So ,I received a small sample package of the GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment mask with a recent Sephora purchase so I thought I’d include it in this edition of Mask Mondays!
On the Sephora website, GLAMGLOW is described as follows:
What it is:
A scientifically advanced SUPER-MUD™ clearing treatment to target, prevent, and heal problem skin.
What it is formulated to do:
This formula was clinically developed by GLAMGLOW® dermatological chemists to help fight all common skin concerns including breakouts, discoloration, black and white heads, razor bumps, and in-grown hair. 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.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
I’m sure many of you have heard the buzz around this mask. One major part of that buzz is the price point: $76 for 1.2 oz. – yikes! But many people have raved about this product and do believe that it’s worth the money.
Seeing as I received such as small sample, I thought it best to do a targeted treatment rather than an all-over-the-face mask. Good timing — as this mask claims to fight and treat breakouts — my chin area has been “being bad” over the last few weeks.
I would say this has a slight smell… almost licorice-like? The texture is one of a typical clay mud mask, maybe slightly on the runnier side. I had just enough in the sample pack to spot treat my entire chin and also slathered the rest on my nose and in between my eyebrows — the dreaded T-ZONE! As the Sephora description states and from what other reviewers have claimed, apparently this mask draws out dirt and congestion from the pores. Some reviewers have even said upon first try, they could actually see the blackheads being lifted out of their pores! Wtf? Ok then… let’s see what this baby could do!!
I left this on for 20 minutes before rinsing off with water-soaked cotton pads and warm water.
BUT WAIT! Once I applied the mask and watched it dry, I paid very close attention to any magic-dirt-drawing-out-of-my-pores activity. I have to admit — just before I was about to rinse off the mask, I went up real close to the mirror to look at my nose (where my pores are the largest) and wouldn’t you know it… the dried up mask literally drew out the dirt… I could honest to goodness SEE the dirt lifted from underneath the mask.
Granted, I don’t have any major blackheads to begin with, but whatever ickiness was in my nose pores was visibly cleaned out. Very impressive, Glam Glow! And, after rinsing it completely off, an even closer look at my nose again — I definitely hadn’t seen my pores that clear in ages. I did not find my T-Zone tight or dry in a bad way afterwards — tight in a good way, like something good just happened to it… and I would say yes, something good did happen 🙂
Would I purchase this mask? At $76, I would honestly say no. But that’s just my thrifty wallet talking. I could MAYBE justify it by using it only for my T-Zone like I did with the sample or for really minor spot treatments. But at that price point, using it at least once per week, which is how often I personally use masks, not only would my face be sucked dry of its’ dirt… my bank account would be sucked dry of itself as well! One of my favourites is The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Face Mask (click HERE to read my review!) Of the masks I’ve tried so far, there are more affordable ones out there that do a great job (maybe not as instantaneously amazing as GLAMGLOW) but I can live with that.
I give the GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment a STANDING OVATION (in the literal sense) but because of the price point, I would give it a SHOULDER SHRUG. (If you don’t know what I mean, check out my Rating System in the Menu bar above!)
Have you tried this mask? What are your thoughts? What’s your favourite mask treatment?
Thanks for tuning in Pretties!!