Alpha H Skincare Review

By Tara | Updated: 07/08/2022

As a skincare blogger, I have tried many different brands and products. The popularity of Australian made and owned skincare products has grown with so many amazing brands hitting the market.

While Alpha H is not a new brand (they recently celebrated 25 years), their products are more in demand than ever. Their signature product, Liquid Gold is hugely successful, with one being sold every two minutes, every day all over the world.

All of the products are made in Australia and are vegan and cruelty-free.

Alpha H Skincare Products Reviewed

Liquid Gold

Alpha-H Liquid Gold
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Liquid Gold the hero product from Alpha H and has a cult following amongst beauty lovers and for good reason.

Alpha H Liquid Gold is a chemical exfoliating lotion that works to brighten and revitalise the skin tone and texture thanks to some key ingredients like 5% glycolic acid and liquorice extract.

The efficacy of Liquid Gold is in large part to the power of glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that gently exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells and debris. The result is a smoother, brighter and improved skin texture and tone.

Glycolic acid is not a one-trick pony. It accelerates the skins renewal process and supports collagen production to tackle signs of ageing. This wonder ingredient also stimulates your natural production of hyaluronic allowing for the skin to retain hydration and increases the delivery of other ingredients to the skin.

It comes in a clear consistency and can be applied easily on a cotton pad every second evening after cleaning. To experience the full effect of the product, they recommend not using any other products after application.

Those with sensitive skin can apply a moisturiser or serum after application if they find it too strong.

Liquid Gold was one of the products where I could immediate results. You will notice visibly brighter, glowy, radiant skin and a clearer complexion.

Even for those who use some heavy-duty skincare products, you may experience some tingling when using Alpha H Liquid Gold. This may be too much to tolerate for those with sensitive skin types.

Overall, it’s easy to understand why this is such a staple product in a beauty routine.

Vitamin C Serum with Grape Seed

Alpha-H Vitamin C
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Vitamin C is easily one of my favourite ingredients. It brightens and evens skin complexion, fights free radical damage, promotes collagen production and helps to reduce pigmentation. It truly is a power ingredient.

Alpha H released their Vitamin C Serum along with other antioxidant serums such Vitamin E, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B. This is a highly concentrated formula containing Ethyl Ascorbic acid and antioxidants to assist the strengthening, firming and preservation of the skin against further UVA and UVB damage. This serum contains a potent blend of new generation technology alongside botanical extracts and the highly effective hydrating properties of hyaluronic acid.

I have often found Vitamin C serum to be quite tacky, sticky and have a thick consistency. The Alpha H Vitamin C serum is so watery. You have to be quick once you apply it before it rolls off your face.

Those with sensitive skin or looking for their first Vitamin C would appreciate this serum.

You may have to build up use to notice brightening effects. I have used Vitamin C serum products where you can see a noticeable difference the morning after application. This is not one of them.

While it’s not the most expensive Vitamin C serum on the market when it comes down to price vs effectiveness I don’t think it’s worth the investment unless you have sensitive skin.

Balancing Cleanser

Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser
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I adore this cleanser. From the packaging to the product, it feels luxurious yet comes at a reasonable price of 185ml.

It has a creamy, non-greasy consistency that disperses well as you cleanse. As you wash off, you will notice silky-soft, clean and plump skin. It doesn’t leave the skin feeling tight or pulled as you can often experience with other cleansers.

Alpha H has integrated some amazing ingredients to make it not only feel great but actually help with some skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, dryness and dehydrated skin and redness.

Aloe Vera – which contains anti-inflammatory properties and is packed with vitamins and antioxidants that help improve skin hydration and moisture loss.

Vitamin E – Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Work to slow the ageing process by protecting the skin from free radical damage.

This treatment is suited to all skin types and again would work well for those after a gentle cleansing product. Would purchase again.

Beauty Sleep Power Peel

Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel
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Alpha H Beauty Sleep Power Peel packs a punch. It’s an overnight moisturiser mask with a powerful mix of Retinol, Collagen and Glycolic Acid that work to brighten, smooth and plump the skin.

If your skin is feeling dull, congested and in need of some SOS then I would recommend the Alpha H Beauty Sleep Power Peel.

As someone with a normal skin type, I don’t find the mask to be irritating, but it is only to be applied twice a week as part of my skincare routine. I have noticed some minimal flaking in the days after use. I have used Alpha H Beauty Sleep Power Peel in replacement of some of the other retinol products I have by my sink side. I almost prefer it due to other ingredients that target other skin concerns.

In terms of results, my skin looks and feels amazing the morning after application. It works so well in brightening red blemishes left from a pimple. My skin feels plump, hydrated and super soft after use.

The only downside of this product is the smell. Its hard to describe but its acidic and reminds me of fizzy drink concentrate.

Alpha H – Frequently Asked Questions

Who owns Alpha-H?

The success of the Alpha H brand can be attributed to the late founder, beauty pioneer Michelle Doherty.

A beauty therapist in her younger years so sought out a solution to her major skin concern — chronic cystic acne. That solution came in the form of glycolic acid and its efficacy in treating acne-prone skin and other skin concerns. She went on to develop various products that incorporate this power ingredient and Alpha H Liquid Gold was born. 25 years later and a versatile product range, the brand is now a staple in many skincare lovers kit.

Is Alpha-H good for acne?

Alpha H was conceived with the purpose to help those who suffer from acne-prone skin.

Whether acne is your main skin concern or there are others you are looking to treat, their product range really has something for everyone.

With that in mind, some of the best Alpha H products for acne are:

Alpha H Liquid Gold with 5% Glycolic Acid

Alpha H Clear Skin Daily Face and Body Wash

Alpha H Clear Skin Tonic

I would recommend going to their website and taking the skin quiz to get a tailored recommendation of products for your skin concern and type.

Final Thoughts

I will continue to update this post as I try more products in their range.

Alpha H Liquid Gold is undoubtedly worth the investment for anyone who can tolerate chemical exfoliants. Whether you have acne or simply want more vibrant, healthy-looking skin, Alpha H has an incredible product range with something for everyone.