I will always give you an honest and truthful review of a product. I am not sponsored or paid by this brand or any brand to review ANYTHING (Although I wish I was…)
Purchased the GLAMGLOW at Nordstrom for $69.
CLAIM TO FAME: This mud mask leaves skin noticeably radiant and glowing. It activates moisturizing collagen synthesis, provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation, and helps to leave skin smoother, brighter, and softer. While providing tighter skin texture and tighter pores, it provides a more youthful appearance and absorbs impurities without removing natural oils.
INGREDIENTS: Water, Montmorillonite, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polyethylene, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil, Glycerin, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.
REVIEW: Comes is a “pretty” jar. You get an OKAY amount of product 1.7 oz. for $69, a little pricey for such a small amount of product.
Upon opening the box/jar there was a pleasant aroma of green tea & lavender. My jar had a lot of condensation inside of it and the product (the clay) appeared a bit runny, so I took a spatula and gave it a nice stir.
At first I thought my mask was maybe going bad or on the verge of expiring when I noticed black chunks of a unidentifieable item in the product. With further investigating, I noticed that the mask contained black chunks that resembled pieces of leaves. I was caught off guard, but know that there is always “method to the madness”.
I later proceeded to spread the mask on my face and realized I was indeed correct! The mask had a thick consistency and spread on strangely because of the presence of the leaves in the product. Some pieces fell into the sink/on my clothes and I felt confused as if I should smear them back onto my face or just “let it go” as our dear friend Elsa says. I just let them go, I didn’t want to deal with the leaves. 😉
I experienced a tingling, tightening and cooling sensation on my skin, caused by the cornucopia of essential oils in the clay, while I sipped some coffee and read my “naughty novel” and chilled out for about 20 minutes. I later proceeded to dig in and find out the results of this new stuff!
I used a warm/damp hand towel and made a “Barber Wrap” and pressed it on my face for two minutes to loosen the mask; I then proceeded to remove it as indicated on the package “in circular motion” (the product contains Polyethylene, listed as ingredient #4 – usually micro beads to give you that scrubbing action). My skin was quite pink upon removing it, but a nice splash of cold water and some toner after the removal of the product and my skin was much better!
- Pleasing Odor
- Pretty Packaging
- Didn’t give “me” the allergy queen an allergic reaction
- Pricey. Not enough product for the price point.
- Jar packaging (constant exposure to oxygen when opened and breakdown of “active” ingredients)
- Chunks of leaves in the mask (I found this aesthetically displeasing and would prefer the leaves milled)
THE FINAL VERDICT: I actually enjoyed this product, as I am a “mask person”, despite the chunky leaves that should probably be ground up more before putting them in the product (just my opinion). This mask gives you a fresh, healthy, glow after the redness dissipates.
I don’t know that I would purchase this brand of masks again. However, they do have a plethora of masks to offer for many of your skin ailments.