Alpha-HBalancing & Pore Refining MaskWhether plagued by blocked pores or eager to vanquish an imminent breakout, equip yourself with this skin tamer and curb your complexion’s tempestuous nature. With White Clay to lure lurking impurities from their lairs, this works to decongest and re-establish equilibrium so your skin appears instantly smoother, clearer and brighter. Alpha-H are skin care pioneers, specialising in the treatment of acne and skin ageing, and beloved by clinicians who rely on the brand’s fast and visible results. Michelle Doherty founded the brand after ten years struggling with her own – seemingly incurable – adult acne, and now her revolutionary approach to the treatment of problem skin types, has elevated Alpha-H straight to the top of the skin care ‘big league’. ALP02993363280030294 stars, based on12 reviews29.50Cult BeautyNew
The perfect way to purge pores of impurities without leaving skin feeling tight or dehydrated, Alpha-H’s Balancing & Pore Refining Mask contains White Clay to gently draw embedded toxins from the skin, while anti-bacterial Lavender battles blemishes into submission. Soothing, purifying and reparative, this once-a-week treatment is brilliant for spot-prone or easily-offended complexions – healing existing imperfections with Zinc Oxide, while strengthening Vitamin A helps improve overall skin integrity. Jojoba Oil then mimics sebum, to counteract the drying effects of the clay and leave your face soft, hydrated and less susceptible to excessive oiliness.
Whether plagued by blocked pores or eager to vanquish an imminent breakout, equip yourself with this skin tamer and curb your complexion’s tempestuous nature. With White Clay to lure lurking impurities from their lairs, this works to decongest and re-establish equilibrium so your skin appears instantly smoother, clearer and brighter. Alpha-H are skin care pioneers, specialising in the treatment of acne and skin ageing, and beloved by clinicians who rely on the brand’s fast and visible results. Michelle Doherty founded the brand after ten years struggling with her own – seemingly incurable – adult acne, and now her revolutionary approach to the treatment of problem skin types, has elevated Alpha-H straight to the top of the skin care ‘big league’.
How to use
After thoroughly cleansing the skin, apply weekly to the face, neck and décolletage. Leave on the skin for a maximum of 10 minutes and remove with a warm damp face cloth.
It seems like this is the only product that works for the week before my period, when my skin is acting crazy.
I have taken a star out just because, for some reason, it burns a little when used it above my lip. It is strange since it works perfectly on the rest of my face and neck but just to be sure I avoid that part.
Pore refining mask
A favourite mask I’ve ever used. Not had any problems with irritation but I use a lot of serums so perhaps have a higher tolerance. Even with a once a week use I really notice the difference, not necessarily in pore size but blackheads blemishes and overall skin tone is much clearer and the skin feels clean without being too dry. Can almost feel it pulling out the pollution and impurities. Recommend if you have skin like me - not acne but lots of small spots/blackheads and uneven skin tone.
Not for me
I loved most of the Alpha-H products I've tried but not this one. It has its pros: smells lovely, it is a clay mask but it leaves the skin moisturized and not stripped. However, this made my sensitive skin burn. I've used masks that burn, but this one really irritated my sensitive areas: around the nose and mouth and they peeled after. I didn't notice an improvement in my skin either. I wouldn't repurchase.
Weekly Holy Grail
I look forward to using this every week, it really gives you that fresh faced, clean feeling which most masks claim to do but don't. I wouldn't be without Alpha H products now. IN LOVE
First time I used it was kind of a hell! My face turned bright red and it was stinging so crazy I couldn't understand how would it be possible to let it sit for a few minutes, let alone the maximum recommended 10 minutes..
I have however managed to get through this and with every following application the redness and burning decreased!
Sadly like other reviewer I wasn't able to detect any structural benefits, minimising of pores or alike.
My weekly essential
I use this product between the Liquid Gold Mask and the Calming and Hydrating mask. It leaves your skin soft, noticeably clearer and fits in perfectly in this trio. I have been using Alpha h products for over a decade and I attribute the good condition of my skin to Alpha h. Even though I may try other brands, I make sure that I always have Alpha h available to further enhance whatever I am using.
When I started using the Alpha h range though, I started with these 3 basics and gradually added more. I can't do without these products and I make sure to use these 3 once a week.
I have almost used up the whole bottle, but saw no improvement in my skin, my pores are not smaller. I would go back to the Dr hauschka one, which made my skin better.
Very smooth skin
I really like this mask, it leaves you such a smooth skin and calms down any irritations and I can't really tell if it makes a difference on my pores, but I only use it for about 1 month so I think it is too early to tell.
Best mask I've used to date
This thing is absolutely AMAZING. I actually use it about 2 times a week (more often when it's that time of the month) because I wear a lot of makeup and constantly suffer from blackheads, clogged pores and the occasional breakout. This mask instantly calms the angry looking pimples on my face and it kinda feels as though all my pores have had all the dirt, sebum and dead skin sucked out from them. Love it. Most of my whiteheads would have completely vanished immediately after washing the mask off. Couldn't recommend it enough.
I must add that after the mask, I do follow up with a nice thick moisturiser to prevent over-drying my skin. I feel that this is the perfect complementary product to the liquid gold, my skin is so happy with this dynamic duo :-)
I was worried at first that it might be too harsh on my skin but I adore the liquid Gold so I gave it a shot. Best decision ever! This is amazing. Visibly reduced my pores and left my skin so soft and bright. This is a new HG product from my very sensitized skin.
Does as it says
Very impressed with this mask every time I use it. It does smell quite strong and for me it does tingle but it really works (nothing painful). As soon its washed off my skin feels much smoother and my pores look clearer!
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