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GlamGlow Mud Review
GlamGlow masks have been all the rage in the beauty community lately. Here's my review of 3 of their 4 products.
Monday March 17 2014
GlamGlow is a company that was founded in 2010 and is located on the ‘Stars Walk of Fame’ in Hollywood, California. Lately, their masks have been all the rage in the beauty community. I have tried 3 of their 4 products and I thought I’d give a rundown of them all for my readers.
GlamGlow products are pretty expensive, but back in January when I had skin issues and Christmas money, I decided to splurge and purchased a gift set. This set featured one full-size (1.2 oz) SuperMud and a sample size (0.5 oz) YouthMud for the price of $69. The full-size products alone are $69 each. If you use as a full face mask you get 17 uses in a jar, if used only as a spot treatment you can get up to 1,000 uses.
The white GlamGlow is SuperMud Clearing Treatment. This formula is made to target, prevent, and heal problem skin including large pores, blackheads and breakouts. Each of the different formulas have slighty different instructions. For SuperMud you apply a thin layer to skin and leave on for 5-20 minutes. Then, wash off with water.
This mask looks dark gray in the jar and turns a light green when drying on your face. It gets a little strange looking because it visibly gets into your pores. I find SuperMud more difficult to wash off than other masks, but that just makes me feel like it’s working deep in my pores. I’ve used this a few times as a full face mask for the full 20 minutes and also a few times as a spot treatment.
The black GlamGlow mask YouthMud Tingle Exfoliate Treatment. This is designed as a 10-minute professional ‘facial in a jar’ for behind-the-scenes use in Hollywood’s Entertainment, Music, Fashion & Award industries, for immediate camera ready glowing skin. Like the other mask, you apply a thin layer of this formula. In 10 minutes or less, you should expect to feel a tingly, tightening effect. Then, wash off with water.
I like this mask, but the tightening effect is a little too much for me. A few minutes in, I cannot wait to wash it off. I don’t find it to be drying though, which I typically expect from masks like this.
I also tried a sample of the blue GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment from my local Sephora. I have combination skin, but this winter my skin got very dry so this was suggested to me. This mask hydrates, moisturizes, restores, replenishes and calms the skin. ThirstyMud is a leave-on, overnight mask.
This one looks less like mud than the other 2 formulas. It’s lighter and smells really good. I used it 2 times and my skin did feel much more hydrated. It also wasn’t uncomfortable to sleep with this on my face.
Which GlamGlow is right for you?
It really depends on your skin type. If you have oily skin, ThirstyMud probably isn’t for you. If you have great skin, you don’t really need the benefits of SuperMud. All of these formulas are great for their own reasons, but YouthMud seems to be the most versatile.
Personally, I like SuperMud the best. I can put it on for 20 minutes while I’m blogging or putting my son to bed. Just last week, it really helped clear up a huge, painful blemish I had on my chin. Most spot treatments make me go from a big zit to a big spot of dry skin. Two nights of SuperMud helped greatly reduce the size, redness, and pain of the blemish without completely drying that patch of skin.
GlamGlow also offers BrightMud Eye Treatment which is the only one I have not tried, but would like to. Want to try before you buy? They have a 3 product $11.99 sample package on their online store. GlamGlow products are also available through Sephora.
Want an affordable drugstore mask?
If you have dry skin and want to try a fabric mask check out Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Face Tonic. If you’re more blemish prone, try Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque and a great choice for all skin types is Freeman’s Facial Peel-Off Cucumber Mask.