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Alpha-H Balancing and Pore Refining Mask with Jojoba Oil 100g

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Alpha-H Balancing and Pore Refining Mask with Jojoba Oil is specially formulated to deep cleanse and purify oily and acne-prone skin.
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Alpha-H Balancing and Pore Refining Mask with Jojoba Oil Reviews

4.4 of 147 reviews

88% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

First and last

Ashley

This was the first face mask I ever purchased and it would be my last, it’s the best! So nice on the skin and once I wash it off I feel like my skin is so soft, glowy and really get into the skin to give me a good clean out. Couldn’t recommend anything better!

Most Helpful Criticism

Irritated my skin

K

I have oily combination skin and usually I don’t react to anything. But I think the lavender oil in this product would irritate it whenever I used it. I would get red splotches, almost like rosacea, and burn around my nose. My skin would look a bit more matte after I used this product and my skin calmed down but not worth the irritation!
  1. such a good mask

    leigh

    this is such a good mask, I originally got it for a friend but she raved about it so I purchased it for my self. It gives you such a nice deep clean and is great for oily skin
  2. First and last

    Ashley

    This was the first face mask I ever purchased and it would be my last, it’s the best! So nice on the skin and once I wash it off I feel like my skin is so soft, glowy and really get into the skin to give me a good clean out. Couldn’t recommend anything better!
  3. Amazing

    Briony

    I love this mask, it helps balance my skin and doesn't strip it so dry that I have irritations like some other masks!
  4. Pretty good

    ML

    It smells great and definitely feels like a little treat every time I put it on. I do get a very slight burning sensation when I first apply it (not sure why), but it hasn't led to any actual skin irritation or negative results. My skin feels clean and my pores are clear straight after use, but I do find my skin gets really oily after use, even when applying moisturizer straight after. It may not ...
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  5. Good gentle clay mask

    Ashlee

    I feel like this clay mask doesn't dry out your skin too much, as compared to other clay masks. It calms and cleanses my skin and my skin feels nice and smooth afterwards.
  6. Beautiful aroma and texture

    Smaddi

    Good product for oily skin! It has a rich aroma and texture of rapid absorption. Remember to use it for only 10 minutes because it can dry out your skin. I recommend using it only in areas affected by acne and enlarged pores.
  7. Great value for money

    Tina

    verified purchaser
    I really loved this product, so affordable, smells amazing and gave me lovely results with my skin.
    I use a couple of times a month and its enough to decongestant my skin and leave it feeling clean, refined and bright. I will definitely be purchasing this product again!
  8. Refreshing and enjoyable

    Phoebe

    verified purchaser
    A beautiful refreshing scent, this mask helped to sooth my irritated skin. I use once a week and look forward to this routine. My skin feels so nice afterwards and appears more consistent in texture.
  9. Amazing !

    Mary

    verified purchaser
    This product works amazingly , it does sting and burn while it’s on , but the refreshed look and feel afterward is worth it ! My faces clears up and feels so hydrated I love it
  10. Love this mask

    Alexandra

    verified purchaser
    I love Alpha-h products and this was no exception. I have very large pores and very textured skin. After using this once a week my skin looks so clean and healthy. I look forward to trying other Alpha-h masks
  11. Didn’t think I would miss it as much as I do

    LadyL

    I had been using Alpha-H products for years, before my new esthetician swapped me over to Payot. I really loved using the Alpha-H Balancing and Pore Refining Mask. It was my go-to whenever I started having breakouts, as it calmed the skin and started working to accelerate the pimple growth, and reduce the time they spent on my face. I also loved using it as a spot treatment, particularly at night...
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  12. impressive!

    claudia

    i have only used this mask a few times. I love the smooth feeling of my skin after use. I find the day after my skin feels so nice and looks very clear. The smell is quite unique but i like it! It stung my face a little bit but i do have very sensitive skin, it only did this during my first use. I would recommend this product if you struggle with acne and congestion.
  13. Delivers on it's promise

    Anne

    Really enjoying the results from this mask, nice for tightening pores without leaving skin feeling dry like some clay masks can
  14. Another great product from ALPHA-H

