I have noticed that the skincare related products has significantly risen in amount among all kids of makeup and skincare brands that can only indicate that more and more people pay a lot of attention to the condition of their skin, hence preventing polluting effects of the environment and early aging. And in return hundreds of companies have developed tons of new products promising all the possible benefits for your skin. And the most raved about and therefore most purchased and used products of the last year were the well-know Glam Glow masks.
I have to admit – these masks cost a fortune – if you go to Sephora you will get the GlamGlow mask (of any type) for $69.00 for 1.2-1.7 oz. – this isn’t much. When you first see the paper packaging, though beautifully designed, you might think there should be quite a huge amount of product in there. But once you open it – you get surprised how small the jar really is, as it is truly 1.2-1.7 oz. – no more, no less.
Glam Glow masks are produced in a variety of types – for all different purposes and skin types. You can find the following formulas in the line: GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment, GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment, GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, GlamGlow PowerMud Dualcleanse Treatment and GlamGlow BrightMud Eye Treatment. You definitely have something to chose from to target problematic areas or to improve your skin condition.
I tried three types of masks out of five and I’ve been using them all for about 8 months now. I prefer to use masks not more than once a week and I don’t tend to lay too much product on my face – that may explain why three of these masks lasted me so long and I will only finish them all on a couple of weeks.
The GlamGlow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment ($69.00 for 1.7 oz.) was purchased by me first as I have dry skin and I decided to use the mask that it supposed to benefit this skin type most of all. What I love about this mask is the smell – when you open up the jar you can smell honey with cinnamon in it. The smell is quite strong and you can feel it for the whole time the mask stays on your face. The consistency of the product is quite creamy, the color is muddy yellow. The producer recommends to use the mask for 15 minutes for instant effect, for half an hour – to revive your skin and over night/on the plane – for prolonged effect. It is supposed to provide extreme moisturizing effect on your skin due to most up-to-date hydration technologies. I never used this mask over night as I don’t like to have something heavy, thick on my face when I sleep – and using it overnight will stain your pillows and hair, and there is nothing good about it. But I’ve used this mask for 15 minutes and up to a couple of hours. After you apply this mask on your face you might feel a bit of tingle, but nothing too extreme and it goes away in a couple of minutes. After some time you can easily get the mask off of your face with water – and then the interesting part starts. I have dry skin, as I said before, and even if it looks alright it still feels a little dryish. This mask doesn’t provide the prolonged effect to me, but right after I used it my skin feels so moisturized and nourished that it even seems silky smooth to touch and it lasts for about 12-15 hours afterwards. All the foundations layered on top go on smooth and nice and I don’t experience any dry patches. But basically this mask is not unique in terms of hydration – usual masks or creams will give you the same effects if used regularly and properly. Nevertheless, the combinations of smell, effect and applications makes me like this mask a lot.
The next one is GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment ($69.00 for 1.2 oz.) mask that was created to help you fight any blemishes, breakouts, blackheads and bumps. I personally don’t experience skin problems that often and this one was not that impressive for me. It also has a very strong minty smell that stays on for the whole wear time. Applied to your face it gets drier over time – and it’s completely fixed in around 25-30 minutes – the exact time the company recommend to use it. It is a little bit hard to wash off – as it becomes so dry and it has some sort of plant-based particles in that are not that soft either. It helps to clear the skin a bit, especially dark spots, but doesn’t do much to skin condition. It might actually be a great product for oily skin types, but I can’t say I like it a lot for mine.
And finally, I also used the GlamGlow BrightMud Eye Treatment ($69.00 for 12 ChromeCells) – the most ridiculous products in terms of pricing. You pay a huge amount of money to get 12 dual-cells of products each containing two cells with product for each of your eyes. As it has quite a lot of product in each cell that I was able to use each cell for both eyes – as a result I got twice amount of product – 24 uses instead of 12. The consistency of product is a very light cream with particles in it. It applies smoothly and feels very tingly for all three minutes the brand recommends it to be used. Due to very tingling effect – you makes the blood flow to your under eye area and brighten it up a little bit, but overall effect is not that noticeable. But the under-eye area becomes quite hydrated and all other products layered on top go on very nicely. To my mind, this product is appropriate for some special occasions when you need instant hydration and a little brightening of the sensitive area under you eyes.
The masks I tried performed quite decently and did what the company promised on the packaging. But I cannot say it’s a must-have product and it is definitely not a part of a daily routine. Whether it’s worth the money or not – is for you to decide. I can only say that if you have some extra money and like luxury products – you can get any of these masks and they will do the work. If you are on a budget then you can skip it with no regrets as there are other nice products out there for a lesser price.
What do you think about these masks? Have you tried any?
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