Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing + Perfecting Mask

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Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing + Perfecting Mask by Alpha-H

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A beloved member of the cult classic Liquid Gold family, Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask offers all the iconic benefits of the original product in a high-potency, once-a-week face mask treatment. Enriched with a powerful blend of botanicals and cosmeceuticals, the mask helps exfoliate skin to reveal a brighter complexion, free from breakouts, scarring, and clogged pores.


Emulating a salon treatment, the at-home mini-peel buffs away at dead skin cells and impurities to reveal a fresher, hydrated, and plumped-up complexion, perfect for acne-prone, oily, and mature skin.


Key benefits of Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask;


  • Exfoliating face mask for acne-prone, oily, and mature skin.
  • Resurfaces and cleanses skin for a brighter and smoother complexion.
  • Provides essential hydration for lacklustre and dehydrated skin.
  • Reduces blackheads, clogged pores, and pigmentation.
  • Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients.
  • Accelerates skin cell turnover.


What are the main ingredients in Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask?

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask harnesses the exfoliating qualities of 15% Glycolic Acid to rejuvenate tired and dull complexions and accelerate skin cell renewal. This mask also contains a natural blend of Macadamia Nut Oil, Rose Extract, and Lavender Extract to rehydrate lacklustre skin. Manuka Honey and Vitamin E plump fresh, new skin cells and provide extra antioxidant protection.


How to use Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask;


  • Cleanse skin thoroughly and pat dry.
  • Apply a thin layer to the face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
  • Leave on for 10 minutes, once a week.
  • You may experience tingling as the active ingredients work.
  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water.


Who should use Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask?

Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask has been developed with oily, problematic, and mature skin in mind. The mask works as a perfect blackhead remover and decongestant for acne-prone skin with its high concentration of Glycolic Acid.


The antibacterial ingredients work to reduce the severity of a breakout and minimise the frequency of blemishes with regular use. The mask is also ideal as part of an anti-aging beauty skin care routine, as it helps firm and hydrate skin for a more youthful complexion.


Who is Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask not suitable for?

Due to its high concentrations of Alpha-Hydroxy Acids, Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask isn’t suitable for sensitive skin or those who haven’t used AHAs on their skin before.


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Excellent for acne-prone skin - 10-12-2018 by

Ok, so I've only used this once, but I can't wait to use it again this week. I have acne-prone skin and after using this (followed by The Ordinary No Brainer Set) my skin was clearer than it has been in ages. I've never used a mask where you can see the difference as soon as you wash it off. My skin felt so plump and soft - it is strong so my skin was a little red but it quickly cooled down and by the next morning (I used it at night) it was glowing. Definitely recommend.

Loves it - 10-12-2018 by

I got a free sample of this and bought the full product immediately after using said sample. I have sensitive skin and can definitely feel it when it is on my face, it says leave on for 10 minutes max and it means it! Skin feels so much tighter afterwards and super smooth.

The sample was lovely - 05-12-2018 by

I received a sample of this and it was very lovely on my skin. Felt moisturizing without being to greasy

Salon treatment at home! - 05-12-2018 by

I love this mask! It leaves my skin bright and toned. It smells lovely and feels like a high end salon treatment. My makeup sits better after using this mask which is an added bonus!

Love this product! - 27-11-2018 by

I have combination skin that is prone to drying but this is great for me.
As soon as you put this on you can feel it working! It doesn’t dry my skin & makes me glow. I wish I could use it more often!

Love - 24-11-2018 by

The Alpha H masks are the best thing ever! I use mine weekly and I love it! It balances skin texture and colour, follow with their other products for an easy skin routine. The only downside is that they are strong so you cant mask daily! And they are boring in colour!

Instantaneous results - 23-11-2018 by

I purchased this product after receiving a sample in my Adore order. I had instant results from the sample size product. I have combination mainly oily skin. This reduced the size and redness of my breakouts so quickly. I've even recommended the product to friends and family. Very impressed and will continue to buy even with the higher (than what I normally spend) price.

Favourite product - 16-11-2018 by

This would have to be my favourite product. You can feel it working on your skin. My skin was glowing,m and so soft afterwards. I could definitely notice that my freckles appeared lighter after using it

Holy moly - 12-11-2018 by

I found a sample of this and tried it, not expecting anything to happen. My skin had been very dull and I’d been thinking I was overdue for a skin treatment at the salon. Straight after washing this off I noticed my skin was brighter and smoother! I have sensitive skin and the first time I used it I was a little red after but since then it’s been fine. Just follow with serums and moisturiser. I have been using another Skinstitut for years, since I tried the sample I have completely switched to Alpha H.