    Anita21

    I have oily/ combination skin - more on the oilier side with blackheads/ pores. It's a good mask, very easy to apply and I find it does leave my skin smooth. Not sure if I've really noticed any reduced sizes in my pores or not but it's def great for my blackheads/ odd breakouts. I have yet to use it as a spot treatment overnight but I will give it a go. Even for my not so sensitive skin upon init...
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  15. Irritated my skin

    K

    I have oily combination skin and usually I don’t react to anything. But I think the lavender oil in this product would irritate it whenever I used it. I would get red splotches, almost like rosacea, and burn around my nose. My skin would look a bit more matte after I used this product and my skin calmed down but not worth the irritation!
  16. Great for oily skin and large pores

    Bmac

    Good product for oily skin! It has a rich aroma and texture of rapid absorption. Remember to use it for only 10 minutes because it can dry out your skin. I recommend using it only in areas affected by acne and enlarged pores.
  17. reacts with sensitive skin

    charlotta

    reacted with my skin, left it red and dehydrated
  18. Nourishing mask

    Mira

    I use this mask once a week with Alpha Liquid Gold twice a week. And the overall improvement is significant in regards to pigmentation and clearer pores along the nose. It is a real treat of a mask, smells really natural and the skin feels nourished and hydrated following. Definitely recommend.
  19. I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bailey

    To is my go to mask, it makes by face so smooth
  20. Mask

    Lan

    I expected a thicker type mask - this isn’t as thick as I thought .
    It does sting my face for couple minutes but settles .
    When taking off mask after 10 minutes my fave feels very smooth .
    It says use once a week but I have done it twice
  21. Secret spot treatment!!

    Lana

    I have dry/sensitive skin so this is too drying for my entire face, but I use it just on my chin and nose where I have stubborn congestion/blackheads. I'm not sure if I've seen a big difference but it does make a great overnight spot treatment on active blemishes. They are a lot less red by morning!
  22. Not for me but would be great for someone else!

    Natii01

    I have oily/combination skin and I found this was too much for it to handle. It can sting quite a bit upon initial application and it usually passes within a few mins. I never left this on for more then 5-7 mins and I always felt over the next few days my skin was irritated and red. I feel for someone who has acne and thicker textured skin this would be great to decongest and refine but on my thin...
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  23. A great reset without stripping the skin

    Joanna

    I love this mask. It helps to keep my breakouts under control. It's really effective and it doesn't compromise your skin barrier, which was often my experience with other clay masks.
  24. A good weekly mask

    Kate

    I love the smell of this mask, and even more than that the feeling on my skin after I've used it. I found it a little bit stingy the first time I applied to my skin, but the feeling went away quickly and then it just felt like any other mask.
    I would recommend sticking to the instructions for application and removal and I've realised really make a difference.
  25. Holy grail!!! A+++

    Elisha

    Everyone that has glogged pores or pimples need this! My skin has never been this clear and I've only used it a few times. The smell is amazing also. I wish i had of found this a long time ago. This is something i will be buying everytime im close to running out. Incredibly happy with this product. Highly recommend.
  26. Alpha-H always reliable

    Jessica

    Have just started using this but feels great on my skin and hoping to see results on pores soon. Always love Alpha-H as gentle but effected and smell great.
  27. makes my pores look very small

    Laura

    this mask eliminates pores and makes my skin look very soft and clear. Definitely recommend!
  28. Great!

    Aline

    I Absolutely love this clay mask! It smells amazing, and it leaves your skin feeling so smooth after removing it. My skin feels so refreshed and clear after using this mask. Definitely recommend for acne-prone, oily, blemished skin.
  29. Light and good for regular use

    Sundamaged

    This is a much lighter masque than the classic clay-setting style. Goes on smoothly, has a nice tingle, and hasn't made my skin overreact.
  30. Good mask

    Alexander

    With weekly use I have noticed my skin to be clearer and less prone to redness. The jojoba separates this from other clarifying masks as it is quite moisturising/nourishing.

