Hello Sexy! >_<
I was hooked up with GLAMGLOW's Tingling & Exfoliating Mud Mask about 4 years ago, and I have been religiously using their range ever since! :) Their masks are very expensive compared to how much you normally get in the jar, but I must say they are very result oriented.
I do however have a problem with the packaging like Chantecaille, La Mer; the product doesn't come with a spatula (at this price point =_=). I think they should change their packaging from a jar to a tube if they don't want to include a spatula O_O. And I think it will keep the mask more fresh since there will be less contact with air! >_<
Anyway, here is my personal experience with GLAMGLOW mud masks over 4 years :).
Hope this helps! x
YOUTHMUD Tinglexfoliate Treatment
I remember when I first put this mask on about 4 years ago, I literally reacted Ouch Ouch Ouch >_<. LOL. Before you use this mask, cleanse your face gently! :P I wouldn't even recommend using a Clarisonic before this mask >_<. It does deliver instant result; baby smooth skin, this is a very powerful mud mask. So be gentle with cleansing prior and even when you take the mask off with lukewarm water.
Here's an interesting thing though. Ideally, it is a soft thick cream-like mud, and it applies smoothly onto skin. BUT, I've gone through so many jars of it and most of them were partially dry. And this makes application much harder and feels rough onto skin. Yes, the more dry it gets, the longer it takes for you to apply onto skin =_=. They say you can mix a few drops of water and emulsify a bit, then apply, but trust me, this doesn't work =_= LOL. I tried water, mist and more ways, but it never worked well. You can still use it, but as I said it does feel quite rough on your skin. So if you have luck, you will get a soft thick cream like mud, if you don't, you will get a partially dried one when you purchase online.
SUPER-MUD Clearing Treatment
GLAMGLOW brought out this clearing mud treatment a few years ago. I remember I got very excited when I first bought it! >_<. It was great timing since my skin was suffering from some very bizarre spots on my lower cheek at the time O_O. I had a very strong expectations since their original Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment delivered instant results from just one application :). By the way, this Super-Mud Clearing Treatment is not a deep cleansing treatment, so don't get confused.
GLAMGLOW says you can use it after treating your skin with Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, but I've found it is just way too much for my skin. Rather, I recommend you just to use a gentle exfoliant or use a Clarisonic with a gentle brush head. I found this mask particularly effective after squeezing a pimple. LOL sounds gross =_=. Anyway, it helps to either heal the spots or to bring white heads quicker. The consistency of this mask makes it much easier to apply over their original mud mask, which I love. Because of its slightly thick emulsion like texture, you don't really need much when you put it on. Perhaps that's why it comes in a smaller jar than their other masks? >_< It does help the healing process and it is indeed great for preventing future spots! :) I do recommend this product.
BRIGHTMUD Eye Treatment
When Brightmud Eye Treatment was launched last year, I got very curious about how mud treatment would work on eye areas. To me, it feels more like a mild version of their Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment formulated for the eye area, it does tingle a bit upon application and you can even find herb pieces in it. I think people will either love this sensation, or hate it. If you have very sensitive eyes, you might not want to try this, it will sting and burn! >_< So just stick to your regular eye patches if you fall into this category. However, it does de-puff and brighten the eye area effectively, which is the main reason for me to save it for special occasions to look fresh! :) By the way, I don't normally have major puffiness/dark circle issues.
So I would say it works brilliantly to keep these issues at bay or as an S.O.S treatment for someone like me. If you have chronic puffiness or dark circles under your eye area all the time, I'd rather suggest you to go and see your dermatologist to see available treatments. A box of this treatment contains 12 ampoules, but you only need half per application, so it's like you get 24 ampoules. So if you see in this way, the price isn't that eye-watering considering how much you get :).
THIRSTYMUD Hydrating Treatment
First of all, I love the scent! It smells like caramel and it really quenches dehydrated skin instantly :). Texture-wise, it's more like a sticky cream. Again, I can see people either loving it or hating it >_<. I personally don't mind any type of texture as long as it brings a result. But to be honest, I cannot use this mask as an overnight mask nor in the plane during a long haul flight. If you have a very dehydrated/dry skin, I can see you using this overnight, but not for me clearly. It's just too slippery for me to use on my face, neck and chest overnight O_O. I wash it off with cool water whenever I use this mask, and definitely it does leave my skin feeling very soft and hydrated :). However, I am not purchasing it again since I started to get very localised tiny bumps on my skin. I think it was something to do with their coconut ingredient, which doesn't normally get along with my skin well. Now all the bumps are gone, and I am happy >_< <3.
POWERMUD Dualcleanse Treatment (Mud to Oil)
This is the newest launch by GLAMGLOW and it feels much lighter than their Super-Mud Clearing Treatment. In fact, it feels quite similar to Omorovicza's Deep Cleansing Mask upon application, but this POWERMUD Dualcleanse Treatment dries much tighter like other GLAMGLOW mud masks! :) Oh, and it smells very summery too.
I have noticed that it does effectively cleanse the skin, but you do feel dehydration after a few minutes upon wash-off. I mean, your skin feels soft on the surface and feels good right after taking it off, but that comfort doesn't last that long. So if you don't like the feel of dehydration and tightness (although this POWERMUD Dualcleanse Treatment feels much more gentle than their other mud masks, go for something much more mild :) I will make a post on different deep cleansing masks as soon as I can! Anyway, I love it because of the fact that I can just take it off with my bare hands and it leaves my skin feeling silky smooth. I would purchase it again and it shall stay as one of my faves!<3
Where to Buy
- Nordstrom (Free shipping & samples)
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