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    Alpha-HEssential Hydration Cream <p>This soothing moisturiser suspends sea minerals, fatty acids and youth-restoring peptides in the finest essential oils, to nurture both skin and senses. Oil of evening primrose and linoleic acid nourish the skin and restore elasticity; arnica montana, cypress, solomon's seal and barley work to counteract inflammation and minimise redness; palmitoyl tripeptide-5 stimulates collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines while ylang ylang and peppermint oils balance sebum to normalise even oily skin.</p>ALP01693363280025105 stars, based on26 reviews 35.00Cult BeautyNew

    Alpha-H
    Essential Hydration Cream
    ( 50ml )

    £35.00
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    • Why it's Cult

      A luxurious, aromatic moisturiser Alpha-H's Essential Hydration Cream soothes, repairs and revitalises lacklustre complexions. Suitable for even delicate types, this nourishing cream provides twenty-four hour hydration without being too rich for problematic or sensitive skin. Brilliant for minimising high colour and broken capillaries, it also balances oil production to restore harmony and leave your skin looking younger, with a radiant glow. It's a wonderful all-round skin saviour.

    • Description

      This soothing moisturiser suspends sea minerals, fatty acids and youth-restoring peptides in the finest essential oils, to nurture both skin and senses. Oil of evening primrose and linoleic acid nourish the skin and restore elasticity; arnica montana, cypress, solomon's seal and barley work to counteract inflammation and minimise redness; palmitoyl tripeptide-5 stimulates collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines while ylang ylang and peppermint oils balance sebum to normalise even oily skin.

    • How to use
      Apply morning and even to clean skin, gently massaging over face and neck.
    • Full ingredients list
      Aqua, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Hydrolysed Corallina Officinalis Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Hydroxide, Hordeum Vulgare Cera, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Aluminium/Magnesium Hydroxide Stearate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Isomerized Linoleic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil, Cananga Odorata Leaf Oil, Linoleic Acid, Triolein, Behenic Acid, Mentha Piperita Oil, Polygonatum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Hordeum Vulgare Root Extract, Cupressus Sempervirens Seed Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Palmitic Acid, Propyl Gallate, Citric Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol.

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    Reviews
    Alpha-H - Essential Hydration Cream

