When you discover another use for a beauty product that’s not part of its job description, that’s something you’ve gotta share.
If there’s a skincare product universally loved by Beauty Editors, it’s Alpha H Liquid Gold with Glycolic Acid. The natural liquid exfoliant has picked up several beauty awards and was one of Australia’s best-selling beauty buys of 2016. It’s also long been recognised as an anti-ageing product for diminishing wrinkles, pigmentation and sun-damage.
We’d like to update the record: it’s also terrific at fixing up all kinds of acne from bumps on your back or chest, to pre-empting future breakouts on your face. Here’s why:
Glycolic Acid (derived from sugar cane) breaks down the glue that keeps dead skin cells attached to your skin. By routinely resurfacing your skin you allow a brighter, clearer and truer complexion to shine through. The formula is then also able to get much deeper into the skin to stimulate collagen production (hence the anti-ageing tag).
By clearing the path for your pores, Alpha H Liquid Gold also works on quelling breakouts, especially white heads that have already bubbled their way to the top.
- Moisten a cotton pad and wipe onto your back/arms/chest/face/wherever the acne lives in even strokes. If you’re doing this for the first time, get ready to be equal parts disgusted and enthralled by all the sh!t (dead skin cells) that comes off.
- Because the skin on your back is a lot thicker and resilient than your face, you can use Alpha H Liquid Gold daily on this area. Mild tingles are good, and the licorice extract and silk protein-enriched formula helps with any inflammation.
- On your face, it’s recommended to be used on alternative days (every 2nd or 3rd day) ensuring you use a daily moisturiser with SPF in the daytime to reduce photo-sensitivity.
- Anything you apply on top of your now-exfoliated back/chest/face will be doubly as effective since there’s nothing blocking its path.