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I was scared this would burn off my sensitive face - but it didn't!

Updated: Jun 11, 2021

I had never tried retinol before the Alpha-H Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum and was level 10 anxious at the thought of 1% Granactive Retinoid and 14% Glycolic Acid causing another perioral dermatitis flareup. But because my moisture barrier is repaired, and my skin concerns are mainly dryness and the first signs of ageing, I was willing to risk it to review it for you.

So I have been using it for 5 weeks... and my skin is glowing! I only use it once per week on Sunday nights after cleansing and before a rosehip oil to keep it simple. I also use this as my only exfoliant too – so nothing else separate at any other time of the week.

I would recommend this to anyone who has dry, normal or oily skin but not if your skin barrier is currently impaired. Will definitely keep using it!

Price: $129 from Adore Beauty.


Chemical exfoliant AHA Glycolic Acid clears dead skin buildup, stimulates renewal and promotes the Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid production.

1% Granactive Retinoid (Vitamin A) accelerates skin turnover for youthful, healthy skin.

Tripeptide-5 works to boost Collagen production minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promoting elasticity, bounce and smoothness.

Antioxidant Ferulic Acid safeguards skin against free radical damage and environmental aggressors.

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