I’m not going to bang my old SPF drum yet again in this post. Suffice to say if you’re not using it, you’re a bit of a fool and need to get some ASAP (yes, I know we’re at the tail end of summer but SPF should be a year-round thing if you’re keen on avoiding a face full of age spots and dehydrated furrows)…
Alpha H have very kindly offered some encouragement to two of you in the form of this giveaway. Containing three SPFs, their hero Liquid Gold and a mask that’ll help undo any damage you’ve accrued over the summer, this set should keep your skin protected for a good few months…
First in the giveaway: two SPFs. Alpha H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 50+ is matte once settled on the skin (this takes a minute or two), so is an ideal prep if you find yourself getting greasy out in the sun or want to put foundation on top. It also contains vitamin E and aloe vera to keep skin hydrated throughout wear.
Alpha H Protection Plus Daily SPF 50+ is a slightly different beast – the colour you see in the above swatch ends up as a light wash – think colour corrector and you’re on the right track. It’s non-greasy and makes for a good primer, as well as really providing a whammy of antioxidants and replenishing ingredients. I’d personally use this one on a day-to-day basis in the city and the above moisturiser when ‘sunbathing’ properly.
Alpha H Protection Plus Hand Cream SPF 50+ is a firm favourite this end – hands often start to look haggard after exposure to the sun and, as I apply hand cream as a matter of habit, if I have this in my handbag I’m content in the knowledge that I’m batting off both dehydration and sun damage in one fell swoop. I’d suggest doing the same – especially if you’re outdoorsy.
Damage already done? Step in Alpha H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask with Lavender. The glycolic acid will help to slough away brown marks and make the surface more smooth, while the plant oils and honey will nourish. Remember to apply it to your décolletage too.
The final product is less sun-specific but I felt that it would be criminal to run an Alpha H giveaway without including their famed Liquid Gold. A swipe of the glycolic acid-rich toner after cleansing at night will help to loosen the bonds between dead skin, kicking the renewal process into gear and allowing for gentle exfoliation. It also helps to reduce spot-forming bacteria, so can be used on pretty much all complexions bar very sensitive.
THE GIVEAWAY //
I have two sets of all five products to giveaway. To enter:
1) Subscribe to MadeleineLoves.com by entering your e-mail address in the field at the top on the right hand side where it says ‘subscribe.’ If you’ve already subscribed, head to number 2…
2) Pop your name in the comments field.
Easy peasy! Winners will be picked on the 30th of August at 12pm GMT and notified on the e-mail account left when commenting (this won’t show up).
Oh how fab! I would love to win! I have been subscribed for a long time 🙂 x
Awesome, being a natural Red head, i have super sensitive & pale skin so this looks ideal for me 🙂
Such a fab giveaway xxx fingers crossed xx
I’m a melanoma survivor and SPF is in my facial products, my hand cream and my sun lotions are always above 25 SPF . It’s not just skin cancer that we need to be wary of, as you rightly point out there is massive skin damage done from being unprotected and if you want to keep your skin happy and healthy you need to look after it. I’m a great fan of wide brimmed hats too for keeping sun off face.
Quite. Glad to hear you won against the melanoma. You’ve reminded me to wear a hat – I’ll go and get mine now!
Ema J Lowe
OOh how lovely, being outside all day, I need some protection from the sun,I spend most of my life a whiter shade of pale .
amazing give away.id love to win.i live on the coast and my skin gets a battering from the
wind all year round.this product sounds perfect x
Alison Johnson 🙂
I was not one for being sun aware until I started to develop sun damage. Now I always use SPF25 on a daily basis or SPF50 when going in the sun.
Such a brilliant prize. Thank you ever so much for the chance xxx
wow I would love to try this. It looks great 🙂
What a great prize. Regardless, just want to say thanks for putting me on to Liquid Gold. Me and my twin sister are obsessed. We are identical and she used it a month before I did. I saw her (we live far apart), and noticed a visible difference in pigmentation and scars on her skin so thought I’d try. It is an amazing product. Acid toning sounds scary but it’s not. Definitely worth the hype! Thanks Madeleine! X
My absolute pleasure – very glad to hear you’ve found something that works so well for you! X
wow! this is a fab giveaway.
would be great to win, thanks for the chance
These products sound amazing I’d love to try them. Everything crossed ???? xx
fabulous giveaway, thank you for the chance
Kathryn Davies please enter me x
I have always heard such good things about this brand so I would love to try these products.
Beky Austerberry (SPF is sooooo important. This product looks amazing!!)
Amazing giveaway!!! Would love to try these products!
Lovely giveaway. Thank you for running it
I have a lot of sun bathing sins visible on my skin. Time to do something about it!
What a fantastic giveaway! All the products sound amazing and you are absolutely right about SPF being a year-round thing. I would love to try these products. Thank you so much!
This is so generous! Having recently gone cruelty free, Alpha H has become the skincare line of my dreams, but alas I can’t afford it myself, so winning this would be an absolute blessing. Thank you so much for the opportunity!
Wow! So exciting! I took your advice re pigmentation and using AHA’s, and am LOVING Alpha H liquid gold. It’s made such a difference too my skin; less pigmentation and my spot situation is hugely improved. Also so keen to try the SPF 50. Thanks for the opportunity.
Fantastic! So glad to hear it’s made a difference ???????? xxx
What a gab giveaway! Would love to win 🙂
This would make a great gift for my wife.
Nikki Hayes – I’d love to win as I have really pale skin :o)
You have forever changed my beauty routine (and skin) with SPF lessons. This would be a wonderful addition! x
Well I’m very glad to hear it! Xxx
lovely giveaway would love to try these
Jules Eley 🙂 Fab competition
Already a subscriber! Love to win!
thanks for the chance, lovely giveaway
WOW, amazing!! I’ve never had the privilege of using Alpha H before, but have heard amazing things about it. Fingers are crossed 🙂
Wow this is an amazing giveaway!!! Lots of love Gaël Batailde
Beverley Cousins..Thankyou, i would be thrilled to win x
Jayne Kelsall – what a lovely prize, thank you for a great giveaway .x
Gillian Turner – Thank you flower lovely prize x
How fantastic, I’ve used the Liquid Gold in the past but have alays been tempted to try more, especially when they’re on QVC 🙂
I got a puppy earlier this year, so I’ve been religiously applying SPF.
Ah – what kind of puppy?!
Cockapoo – she’s crazy but utterly adorable.
Swear by Liquid Gold and i’m nearly out. Fingers crossed. Nicola Penny
Subscribed- great giveaway
Products sound fabulous. I am a keen gardener so I need all the help and protection I can get for my skin!
I would love to try them thanks! 🙂
Karl Borowy WINNER
Sounds really good & essential. Iris Tilley
Brilliant x lovely
What an absolutely amazing competition! I would love to try these fabulous products!
Looks great would love to try
Clare Ollif – Fantastic prize
Jemmer Sams . would love to win x x
vicky collins fingers crossed
Kyomi Johnson thank you for the opportunity
Thanks so much for the chance – great prize!
Thanks so much for the chance – great prize!
claire jamie gray!! ???????? How FANTASTIC would it be to #win this TERRIFIC prize!! ???????? Thankyooou ever so much ???????????? xx ????????????????????????????????????????
would love to try these products x
Suscribed. Thank you very much for this chance. Would be amazing to win
Heard amazing things about this brand,thank you for the lovely chance Xx
Gemma Massey fab giveaway thanks for the chance xx
And the winners are: Iris Tilley and Mia Lund. I’ll be e-mailing you both shortly to get your details for sending over the products!
Thank you Well chuffed looking forward to trying them all out