    I haven’t noticed a reduction in clogged pores on its own, although if used with other products with high glycolic/salicylic acid concentrations it goes help to soften clogged pores.
  31. Typical face mask

    Bella

    I recently bought this as i absolutely love the alpha-H skincare range. To be honest, i dont feel that it refines my pores. It does make me feel fresh and makes my skin look a little clearer (i have medium acne) , however i would say there is no difference between the mask and anything you could buy from your local pharmacy.
  32. Lovely mask!

    Lara

    Doesn't dry out my skin like other refining masks and makes my skin actually feel nourished and plump. Smells amaaazing also!
  33. Love !

    Brooke

    I use this mask once a week, it leaves my skin looking clean and clear
  34. Love !

    Brooke

    I use this mask once a week, it leaves my skin looking clean and clear
  35. Just average

    Vanessa

    I didn't find this product amazing at all. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone to purchase. I actually found the mask stung quiet a lot on my skin while using and even after and I don't ever usually have a problem with sensitive skin or anything like that. I wouldn't mind the stinting if you saw visible results but I really couldn't see any difference from before and after I've been using it weekly ...
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  36. Good!

    Camila

    Good product for oily skin! It has a rich aroma and texture of rapid absorption. Remember to use it for only 10 minutes because it can dry out your skin. I recommend using it only in areas affected by acne and enlarged pores.
  37. Helped with pores on nose

    Freda

    I have really large pores on my nose and I found this has helped with making them less visible. I try to use it once or twice a week.
  38. Surprised

    Ash

    I'm not normally a massive fan of masks, but I find this one to be really calming and nourishing. I wouldn't say it necessarily makes my pores 'smaller', but it does smooth my skin and make it soft - my tinted moisturiser can glide pretty effortlessly over the top! Also a great mask for dehydrating seasons such as winter. Would recommend.
  39. Amazing spot treatment

    Kaylee

    I really like this mask, but mainly for a spot treatment when I get the occasional pimple appear. I have oily skin prone to blackheads and find that it helps my pores and oil and blackheads immediately after but the effects don’t tend to last long. When I do get a pimple, at any stage from the painful red mark to having the whitehead pop out, I will apply this before bed (with a cotton bud to prev...
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  40. Calming

    Lara

    While it doesnt reduce my pores it does calm my oily skin down and leave it feeling even and soft. I use fortnightly!
  41. Wouldn't buy again

    Dani

    I used this last night for the first time & my skin started burning within 5 seconds. Washed off straight away & won't use again. uch a waste of money & very odd considering I use cleansers, toner, moisturisers that are all Alpha H brand with no issues at all.
  42. Clears clogged pores

    C

    This is such a great mask! I have the first signs of ageing type of skin but still get breakouts and have congested pores and this mask was absolutely amazing! It clears out clogged pores and leaves skin so clear and bright without overdrying! Love it!!
  43. Pore refining

    Kathleen

    anything that states pore refining im a bit funny on! you cant change the size of your pores with just using a mask - it may make them appear smaller!!!!!
  44. Love it!

    Epk

    This masked made my skin feel so refreshed and clean. Really worked well to clean out my pores. I do recommend using up this mask quickly as I had to throw out the remaining due to the product turning to liquid. I believe this is my fault as I didn’t use it up fast enough.
  45. Great if your skin is feeling oily

    Ariane

    Great if your skin is oily or you have larger pores, in summer this is a godsend. I love to apply this at least once a week, especially in the warmer months, my skin gets oily and greasy and this helps all this
  46. Great for oily skin

    Ciara

    Great product i use it weekly and as a spot treatment which will dry my pimples out by the morning. Does tingle abit but its not unbearable, it doesnt dry completely hard like other masks ive tried which can be uncomfortable. It has a amazing smell and i saw results as soon as i washed it off.
  47. A nice mask

    K

    A pretty nice mask that I’m pretty happy with. It’s not amazing, and I wouldn’t say that I’ve seen outstanding results, but it generally helps with shine. I’ve got combination skin and my t-zone is prone to shine. Doesn’t dry out my skin either.
  48. Good mask that doesn't feel like it drains your skin

