The Case for Overnight Exfoliators

AlphaH Liquid Gold Exfoliating Tonic  Review

$54 at Sephora


  • What it is: An overnight exfoliator
  • What it does: Dissolves dead skin cells with five percent glycolic acid
  • Who it’s for: Anyone who want to exfoliate (but may not have time for involved treatments)

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Tonic acts as a reset button for my skin: This liquid, which has about the consistency of a lightweight toner, is spiked with five percent glycolic acid to dissolve dead skin cells and after I dispense a few drops onto a cotton pad, my skin feels smooth and looks hella radiant. I don't find it too harsh post-double-cleanse and I can layer it under hydrating serums and creams (it's meant to be used every other day, at night, on clean skin; you don't have to layer anything over it). Liquid Gold also contains licorice root extract, one of my all-time favorite brightening ingredients, that helps alleviate redness and irritation. Case in point: A particularly stubborn post-breakout dark spot finally faded after a week of using this exfoliator.

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Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Tonic

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Tonic

$54 at Sephora

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