind, I still continue to use brightening and correcting serums in my skincare routine. I think together with this treatment, it really helps! 

I have also used this over my more severe texture, like the milia around my eyes (please be extremely careful around the eyes). I have seen these rough bumps start to shrink and diminish. Again, like dark spots, this is not the only treatment I use for this skin condition. I use products on my off days from this treatment to help with my milia. However, exfoliating is a very important part of reducing and preventing milia from forming. I am a big fan of chemical exfoliants and I think this one is one of the best around! 

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid Review


This formula is shockingly simple and the full ingredients list is actually really short! I am so surprised to see such a short ingredients list when this product does so much for my skin. 

Here is the full ingredients list: 

Water, Alcohol Denat., Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Silk, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract.

I think it is important to address the ingredients in this formula and any skin product, in general. Going through the ingredients, I begin to understand why this formula is so effective and how it acts to achieve the results that I have seen. Disclaimer: I am no chemist or dermatologist. I think everyone should also do their own research and use what they feel comfortable with regardless of other people's opinions about the ingredients or formula. I recognize that everyone's skin is different and some of these ingredients may not work for your skin. 

Alcohol Denat - The black sheep of this list of ingredients, denatured alcohol is often considered a "bad ingredient" because alcohol is known to dry out the skin. However, other than being a little bit drying, there's actually nothing really bad about alcohol. I have dry skin and I didn't feel like this formula dried my skin out at all, in fact, it did quite the opposite. My skin looked renewed from this formula! 

Glycolic Acid - This is the strongest AHA. It brightens, exfoliates, fades hyperpigmentation, smooths the texture of the skin, fights acne, helps with the penetration of other products, and even hydrates the skin! This ingredient is really the key to all the incredible results you experience with this formula. 

Glycerin - This is a humectant, which means it helps the skin retain moisture.  It also increases skin hydration, relieves dryness, and refreshes the skin's surface. It's also an emollient, which means it softens skin.

Hydrolyzed Silk - I don't think I have ever used a product with hydrolyzed silk before but after doing some research, this ingredient promotes elasticity and a smooth complexion. It is also known to help the skin's water barrier retain moisture and provides a radiant glow. This no surprise because when I wake up my skin feels like CASHMERE! It is so insanely soft, smooth, and glowing! 

Potassium Hydroxide - This ingredient is a highly alkaline ingredient that is used to modulate the pH of a product. In high concentrations, it can be abrasive but I think, in this case, it shouldn't be harmful. 

Phenoxyethanol - This ingredient is an antibacterial and preservative to prevent products from losing their potency or spoiling.

Caprylyl Glycol - This ingredient is a humectant, helping the skin retain moisture, resulting in a smoother, softer complexion with decreased wrinkles and a more plump appearance.

Licorice Root Extract- This known to help with hyperpigmentation, it is a powerful antioxidant, helps strengthen the skin against UV damage, and contains skin protective properties. 

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic Acid Review


Wow! I am so stunned and impressed with this product! This product IS LIQUID GOLD! It is a hidden treasure among the very saturated beauty industry! Every time I use it, I get such impressive results and these are the most impressive results I have ever experienced from a skincare product! This liquid treatment truly TRANSFORMS the skin! If you use it as a standalone treatment, you will experience SIGNIFICANTLY smoother, softer, and glowier skin! You will wake up looking like you just had the most amazing facial but over time, it will also take a couple years off your face! I just don't think I can possibly emphasize how phenomenal this formula is! It is such a unique product that has completely changed my skin and skincare routine. I honestly can't imagine being without it now. It has become such a reliable staple in my routine for getting results! It really is a potent anti-aging powerhouse. I can't recommend this product enough! I literally want to bathe in this stuff! I will be repurchasing this product again and again! I would run out and GET IT ASAP! If you're skeptical about if this product will work for you, try the smaller bottle first but I honestly can't imagine my life without it now! 

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