GlamGlow Super-Mud Clearing Mask Review

This product has been on everyone's radar lately. It has been raved about by celebrities and is being advertised in magazines and on websites everywhere you look! It is also one of Sephora's all time best selling products! This mask claims to shrinks the look of pores, "vacuum" out blackheads, maks skin more smooth, soft and radiant and reduce breakouts. It seems like a miracle product?! The Glamglow website states that this mask is the most scientifically advanced clearing treatment out there and will get you "magical glowing skin." Well, naturally I HAD to try this. I saw somewhere that someone was able to get a sample of it at Sephora. I would never have thought to ask for a sample, so I was pleased to see that this was an option. This past weekend, I made my way to Sephora to grab myself a sample. The sales associate gave me a generous amount and I left excited and curious to try this "miracle" treatment.

I put this on about 25 minutes before I knew I wanted to take a shower. It tells you to apply it to clean skin, so I rinsed my face a few times, just with water and patted it try. The mask is not super thick, but not runny either, and has little flakes in it that resemble dried leaves. The first time I did the mask I applied a light layer. It hardened within seconds (that's what she said ;-) ) and dried to be very stiff- it felt like I was wearing a cast on my face, or that I had covered it in plaster. It was almost a claustrophobic feeling because it was so hard, but I didn't mind because it is only for a short time. Directions state that you can leave this on for 10-20 minutes, I chose to leave it on for the full 20. I then jumped in the shower and rinsed it off with warm water. My sample contained enough for two masks, so the second time I applied it I did a heavier layer. The more product you put on the harder and stiffer it dries on the face. I think it's really preference how much you choose to put on.

So, the verdict. I was reading over some of the reviews on this product on and I have to say I agree with the overall tone. This is a really nice product. My skin felt soft and moisturized and my blackheads were smaller, definitely not gone. The way this mask is described, I almost expected to get out of the shower with skin glowing like that elf princess from Lord of the Rings. Of course, this did not happen- it is not a miracle product. It is also really difficult to tell whether you think your skin looks better or if it actually does because the change is so subtle. With that being said, I did feel like my skin had a healthy look to it following application. Is it worth the hefty $69 price tag? That is still debatable. I think your skin will, no doubt, benefit from this mask. However, I am just not convinced it is as life-changing as it built up to be.

Light mask application

Heavy mask application

Close-up of the blackhead "vacuuming"

My skin sans makeup, directly after cleaning off the mask

Hope you enjoyed this review! XoX

1 comment :

  1. Loved your "that's what she said" reference. HA! I recently bought the GLAMGLOW mask and so far I am loving it! I have only used it fully twice because I've been so busy but I have been using it as a spot treatment on my zits. It helps them clear up sooo much quicker. Still though, I do not know if I would spend the money to repurchase this. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!