Great smoothing results - 05-11-2018 by

I'm a fan of the Liquid Gold line and really love using this mask when I'm looking for a smoothing effect. I only have sample sizes at the moment (from the various kits) but I could see myself investing in the full size when I run out.

Great Product! - 18-10-2018 by

I have normal/dry skin and love to use this mask once in awhile ( once a week or fortnight) for an at home facial. I originally recieved this mask in a sample size and fell in love. After using the mask my face feels glowly and soft and any blackheads or congestion around my nose is gone. I also once broke out really badly from threading and this mask was the only thing that made the pimples disappear ! Would definately recommend !

Now i know why its called liquid gold! - 16-10-2018 by

Used this for the first time this morning! My skin feels like its had a professional facial! It was a bit tingly when i first put ut on and has lef tthe skin at my nose a bit sensitive. Love the results tho! My skin is so soft!!

Good mask - 16-10-2018 by

This a nice refreshing mask, similar to REN glycolactic but with a much nicer feel and texture. Skin feels refreshed after use

flawless - 12-10-2018 by

I have normal/dry skin and found this to be quiet tingly and uncomfortable upon application but kept it on for the 10 minutes. I had no redness or anything once I wiped it off, but my skin felt so soft and smooth. Unsure how sensitive skin would be but I would recommend trying it, just leave it on for less time as the results leave your skin flawless.

It is good - 10-10-2018 by

This mask does a good job just like other mask. I got this in a small tube as a free gift so I tried it. It feels clean and soft after using it in my combo skin but didn't find any other benefits from using it. Don't like the smell but doesn't linger around so it's ok and won't be buying the full size.

Great product - 04-10-2018 by

Was a bit hesitant to use this product as I have sensitive oily combination skin. This product worked so beautifully without irritating my skin. My skin was very smooth and healthy after using this mask. I always look forward to using this once a week.

Great masque - 28-09-2018 by

This does everything it says and some. The best part: doesn't dry hard so it doesn't irritate when you wash off. It also smells beautiful and relaxing. Get some NOW!

Skin looks amazing! - 19-09-2018 by

My skin always looks amazing after using this mask! I use it once a week and it really helps to keep my cystic acne under control. I also have some scarring which has improved since using this product and my skin feels so soft! It will definitely tingle/ sting a little if you've never used glycolic/ AHA before but you're skin will get used to it after a few uses.

Ok, but wouldn't go out of my way to purchase - 05-09-2018 by

I received a sample of this and while my skin did -i guess- look nice after use, it hurt so much to have on my face it is not worth it. I tend to think my skin is pretty hardy, and not overly sensitive but this mask burnt, and made it nearly impossible to leave it on for the recommended time. After removal my skin was harsh, burnt and red (I'd assume I've had some kind of allergic reaction, not to Glycolic acid as I use it daily, so not sure) but none the less when the redness resided my skin looked bright, my pores were slightly enlarged but my skin looked fresh so take some, leave some in my review of this product. I have used Alpha H products before and I'm learning they just don't leave up to the hype thus far.

Gentler than expected! - 04-09-2018 by

I received a sample of this with my last adore order, which was enough of for two applications - with a texture like a thick cream it spreads easily over the skin. I was really surprised by how well my sensitive skin tolerated this mask, I didn’t experience tingling or redness after. Instead my skin was left soft and glowing. With more regular use it might refine skin tone and texture more, but after two applications in a week the main results for me was just soft, hydrated skin.

LOVE this mask, but... - 21-08-2018 by

I have to start by saying this is the most effective mask I have ever used. The difference it makes in my skin is amazing. The next day, I look fresh and like I’ve had an amazing facial. Skin is smoothed and clear, and plumped. I have normal-combo skin and I’m not sensitive, but I do notice a bit of tingling/burning. I avoid the corners of my nose as I find it burns quite a bit on that one area. Anyone with sensitive skin should probably avoid this product.

What I don’t like about this product is that is contains Formaldehyde. This is stated on the back of the tube, which I only recently noticed. It’s not mentioned anywhere but on the tube. This concerns me a little as I prefer to avoid formaldehyde, but I’m still prepared to use the mask every 1-2 weeks because of the results I get. This might be an important consideration for anyone who is conscious of ingredients.

