Sometimes it takes stopping using a product to really see the difference it makes and this has absolutely been the case in my experience with Liquid Gold. It has been a good few months since i got caved to temptation and picked up Alpha H's most famous product and throughout my testing it i hadn't been overly impressed. Now considering the level of hype around this product i was pretty much expecting it to work miracles, and unsurprisingly it doesn't. So a little deflated i popped this back in my drawer and there it sat for around a month or so.
Had it not of been for our glorious UK summer heatwave this year i probably would of cracked it back out a little earlier, but with alpha hydroxy acids making your skin more sensitive to sun i thought it was well left alone for a few more weeks. Just for reference, my dry skin (generally) isn't too bad. I do get blackheads, have large pores and lately suffer with the odd huge hormonal spot or two. But generally, i do not suffer with large breakouts or acne. So I'm not sure exactly what miracles i was expecting?!
My skin has been weirdly, playing up a treat lately. I've narrowed it down to one or two products but am still not sure who was the culprit for my out of character breakouts. So due to this I've gone back to basics and only used products i know work well with my skin and even though i didn't see great effects the first time round i decided to give Liquid Gold another bash.
Now i won't go into the ingredients because frankly my knowledge is extremely limited so I'll keep it to just how the product worked for me. I'm a facial scrub kinda gal but sometimes i feel it is a bit too abrasive, so using this has been a real change for me. While i haven't seen vast improvements in my skin I've been able to see a noticeable difference in the texture of it. After a few weeks use my blackheads are significantly smaller and the overall feel of my skin is a lot softer and smoother.
I apply a few drops on my fingers and smooth over my face 2 - 3 times a week (the cheapskate in me really doesn't like to waste product by having it eaten by cotton wool like the directions suggest you apply it). As having quite dry skin i was worried about not using moisturiser over this like they suggest, but I have not noticed it drying my skin out in the slightest, my skin actually feels quite refreshed after. Liquid Gold is a little pricey at around the £30 mark, but you can find great deals online and on QVC.
Is this really worth the miracle product status every blogger under the sun gives it? Probably not. Is it a damn good non abrasive method of exfoliating, hell yes! It may not live up to the large claims online, but I am thoroughly enjoying using it. Would i repurchase it? It has a bit of a hefty price tag, but if i found a good deal on QVC (they often have Today's Special Value prices, or if i remember rightly they do a larger 200ml bottle for a little more than the regular price) then yes i think i would. I've even got my eye on their accompanying night cream.
I purchased mine from Look Fantastic for £31.50 per 100ml.
Have you tried Liquid Gold?
Did it live up to the hype for you?