Alpha-H Skin Care FAQ

Ingredients Glossary

Search ingredients below to find out all about the ingredients we use and what they do.

24 Carat Gold Flakes

Gives radiance and brightens the skin while embodying opulence. 

You’ll find them in: Liquid Gold 24 Moisture Repair Cream

Aloe Vera

Soothing and calming plant extract with natural anti-inflammatory properties that is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, it may help to improve skin hydration and reduce trans-epidermal moisture loss. 

You’ll find it in: Balancing Cleanser, Balancing Moisturiser and Gentle Exfoliant, Beauty Sleep Power Peel, Hyaluronic 8, Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask, Triple Action Cleanser

Anti-redness Complex (Arnica, Cypress, Malt, Solomon’s Seal)

This easily absorbed plant stem cell is known for helping to stimulate regeneration in the connective tissue, increasing skin density and promoting firmness by reducing the appearance of wrinkles. 

You’ll find them in: Liquid Gold 24 Moisture Repair Cream

Bamboo Stem Extract

Biodegradable, sustainably-sourced smooth spheres of bamboo which gently remove dead skin cells on the surface of skin. 

You’ll find it in: Micro Super Scrub

Benzophenone-3 & Octocrylene

Work together to absorb UVB and UVA rays to protect the skin from UV damage 

You’ll find them in: Protection Plus Daily SPF50+ 

Caffeine

Rich in antioxidant properties, caffeine can help to increase microcirculation, delivering nutrients to skin cells via the capillary network. 

You’ll find it in: Micro Super Scrub

Cera Alba (Beeswax)

Known for its nourishing and conditioning properties, Beeswax can assist with locking in moisture for softer, fuller lips. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Rose Perfect & Plump

Chamomile

Known for its extremely calming properties, Chamomile works to ease and soothe stress on the skin.  

You’ll find it in: Clear Skin Tonic

 

Chemical UVA/UVB Filters

UVA/UVB filters protect the skin from the sun’s damaging rays and environmentally induced ageing. 

You’ll find it in: Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+

Chia Seed (Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract)

Chia seeds have humectant properties, swelling and retaining moisture and preventing water loss through evaporation. Known to deliver exceptional wound healing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-irritant benefits as well as promoting collagen synthesis and giving your skin a luxurious silky quality. 

You’ll find it in: Vitamin B Serum,  Liquid Gold 24 Moisture Repair Cream

Coenzyme Q10

A lipid‐soluble antioxidant which is crucial for cellular energy production. Helps to inhibit tyrosinase production, reducing uneven skin tone, improving hydration, and reducing the visible signs of ageing. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum (coming soon)

Copper Tripeptide (GHK-Cu)

Copper is utilised by every cell in the body and is vital for cellular enzyme processes required for cell health. Peptide technology acts as a carrier to bring the copper trace element to the skin cells, promoting collagen which may then assist in skin firmness, smoothness, and a reduction in the appearance of  fine lines and wrinkles.  

You’ll find it in: Vitamin B Serum

Cottonseed Protein

Cottonseed Protein contains Vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids and may have moisturising and anti-inflammatory benefits for the skin.  

You’ll find it in: Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel

Cube3

A biotechnological complex with the primary ingredient of Sodium Hyaluronate, the sodium salt of Hyaluronic Acid. It has a smaller molecular weight than HA (making it especially penetrative) and is able to hold more water than any other natural substance – up to 1,000 times its weight. Due to its super-sized hydrating properties, Sodium Hyaluronate encourages smoother, softer skin with decreased wrinkles and an all-round fuller appearance.  

You’ll find it in: Hyaluronic 8

Cucumber Extract

Soothing, calming, and rich in hydration, cucumber also has a cooling effect on skin and blemishes. 

You’ll find it in:  Clear Skin Tonic, Micro Super Scrub, Triple Action Cleanser

Cureberry

Extract from Bilberry Leaves which helps to protect the cells from blue light damage. Cureberry has also been clinically proven to reduce collagen and elastin-degrading enzymes and free radicals which are generated in the skin by blue light. 