The perfect smoothing mask - 13-08-2018 by

I love glycolic acid and what it does for my skin. Any rough, dry patches of skin are gone, the texture is smoothed out, skin feels tauter and more even and skincare and makeup applies beautifully over the top. You can feel the tingle as it’s working and the tube lasts so long and I use it once a week. Out of all the masks I use, this is the one that I feel delivers in its promise of actual results.
Perfect for anyone who wants to give their skin a treat, but not the overtly sensitive ones.
Skincare tip- Invest in a mask brush. It makes a difference.

Nice addition to routine - 11-08-2018 by

I am obsessed with skincare and I recieved this as a sample with one of my many adore orders over the years. I really do like this product. It gives me the same tingles that I get from using my professional only glycolic salon peel (I am a beauty therapist). I find that it works great as basic quick alternative to a peel when I'm i can't be bothered to do a whole facial. I would recommend this to my friends and family as a good maintenance peel mask.

Stronge scent average results - 10-08-2018 by

This mask has a thick cream texture that spread easily. Although it contains 15% glycolic acid I only experienced slight tingle on my combination skin and there was no irritation after rinsing. My skin did feel smoother afterwards however I would consider the results average. The strong chemical scent would likely put some people off.

Average mask - 07-08-2018 by

This is not the most amazing mask and I get better results from my daily routine than I ever have from this mask. It does an OK job at smoothing my skin but like another reviewer said it doesn’t seem to do much more than the original liquid gold. Will keep it but might invest in a different mask next time.

Really don't like this! - 01-08-2018 by

I received a sample of this mask with another purchase and I was so excited to try it as I love face masks! Unfortunately it was EXTREMELY BURNING on my skin and felt horrible. I managed to leave it on for the full time but noticed no improvements to my skin after washing it off. Also I don't have sensitive skin so I rarely have any issues with face masks. I have tried so many masks from Ella Bache, Clinique, Mario Badescu,Glam Glow etc and they all have benefits and make my skin look and feel amazing. This one was horrible for me and I am not going to be purchasing anything from this brand - there are so many good skin care products out there and I can't justify wasting money on products that don't work!

A good mask - 31-07-2018 by

I have combination skin, I found this mask helped with my dry patches and my areas that are prone to breakout. I noticed a difference the day after that it had helped clear up most of the blemishes I had. It had a tingling effect for the first minute or so but was fine after it settled, it also smells lovely.

Great Product! - 27-07-2018 by

An amazing product which rejuvinates my skin and makes it instantly fresher looking and glowing. It gives my thirsty skin a drink and locks in instant moisture!

My go to mask - 27-07-2018 by

I love everything about this mask. It has a lovely smell and feels so nice when applied. I have noticed my skin is clearer and smoother. Highly recommended. It’s like a day spa facial at home.

Very good - 24-07-2018 by

I got a sample of this and have tried it twice. Love how this makes my skin look! Feels so good.

Not convinced - 26-06-2018 by

I was really excited to try this product and ended up being so disappointed. The ingredients here list merely glycolic acid, honey, macadamia oil, lavender oil, and wheat germ oil, which sounds all nice and lovely. I don't have sensitive skin and have used glycolic acid many times before in various products without incident. One use of this product and my skin was burning. I couldn't keep it on for the stated 10 minutes, and the resulting redness lasted hours. My skin was painfully sensitive for several days afterwards. Another reviewer mentions formaldehyde being listed on the packaging; I didn't check the packaging myself but going by my experience I am not convinced glycolic acid is the 'harshest' ingredient in there. I won't be using it again.

Contains Formaldehyde - 03-06-2018 by

Proceed with caution - despite the ingredient list making no direct mention, on the back of my product it states “contains formaldehyde”. I purchased numerous products in the range and im now concerned that perhaps others contain the carcinogen but do not state that they do.
I adore Adore Beauty but Apha H will be put aside until I hear back from the company.
A concerned breastfeeding mum!

Pretty good - 01-06-2018 by

I've probably bought everything from Alpha-H's range by now! This is a pretty good mask - notwithstanding the entirely unnecessary addition of lavender (yet again!). It has a thinner consistency than their Balancing Jojoba mask, and is chock-full of glycolic acid. However, I'm not really sure what this brings to the table for someone who uses Liquid Gold already - but the mask has plenty of fans, so I'm sure that's just me. I would still probably recommend it to people who are getting started with AHAs or those who just like a good mask.