    Adele

    I like this mask as it doesn't feel like it drains all the hydration out of your skin. Skin feels smooth after it. Don't know if it really clears out my pores, still have some areas of blackheads. I've been using it weekly for 3 weeks now, but will stick to it as I like how smooth and clean my skin feels after it
  49. Good

    Abbey

    This mask helps to keep my face clean and fresh. I do find it helps to clean out my pores
  50. Simple and effective

    Carmen

    Love this mask - I use it once a week and it has worked really well at keeping my skin clear and fresh. It gives my skin a great tightening feeling, but doesn’t feel chemical-heavy or drying. Will definitely continue to buy - fantastic quality at an amazing price!
  51. Another great mask

    Angela

    I purchased this mask as the the other one Alpha H does wasnt available online - but this one is amazing too thank god! Skin felt refreshed and definitely could see a difference! Love the Alpha H range - cant wait to use it this week!
  52. Shooting the skin

    Julie

    love the smell of the product and feel of my skin after use.
    the texture of the product is delightful. Price of the product if incredibly affordable too
  53. love this

    Alison

    Goes on wet but soaks into skin as it dries and pulls the skin tight. Helps reduce breakouts. I pop it on my chin before bed when I have a hormonal breakout looming and it reduces the severity / pimples reduce overnight. I use Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing + Perfecting Mask after and they are a lovely weekend mask routine treat, skin feels soft and clean after.
  54. Smells so good.

    Hannah

    This face mask is a great all round mask. Leaves my skin brighter, help’s clear any lingering breakouts. I tend to only use this once every couple of weeks as any more than that makes my skin quite reactive.
  55. Ahead of its time!

    Smaddi

    This product is clearly one step ahead of the rest in this field. My skin felt and looked amazing after just one use. I'm very happy with this purchase.
  56. Smooth skin

    Tamara

    I love this mask when I am having a breakout or I just want to unclog my pores, I have Oily skin and this is perfect for really cleaning everything out and reducing the inflammation. I use this in rotation with the other mask from Alpha H and a green clay mask and I find it really cleans out my pores and leaves my skin smoother. Only thing but its not a negative but I try and use this a few days a...
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  57. Good for oily skin

    Ariane

    Great in summer and when my skin is feeling oily, congested, I have pimples and pores, or a combination of all of the above. A very purifying mask, leaves the skin feeling clean and refreshed, very clear.
  58. Better skin

    Sarah

    I use this product and my charcoal mask when my pores or blackheads are out of control and the results are amazing. Recommend it
  59. Smoother skin

    Maggie

    You can feel the mask working on your face; it gives off a warm tingling feeling. The skin feels really smooth and soft after washing the mask off, but I'm not sure how effective it is at clearing the pores (the main reason I bought it for). The smell is quite strong, but it's a pleasant refreshing smell.
  60. Great

    S

    It seems like this is the only product that works for the week before my period, when my skin is acting crazy.
    I have taken a star out just because, for some reason, it burns a little when used it above my lip. It is strange since it works perfectly on the rest of my face and neck but just to be sure I avoid that part.
  61. Really works!

    Fiona

    I use this once a week, it's very quick, and very effective. You can actually feel it working. Pores are noticeably tighter afterwards! I've been using it for a couple of months now and it's really improving my skin, especially on my nose.
  62. Affordable and works well

    Shana

    I was looking for a more affordable versions of the eve lom rescue mask and this fits the bill.
  63. Feels Amazing!

    Karah

    I love this product. It feels so nice on your skin and it's as if I can feel my pores getting smaller when I use it.

    It significantly has helped with the size of my pores and it is great for when I have breakouts. Highly recommend!
  64. My favourite mask

    Monique

    I use this mask 2/3 times a week. Once a week I will use the micro cleanse scrub after my mask has been on for 10 minutes and just let them both work together for a further 5 or so minutes. Alone this product clears out my pores and reduces any blemishes I have. Combining it with the micro cleanse steps up the benefits of both products I find. This mask doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry or tight a...
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  65. Awesome.