You’ll find it in:  Hyaluronic 8

Diamond Powder

These micron-sized particles manipulate light and selectively scatter favourable blue/green coloured light, diminishing the appearance of the depth of wrinkles. Shadows, wrinkles, pigmentation, and discolouration appear diminished, resulting in a dramatically enhanced, soft-focus effect.  

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream

Enzogenol (NZ Pinus Radiata Bark Extract)

This antioxidant protects fibroblasts (a cell in the skin’s connective tissue that produces collagen) from damaging UV radiation and helps to stimulate cell growth. It can also work to boost the skin’s natural internal free radical defence.

You’ll find them in: Protection Plus Daily SPF50+ 

Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

A new generation, stable form of Vitamin C to assist in slowing melanin production and reducing age spots. It has the ability to penetrate through the lipid bi-layer of the cell’s membrane with over 80% metabolising into pure L-ascorbic acid when absorbed into the skin.  Antioxidant properties also help to protect against UV and free radical damage and assist with collagen support. 

You’ll find it in: Vitamin C Serum

Eucalyptus

Recognised for its antibacterial and antifungal activity, it can assist with wound healing, reducing inflammation, and clearing congested skin. 

You’ll find it in: Clear Skin Blemish Control Gel, Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask, Clear Skin Daily Face & Body Wash,  Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel,  Clear Skin Tonic

Evening Primrose Oil

A rich source of omega-6 essential fatty acids, evening primrose oil works to help restore skin’s barrier function and prevent moisture loss. It can also assist to protect from future damage caused by climate and environmental conditions. 

You’ll find it in: Vitamin E Serum, Essential Hydration Cream, Vitamin A Serum 

Eyeseryl® Peptide

Has a decongesting effect which can help to drain water accumulation and swelling from under the eyes which often causes dark shadows and puffiness. With regular application, shadows appear reduced and under-eye bags and periorbital puffiness decreases. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream

Ferulic Acid

Potent antioxidant that helps to counteract oxidative stress, guarding against the free radical attack that causes the degradation of collagen and fine lines and wrinkles. 

You’ll find it in: Vitamin B Serum, Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum (coming soon), Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid can assist with accelerating the skin renewal process by dissolving the bonds that hold dead skin cells together, enhancing luminosity and clarity. Clinically proven to stimulate the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid within the skin, Glycolic Acid helps to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and smooth uneven texture. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold, Balancing Moisturiser and Gentle Exfoliant, Beauty Sleep Power Peel, Liquid Gold 24 Moisture Repair Cream , Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum, Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask, Micro Super Scrub

 

 

Granactive Retinoid

A cosmetic-grade Retinoic acid ester and one of the most bio-available, non-prescription forms of Vitamin A.  It helps to accelerate cell division and the formation of collagen for  firmer, smoother skin. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum (coming soon)

Grape Seed Extract

Rich in omega fatty acids and Vitamin E, grape seed oil has excellent anti-inflammatory benefits. It is used to assist in repairing the free radical damage associated with UV exposure, and enhancing natural lipid protection. 

You’ll find it in: Vitamin C Serum, Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask

Hibiscus Flower Extract

A natural source of alpha hydroxy acids (a group of organic compounds that encourage the shedding of surface skin cells) that assist in gently activating skin renewal to smooth and brighten the complexion. Rich in organic and Pyruvic acids that work to reduce corneocyte cohesion, fortify collagen, reinforce barrier protection, and prevent trans-epidermal water loss. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream, Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum (coming soon)

Hyaluronic Acid

A powerful humectant that attracts and holds on to water, making it the ultimate skin moisturiser. Helps to plump the skin’s surface while hydrating and keeping it moist and supple. 

You’ll find it in: Balancing Moisturiser and Gentle Exfoliant, Vitamin C Serum , Beauty Sleep Power Peel, Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum (coming soon), Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask

Hydranov

This amazing ingredient is proven to increase the synthesis of epidermal hyaluronic acid by 3 x more than that of hyaluronic acid alone. These ‘skin cushions’ help to hold cells together by increasing moisture, while softening the look of lines and wrinkles to give a younger looking appearance. 

