Today we’re continuing this week with a BANG. Or should I say BANG, BANG, BANG? Lemme explain.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I’m already running a giveaway over there. One lucky follower will win themselves one of the new Benefit Bad Gal Bang mascaras. So I thought why not host another giveaway from one of my favourite brands. I’ve tried my fair share of Glamglow products over the years and I’m finding it really hard to choose just one favourite. So I decided to give another lucky reader a chance to win not only one, but three different Glamglow masks to try out. Super exciting, right? But first, let’s tuck into the review.
Quick disclaimer – Ths post is not sponsored and all products featured in this post were purchased with my own money. Although I have since received a press drop from the brand.
Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment – R850 ($69)
I’ve been using this mask for about a year now, ever since Glamglow launched in SA last June. At that time there were no testers or samples and the consultants didn’t really know much about the products. I picked up the Supermud as it claimed to clarify and mattify the skin. Upon opening the box, I was firstly disappointed at the size of the jar. For such a huge box, the jar seemed tiny, to say the least. The first time I tried the mask, I wasn’t even that impressed. It seemed like every other clay mask I tried and didn’t understand the hype around it. I went for 2 months without using the product and then decided that since I spent so much on it, I might as well use it.
I started using it once a week and slowly started seeing progress. My breakouts weren’t any less (thanks to the hormones) but my skin felt soothed after using the mask. I then upped it to twice a week and my skin loved it. Breakouts were occurring less often and pimples were disappearing much faster. I noticed that when they dried up, they also left less scarring behind. The Supermud contains Acnecidic-6, a blend of the most common skin acids. Lactic, Glycolic, Salicylic, Mandelic, Pyruvic and Tartaric. The combination of such powerful AHA and BHA ingredients delivers mind-blowing results. Pores are reduced and skin is left looking clearer. Activated-X Charcoal lifts away dirt and toxins while K17-Clay helps with the balance and control of oil. It also contains ingredients such as eucalyptus, chamomile, aloe and cucumber which is what soothes the skin.
When I saw the holiday sets in store in November, I jumped on it. I got 3 mini tubes for free cos you basically paying just for the mask. What was even more thrilling is the fact that the jars are now 50g tubs instead of the previous 40g. So for the same price you getting way more product. Then last week I decided to pick up another set before it gets discontinued. I might not be using the mask for a while but guess what I get to do with the trio *wink wink*. I also saw that there is now a 100g tube available and looking at the way my skin loves this mask, I might have to get the big guns out. I mean I’m already on my third jar.
Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment – R850 ($69)
This was the first mask I tried from Glamglow. That was almost four years ago back when I had dry skin. I had purchased two small tubes and was trying to use it sparingly. Mostly, I used it before functions and events to give my skin a surge of moisture to get rid of any dryness and flakiness. I also used it as an undereye cream/mask so that my skin didn’t look parched after baking with powder. Since my skin is now more oily, I just use it as an eye mask to keep those pesky wrinkles away for as long as possible.
The Thirstymud contains hyaluronic and citric acid to help deeply hydrate skin for a dewy, glowing complexion. HydraPack, a blend of actives which soothe and calm the skin, also leave it with an instant silky, soft, and supple feel. This is by far the most moisturising and nourishing mask I’ve ever tried for dry skin and highly recommend it.
Glamglow Gravitymud Firming Treatment – R850 ($69)
I’ve seen everyone and their mother rave about this product so I was stoked to try it out. It’s said to be like a mini face-lift and after just one use, I can see why. Firstly, the mask looks super cool when applied, like a martian transformation. It starts off being white and turns into a brilliant silver-chrome as it dries. Unlike the other Glamglow masks, this is the only one that peels off. My skin looks tighter and more youthful once I remove the mask.
My only qualm about this product is that in order for it to peel off evenly, I need to apply a much thicker layer than I would with the other masks. In some way I feel like it’s wasting but what’s a girl gotta do. Some interesting ingredients include licorice and marshmallow leaf to firm the skin, marine algae plasma and biodefine polymers to tighten the skin and Icelandic kelp, hyaluronic acid and glacial clay give the skin it’s youthful appearance. I only use this mask once in a while, or if someone ever tells me I’m looking old lol.
Glamglow have also come out with limited editions of this mask which I think is so brilliant. They partnered with Sega to create the Sonic the Hedgehog blue mask for all the gamers out there. They also partnered with Saban Entertainment to create a green mask and a gold mask to represent the villains in Power Rangers. The one I’m most excited to get my hands on is the limited edition GlitterMask. There are no additional benefits from the glitter but if it looks that cool, I want it. A little birdie told me they’re launching this month so whoop whoop.
Glamglow Youthmud Tingfoliate Treatment – R850 ($69)
Another one of Glamglows best sellers, the Youthmud was originally designed as a 10-minute professional ‘facial in a jar’ for behind-the-scenes use in Hollywood’s Entertainment, Music, Fashion & Award industries. It provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation and helps to leave skin smoother, brighter and softer, resulting in immediate camera-ready glowing skin. I did have to wear the mask a few times before I got used to the tingling sensation. It’s kind of like little insects for the first 10 seconds but it fades quickly. I apply just a thin layer on the skin with my fingers like I would a normal chemical exfoliant. I find using more causes too much irritation for my sensitive skin. Once removed, my skin looks refreshed and radiant.