It's okay - 15-05-2018 by

It has a thin consistency. Feels cold on the skin, kinda tingles around my nose. Skin feels nice when rinsed off

Love it! - 13-05-2018 by

This is the last product I have added to my Alpha-h skincare collection.
This mask goes on in a fairly thin consistency. Skin feels amazing once rinsed off. So fresh!
I have aging skin (44 years old) and oily, and this product is perfect!
Will definitely repurchase, and highly recommend!

The best facial mask - 08-05-2018 by

I'm a user of a few of the Alpha- H products and I love this mask. Im very self conscious of my skin due to acne scarring when I was younger and pregnancy pigmentation. I also have sensitive skin. I use this mask once a week and it leaves my skin glowing. I love the glycolic, it's like having a facial but without the price tag. My partner also using it once a month and it leaves his skin so smooth after.

100% AWESOME. I will buy it forever! - 30-04-2018 by

Oh my goodness, this product should go to heaven on a rocket because it is unreal. I always get compliments on my skin the day after I have used it. My make up always seems to sit better and my skin looks soft and clearer. I guess the only thing I notice is I am not sure does it change my skin long term - perhaps it does as the real benefit is the next 24 hours and then it doesn't look as radiant. Anyway I don't mind as it just means I know exactly when to use it before an event etc. I will never stop buying this.

dissapointed - 29-04-2018 by

It's not as great as the review makes it out to be. I use this product in conjunction with my NIOD flavanone mask but this doesn't look like it does much at all compared to my holy grail NIOD mask. I'm just trying to complete this so I can try something else.

Fab! - 18-04-2018 by

I use this mask once a week to clear up my congestion. I have redness in my cheeks and after using this it is noticeably different.

ok - 22-03-2018 by

I purchased this product because it has won quite a few awards. I must say I did notice a bit of a difference before and after the mask but with continual use I felt it didn't really do that much for my skin. I have a few small congested spots on my face which it did nothing for. It is a shame as my hopes were high for the product. However it didn't irritate my skin at all.

Use as a Combo - 22-03-2018 by

Liquid Gold is a great exfoliant so I love using this mask for 20min to exfoliate and clean my skin. Then I pop on Balancing and Pore Refining Mask with Jojoba Oil to give a deep cleanse for another 20min. They leave my acne prone oily skin feeling clean, fresh, smooth, soft, hydrated with less redness.

Great overall mask - 22-03-2018 by

I Have oily combination skin, and the mask is good for me yes, i quite like it.

I can see that it definitely 'eats up' the top skin layer a bit ( cos i can see my blackheads sticking out lots :)) ) and it calms down the skin well due to clay.
Maybe that's why it actually doesn't tingle as much as other glycolic mask i've tried..

I would recommend it and will re-purchase.

Wouldn’t purchase again - 06-03-2018 by

This face mask unfortunately didn’t work for me. It did leave my face feeling refreshed and clean, however I purchased this in the hope that it would heal some of my minor scarring from pimples which it did not. I don’t think it’s worth purchasing again considering the price.

So-so Mask - 06-03-2018 by

Unfortunately this mask did not make too much of a difference to my skin. It does smell nice and consistency, and actually does not give my skin a tingling sensation despite glycolic acid being the second ingredient and having sensitive skin. Overall, a nice product, just not suitable or effective for my skin.

Makes my skin glow - 25-02-2018 by

I've had this product for a while now and try to use it weekly. I notice a big difference in my skin texture if I miss a week - this helps my skin feel fresh and smooth.

I like to apply it with a spare foundation brush to get an even coating. It does feel warm/tingle, similar to liquid gold, so if you can't tolerate liquid gold this might not be for you.

10/10 - 12-10-2017 by

This mask is fantastic. I had a very sore red pimple on my cheek (I had been picking at it all day during work) and I came home and placed this on. The mask has cleared the redness, and almost completely dried it out. Love this mask,
Will purchase again.

Smells great, nice and tingly - 18-09-2016 by

Feels like it's working, leaves skin soft, supple and smelling great. Good mask for me as I have congested but ageing skin. Cleans everything up.

One of the best masks I've used. - 11-12-2015 by

I received the Smoothing and Perfecting Mask as a small size in the Alpha VIP Dec kit.

