Beauty // GLAMGLOW Review!

I’m jumping on the bandwagon here. I just had to try this stuff after experiencing the overwhelming hype and reading about it nonstop. I blame Sephora: it was just waiting in the checkout line when I went to replenish my eyeliner stock and I couldn’t resist. Those product-stocked waiting lines are calculated to make me spend my hard-earned money that would be better spend on sandwiches brimming with chipotle mayo. But I thought I’d try it out.

I bought a half-ounce bottle for $19. Guys, it was really an impulse buy.

So I tried it out. The subtitle “Tinglexfoliate” of the Glamglow Youthmud is not joking: this thing tingles like nuts, and it borders on painful. The tingling starts to subside when the mask dries, which it does in patches that made my face look like a tortoiseshell for a few minutes, which was pretty cool. The consistency is chalky and muddy, and it has bits of leaf stuck in it.

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I put up with the tingling and waited like twenty minutes before washing it off, taking care to rub it off in circular motions to exfoliate well, like the packaging suggested. I didn’t notice any immediate softness like I do with my Neutrogena Exfoliating Mask, neither did I think my pores were very clean.

My skin felt really tight afterward, and I was reluctant to put on moisturizer for fear of clogging my newly purged pores, even though they weren’t all that squeaky clean. I didn’t have the results I expected to have, especially considering that a full-size jar of this product costs $69 at retail price. I think this product is probably better suited to a more stable skin type than I have, but nevertheless, for the cost, it did less than my drugstore mask did.

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Conclusion: I am singularly unimpressed. But I’m glad I tried it, because now I know it’s NBD. I’ll stick with Neutrogena, thank you.

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  • Jen

    I have also learned that a lot of these over-hyped and over-priced products are just not worth it. A lot of times you can recreate them yourself with simple ingredients or find a lower priced product that is almost identical or just as good. I can’t believe I once bought crem de la mer! 🙂

    • You did? And I’m guessing it didn’t live up to the hype?

  • Oh I feel you, Sephora is my greatest weakness! I’m relieved to hear you didn’t like this mask, either. I got a “free” sample sachet with one of my Sephora orders, and I was really horrified! It goes from mud to… witchy green on your face. And I felt like it damaged my skin & dried it out! I have yet to find a face mask I like. haha

    • Yeah I also felt it was too harsh on my skin, and too many chemicals as well. It’s so hard to find a mask you can rely on.

  • I had a glam glow full product review too 😉 lovely post

  • Good to hear a negative review for once! I’ve been holding off buying it for fear it wouldn’t work for me either. I’m really uncertain if it would…I think I’ll stick to my favorite inexpensive Lush masks.

    • I love Lush! I think that’s a very good idea.