One of the ingredients contained in the Youthmud is French sea clay, which minimizes the look of pores and lifts away impurities and toxins without disturbing skin’s essential oils. Volcanic pumice rock exfoliates, minimizes the appearance of fine lines, and softens rough skin texture. It sounds harsh but it really isn’t so bad. Lastly, there are green tea leaf pieces which moisturise, brighten and help with anti-ageing. I use this mask once or twice a month since I use the Dr Brandt products to improve skin texture.
Glamglow Supercleanse Mud to Foam Cleanser – R590 ($32)
I picked this up around Black Friday when Glamglow were running a special. For every 2 products purchased (one being a full-sized mask), you received a cleanser for free. I had to search a few Edgars and Red Square stores before I found the Supermud cleanser but I eventually got it. I started using it both morning and evening and was blown away by the results. My skin started clearing up, I had fewer blackheads and my face felt cleaner after every wash. My pores weren’t as clogged and I noticed that my t-zone was less oily as the day progressed. I’m still using the same moisturiser and serums as I was before so I know it’s neither of those that made such a difference.
I was chatting with a follower recently and she asked if I thought the cleanser was worth it. I told her how much I loved the cleanser but couldn’t justify the price of it. Then started reading up on new cleansers to try and saw that they had discontinued the mud to foam Supercleanse overseas. There is now a new cream to foam formula and the reviews are so all over the place, I wasn’t sure if I would love it as much. If you currently struggle, or ever struggled with acne, you’ll know how difficult it is to find a product that works well for you. Two days later, I picked up not one, but two cleansers just in case. Luckily I did so because I went shopping this weekend and saw the new Glamglow cleansers already stocked on the shelves.
I’d really like to try the new cleansers because I saw that the Supercleanse is now R490 for 150g as well. The same amount of product but it now comes in a tube instead of a bottle. I must say, the pump worked very well for me because it dispensed the exact amount of product I needed. However, taking it on holiday I realised just how huge the container actually is.
UPDATE – I received a press drop from Glamglow while writing this post containing their new cleansers and bubble sheet mask. I will test them out and review them at a later stage.
Glamglow Poutmud Wet Lip Balm Treatment – R290 ($19)
I’d seen the Poutmud featured on many a bloggers page but wasn’t really intrigued enough to get it. With the Galmglow cleanser special mentioned above, I decided to get the lip balm as it was the cheapest product in the range. I opted for the shade Starlet, a bright sexy red colour. I began using it at night as the last step in my skincare routine before bed. The formula is very different to other lip balms I have tried. Whilst it does feel ‘wet’, it is not runny at all and doesn’t leave the lips feeling tacky or sticky whatsoever. It offers a decent amount of kissable colour on the lips and tastes a bit minty (YUM). From the first use, I woke up with my lips being softer, moisturised and completely renewed. All this without using a lip scrub.
I’ve always said that the only product that worked for my dry, chapped lips, has been Lanolin AKA nipple cream. The Glamglow Poutmud offers even more hydration whilst offering tint, shine and being a treatment all in one. Plus it is not embarrassing to whip it out in public. The packaging of the little tub is luxe but prone to fingerprints. The only downside to it is that it can become unsanitary. Since I only use it morning and night after cleansing, it stays in my bathroom ready for use. If I’m out and about, I don’t want to dip my dirty hands into the product, I much prefer using a wand for that.
The mintiness does offer a slight bit of plumping but it’s more of a juicy pout than full-blown botox lips. Some of the featured star ingredients are sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, murumuru butter, and shea butter, tamanu oil, and babassu oil.
The Glamglow Poutmud seems quite expensive but when you see how little you actually use to get results, it makes it worth it. I’ve had mine for almost 3 months, using it twice daily and I’m about a third way through the product. There are 6 shades apart from the clear one and I definitely want to add more to my collection. I have my eyes on Sugar Plum (a deep berry) and #HelloSexy (a hot pink). This is without a doubt the best lip treatment for even the driest of lips and I would definitely recommend it.
Glamglow Glam to Go Travel Size Masks – R290
Glamglow also have travel sized masks for those on the go or those wanting to try the product before purchasing a full size. I honestly don’t think it’s great value for money since it is only 15g and does work out more expensive but I do understand why it needs to be available. I want to purchase the mini Flashmud Brightening Treatment before I invest in the full size.
Where to Buy
Glamglow products have really taken off in South Africa and are available from the following retailers, both online and in store.
I hope this post speaks for itself about whether Glamglow products are worth it or not. Not only do they last a really long time but the results are so phenomenal with continued use. Even though a few products didn’t work for me, I will continue to try different ones for my concerns. I highly recommend reading lots of reviews based on your skin type before you purchase. It’s no use someone says it didn’t work when they are a completely different skin type to yours. I realised that with a lot of the skincare reviews I’ve been doing lately. As I mentioned above, Glamglow has been doing wonders for my skin and I’m excited about the new products they have on offer.
And now for the super, duper exciting part. One lucky reader will win themselves a sexy trio of masks. All you need to do is use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.
Rules to Enter:
- The giveaway is open to South African residents only.
- There will only be one winner chosen.
- The competition ends on the 28th February 2018 at 11:59 pm CAT.
- The winner will be announced on this post in the widget above.
- The winner will have 72 hours to claim their prize after which a new winner will be chosen.
- All entries will be checked and false entries will be removed.
- Unfollowers, spam and giveaway accounts will be disqualified from the giveaway.
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