You’ll find it in:  Hyaluronic 8

Hirulip™

Blends the well-known hydration prowess of hyaluronic acid with the collagen-boosting properties of Tripeptide-1. Unlike some hyaluronic acids which are molecularly too large to make it past the surface of the skin, Hirulip™ delivers it in tiny microns which can make it into the deeper layers of skin and keep lips hydrated and plump. 

You’ll find it in: Absolute Lip Perfector Nude Blush

Jojoba Seed Oil

A nutrient rich antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that closely resembles the skin’s natural moisturising factors. High in essential fatty acids that can help to repair the skin’s barrier function and return it to a healthy pH. 

You’ll find it in: Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask, Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask

Juveleven™ Hexapeptide

A protective and plumping peptide that helps to fortify skin’s resilience by working to counteract damage from oxidative stress. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream

Kaolin & Bentonite Clays

Both types of white clay that can help to purify pores and cleanse. They also assist with detoxifying by drawing out impurities such as dirt, excess oil and pollutants which may be clogging pores. 

You’ll find them in: Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask

L Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

A potent antioxidant that enhances photo protection, promotes collagen synthesis, and may aid in wound healing. It can also assist in suppressing melanin production, promoting even skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. 

You’ll find it in: Vitamin C Paste 

Lactic Acid

This powerful yet gentle alpha hydroxy acid  helps promote exfoliation of dull surface skin cells, aiding cell turnover and renewal without causing sensitivity. It can also work to increase the ceramides in the skin’s protective barrier, boosting hydration and reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold 24 Moisture Repair Cream, Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask

Licorice Extract

With soothing, anti-irritant and antioxidant properties, licorice extract can help to regulate melanin production and assist in reducing pigmentation. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold, Vitamin C Serum

Lime Pearl - Locally Sourced

A natural source of precious alpha hydroxy acid, Lime Pearl is a native fruit from Eastern Australia which can help to gently exfoliate and brighten the eye area, and lessen the appearance of milia. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream

Lumicease

This photoprotective ingredient contains a ferment extract obtained from radiation-resistant micro-organisms with the ability to adapt to different radiations. This complex also contains emollient ingredient hydrolysed pea protein, and together these ingredients work to protect the skin from solar and artificial blue light-induced damage, minimising the main signs of digital and photoaging. 

You’ll find it in: Hyaluronic 8

Macadamia Seed Oil

Rich in essential fatty acids, this nourishing oil mimics the skin’s natural sebum. It contains plant sterols which work as an anti-inflammatory, helping to restore skin barrier function and protect the skin against sensitivities, allowing it to heal. 

You’ll find it in: Vitamin E Serum, Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask

Mango Seed Butter

A natural emollient that contains essential fatty acids and antioxidants known to nourish and soothe skin. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask, Protection Plus Daily SPF50+ 

Matrixyl 6®

Derived from a tripeptide naturally found in collagen, Matrixyl 6® can help trigger the cell to repair collagen, elastin, proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans. It can assist to rebuild and strengthen the dermal tissues, making the skin more resilient to the onset of lines and wrinkles, giving the skin back its youthful bounce. 

You’ll find them in: Liquid Gold 24 Moisture Repair Cream

Niacinamide

Works to reinforce and enhance the skin’s barrier function by increasing the production of ceramides in the surface layers of skin. Specifically it reduces  the ability  of melanocytes to pass melanin to the skin cells, resulting in the reduced appearance of uneven skin tone. It can also help to prevent trans-epidermal water loss and may assist in controlling sebum production and stimulate microcirculation, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

You’ll find it in: Clear Skin Blemish Control Gel, Vitamin B Serum, Clear Skin Daily Face & Body Wash, Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel

Olive Leaf Extract

Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, Olive Leaf Extract works to promote skin elasticity and aid in tissue repair.  

You’ll find it in: Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask

Palmitoyl Tripeptide 5

This bioactive tripeptide assists with inducing collagen synthesis while protecting existing collagen in the skin, resulting in a plumper and more radiant complexion. 

You’ll find it in: Essential Hydration Cream, Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum (coming soon)

Panthenol (Vitamin B5)

Known to soothe, soften, and moisturise the skin, improving barrier function and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. 