    Sarah

    This product (and the product range) is incredible on my 36 year old face. Feels like I've had an expensive facial at a salon. My skin has cleared up so much after using this product.
  66. Amazing

    Sarah

    This product is clearly one step ahead of the rest in this field. My skin felt and looked amazing after just one use. I'm very happy with this purchase.
  67. Absolute favourite mask

    Tahlia

    I have fairly oily, sensitive skin and enlarged pores across my nose and cheeks. I use this every Sunday night and get amazing results. My skin feels renewed and is so clear and soft after using this mask. I've noticed my skin doesn't get as oily as it used to as well since I've been using it. A little goes a long way. I bought mine in December and have still got at least half left now in May.
  68. Nice mask for congested, dull skin

    Emma

    I have mostly dehydrated skin with some congestion & blackheads on my t-zone. I have found this mask great when I need a deep cleanse. It does just that without drying out my skin
  69. such a good mask!

    Raha

    I have such an oily t zone and enlarged pores. Usually face masks do nothing for me! I found that this product shrunk my pores and helped control oil production. If you have oily skin you need to get this :)
  70. Smells good

    Maddison

    I use this mask bi weekly in between a skinstitut hydration mask. It smells good and gives me a clear and clean complexion
  71. Only use it in problem areas

    Michelle

    I enjoy this mask, I steam my face before using for a few minutes and apply this only to my problem areas, nose, chin tiny part of cheeks and forehead. It’s too drying for the rest of my face but is great on my nose. My pores seem much clearer and have no breakouts from clogged pores on my chin at all. Really enjoy this and it’s so cost effective for what it does
  72. Best mask I've ever used

    Kristi

    I'd previously bought a starter pack of Alpha H products to try as my skin had become quite oily as of late. This mask is a definite must have for me and something I needed to repurchase ASAP!
    I've never used a mask that cleaned my pores so thoroughly before, in turn making them appear much smaller. I use it once a week to keep my skin looking super fresh. I feel like my skin is tighter aft...
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  73. Great

    Peta

    I love this mask! It has helped my skin so much since I started using it. I love how it feels on and my skin just loves it. I am definitely recommending this product to others! I will be buying more of this!
  74. average mask

    Mad

    I made a mistake to scrub my face before using this mask. This mask has a warm feel when applied to the face so having scrub my face before putting it on it gives a slight burning feeling. But after washing off the mask my skin feels cleaned
    The mask is very good for oily skin, it's clay based an absorbs the oil very well. I use it once a week and I am always left with a very smooth and matt...
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  75. A really well formulated mask

    Lachie

    I have been using this mask along with the liquid gold mask, liquid gold treatment and Alpha H cleansers for about 14 years. I have dry skin and a bit of redness as my skin is very pale. I really love using this mask, it smells so nice, and feels so good on. I use the masks once a week and it usually lasts for around 6 months. Helps with pores, blackheads, pimples, etc. also great just to spot tre...
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  76. Good

    asami

    It smells awesome and does what it says but I don't find it terribly useful in minimising my pores or even at the very least, purify my oily skin. It's a bare minimum product.
  77. Alpha-H Balancing and Pore Refining Mask with Jojoba Oil

    Lily

    It smells awesome and does what it says but I don't find it terribly useful in minimising my pores or even at the very least, purify my oily skin. It's a bare minimum product.
  78. Great mask

    Nadya

    This is one of the best masks I've ever tried. It immediately refreshes my complexion and tightens pores. I've tried ultraceuticals and janssen masks before, and I'd say Alpha-H provides the same results for almost half the price of those other brands. Will definitely purchase again.
  79. Weekly must have!

    Jade

    I have been using this mask for a few weeks now and can honestly say I’ve noticed a huge difference to my skin texture! It’s so convenient that it only needs to be on my face for 10mins before washing off and leaving a smooth texture behind- my skin feels amazing after using this! I have combination skin and it truly makes it feel so much better! My skin glows the next day after using this!
  80. Horrible!

    Lauren

    Used this mask twice and both times it has burned my skin so bad and left my face bright red until the next morning. I’ve had strong acid masks at salons and felt less pain than I’ve experienced from this mask. Would not recommend for anyone!
  81. Smells beautiful and works wonderfully

    Diane

    I have been using this mask along with the liquid gold mask, liquid gold treatment and Alpha H cleansers for about 14 years. I have dry skin and a bit of redness as my skin is very pale. I really love using this mask, it smells so nice, and feels so good on. I use the masks once a week and it usually lasts for around 6 months. Helps with pores, blackheads, pimples, etc. also great just to spot tre...
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  82. Feels amazing!