    Alpha-H Essential Hydration Cream Reviews

    Just okay
    The smell of this product gives me a headache. I find that it starts to smell eggy a few minutes after application so I find it difficult to use on my face because of the smell. However, it's not at all greasy so I imagine it would be great for people with dry skin who do not mind strong smelling products.
    Good stuff
    I loved the firmness this cream gave me. It comes in a pump but it very good for keeping the face hydrated. I also found the smell quite nice I know a lot of people are put off but I quite liked it.
    New formulation is a no for me
    I first bought the Essential Hydration cream almost 2 years ago or so, and fell in love. So much so, that I bought a new tub as soon as I ran out without much thought. To my surprise, when I first applied the second tub, the scent of geranium was overwhelming; they'd changed the formula. Why do it in the first place is beyond me, as it was the perfect moisturizer - probably the best I've ever tried. Despite the strong (and, in my opinion, sickening) smell, I persevered and kept on using it, as texture-wise, I still loved it on my combination skin. Unfortunately, not only does the new formula have a scent that I hate, turns out, it also breaks me out. Booooo. In summary, great moisturizer: if your nose and skin can handle the geranium they added. For me, it's a no. Hopefully, they'll bring back the old formula.
    Left a film on my skin
    I found the scent pleasant and natural which I love about all Alpha-h products but this cream really struggled to hydrate my skin. It didn’t absorb well and I could feel it siting on top of my skin for most of the day. I love the concept of the packaging too but mine struggled to pump out anything which made it a small argument in the mornings that I really could have done without. For the price and lack of hydration to my skin on this occasion, I wouldn't recommend.
    The new recipe...
    They have changed the scent of the cream which has always smelled fresh. Now it smells unnaturally like roses - it’s just too much. I’m quite disappointed that the cream I liked so much now gives me headaches because of the strong smell. So if you don’t like strong smelling creams I don’t recommend it.
    Pleasant
    When I first tried the cream I felt disappointed because of the quite strong smell of ylang-ylang essential oil. But for now I have to say that the smell doesn't bother me at all but the cream moistens my skin and makes it supple and calm. In winter it's very important. And it's very hygienic that there is a pump at the middle of the jar and I can take as much cream as I need without putting my fingers into the cream itself. Certainly will repurchase.
    Amazing
    I am at my second jar of the cream. It looks heavy on skin at first but gose into skin so nicely and it disappeared after few min into skin. I apply my makeup after it and I don't need the primer.
    Really good moisturiser
    I liked this cream. It seemed quite thick coming out of the tube, but smoothes out nicely on application. Left my face moisturised and feeling smooth. Didn't love the scent which is quite chemical, but it's not overpowering and doesn't linger. All in all a good product but there's nothing about it that would make me rush out and buy more once my deluxe sample runs out.
    Super!
    I took a bit of a gamble buying this as I have very acne prone skin which seems to be set off by certain moisturisers. I like Alpha H as a brand however, so thought I would give it a whirl and am so happy I did. It seems quite heavy when it first comes out the pump, the smell isn't bad but it is quite strong (but it has no added fragrance, so it is all natural). Once it is on your face the smell subsides quickly, and your skin is left hydrated, super silky and soft. It sinks in very quickly and works really well under makeup.
    My daily fave
    I first discovered this in Caroline Hiron's cult beauty box. At first I thought it smelt a bit like toothpaste but after using it I didn't care. It makes my skin feel and look hydrated without being shiny and I actually have learned to love the smell. It's my absolute favourite moisturiser!
    On my top shelf
    I can only echo the other reviewers... I also got to experience this product via the Cult Beauty Box. It does look grainy and lumpy coming out of the tube, but is in fact soft, hydrating and refreshing. And it smells great too. I like to use serums/oils in my routine and find this to be a very good, light weight moisturiser to seal it all in. Especially in the summer months!
    Nice
    Very nice. I got it in the Beauty Box, it was a sample so came in a squeeze tube where it looks almost grainy when you get it out. But it feels nice on the skin and it did hydrate my face pretty well.
    Great, why not spf?
    I would give this 5 stars, but for the fact there is no spf in the product. It is light, sinks in with no greasy layer and smells wonderful. However, there is no spf! Moisturisers with no spf bug the life out of me, why do they do it!
    Hate the new formula
    The rose smell is rank and the texture is off, not as smoothing as the previous ylang ylang incarnation. Won't be buying again.
    It's a no from me
    I read a stack of great reviews but none on the new formula, which I wasn't aware of. It's not so much the smell although it's very fragrant, it's the burning like sensation I get for a few seconds when I apply it. I think its all the essential oils in it? My routine is to cleanse, acid, essence, vit c or vit a, hydration serum, then top it all off with a moisturizer. But this one stings me I don't like it at all. The pump and packaging is the best part.
    Lovely face cream
    I bought this one after seeing Caroline Hirons review, she said that it’s one of her favourite face creams so I decided to try it. And yes it is lovely!!!! It’s light but rich at the same time. I have a face who’s very reactive and this one just did my skin look amazing. I would buy it again.
    Great product
    Really love this product. Great moisturise and works well as a primer for my makeup.
    Skin looks so good
    This cream is very moisturising, soothing and smells amazingly fresh. I have combination skin with hormonal breakouts and this product has helped with my oiliness, dryness and also with my breakouts. You can really see the difference: there are almost no pimples and if, they heal really fast. The packaging is also very hygienic and keeps the cream fresh since it has a pump. If you are not sure whether to buy it or not, you should give it a try.
    My skin saviour
    I tried this product in the tester pack and fell in love. One application in the morning is now enough for my moisture needs (I have combi skin after years of acne treatments). I apply this the morning after Liquid Gold too and it still works just as well as on untreated skin. It's a great base for make up and I have noticed that my forehead no longer struggles to hold foundation and contour since using this product. It has a slight chemical smell but I quite like it.
    does the job
    I have dry skin so I wanted a cream that would be hydrating but didn't feel heavy. This does the job very well. I really like the packaging as well - good for travel.
    What happened to the tube?
    Bought this in April 16 and it was a tube with a pump. Have they changed the packaging? The formula is very light, feels more of a gel than cream consistency. The product was absorbed rather than sitting on my skin. The pump got the very last bit out of the tube, I wish all my skincare products came in this packaging. The only downside for me personally was the smell, did not really like it (ylang ylang).
    So moisturising
    I got a sample of this in the Cult Beauty Box. It looks like a small tube, but I only need the tiniest amount. So pretty long lasting. Love the fresh smell and hydrates my skin like crazy.
    Top Marks
    I too have enjoyed this product courtesy of the Cult Beauty Box by the legend that is Caroline Hirons!! I will never review a product without trialing it for at least two months. I have now used the entire tube and will most certainly be repurchasing. Appearances can be deceptive. It looks gritty/lumpy when squeezed from the tube but upon application to the skin is soft, silky and lightweight. It sinks into the skin almost immediately and has caused no irritation in any way. It is, as you would hope from the name, super hydrating, and a little goes a long way. My 30ml sample has lasted me ages. I do only use AM at post serum stage but can very quickly get on to applying my foundation - excellent when I'm in a rush for work. As with most Alpha H products, top marks!!!
    My new HG Moisturiser!
    I got this in the new Caroline Hirons box and used it the first night I had it, I loved it so much I have actually bought another bottle already so I don't run out! It's the perfect balance for my combination, sensitive skin. It calms my sensitivity, reduces my rosacea, balances my skin as its moisturising but not oily at all and sinks into the skin quickly - I absolutely hate feeling greasy!! My new HG moisturiser, thanks Cult Beauty & Caroline
    Converted
    Smells amazing. Hydrates perfectly. Matte finish. My new staple moisturiser.
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