You’ll find it in: Vitamin B Serum,  Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+, Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask

Papain

A proteolytic enzyme extracted from the papaya fruit. These types of enzymes work by gently breaking down the protein bonds that hold dead skin cells together. Exfoliation is then promoted through dissolving these proteins, encouraging smoother, clearer skin tone and texture. 

You’ll find it in: Beauty Sleep Power Peel

PatcH20™

A new molecular complex, PatcH2O™ provides immediate and long-lasting hydration. PatcH2O™ has been clinically proven to swell the skin’s moisture reservoir on contact and provide sustained hydration for up to 48 hours. 

You’ll find it in: Hyaluronic 8

Peppermint Oil

Naturally cleansing and bacteria fighting, peppermint oil can also work to reduce redness and invigorate sluggish skin. 

You’ll find it in:Micro Super Scrub , Absolute Lip Perfector Nude Blush

Persian Silk Tree Bark Extract (Pink Silk Tree/Mimosa Tree)

A natural tree bark extract that can help to fight skin fatigue and damage caused by glycation (where renegade sugars attach to proteins like collagen and lead to their degeneration). It assists to improve the quality of collagen and elastin, reducing the visible signs of ageing and leaving the skin looking fresh. 

You’ll find them in: Liquid Gold 24 Moisture Repair Cream

Pineapple Extract

The naturally occurring enzyme in Pineapple, Bromelain works to smooth and gently exfoliate the lips.  Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits, and the antioxidant properties of this Vitamin C-rich fruit can also assist in protecting the skin from free radicals. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Rose Perfect & Plump

Plump Oléoactif®

Utilising the synergistic effect of Jojoba Wax and active compounds extracted from Pomegranate flowers, Plump Oléoactif® can help to significantly plump the lips to provide both immediate and long-term benefits. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Rose Perfect & Plump

Pollushield™

An innovative polymer which acts like a microscopic net over the skin to prevent the absorption of toxic metals, urban grime, and micro-particles. It is clinically proven to trap between 74% and 97% of pollutants over a 6-hour period. 

You’ll find it in: Hyaluronic 8

Pomegranate Flower Extract

Naturally rich in Vitamin C, pomegranate flower extract helps to encourage cellular renewal, working to keep lips smooth and soft. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Rose Perfect & Plump

Pomegranate Seed Oil

A powerful antioxidant that can assist with skin cell regeneration, increasing circulation. Pomegranate Seed Oil has sun protective compounds which protect the skin against free radical damage and is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), potassium and polyphenols.

You’ll find them in: Protection Plus Daily SPF50+

PrimalHyal™ Ultrafiller

A new generation of topical hyaluronic acid which behaves like a filler by easily absorbing into the skin, quickly reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It can also stimulate skin’s metabolism to protect the extracellular matrix by decreasing collagenases production and collagen degradation. 

You’ll find it in: Hyaluronic 8

Raspberry Seed Oil

Rich in essential fatty acids like Alpha-linoleic Acid and antioxidants, which help to fight oxidative stress and can assist to reduce inflammation. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Rose Perfect & Plump

Red Algae Extract (Corallina Officinalis)

A marine plant extract which helps cells metabolise vitamins and activate enzymatic processes in the skin. It is also known to support healthy microcirculation. 

You’ll find it in: Essential Hydration Cream

Reproage™ Hexapeptide

Is known to help the skin mimic the behaviour of a younger skin, reducing the appearance of the visible ageing signs for a smoother, more youthful appearance. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream

Retinol

An effective form of Vitamin A, without the associated downtime. As a great alternative to retinoic acid (prescription Vitamin A) Retinol is a slower, more gentle introduction for the skin, allowing it to be applied regularly and without visible trauma. Retinol is used to help accelerate cell division, cell differentiation and formation of collagen for firmer, smoother skin.  

You’ll find it in: Beauty Sleep Power Peel, Vitamin A Serum 

Rose Damask Oil

Known to calm, soothe and moisturise the skin, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Rose Perfect & Plump

Rose Geranium

Known to promote healing and skin health, Rose Geranium has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to help eliminate breakout-causing bacteria and calm sensitive skin. It may also balance the skin’s natural oil production and minimise visible pores. 

