LookFantastic: Review on Alpha-H Liquid Gold and Caudalie VineActiv Eye Cream

With the boom of the internet, we share and receive beauty tips from around the world. Even the cosmetic products that we use now are no longer restricted to being from our own country – we are exposed to those of others with a variety to choose from America, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and many other great nations.

Now with Lookfantastic, we can easily gain access to more international beauty brands such as Real Techniques, Elemis, Christophe Robin and many more. With more than 400 brands and 14,000 products across hair, make up, skin care, body – there will definitely be something for everybody.

Read on to find out my review on the two products, Alpha-H Liquid Gold and Caudalie VineActiv Eye Cream.

| About Lookfantastic

Founded in 1996, Lookfantastic is an online British beauty boutique and now Europe's number one retailer for beauty products.

The British beauty retailer prides itself on the wide range of brands and products that they carry. For their customers, they often have a myraid of exclusive free gifts with purchases available for everybody.

With a dedicated team of beauty experts who receive regular training directly from brands, Lookfantastic provides accurate and intelligent information on each and every product.

Lookfantastic has now launched into Singapore with the purpose of being brought one step closer to their local beloved customers, and we can now expect an added personalised touch to our shopping experience on Lookfantastic.com.sg.

| ALPHA-H Liquid Gold


Alpha-H Liquid Gold is an award-winning solution that works like an overnight facial to boost radiance and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, scarring and breakouts. It is suitable for acne-scarred, mature, sun-damaged or aging skin. It can be used as a toner, exfoliator, serum or moisturiser for the purpose of achieving a youthful-looking complexion.

Enriched with 5% Cosmetic Grade Glycolic Acid and liquorice, Liquid Gold aids in the removal of dead skin cells and minimises pigmentation. It also delivers intense hydration for a smoother, decongested skin.

Instructions for use: Apply using a cotton pad to cleansed face, neck and décolletage, avoiding the eye and lip areas. Once your skin is dry follow with moisturiser. An intensive overnight treatment can be applied and left during the night without the application of moisturiser.

Price: $61.50

Rating: 3/5

My two cents:

When I read the title of the product, I had automatically assumed that this product contained some bits of gold (disclaimer: it doesn't). When I read the description, it sounded really amazing and got me all excited. When I finally tried it, I was stunned by the overwhelming alcoholic scent – it smelled more like a bottle of Jack Daniel's than a beauty product.

I will be honest and admit that unless a product is a makeup remover, I personally dislike using a cotton pad to apply any form of skincare product. Reason being that no matter how well you keep your cotton pads, they will never be as clean as a pair of freshly-washed hands.

That aside, let's talk about the actual product. I tried it on for about a week. The first day of usage, I did the intensive overnight treatment and felt that it was a tad too strong and drying – checked the ingredient list and realised that "alchohol denat" was the second component on the list. Hence for the rest of the nights, I followed up the usage of Liquid Gold with my own moisturiser.

I didn't see a big difference in the firming or removal of scars, however I did notice that my face was a lot more soother and appeared to be clearer and fuller – brownie points for that!

Is it worth paying sixty over dollars for this product? I'll leave you to decide on that.

| CAUDALIE VineActiv Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream


Caudalie VineActiv Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream is a gentle cream that works to visibly reduce signs of aging and fatigue around the delicate eye area. Melting effortlessly in, the cream comforts and restores to lend your skin a brighter, re-energised appearance.

To restore a healthy glow and provide antioxidant protection to your eyes, the eye cream contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E. It also combines Horse Chestnut and Liquorice to address dark circles and puffiness. The eye cream's patented ANTI CELL BURN-OUT COMPLEX™ reinforces the skin's natural defences to help prevent against the impact of ageing.

Instructions for use: Apply morning and evening to the eye and lip contour. Apply again before going out for a refreshed look.

Price: $50.50

Rating: 4.5/5

My two cents:

This is one product that I would like to rave about and STRONGLY encourage that you try!!!

As I enter the last month of my second trimester and creep into my third, I am beginning to experience poor sleep due to my baby's kicks or pregnancy insomnia. I started to develop horribly dark eye circle – they are so bad that the veins under my eyes were visible.

I hadn't a solution before, none of the other eye creams that I possessed did a thing. Thus I could merely tolerate and dab on more concealer so as to avoid looking like ju-on.

It all changed when I tried out this Caudalie Eye Cream. I was skeptical at first, but all it took was a night to make me a strong believer. The fine wrinkles around my eyes vanished, the puffiness had significantly reduced and the dark circles faded.

I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me, and so I roped in my husband – who has serious eye bag issues – to be the second guinea pig. After his first trial night, he too was converted and became a loyal fan of the product. His eye bags were GONE!!!

If you are looking to get an eye cream, invest in Caudalie VineActiv Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream.

Here is where you can purchase these two products on Lookfantastic:

Right now, Lookfantastic is offering FREE STANDARD DELIVERY to all Singapore addresses and FREE tracked delivery for orders above SGD$150. For the month of August, save 18% off (with no min spending) or 20% off (with $85 min spending) when you use the promo code [BAUG].