Review: Alpha H Liquid Gold

Hello beauties,

Alpha H Liquid Gold is talked about regularly by beauty gurus, but continues to go under the radar for many people. Alpha H Liquid Gold is described as a Glycolic Acid based resurfacing treatment that is like an overnight facial.

The best way for me to describe it is, its an acid based exfoliating toner. Don’t be alarmed by the word acid, its good for you! Basically the acid provides exfoliation for the skin as opposed to using grainy scrubs that damage the skin. There are a lot of different acids in skincare which have different purposes; salicylic acid, lactic acid and glycolic acid (my personal favourite). Caroline Hirons (the skincare guru) and Tom Ogden from Alpha H give a better description of Alpha H Liquid Gold here, make sure to check it out! 


How to use Alpha H Liquid Gold?

This is to be used every second night, use 3 times maximum in a week. If you use it nightly your skin will fall off (not literally, but too much is bad!).

  • Remove your makeup as usual and cleanse.
  • Drench one cotton round with Liquid Gold, then wipe all over your face and neck as you would a toner.
  • Then you’re done! You can apply a moisturiser after, but it’s recommended you don’t so that you receive the full effects of the Glycolic Acid.


  • The best thing about Liquid Gold is you notice the results straight away. When you wake up in the morning your skin is noticeably glowier.
  • Longer term- after a couple of months in addition to my Rosehip Oil I noticed my skin was noticeably clearer. However after 6-8 months it seemed like it stopped having any positive effects so I stopped using it, which I regret and am back on the bandwagon.
  • Ultimately its meant to prevent wrinkles and blemishes. Not sure about wrinkles but it has helped speed up the healing process for any blemishes.


  • Because this is an acid you will need to be extra careful in the sun the next day, so SLIP SLOP SLAP. If I’m going to the beach I won’t use this the night before.
  • I get a slight tingle when I first apply this, nothing painful. If you have sensitive skin this may be a bit harsh for you. The PixiGlow Tonic is an alternative for sensitive skin as a less intense version of the Liquid Gold (I personally haven’t tried).
  • Also its extremely frustrating it doesn’t say the % of Glycolic Acid but its estimated to be 10%.

Overall I highly recommend as you see the results immediately. Its reasonably priced at $50 approximately, which lasts 3-4  months. If you have sensitive skin try a sample first and always do a test patch.


Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Hydrolysed Silk, Glycolic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract

**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.

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