You’ll find it in: Essential Hydration Cream

Salicylic Acid

An oil-soluble acid that can exfoliate inside the pore, assisting with  decongestion by dissolving debris which can lead to breakouts. While reducing inflammation within the follicle, it can also help to control excess sebum and remove bacteria build-up, helping to prevent the breakout from spreading.  

You’ll find it in: Clear Skin Blemish Control Gel, Clear Skin Daily Face & Body Wash,  Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel , Clear Skin Tonic

Seboclear™ MP

Built on natural and plant-derived extracts which work to counteract the problems of blemish-prone skin gently but effectively. It assists to control the growth of the main aggravating bacterium in the development of blemishes and breakouts. 

You’ll find it in: Clear Skin Tonic

Shea Butter

Soothing and nourishing, Shea Butter helps to retain skin’s hydration levels and can assist in strengthening the skin’s protective barrier. 

You’ll find it in: Vitamin C Paste, Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask

Silica

Easily absorbed by the skin, Silica helps to hydrate and bind water, increasing moisture levels, and has natural anti-inflammatory properties. It has also been shown to prevent premature aging by slowing the degenerative process of collagen, stimulating cell division.  

You’ll find it in: Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+

Silk Proteins

Moisture binding proteins which help to prevent trans-epidermal water loss, protecting the skin from the negative effects of the environment such as dehydration via evaporation of essential moisture. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold

Snap-8™ Octapeptide

Helps to relax expression lines and reduce depth of wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Can be seen as a topical alternative to invasive treatments such as Botox. 

You’ll find it in:  Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream

Sodium Hyaluronate

The sodium salt of hyaluronic acid, this powerful humectant has a smaller molecular weight making it especially penetrative. This, combined with the ability to attract and hold on to water, makes it the ultimate skin moisturiser. 

You’ll find it in:Vitamin B Serum, Clear Skin Hydrator Gel 

Tasman Pepper - Locally sourced

Native Australian extract with anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce the appearance of redness.  

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum (coming soon),Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask

Tea Tree

Tea Tree offers anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, assisting to inhibit the spread of bacteria responsible for breakouts. 

You’ll find it in:Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask, Clear Skin Daily Face & Body Wash,  Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel,  Clear Skin Tonic

Thyme Extract

Powerful natural antibacterial agent which can assist in reducing the frequency of breakouts by fighting the spread of bacteria on problematic skin, breaking the repetitive cycle of the breakout. Rich in antioxidants, it may help to slow down the ageing process and give the skin a healthy glow. 

You’ll find it in: Clear Skin Daily Face & Body Wash, Clear Skin Tonic , Triple Action Cleanser

Tomato Fruit Extract

A natural, anti-Inflammatory extract that is known to help maintain collagen levels in the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Can also work as a stabiliser for retinol. 

You’ll find it in: Vitamin A Serum 

Vitamin E

Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, Vitamin E may contribute to slowing the ageing process by protecting the skin from free radical damage and supporting the skin’s barrier function.  

You’ll find it in: Balancing Cleanser, Balancing Moisturiser and Gentle Exfoliant, Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+, Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum (coming soon)

Vital ET™ (Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates)

With potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, Vital ET™ is a unique bio-functional complex derived from Vitamin E. It is accepted and delivered into the skin rapidly, assisting with the reduction of redness and oxidative stress within the skin.  

You’ll find it in: Vitamin E Serum

Waltheria Indica

Potent brightening ingredient which works to inhibit melanin synthesis to even skin tone and reduce the appearance of pigmentation. 

You’ll find it in: Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask

Wild Oregano

Known as one of the most powerful plant-derived antiseptics, it can help inhibit 

 bacterial growth and remove existing bacteria from the skin’s surface. 

You’ll find it in: Clear Skin Blemish Control Gel

Witch Hazel

A powerful astringent with anti-inflammatory properties, Witch Hazel is known to ease irritation and inflammation while helping to limit the spread of bacteria responsible for causing the breakouts to spread. 

You’ll find it in: Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel 

Zinc Oxide

A powerful mineral that can help to lessen the damaging effects of free radicals, assisting in healing and rejuvenating skin. 

You’ll find it in: Clear Skin Blemish Control Gel, Absolute Lip Perfector Nude Blush