Alpha-H Liquid Gold

Following on with my Olympic Themed posts today, here’s my long awaited Liquid Gold post. I say long awaited but the only person waiting has been me. I finally received this at the beginning of last week and I’m already hooked. The general principle is that it’s chemical exfoliator that you use over night to resurface your skin. It claims to smooth, reduce scarring, even out skin tone, tackle acne and fight the signs of aging and if Ruth Crilly is anything to go by it works. She looks fantastic and in 10 years doesn’t appear to have aged a day so whether I see results or not I will keep this in my routine for the foreseeable future.

The directions say to saturate a cotton pad and swipe it over your face, neck and decolletage. I haven’t found anyone talking about how they apply it so I’d like to bring that up now. I hear your skin should tingle and the only way I can get mine to feel the product is if I rub it in to my skin as if I’m removing my makeup, you get me? If I simply swipe it I feel nothing and I’m just not sure which is best practice. I feel like rubbing it in is wasting the product and I should just be leaving a layer but nobody really specifies. For the most intensive treamtent Alpha-H recommends you not follow up with a night cream or moisturiser.. that feels weird at first but you soon get used to it.

That’s how I’m doing it, anyway, I like to feel something expensive working and if it tingles on the skin I think it’s doing something and whether it is or not I think I’m getting my money’s worth. I thought I’d also share my ‘before’ skin pictures. So many of you comment on videos how perfect my skin is, I thought I’d show you just how effective makeup can be because it’s really not. It’s very uneven and I have considerable scarring around my chin where I get most of my blemishes.. don’t even get my started on my dark circles , that’s two children for you! My pores aren’t huge but they’re visible and any shrinkage of any kind is appreciated. I think my skin has already improved from these photos but will wait a full month before showing you any ‘results’, I’m really excited about this product and can’t believe I’ve waited so long to try it.

One thing I feel I must mention is that my skin did go through a bit of a purging stage with this. My forehead (which never breaks out) started getting little bumps and then I had some cyctsic (I think) acne on my nose and chin where there were lumps under my skin. I’ve very rarely experienced that in the past so to have two at once it can only have been the liquid gold. That being said it also got rid of them. In the last I’ve suffered for weeks with big swollen lumps under the skin but these can’t have lasted more than a day or two so I can attest to it being an amazing acne fighter! I just can’t believe I can see a difference so soon. One last mention for those totally new to this is that the Glycolic Acid in this product makes your skin more susceptible to the suns rays so if you’re leaving the house the following day be sure to wear a high factor on your face and anywhere else you’ve applied it! I haven’t had any adverse effects yet but if I turn pink this weekend while we’re away I’ll know what to blame.

How many of you have this on your wishlist?

More importantly how many of you have this? Do you love it?

I purchased my 200ml salon size from QVC for £36.76 which works out a lot cheaper than the regular 100ml so if, like me you want to give it a really good run I’d recommend the big one. I will use up this entire bottle before I write it off as no good but so far.. I can’t see that happening.

Miss BB



  1. Dana
    29 July, 2012 / 4:38 pm

    I bought the same sized bottle as you around the same time so it will be good to see your progress I split the cotton wool pad in half and then apply it as I don’t want to waste it by having it all absorb in the cotton wool but it means I can then saturate it and rub it on my face. I have bumps too will take a while to see results using it every other day but at least we get a 30 day trial ith QVC and can take it back if it turns out to be ineffective.

  2. liloo/@tsunimee
    1 August, 2012 / 7:25 pm

    Oooo this is exciting. I can’t wait to see the results xx
    p.s 10/10 for the repackaging. it has gone from boring to sleek and wow

    • missbudgetbeauty
      6 August, 2012 / 9:24 am

      I absolutely love it already but don’t want to do a full review until I’ve used up the whole bottle

  3. Fran
    27 August, 2012 / 9:45 pm

    I am using the Cane and Austin 10% glycolic pads, my skin has changed since using glycolic. I will be interested to see how this works for you as I would like to try another glycolic product as the pads cost £48.00 for a months supply (i have been cutting them in 1/2!!).

    • missbudgetbeauty
      29 August, 2012 / 8:26 am

      wow!! that’s EXPENSIVE!! I don’t think I’m quite ready for that kind of financial commitment just yet but as I get older I’m definitely happier to invest in my skin!

  4. Hannah
    6 March, 2013 / 1:22 am

    How did you get on with this in the end? I love it but I can never understand why they say you should use it every other day. This level of glycolic shouldn’t be used more than 2x a week and I think that’s why you (and a lot of others) got the ‘purge’ stage. Unlike other skincare that wasn’t your face finally getting rid of all the crap, it was the acid giving you an (albeit minor) allergic reaction!
    Anyway I couldn’t find your full review so I thought I’d post here. And you still look lovely without makeup on! X

    • missbudgetbeauty
      7 March, 2013 / 9:08 pm

      I found that it caused my skin to over produce oil so now I use it sparingly

  5. 19 June, 2013 / 12:31 pm

    I’ve tried it a few times but because I my skin is really dry I usually give my skin two days before I apply it again. Moisturising and a high factors are a must though, I usually give it a day each!
    Great post! Xx

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