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April’s Pick of the Month is from Alpha-H


As QVC is a leading and trusted beauty retailer, we have been researching and found that peeling offers an opportunity for an improved skin resurfacing and anti-ageing result that can take your skin to the next level, and that the majority of customers have not experienced this potential result yet on their skin. As Alpha-H is one of the UK’s leading and most popular peel and resurfacing brands, it is great to be able to have their new specialist Beauty Sleep Power Peel as the Beauty Pick of the Month for April.

For me, as a skin expert, what I like about this product is that it delivers a peel’s glycolic acid and retinol anti-ageing effect, but unlike many other peel products (or even in comparison to Alpha-H Liquid Gold) it delivers it in a more comforting night cream-type texture. It includes shea and mango butter, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, panthanol and allantoin, hylaluronate and aloe, which gives a moisturised and texturally comfortable feeling to the skin whilst delivering a powerful burst of glycolic acid and retinol.

I think this is much easier for many of us to slot into our routine twice a week, as you just replace your normal night cream with this product. If you are using any serums you can put them underneath, let them sink in for a minute, apply your eye cream if you use one, and then massage this onto the skin and apply as if it were a night cream.

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It has a lovely, rich, easy-to-apply texture that goes all over the face and neck, but avoid the eyes.  You may get a tingling or a hot/cold feeling on the skin, almost like a firming or lifting-type product, for 5-10 mins or even as much as half an hour, especially if you have not used this level of product before. Certainly when I tested it, this feeling is proof of the activity and gives you an exciting feeling to look forward to waking up and seeing results in the morning.  Even on only 3 – 4 hours’ sleep, I woke up with a much smoother, fresher skin which is also brilliant for make-up application.

Top tips:

  • Do a test patch behind your ear for 24 hours, especially as this is a new, potent product
  • Don’t apply around the eye area or over the lips
  • Don’t use on open or broken skin
  • Allergic or very sensitive skin should not use this product as it is very active and potent
  • Age resistant skin will love it
  • Don’t use with any other exfoliation at least for the first two weeks and then depending upon your skin. i.e.: if extremely dry and you normally use an exfoliant several times a week, you can slot it back in but less often.  As with any peels and retinol products of this activity, do not use after sun exposure.
  • Brilliant for the night before ‘a-bit-make-up days’ as foundations will definitely look smoother and it helps to take out the look of irregularities which show up with complexion products
  • It’s perfect if you have a dull, sallow or ashy tone to your complexion to really brighten and freshen up the look of the skin overnight
  • It’s suitable for all ethnicities and skin tones

Men will especially love it if they want to have a more perfected, fresher look to their complexion as it is easy to massage over stubble or to shape around beards etc. – but do not use directly after shaving!


  1. Bev taylor April 5, 2016 at 9:57 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison. Do I use this in conjunction with liquid gold or instead of it ? Thanks Beverley

  2. Shirley April 6, 2016 at 2:50 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison does this product have an accumulative effect with regular use? I have ordered it and I’m looking forward to trying it as an alternative to liquid gold. Thank you Shirley

  3. Poonam Lata April 6, 2016 at 7:56 pm -  Reply

    Can I use it with dr dennis gross peel pads?

  4. Rachel April 6, 2016 at 9:03 pm -  Reply

    Trying this mask for the first time tonight. Loved the feel of it on my skin. No tingling but mild heat feeling felt. Excited to see the result tomorrow.

  5. Adeline Fergus April 6, 2016 at 9:49 pm -  Reply

    As it states ” do not use after sun exposure , I have just come back off holiday and have a suntan! Does this mean I can’t use this product?

  6. Gill Geddis April 7, 2016 at 9:05 am -  Reply

    I got mine yeahhhhhhh ! Can you use liquid gold underneath it ? I simply love your products I also use Lulus time bomb But find myself using more and more of your products x

  7. EVE April 7, 2016 at 7:55 pm -  Reply

    I was wondering if the alpha H beauty pick of the month would be suitable for brown age spots on the décolletage. If not, what would you recommend please. I am 58 years old.

  8. Tracey April 10, 2016 at 8:15 am -  Reply

    How many treatments are in the 50ml pot please Alison?

  9. Chantal Oelofse April 10, 2016 at 1:04 pm -  Reply

    Can you use Elemis Bliss Capsules underneath this, Allison?

  10. Lisa April 14, 2016 at 7:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison I am using alpha h products and have bought the sleep power peel. Could you recommend a spf product for the face. Whilst I love ultrasun i dont find the face product moisturising enough. Would the alpha h moisturiser be OK and could I use gatineau moisturiser on top if needed. Many thanks.

  11. maggie emery April 15, 2016 at 12:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, what would you recommend for a skin aged decollete? I have quite deep grooves now and haven’t found anything that improves them or the texture of my skin – i know sleeping on my side doesn’t help – but am now getting desperate to find something as I find I now have to wear high necked tops because my chest area looks so bad.

    Yours desperately!


  12. Diane April 17, 2016 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    Hi Alison, I’ve recently been diagnosed with psoriasis. It’s only mild on my face, particularly round my eyes and hairline. However, it’s worse on my scalp. Please can you suggest suitable face products and shampoo. Thank you

  13. Sue April 29, 2016 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison , I have recently bought the alpha h tsv . I have been using the lulu peel and reveal once a week . Can I still use this in conjunction with alpha h . If so can you advise me on how and when to use it . Thanks

  14. Tracy Badiali May 3, 2016 at 7:25 pm -  Reply

    Have hormonal acne rosea,lines and wrinkles what should I use as I have tried many products from QVC.
    Love Alpha H balancing cleanser and Utrasun.Is there any makeup I should also use?

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