I’m back with another beauty product that will blow your socks off! I still can’t believe my review of the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum did so well and helped so many people out! I’ve had girls come up to me and tell me that they’ve got their cousin from the United States get this for them and that they’ve had their girlfriends converted to it too! It made my heart do a happy dance every time! I love you guys!
Again, this is not a sponsored post in any way. No sample was sent to me for trial. I have purchased the product myself, used it, loved it and that is why I am sharing it with you today. And I am going to purchase it again when I have finished my first bottle. Details of where I bought it from are towards the end of the post.
So, I was originally introduced to the brand Alpha-H when I was approached by luxola.com to review some of the beauty products available there. At the time I had tried on the Alpha-H Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum which I LOVED and have continued to use till date. But more on that in a separate post if you’d like. After falling in love with this Australian owned and operated brand, I wanted to see what else they had to offer, which is when I spotted their Beauty Sleep Power Peel night cream that had rave reviews, had won a beauty magazine award too AND I had been looking to start incorporating Retinol in my skincare regime since I’m in my late 20’s now (not for too long either…boo!).
I have been using the product since January 2017 so that’s about a month and a half. I haven’t needed another bottle yet. Sadly I can’t tell how much of the product I have used up until now because the container is not transparent or translucent at all. That is because derivatives of Vitamin A, like Retinol deteriorate when exposed to air and light which is why if you’re buying a Retinol product in a transparent or translucent bottle, it’s going to be a total waste of your money. Also, never buy a retinol product in a jar where the entire lid is supposed to come off because that will expose all of the product to the air all at once which is again totally useless. The Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel comes in a solid colored jar but has a pump at the top which releases only the amount of product that you will need to take out for application at the time.
About Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel
The product’s main ingredients are:
– 14% Glycolic Acid that eliminates dead skin cells and rejuvenates the skin. This is quite a high concentration of Glycolic acid and one of the main reasons why this product shows immediate results in the morning.
– 0.5% Retinol that will go deep into the skin and in turn stimulate the production of new cells and a firmer more resilient epidermis (the top layer of skin). Retinol is said to be the holy-grail of anti-aging ingredients that is one of the very few that ACTUALLY work, are effective and show results through applications products. It is a weaker version of a Vitamin A derivative ‘Tretinoin’ that does magical things like decrease fine lines, improve and firm skin texture and tone, stimulate collagen production and even reduce acne! Ideally they say that you should start using retinol in small doses and very slowly since it is indeed a strong ingredient. This is exactly why the Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel with 0.5% Retinol is a very good place to start.
– Chronodyn that helps to tone and re-energise skin.
How to Use
–> The Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel, as it’s name so clearly suggests is a ‘peel’ that you use while you ‘sleep’. And it’s very powerful! Personally, after I have cleansed my skin for the night, I apply a moisturising eye-cream and a hydrating gel on sensitive areas like the corner of my lips and nose so that these are not affected by the night cream. After this I press the wide white pump once (that too not all the way) to push out the pearly, creamy white product which I spread across my entire face using just one finger since I don’t want to waste the product on all my fingers. I don’t apply anything over and after the product. That’s it. You go to sleep with this simple application on your face.
–> Every time you apply the product, you feel a slight tingle depending on how sensitive your skin is. I feel it every time. The tingling goes away after about 2 minutes.
–> The Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel has a creamy texture and a slight fragrance (not added separately). If you apply the right amount, your skin will absorb it all in a matter of minutes and will feel hydrated so that you don’t need to apply anything over it.
–> You will know exactly how much product to pump out for your skin after you have used it a couple of times. Too little is when you aren’t able to spread it across your entire face and too much is when you can easily run your finger over after you have applied it all over your face. Also, too much product will seem to be greasy on your skin (which is not a bad thing and it will not break you out but it’s just wasting really good product that’s all)
–> When you are starting usage, application of the product should be maintained at twice a week as mentioned on the bottle. You can even start with once a week if you feel your skin is too sensitive and see how your skin reacts to it. I tried to use the product thrice a week one time because I loved it’s effects so much and was being greedy but that was not a good idea. Because I do have a slightly sensitive skin and it became very dry because of it. I had to nurse it with a whole lot of hydration for a whole week for it to get back to it’s normal self.
–> ALWAYS use a strong sunscreen (I use SPF 50) EVERYDAY when you’re using any Retinol product. No excuses!
–> Make sure the rest of your skincare regimen is gentler on your skin when you start using this product. Use a gentle face-wash, toner and alternate your nights with a super hydrating serum and night-cream. Your skin will love you for it.
–> Also, don’t get lazy with your skin care just because you are using this one really effective and amazing product. You still have to be diligent and on top of your skincare game. Cleanse well, use a good toner, a brilliant vitamin C serum like the Drunk Elephant C Firma Day Serum, be generous with your sunscreen and use a great hydration serum or cream too.
You really have to use this product to believe it’s results. It is one of those extremely rare products where you can see effects after just one application. The first night you apply it and go to sleep, you will wake up to a hugely transformed skin! It’s so much softer, smoother and looks and feels really great! Your skin doesn’t feel dry at all. In-fact it feels perfectly calm and hydrated because the product also increases moisture from within the skin. Over time the product can reduce scarring (some of my scars have reduced in size and become lighter just over 45 days), sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, wrinkles and acne breakouts. This product has definitely helped me with my acne breakouts as well. The frequency of my acne breakouts has considerably gone down which helps the product to work on my scars better too. Now I am not giving all the credit of helping with acne and improving scars to this product alone because I use a lot of other effective and really good beauty products and also go for procedures like laser rejuvenation and facials from time to time. So it all works together in harmony to help create healthier, smoother ad firmer skin.
Where to Purchase it From
I purchased my first Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel from Beauty Bay since this product is not available on any Indian websites or stores. It was for ₹ 4,061 for a bottle of 50ml, basic shipping is free to India. This is great because if you look for this product on Amazon India, you’ll find it for ₹ 15,000 which is total nonsense.
The only disadvantage with Beauty Bay is that they ship it to you through the Indian Postal Service (clearly because they do not know how unprofessional and unreliable their service is). The product arrives in about 7-10 days but I had a harrowing experience with my delivery because the Indian Postal guy point-blank asked for money before he gave me the product. When I refused to give him any ‘chanda’ money, he threatened me saying that I may not always receive my future deliveries if I did not pay up. I complained about this and made a fuss on twitter and I think he did receive an official warning but that miraculously did not stop him from doing the exact same thing again. So yeah! Go figure.
I think the best way would be to pay extra for having a shipment that can be tracked on Beauty Bay which might offer some sort of satisfaction to you. I don’t see any other way out.
I had ordered the Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel from another website called Look Fantastic but that product never reached me. So I called for a refund which took it’s own sweet time to happen so I wouldn’t suggest ordering from there if you are based out of India.
Once again, being located in India works to your disadvantage in your quest for good beauty. Sorry ladies! I feel you!
Here are some more pics to give you an up & close look at the product and packaging.
Hope you enjoyed this review. If you have any further questions or even love, please do share them in your comments below! If you have used this product I would love to know about your experience with it! Later!
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