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Liquid Gold with 5% Glycolic Acid

$59.95 – 100ml

or 4 installments of $14.99 More info Afterpay

The name says it all. The crown jewel of the Alpha-H range, Liquid Gold combines 5% Glycolic Acid with a unique low-pH delivery system to stimulate action at a deeper layer of the skin. This miracle product accelerates the skin’s renewal process, dramatically improves brightness and tone, supports collagen production and helps minimise the visible signs of sun damage, ageing and blemishes. 

SKIN TYPES: All skin types, particularly mature skin (25+).

4.9 rating
4.9 out of 5 stars
21 reviews

Key benefits

  • 5% Glycolic Acid
  • Gently exfoliates to clear dead skin and pollution build-up
  • Resurfaces and revitalises the complexion to improve luminosity and tone
  • Strengthens the skin’s protective barrier
  • Assists in stimulating collagen production
  • Reduces congestion and promotes evenness
  • Promotes hydration and moisture retention
  • Minimises the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, open pores and sun damage
  • pH of 2.8 - 3.0, which temporarily compromises the skin barrier to facilitate deeper penetration of active ingredients (trust us, it’s a good thing)


Apply Liquid Gold every alternate evening after cleansing. Moisten a cotton pad with 5 drops of the solution and apply to face, neck and decolletage. Leave Liquid Gold to work unadulterated and avoid following with other serums or creams, as this will buffer the efficiency of the treatment. In the event your skin is slightly sensitive, you may apply your preferred Alpha-H moisturiser or serum once your skin is touch dry. 

It is normal for you to experience a tingling sensation for a few minutes after the application of Liquid Gold. This will soon dissipate, and you’ll be left with a firmer, more vibrant and resilient complexion. 



Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Silk, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract.


Formulated without these ingredients and more: Parabens, Sulphates SLS and SLES, Phthalates, Mineral Oils, Formaldehydes, Formaldehyde-releasing agents, Coal Tar, Hydroquinone, Triclosan, and Triclocarban. Read our clean formulating guidelines.

Our Promise

  • Cruelty-free
  • Clean formula (see Ingredients for what we leave out)
  • Safe for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
  • Made with locally sourced botanical ingredients
  • Made with love in Australia
Alpha-H Liquid Gold Glycolic Acid exfoliant
Liquid Gold by Alpha-H

Award-winning cult favourite

Expect luminosity, clarity and even texture like never before with our flagship accelerating acid treatment. 

For many years, Liquid Gold has been the global front runner of revolutionary acid treatments. Beauty elites applaud it. Harper’s Bazaar Australia has dubbed it “bottled brilliance”. The radiant results of the treatment are known as the “Liquid Gold effect”. It’s the cornerstone product of the Alpha-H range and cemented our brand’s proud identity as the Acid Authority. 

An all-in one toner, exfoliator, serum and moisturiser, and yet so much more. Glycolic Acid is the standout ingredient, a chemical exfoliant that works to lift dead skin from the skin’s surface, instantly revealing improved tone and luminosity whilst helping to reduce the build-up of cells that can lead to breakouts. It also assists in stimulating the production of Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid, resulting in a plumper, more youthful complexion. Truly a wonder ingredient. 

Glycolic Acid is molecularly small which enables it to pass through layers of the skin to target areas that need it most. Its benefits are optimised by Liquid Gold’s state-of-the-art, low pH delivery system. This uniquely low pH of 2.8-3.0 deliberately and temporarily unbalances the skin’s barrier, allowing the acids to penetrate to a deeper level, producing transformative results. 

Natural antioxidant Liquorice Extract adds further dynamism to this potent anti-ageing treatment, regulating melanin production and assisting to reduce pigmentation. Silk proteins help prevent trans-epidermal water loss and the retention of essential moisture. 


Liquid Gold has been heralded all over the world as a breakthrough and best-in-class beauty product. A sample of the Awards received are below:

  • ‘Best Overnight Facial’ - 2017, Harper’s Bazaar The Beauty Awards, Celebrating 150 of the Best (UK) 
  • ‘Best Exfoliant’ - 2018, Women & Home Beauty Awards (UK) 
  • ‘Miracle Treatment’ - 2020, Beauty Bible Awards (UK) (Bronze)

From the edit

Alpha-H Skin Care Liquid Gold

10 things you didn’t know about Liquid Gold

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Can I use Liquid Gold when I am pregnant/breastfeeding?

Yes, Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream is safe for use by pregnant and/or breastfeeding mothers.

Which skin types benefit from the use of Liquid Gold?

Liquid Gold is appropriate for all skin types, but is best suited to mature, sun-damaged, or blemish-prone skin.

Which skin types is Liquid Gold not suitable for?

If you have sensitive or rosacea-prone skin, you may find Liquid Gold too active. It is vital to ensure that your skin barrier is strong and resilient before using a product like Liquid Gold.

