Still looking for a resolution for 2014? Resolve to take better care of your skin and give GLAMGLOW a try. Here’s why:
I was a little hesitant to try a GLAMGLOW mask. The price tag is hefty ($69) and some of the reviews were mixed BUT with nearly 800 views on Sephora.com, I was intrigued. With a little more research I found that GLAMGLOW has a celebrity cult following and has garnered a lot of press over the last few months. When I received gift cards for Christmas I decided it was finally time to take the plunge.
GLAMGLOW’s directions are simple: start with a clean face, apply your mask and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Maybe too simple. The time range they suggest is pretty wide and there is no description of what you should expect to see. Here is how I applied my mask and what I saw so that you know what to expect:
I washed my face with a glycolic cleanser and my Clarisonic Mia. I patted my face until it was totally dry and then applied a thin layer of the GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment. It started out black and dried to a light green. As it dried the mask became hard and tight. If the mask feels uncomfortable and stiff that means it is working! It is drawing out the oil in your pores.
Here is what Sephora.com says the mask is doing when it is drying:
“Powerful, skin-clearing mud visibly draws out dirt and congestion while a proprietary six-acid blend dramatically brightens and softens skin. It works to magnetically draw out dirt and pores with Activated-X Charcoal, leaving skin smooth and healthy-looking. “
I didn’t think that the drying process was uncomfortable at all and I left my mask on for the full 20 minutes. The only con about this mask is that it is a little tricky to take off; since it is green it can be a bit messy. I first washed it off manually and then I went back in with my Clarisonic (just for a few seconds) to make sure I took everything off, especially around my hairline.
I really enjoyed using this mask. I felt like my skin was refreshed and polished (not to mention SUPER soft!!) after I washed it off. My breakouts have been controlled since using the mask (this was about four days ago and we are still going strong!) and I would highly recommend this to someone with problem skin like mine.
Is it worth the price tag? I think so! GLAMGLOW notes that you should expect to get about 17 masks out of this tiny jar. If you do the math that is about $4 a treatment- cheaper than a latte at Starbucks.
My final judgement? Skip coffee once a week and invest in a jar of GLAMGLOW. Your skin will thank you! You can read more about GLAMGLOW here and purchase it at Sephora here (if you use it once and decide you don’t love it Sephora will take back any used product as long as you have your receipt).
Want to try it before you buy the entire jar? You can purchase a sample set on GLAMGLOW’s website here, which includes three of their best selling products.
Disclaimer: This is my own opinion and I purchased this mask with my own funds. I was not paid to review this product.
One more thing before I go…
By adding a weekly mask treatment to your skin routine you can see major improvements in just one month! Think younger, fresher and blemish free skin just by slapping some mud on your face for a few minutes! PS- think of your mask time as a spa retreat. Light some candles, pour some bath salts and sit back and relax in a bath while your mask dries. It can easily become part of your “me” time- and everyone can use more “me” time!