Today, I’ll be discussing the one of the award-winning face masks from the GlamGlow range. In the last couple months or so, bloggers and YouTubers have been raving about these products non-stop, so I decided to give it a go.
I decided to go with the GlamGlow Super Mud Clearing Treatment and ordered it online from lookfantastic.com. This product costs around €44.50 (depends where you get it from) – I know, I know, it’s quite the splurge. I’ve had honestly been stalling to purchase this for months and the reason I did is that I had started experiencing breakouts mainly across my cheeks and chin around 6-7 months ago. I’ve seen great reviews and demos about this product and many beauty people said that this product helps with acne-prone skin, breakouts and blemishes. So that’s why I decided to give it a try.
The packaging is quite big and original as well as quite luxurious. As you will see later on, the product is quite small in comparison to the box and part of the price you’re paying is packaging which is a bit frustrating because it’s something one can do without. Once you open the box, there is a leaflet laying on top with the major ingredients and benefits this product is made up of. There are little notations on each of the major products which I quite like as you can actually know what’s in it rather than simply applying it to your face.
You are then greeted with a “Hello Sexy” which in my opinion, would make anyway smile. This seems to be their trademark touch to each product they release. Once you open the “Hello Sexy” flap, you’ve finally reached the product!
The jar itself is quite small – personally I knew that before I purchased it, so I can’t really complain. After all, it is a luxury product. The jar contains approximately 30ml of product which you can either use as a face mask or else as a spot treatment.
It claims to tighten skin texture and pores whilst fighting common skin problems such as blemishes, breakouts and even ingrown hair. You can use it 2-3 times a week or else as often as you need.
As you can see, the product is quite messy and dark in colour. In the jar and upon application, it is a dark charcoal grey but dries to light grey.
Once you applied the product, leave on for 5-20 minutes depending on length of desired treatment. What this product is basically doing is that it’s sucking out all of the gunk out of the applied area. Therefore it’s thoroughly cleaning your skin leaving it nice and smooth.
Moreover, it contains Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acids that work to heal damaged skin and smooth pigmentation. I have been using it for quite a while and found that it is quite effective. I wouldn’t say it was incredibly effective on my skin simply because I have recently learnt that my breakouts are actually acne since I suffer (also recently discovered) from PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). Therefore, the product is not going to work as well as it would on people who simply have breakouts.
On the other hand, I did notice that my breakouts reduced slightly and my blemishes did fade slightly (obviously with constant acne breakouts it’s a bit difficult to tell if they did in fact fade or not).
Once it starts drying you will notice that it starts changing colour from a dark to a light grey which is both cool and disgusting (it does look like you’ve got mould on your face) at the same time. If you’ve got any blackheads you can also notice that the oil will and dirt from those blackheads will start surfacing. That means that they were trapped under your skin and are now extracted.
This is what it looks like after leaving it for 20mins. Obviously, you can’t see any blackheads that have surfaced because I don’t have any where I applied the product. The reason I applied it in that area is purely to help my breakouts. Once the mask almost completley turns light grey is when you know you can take it off. To remove, use a damp wash cloth or simply remove with warm water.
This product is great if you’ve got a breakout the day before and important event. What you can do is simply apply it as a spot treatment on the area and leave it overnight. When you wake up, the breakout will be almost if not completely healed and flat by the morning.
If you’re going to use this all over your face so as to have nice skin before an event or for example, before going abroad, I suggest that you do this at least 2 days before. This is because if you’re applying it all over your face, you will pulling out a lot of oil and dirt from your skin at once and this may cause you to actually breakout. So just as a measure of caution, it’s best to apply it roughly 2 days before.
Moreover, I suggest that after using this product, you either go in with a moisturising mask or simply with a good moisturiser as it may slightly dry out your skin. I personally think this product is more suitable for oily skin rather than dry. If you have dry skin and would like to try something from the GlamGlow range, I suggest the Glam Glow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment.
I personally think this product is amazing, especially if you don’t have the skin problems I have. If you’re suffering from acne and being medicated for it, please be careful and consult with your dermatologist before using this as it may not be the best choice for you to use with acne medication.
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