The Best Alpha-H Products and How To Use Them

Alpha-H is an Australian skincare brand, priding itself on the balance of science and nature that goes into each bottle. 

Although they are considered “The Acid Authority”, they have products to suit just about every skin type, concern and degree of complexity; there’s something for everybody.

Whether you’re a newbie or a long-time fan, here’s our take on some essential products in the Alpha-H skincare range…

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Take your skin to the next level with this potent night-time treatment. With 5% Glycolic Acid and a uniquely low pH of 2.8-3.0, to brighten and resurface, watch your complexion firm, even out and tone up with each application of Alpha-H Liquid Gold.

What is Glycolic acid?

Glycolic acid is an Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA) derived from sugar cane that is exceptional at dissolving the bonds that hold dead skin cells together and resurfacing the skin. 

Not only does it help to improve your skin’s texture, it also boosts moisture levels in your skin, as well as brightness. 

Glycolic acid is a chemical exfoliant that helps to tackle problems like pigmentation, sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, acne scarring and dehydration. 

What Skin Types Should Use Alpha-H Liquid Gold?

What is Alpha-H Liquid Gold? Well, it is an exfoliating tonic best for those with mature (30+) skin types as this serum has anti-aging benefits that will brighten and firm the skin over time.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold contains 5% Glycolic acid and is well suited to normal-dry skin types, as it helps to boost moisture levels in the skin. 

While Alpha-H Liquid Gold helps to improve acne scarring and congestion, those with oily-combination skin types will also benefit from treatments containing Salicylic acid, which helps to decongest pores and balance oil production, like the Alpha-H Clear Skin Tonic

Those with sensitive skin may find products with Glycolic acid irritating and should opt for something with something milder like Lactic acid

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How to Use Alpha-H Liquid Gold

  • Thoroughly cleanse skin and pat dry.

  • Douse a cotton pad in Alpha-H Liquid Gold and apply to the face and neck, avoiding the eye area.

  • Follow with a moisturiser or for maximum results do not follow with a moisturiser simply leave to work uninterrupted.

  • Leave to work overnight

  • Apply SPF the next day to advocate for all the good work Liquid gold has done overnight and to future proof your skin against premature ageing. 

  • Apply 2 to 3 times a week as part of an evening skin care routine.

What Does Alpha-H Liquid Gold Do For Your Skin? 

The Alpha-H Liquid Gold is a radiance boosting exfoliator known for its instantaneous results, working in just under 20 minutes. Alpha-H Liquid Gold also provides long term benefits like firming, brightening, and increased cell turnover. 

This is a gentle formulation that won’t burn your face off, but it is still potent enough to provide salon quality results - try it under a mask for an intensive treatment!

The perfect moisturiser for our harsh Australian sun. Combining SPF50+ with collagen boosters and wrinkle-preventing properties, Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ with Vitamin E is a lightweight lotion that won’t block pores, resists water and is ideal for use under make-up or alone.

Why is using SPF in your moisturiser important?

Due to its method of application, it’s difficult for SPF of any level to live up to its proposed protection level. If you are only applying a thin layer, using a moisturiser with SPF probably won’t be enough on it’s own. 

That being said, it does add a valuable extra layer of protection, particularly if it is 50+. Anything that helps shield us against sun damage is our friend, and is here to stay.

What Skin Types Should Use Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ with Vitamin E?

The Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ is suitable for all skin types and best suited for those who are looking to prevent signs of premature aging. 

The lightweight cream texture of Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ with Vitamin E, makes this moisturiser suitable for everyone.  It is also non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores or cause excess oiliness. 

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How to Use Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ with Vitamin E?

  • Apply liberally to skin 20 minutes before sun exposure.

  • Re-apply every 2 hours for maximum protection.

  • Re-apply after swimming, towelling off, exercising, and perspiring excessively. 

  • Can be worn under makeup.

What Does The Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ with Vitamin E Do?

The Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ with Vitamin E is a hydrating moisturiser that nourishes the skin, while providing impressive sun protection without a white cast. 

Broad spectrum protection prevents photoaging, while Vitamins E and B  and Aloe Vera help keep the skin moisturised and healthy. 

The Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ with Vitamin E also is easy to apply under makeup, with no greasy residue! 

An exfoliant that won’t damage your skin? Yes please! With moisturising macadamia nut oil, bacteria-fighting peppermint oil and brightening cucumber extract, Alpha-H Micro Super Scrub with 12% Glycolic Acid is a glycolic scrub that gently lifts dead cells to smooth and renew the skin.

Why use a physical exfoliant?

Physical exfoliants treat the top layers of the skin through using beads, powders or fabrics to shift away dead skin cells. 

While you may have heard some concerning things about “micro-tearing”, many physical exfoliants are gentle enough to be used regularly without causing this problem. 

The Alpha-H Micro Super Scrub contains eco-friendly Bamboo Stem Extract, which gently buffs away dead skin. Physical exfoliants provide quick results and leave your skin instantly renewed.

The Alpha-H Micro Super Scrub is not just a physical exfoliant, it’s a dual action exfoliant owing to the Glycolic Acid content. Physical and chemical!

What Skin Types Should Use Alpha-H Micro Super Scrub?

The Alpha-H Micro Super Scrub is best for those with oily, combination and acne prone skin as it decongests skin and rids skin of excess sebum and impurities. 

The Alpha-H Micro Super Scrub is also good for dry and mature skin, as the combination of Glycolic acid and eco friendly Bamboo Stem Extract helps to diminish dry patches and boosts hydration. 

If you have sensitive skin this product may be a bit intense, as the combination of Physical and Chemical exfoliants may be irritating. 

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How to Use Alpha-H Super Scrub

  • Cleanse face thoroughly and leave damp.

  • Apply the facial scrub and massage over the face.

  • Avoid the delicate eye area.

  • Rinse well to remove.

  • Use twice a week and follow with your preferred Alpha-H moisturiser.

What Does The Alpha-H Micro Super Scrub Do?

The Alpha-H Micro Super Scrub is a dual action Chemical and Physical exfoliant that delivers a resurfacing deep cleanse. Not only does this scrub help to dissolve dead skin build up and impurities, it also helps to prevent breakouts and blackheads

If your skin is oily or more problematic than you’d like, look no further than this light, softening gel. Don’t be deceived by the non-foaming formula; Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser is a serious cleanser that removes make-up, tones and deep cleans for your most refreshed, nourished complexion yet. It’s one of our best-selling Alpha-H Cleansers!

What makes this product a “Triple Action” Cleanser?

Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser is perfect for those who want to remove waterproof makeup, tone, and cleanse their skin in one easy step. 

What Skin Types Should Use Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser?

Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser suits those with oily, combination, and generally problematic skin, as it helps to balance oil production and soothe complexions. 

While it will not irritate sensitive skin, there are more suitable cleansers for sensitive skin types, like the Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser.

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How to Use Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser

  • Dampen your face.

  • Apply the cleanser over the face and closed eyelids.

  • Remove thoroughly with a damp face cloth or rinse with lukewarm water.

  • This cleanser can be used morning and night.

Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser Results

Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser is a non-foaming face wash that uses Cucumber, Aloe Vera and Thyme to calm skin, while preventing breakouts. Instantly cooling, this cleanser leaves your skin with a ‘deep clean’ feel. A go-to cleanser for combination skin that is playing up and breaking out! 

If you still aren't fully convinced that these will suit you and your skincare needs then browse the rest of the Alpha-H range to find your new favourite skincare routine!

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