    Lizzie

    I love the way this mask makes my skin feel! I’ve only used it a couple of times but after each time my skin feels so soft. I feel like it also calms down my skin when it’s breaking out. Love it!
  83. Smells nice

    Georgie

    I got this for my bf and he really liked it, he doesn’t have bad skin anyways just a few spots pop up from clogged pores/bacteria do this nice light weight face mask helped with that
  84. Love

    Jo

    Love this face mask, it does sting for a few minutes when you first apply but then it's gone. Skin feels nice and clean after using.
  85. Love

    Amelia

    Some of my favourite masks! Theres no fun colour, peel, smell, or sparkle to these but they really do the job!
  86. Glow!

    Amber

    Get ready to tingle! It does what it says and more, my weekly mask no question. I have dry skin but get the odd pimple, this mask zaps those little buggers, refines and moisturisers! Look fresh and toned
  87. Nice Mask

    Adele

    I purchased this by accident but after giving it a go found it left my skin feeling and looking nice. Would say that it is more for mature skin though.
  88. Great - does what it claims!

    Nicola

    I love this mask. I don't have oily skin, but this is great when my skin fluctuates. It feels refreshed and clean after, but not dry. There is a bit of stinging on any little bumps, but it just feel like its working. I'm a fan of the smell, but I like herbal smells (not everyone does).
  89. deep cleanse

    Erica

    I recently purchased another bottle of this and was reminded again why I love it so much. It’s a smooth clay formula that smells amazing and gives a really thorough clean out of your pores without feeling harsh on the skin. Since using it again my skin is less congested, softer, and visibly brighter
  90. Soothing

    Irma

    I use this mask weekly and whilst initially there is a lot of burn and tingling for me it dries quite quickly leaving soft pore-reduces skin behind. I find the jojoba oil really helps to counteract the tingling sensation
  91. Great Product

    Pheebs

    I've only recently started using this product but it feels great when it's on and my face looks nice and refreshed when it's washed off.
  92. loved it from first use

    Samantha

    i recently purchased this mask and have loved it from my first use. it is a bit tingley at the start but really tightens pores and evens my skin. i use it weekly.
  93. Smells incredible

    Laurel

    This gives skin a really lovely pick me up - super hydrating, feels nourishing, and smells incredible. I love the way my skin feels during and after using this.
  94. Prefer the rest of the range

    Mary

    I like the alpha h range so was looking forward to using this product but I just found didn’t do much for my skin and wasn’t too pleasant to use, kind of burned and I usually can tolerate hardcore peels. But just didn’t see any result worth it.
  95. Loving it so far

    Mad

    Ordered this after reading a tonne of reviews. Seemed to calm my hormonal skin. A little goes a long way, so won't be needing to restock too often.
  96. Loving it so far

    Mad

    Ordered this after reading a tonne of reviews and it seemed the best fit. I love other Alpha-H products. It seemed to calm my hormonal skin. I little goes a long way, so won't be needing to restock too often, which is great value for money.
  97. Brighter fresher skin

    Mandy

    I love to use this when my skin needs a pick me up. It dries down fairly fast but doesn’t feel tight and uncomfortable while it’s doing so, so I don’t feel like I need to instantly wash it off or scratch my face and can relax with it on. Afterwards, my skin is refreshed - looks brighter and feels smoother. I always feel like the serums and moisturisers I use afterwards sink in more quickly than th...
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  98. VERY NICE

    Renee

    I use a lot of ALPHA-H products and love them all. This one was no exception. My skin tingles a little when I first put this on but then settles down. Once I have washed off, my skin feels so soft and looks fresh & radiant! I use this once a week and love how my skin is looking xx
  99. YESSSS!

    Penelope

    The two Alpha H masks I have tried are by far the best ever. They dont dry all hard and crackly which is usually satisfying, but they stick well and cleanse out the pores amazingly!
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