My thoughts – Alpha-H skincare
I was lucky enough to win an Alpha-H hamper ages ago from Lookfantastic and to be honest I don’t even remember entering a contest so it was a lovely surprise when I got the email saying I’d won. I’ve had a few mixed feelings about what I’ve tried and I’ve gathered my thoughts below:
Micro Cleanse – This contains 12% Glycolic Acid, Cucumber Extract, and Rice Bran for manual exfoliation. I’ve used this on both wet and dry skin and I prefer to use it on dry skin as it doesn’t foam and you get more friction this way, I found that using in in the shower to wash my face really didn’t do much. As this is pretty strong I would only use it on my face about twice a week, anymore than that and I think it would start to irritate my skin. I also used it on my neck and boobage area which feels nice too!
Balancing Moisturiser and Gentle Exfoliant – This contains 10% Glycolic Acid and is a lightweight moisturiser for all skin types. This is meant to refine you skin texture but I didn’t use it long enough to find out as it irritated the heck out of my face. I also didn’t like the way it went on, and it made my complexion feel sticky for want of a better description. My face was quite blotchy too and I found it difficult to apply makeup. As I had already trialed this with a 100ml size that I had, I gave the one that came in my hamper to Leanne at OCD which made her happy!
Liquid Gold – This has been a bloggers favourite for some time now and it was LG that prompted me to look at the Alpha-H range in the first place. I’ve used similar products in the past with great results; smoother skin, less breakouts, and just a general overall better complexion. I think LG is pretty good but I wouldn’t jump up and down about it. It’s not something that I can use everyday and I’d rather apply it as an intense treatment now and again.
Balancing Cleanser with Aloe Vera – This has been my absolute favourite product out of the lot and it’s the only thing that doesn’t have GA in it. This is fabulous for getting every last bit of makeup off your face including eye makeup. It doesn’t sting and just dissolves everything and I mean everything including waterproof mascara. I don’t normally wear a lot of makeup on a regular basis but while I was away for my weddings and honeymoon I definitely wore loads and if I hadn’t removed it every evening I would have woken up looking like Alice Cooper/Marilyn Manson.
So all in I would definitely re-buy the Balancing Cleanser and Micro Cleanse, I wouldn’t touch the moisturiser and I probably don’t need to buy any Liquid Gold any time soon.
Anyone else a fan of Alpha-H?