1383 people can’t be wrong.
Where do you turn for your beauty advice? Friends, celebs, Instagram? The skincare savvy among us know that, sometimes the best recommendation of all can be found in online reviews.
And one product that seems to always get the beauty community talking is Alpha-H’s Liquid Gold.
In fact, it’s been reviewed 1877 times on the Adore Beauty – that’s the most reviews of any product – and it’s received 1383 five star reviews – again the most of any other product.
I mean, 1383 people can’t be wrong. If you need more of a nudge into the Liquid Gold direction a bottle is sold every 30 seconds.
So what is it about Liquid Gold that makes it well liquid gold?
Since its creation nearly 20 years ago, the Aussie-made chemical exfoliant has become an cult fave.
“In the very simplest of terms, Liquid Gold is a Glycolic Acid based chemical exfoliant; a skin resurfacing treatment which works as a toner, an exfoliator, a serum and a moisturiser,” explains the Alpha-H site.
Body+Soul beauty editor Kelsey Ferencak adds “as far as chemical exfoliants go it provides that poreless glow everyone wants – just like a filter.”
Those interested in a quick science lesson, glycolic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) which helps break down the “glue” which keeps dead skin cells stuck on the skin.
Being jam packed with glycolic acid, Liquid Gold therefore works to remove dead skin which leads to a fresher complexion. It also works to hydrate and boost the skin leaving it smoother.
An all-rounder it can be used to fight lines, wrinkles, sun damage and pigmentation.
For the unacquainted, Kelsey recommends applying a good drop to a (reusable) cotton pad and smooth all over your face at night time. Start with one night a week and then apply every other night.
It’s best to start in your 20s when the skin’s natural cellular turnover starts to slow down.
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So what do the reviewers say?
“It’s a miracle in a bottle, clears your skin up, makes it feel really soft and smooth and makes you really glowy.”
“My skin has been acting up lately with acne, but Liquid Gold seems to calm it right down. I’ve only used it a few time without moisturiser and I wake up with clearer skin. Recommend!”
“As a 40-year-old woman who thought I had left it too late to take care of my skin the way I should have been years ago, this product is amazing. My skin is plump and glowing. The results are almost immediate. And it’s ease of use makes it even better.”
Want to know the other products who get the most five-star reviews? Check out the complete list here:
- Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%
- The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
- Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
- asap super B complex 30ml
- Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF 50+ Luminising Sun Serum
- ELEVEN Hydrate My Hair Moisture Shampoo
- Kérastase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Hair Oil 100ml
- Sand&Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+
All products featured in this article are selected by our editors, who don’t play favourites. If you buy something, we may get a cut of the sale.