I purchased Alpha H Liquid Gold (100ml/$41) as I'm all over using liquid exfoliators in my current skincare regimen. Liquid Gold has many stellar reviews out there on the beauty blogs. It contains 5% Cosmetic Grade Glycolic Acid along with silk proteins and licorice extract. All of that is supposed to destroy skin dramas like hyperpigmentation,diminish wrinkles and correct sun damage. It "jump starts the skin's metabolism, tightening enlarged pores and giving a brighter, clearer complexion." It makes an effective acne treatment too.
After reading that, I was ALL IN. This stuff would pretty much tackle every current or future skin drama, right? It comes housed in a brown plastic bottle with a removable cap. It has a fairly medicinal scent and is a full on liquid. Directions state to use it every OTHER evening on a cleansed face, taking it down to the neck and chest with a cotton pad.
Verdict: I had really high hopes for this product based on the countless positive reviews I read online. Unfortunately, I had a pretty massive breakout after using it one time. Now....it could have been hormonal but I haven't broken out that badly in months, therefore, I have to attribute it to this product. I forgot how deflating a bad breakout can be so I am loathe to keep testing this product out. I plan to use it on my neck and chest going forward. As for my face, no bueno..can't risk it. If I was 25 with fast cell turnover, I would, however, I'm much older and breakouts leave their mark for months. I gotta keep it movin'. For further info, check out alpha-h.com.