I have pale skin with rosy cheeks and I am prone to capillaries.I have always been told to avoid any AHA's or acids in skincare due to my redness. However, I would say that Alpha-H has made my skin look flawless. I have been using their products for about six months and I think my skin has built up a tolerance to it now. I have been receiving so many compliments on my skin lately and I believe it is because I have incorporated Alpha-H products into my regime. I left this mask on the entire 10 mins and my skin felt amazing afterwards. Days later and my skin is still supple and dewy looking. I can't stop touching my face! If you love Liquid Gold, then you will love this mask. It is cheaper than the Dermalogica one I usually use, but should last a while if used once a week. Highly recommended.

Disappointing - 07-10-2015 by

I had high hopes for this mask due to its claims and great reviews but it just wasn't for me. I have combination skin and this mask made my skin feel uncomfortable and I found myself counting down the time until I could wash it off. I used it a few times and didn't see any results besides my skin looking super clean. I think it would be best suited to someone with normal-oily skin. It's overpriced and the best thing I can say about it is that it smells nice. I ended up giving it to a friend.

Highly effective - 05-12-2014 by

Subtle smell, highly effective product. Recommended.

great product will certainly buy again - 28-07-2014 by

Have been loving Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask since it first arrived a few weeks ago. I have acne prone skin with a bit of scarring and the best my skin has been is when I was having weekly professional glycolic and salicylic treatments.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask is a more affordable option, and has given me good results. It's not super strong so I often use twice a week. It seems to effectively dry up any current blemishes, prevent developing ones from getting much worse and generally brighten my skin. My hope is that it is slowly reducing scarring but i will keep you posted on that one...

Life saver! - 23-06-2014 by

On a recent overseas trip, I noticed that my skin was dry and flaky... I was struggling to apply my make up before a night out with friends. A quick Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing + Perfecting Mask application later, the dead skin had gone and left behind was a much better base for my makeup. A miracle!

Did not see much results - 19-12-2013 by

I liked this mask, it was more gentle than I expected. However, I didn't see much of a result, my skin still has a few rough patches and marks on my skin have not diminished at all.

another Excellent product from Alpha-H - 07-10-2013 by

I have been using it once a week and I stopped using my other masks. This product is my must have in my skincare routine. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

The best I have ever used - 05-10-2013 by

This product is fantastic, it delivers on the manufacturers claims. I use this mask once a week, and after using it for a 3 weeks I notice the difference, the clarity and softness of my skin. I'm loving my glowing, radiant skin and enjoing all of the compliments!!!

This is the best mask! - 16-09-2013 by

I have used Alpha H before but it didn't blow me away. I was looking for a mask that gave results and read the reviews for this one and thought I would try it. It tingled straight away which told me something was working. After I washed it off I was surprised how good my sin looked and felt. I am a beauty product junkie but this mask is the best I have tried to far and there's been a few! Give it a go if you want instant glowing skn

Softer smoother skin, after just one use - 06-09-2013 by

The hard thing is stopping myself from using this product too often. It had an immediate effect on my skin from the first use, removing rough old skin and leaving my skin far softer and smoother. Other products including moisturisers and foundation now go on far more evenly. It does sting/tingle a tiny bit little for about twelve hours after use but no harm done... Gorgeous scent too.

Best brightening mask - 20-05-2012 by

I love this mask! I was actually reccomended to replace this for the Alpha H Micro cleanse and Im glad I did. This does the exact same thing as the Micro Cleanse however being a mask and not a scrub it is less irritating then the Micro cleanse.
I use this mask once a week and it brightens my skin and fades scars so well. Its clay based and doesnt leave my skin dry at all.
After using this mask I usually follow with the Alpha H Liquid gold. Both products together really brighten up my dull skin and reduce redness.

- 09-06-2011 by

This is my ULTIMATE favourite mask ever. None other leaves me with soft, glowy and smooth skin. Despite the warnings on this to not use if you have sensitive or rosacea-prone skin - which I have - I have no issues with this at all. The key is to only use it once a week, and to start off with it on for only a few minutes at a time, until your skin can build up to a longer period. It can feel slightly tingly, but nothing remotely unbearable, and I love to follow up with a hydrating mask that can penetrate deeper thanks to the exfoliating properties of this mask. I will not be without this! It's great value for money - one tube will last you ages as you don't need much. 5 stars all round for this little winner!

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