Are there any contraindications of using Liquid Gold?

It may not be suitable to use Liquid Gold whilst taking certain medications, including oral retinoids such as Roaccutane and oral steroids. Please contact us for advice if you are unsure as to whether using Liquid Gold is appropriate for you.

Can I use Liquid Gold every night?

Given its concentrated formula, we recommend only using Liquid Gold every second night, as part of your evening routine. You may need to build up to this frequency.

Is this product suitable for teenagers?

Liquid Gold is a progressive resurfacing lotion which helps to accelerate cell turnover. It is best suited to more mature skins where this process has slowed down.

Why is it best to use Liquid Gold without a moisturiser / serum?

For maximum efficiency and utilisation of our cult product, we recommend leaving Liquid Gold to work overnight unadulterated.

Liquid Gold contains 5% Glycolic Acid in a unique low pH delivery system (2.8 – 3.0), which facilitates deeper penetration of this ingredient into the skin, and helps it work faster to dissolve the bonds that hold dead skin cells together. This process also prompts the skin to create more of its own collagen and hyaluronic acid.

The application of serum or moisturiser after using Liquid Gold inhibits penetration of the Glycolic Acid by disturbing the carefully formulated low pH.

When can I expect to see visible results with Liquid Gold?

Many Liquid Gold users report a difference the next morning after the first application of Liquid Gold, commenting their skin is smooth, plump and glowing. Results may vary however, depending on age, skin type and concern. While Liquid Gold results can be visible quickly, usage over a long period of time will achieve the greatest results.


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Love love love

5.0 rating

Love this product! I have sensitive skin and this Product is active but doesn’t irritate my skin! After using this liquid gold my skin always feels so smooth, clear and fresh the next morning!! Now mum my uses and loves it too.

Great product, but leaky packaging

Kylie Grimwood
3.0 rating

I love this product it really makes a difference to the brightness and feel of my skin. Unfortunately the packaging lets it down – it leaks, which is not ideal for travelling. Hence the three star review, as I lost at least 40% of my last bottle due to leaking.

My new favourite product

5.0 rating

I am so in love with this product. In just a few weeks my acne scars are significantly reduced and my skin has a glow like it never did before. And best of all I can use it while breast feeding which If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you know it’s such a mission to find products that are not just safe to use but effective too. I am 100% now a loyal customer to Alpha H, couldn’t be happier

Liquid gold is GOLD!

Susan Lacey
5.0 rating

I have been using this fab product for 2 years now and I won’t be without it. I have gradually added more Alpha items and love them all. Quality products that actually deliver! I am 56 years old (don’t look it really) but quality products are now, more than ever, very necessary! Sue Lacey


5.0 rating

I just love my liquid Gold, does wonders for my skin within three days, I tell my friends it is my youth in a bottle and they all agree as my skin looks so good. I use it morning and night. Would not go without it.

Amazing product

5.0 rating

OMG. this product is da bomb… I have tried so many face products and so many toners but this truly is the bestest of the best. I had recently bought the biologique recherche p50… and it didn’t do anything for me ..absolutely nothing.. and I know my skin care . I invest a lot in skin care. I’m not a blogger or anything like that . Just a 54 year old lady who loves skin care and buys lots of stuff from all over the world, just because I love my skin and believe that a lady cannot spend enough on her skin to look good. And feel good. Liquid gold was my second thing I bough in 2020. The first was Augustine bader the cream face moisturizer and it’s also ammmmmaaaazzziiinng, definitely worth it, it’s pricy but it’s worth it for sure, the second was liquid gold. My only thing is that alpha h should come up with another star product like liquid gold for different types of skin.

Miracle worker

Jennifer Drew
5.0 rating

This product is incredible. I’ve only been using a short time with the liquid gold eye cream and I’m 100% in. I love this brand. I love the philosophy and the fact it is still affordable to maintain beautiful skin. Thanks AH!

Great value and results.

5.0 rating

I ordered a trial pack for my 15 year old daughter. I wanted to find an affordable and effective Australian skincare brand she could purchase herself. She trialed the balancing cleanser and moisturizer and the spf 50. She was very happy. Her mild breakouts ( due to dehydration) decreased and her skin stayed hydrated all day.

Instantly smooth

5.0 rating

I bought a trial pack for my daughter and I ordered the Liquid Gold for myself. As I’m unable to to have microdermabrasion or peel treatments due to covid-19, Liquid Gold is an excellent alternative. I use it 2 to 3 times per week. I highly recommend it for 50 yr plus skin. It gives it a bit of a kick to brighten up and stay smooth and blemish free.

Love this product! It became my essential

5.0 rating

Love this! Even after the first use you notice a great change in the skin texture, becomes more even, firmer brighter and acne spots start to diminish. After the 2/3 week of use my skin looks great, I only use it twice a week because it is quite strong but I will definitely repurchase this, as it became one of my staples.