Oh, Glamglow. So expensive. So luxurious. But is it worth the hype?
For me, not so much.
Don’t get me wrong, these were nice masks, and neither of them irritated my skin. But I didn’t see the kinds of immediate benefits other bloggers and reviewers seem to experience.
I actually used these together – the Thirstymud on the dryer parts of my face and the Youthmud on the t-zone. The Thirstymud’s texture was smooth – somewhere between a gel cream and a primer. It left my face feeling slightly softer, but because of all of the hydrating products I layer on at night, I couldn’t really tell what it truly did. The best I can say is it couldn’t hurt, but I’m not sure it helped.
Because the Youthmud was full size, I used it much longer and in a couple of different ways. I didn’t like it as a spot treatment. It didn’t make impending or already established blemishes develop or heal any faster than nothing at all.
As an all-over mask, it sure did tingle! Not painfully so, but folks with more sensitive skin than mine might have a hard time. It dried fairly slowly. It contains…leafy bits? Some sort of plant material that’s meant to aid in exfoliation, but I didn’t notice much of a difference. I’m an avid exfoliater, though, so someone who’s a novice might.
Novices, however, might shy away from the price. I got mine at T.J. Maxx for $40.00, but Sephora sells it for almost $70.00.
If you’re looking for effectiveness over everything else, I wouldn’t shell out the money for Glamglow. I have had much better results from Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay mask, The Body Shop’s Tea Tree mask, and Garden Girl’s Cookies & Cream mask.
If you’re looking for a luxurious experience, though, Glamglow is an option. The jar is weighty, the box shiny and unusually-shaped. It calls you sexy. It has plant bits in it. The experience might be enough for some, but not for me.