Monday, 23 March 2015

Alpha-H Liquid Laser Cleansing Oil

What is it?
'Liquid Laser Cleansing Oil has been painstakingly developed to hydrate, soften and restore radiance to dulled or lacklustre complexions.
Rebuilding and hydrating.
Addresses the concerns of a changing skin.
Replaces essential lipids.
Targets irregular hyperpigmentation.'

Who is it for?
Essentially a cleanser for either a dull skin of any age or an ageing skin (45 plus) that is lacking in the 'glow' department. Equally aimed at skins suffering from pigmentation issues.
Any skin type.

What’s in it?

Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
Essential oils

Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
Alpha-H make no claims to be organic/natural but they are animal friendly.

Tested on animals/sold in China?

What's not in it?
Mineral oil

How do you use it?
'Apply 2-3 pumps to a dry face and gently massage.'
Exactly as above. I remove with a flannel - obviously - but if you are into emulsifying, this is one of the best I have seen on the market for rinsing clean away.

What’s good about it?
A lot. Great for ageing skins to help them retain the moisture in the skin and leaves the skin really soft as opposed to tight and 'OW'.
There are obviously questions about the efficacy of a cleanser aimed at pigmentation - if it's not staying on the skin, how can it work? Well in the case of this particular product, you have to massage it in to get it to work/spread and if you're doing that for a few minutes twice a day, it's certainly better than using a plain traditional milk in my book. The texture is gel, the massage movement converts it into an oil, then it's up to you whether you emulsify or not. 

What’s not so good about it?
Nothing after my trials.

Where to use in your routine?
Although this will remove makeup, because of the ingredients, this is in the second PM cleanse or morning cleanse for me.

Similar products?
Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser - for the texture
OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel

Alpha-H Liquid Laser Cleansing Oil is £35.95 for 100ml and I'm linking to Cult Beauty because they list all the ingredients! 
*stays calm, does not go off on one*


  1. What do you think about the Ole Henriksen melting cleanser? Tried it? :)

  2. Sold in the first sentence. In need of a new cleanser soon & was leaning towards Oskia but this sounds like it was made for me.

    Nic x

  3. It sounded great in your video, I wish there was a place by me I could get a sample!

  4. I saw it on their "Whats New" website and immediately added it to my wishlist to hunt for your review.
    Thanks for the prompt delivery!

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  5. Unfortunately, every single product in the new Liquid Laser line contains problematic ingredients for me. Whyyyyy is everyone suddenly sticking lavender into everything?!

  6. Excuse my ignorance, but what do you mean by emilsify?

    1. Whoops - emulsify.

    2. It's when you add water to something to turn it from an oil or gel into a milk or sometimes a foam. But if Caroline is talking about it she means a milk generally.

  7. This looks very interesting. I'm currently using the other Alpha H cleansing oil which you recommended, which I like very much. Might give this a go when that one is finished.
    A question- can you still follow this with P50 or LG?

  8. Thanks Caroline for this detailed review, this sounds really interesting. I already love Alpha H Balancing Cleanser, I might just have to get this as the second cleanse - sounds fab!

  9. I've never really got on with this brand on my own skin and I know they're far from a 'sensitive skin' brand but is it really necessary to the preservative so high up the list? Especially in an oil based solution.

  10. Which are the ingredients that makes you go for second cleanse?

  11. I desperately try not to be a sucker for anything that promises pigmentation help (since the best help is probably lasers and everything else is just topical and doesn't re-knit your capillaries together or something miraculous to that effect!) but everyone talks so highly about this brand that I would definitely be inclined to try a product or twelve! I have to admit that I have yet to try Alpha Gold outside of a sample sachet that I didn't know what to do with...but this seems more sensible and nice


  12. I've seen that they have a Liquid Laser treatment @@ I'm so curious to know how it compares to the LG.
    I wanted to get a "tinted treatment", you know, your skin but better and loads of good ingredients to pamper it during the day.
    I was about to get the LG Daywear serum...and then I saw that they do a " Multi-Perfecting Skin-Tint" that comes with a concealer on top. I've looked around, and there are very few reviews on both products, even less ones that I can trust blindly.
    Have you ever tried either one of these products? Thoughts? ^^

  13. Can it be used with tretinoin? If yes - same day or alternate? Thanks