My Skin Saviour - Alpha H Liquid Gold

Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Recently, I have been living by the 'less is more' philosophy when it comes to my daily skincare routine. For the last three to four years I have had issues with cystic/hormonal acne around my chin which until recently *touch wood* I had never managed to find a solution for.

I moved to Canada nearly eight months ago and in the first few months my skin went bloody riot - it was adjusting to the climate, adjusting to Canada's soft water rather than the chalky water from back home in Kent, and also, I think, the general stress of moving country. It got so bad I would cry myself to sleep out of frustration of it not going away, especially having tried expensive skincare products and having cut out dairy and wheat. I wanted to see a dermatologist but you have to have been working in Canada for three months before you're entitled to get your Medical Service Plan (MSP): without MSP, a trip to the doctors is about C$160. Growing up with the beauty that is the NHS, paying to see a doctor was not something I was prepared to do.

I'm trying now to dance around the fact my boyfriend, Will, was right. For years he'd been saying "Stop using all that shit you put on your face and give your skin a rest", and as he's a bloke who knows absolutely nothing about skincare, I chose to ignore him. I must have been drunk or desperate when I decided that I was going to listen to him after all and stop putting 'shit' on my face to see what - and if - something happened. I cut down my normal regime of cleanser, acid toner, serum, eye cream, moisturiser and SPF to just, cleanser, eye cream, moisturiser and SPF. After following this simplified routine for a good few weeks and changing up my Clinique Take The Day Off Balm cleanser for the Clarins' Pure Melt Cleansing Gel things seemed to be clearing up and appearing a lot smoother, I wasn't able to feel any lumps and bumps under my chin that were once a permanent fixture and for now, my skin has taken a complete 180° turn to what it was six months ago. Will is smug and I am happy, it's a win-win!

Even though I am happy with my skin now it's evened out and cleared up, it still needs some TLC and something to make it glow, and I feel that some exfoliation every now and then can only be of benefit.


I have been using Alpha H Liquid Gold on and off for a couple of years, and when I say on and off I mean once a month, not nearly enough to see any long-term results. Liquid Gold has defined itself in the beauty industry as something of a cult classic/holy grail product, something that I subscribed to before purchasing it all that time ago. For those who haven't come across Liquid Gold before I have pinched the description of the product from the Cult Beauty website:

"A powerful overnight 'serum', Alpha-H's bestselling, multiple-award-winning Liquid Gold looks more like a toner - a clear liquid, whose appearance belies its remarkable efficacy. An 'overnight facial', the pioneering formula (it was originally developed in 2000, and was the very first of its kind) is a phenomenal, leave on, 'sleep in' liquid peel, which swiftly (and dramatically) revitalises dulled, ageing skin that's lost its lustre, whilst gradually lessening the visibility of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, blackheads, blemishes, pigmentation, scarring and redness. In fact, there's virtually nothing this skin care miracle can't accomplish!"

Seriously though, is there any part of that description that doesn't make you want to buy it? Right now, I've been using Liquid Gold religiously every other night for about three weeks and it has changed my skin completely, it has quite literally resurfaced my skin and has really helped reduce the appearance of scar tissue on my chin and lessen the redness which I've never been able to lose before.

I think I may suffer from rosacea and this has also helped with the redness in my cheeks and on my face. Liquid Gold is seriously my weapon of choice right now and I think anyone who has similar issues or even just feels like a good ol' face treatment should give it a go. You can thank me later.

Yemina

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