Wednesday 25 April 2012
Alpha-H Gentle Daily Exfoliant
I've been fascinated for some time by all the praise surrounding Alpha-H and their products, and when I was in need of a new facial exfoliator and noticed their products were on 3 for 2 at Beauty Bay, I thought it was time to take the plunge.
The Alpha-H Gentle Daily Exfoliant is a fairly unique experience as far as facial exfoliators go, smoothing and brightening without the use of harsh scrubbing particles.
The packaging is standard for Alpha-H - clean and minimal, with an almost clinical look to it.
To use, you flip open the top to reveal a large hole from which a small amount of white powder is dispensed. The directions for use indicate that you should use two of the amounts of powder for application. The great thing about this dispensing system is that it dispenses the correct amount of product each time, so it is impossible to pour too much out which is great for minimising wastage!
You pour two applications into very wet hands and it transforms into a smooth paste which is then massaged into your skin for up to a minute.
What struck me with this exfoliator is that it doesn't seem to be gritty at all! It almost feels like some kind of mask, and at first I didn't believe that it was actually doing anything!
Over the past month using this on a daily basis, my skin has become noticeably smoother and I have suffered hardly any breakouts, so I have to conclude it works! The only disadvantage is the high price, which at £32 may make me reconsider repurchasing. If you are someone who invests a lot in your skin care regime though, this would be an excellent choice.
A surprising twist on traditional exfoliation, this exfoliant leaves skin both smooth and soft, and it is great to find something that isn't harsh and abrasive to the skin, but still packs a hefty punch. If you can overlook the higher price point, this could be a great addition to a skincare regime.
Where to buy - Beauty Bay, Salon Skincare Cult Beauty