So I bought this stuff…. Be prepared. This is going to be a long post.
If you haven’t yet heard about Glam Glow, I’ll fill you in on just what this magical mud is about. This product is a mud mask that has a number of chemical complexes and plant based extracts that work to clean extremely deep into pores and extract the excess dirt and oil…. including blackheads. Yes, Blackheads.
I saw an interesting photo on Pinterest that took me to a link to a blog about Glam Glow. I instantly was intrigued and researched a bit about this product. Of course the more I read about it, the more I felt I NEEDED to try it. Let me tell you about my skin.
I have chronic redness around my nostrils as well as on the tops of both of my cheekbones. I’ve had that ever since I can remember, and I don’t know how to get rid of it. I have deep pores on my cheeks on either side of my nose, and on my nose, my pores actually stick up. I don’t know why they do, but they always have. It has been next to impossible to get rid of my blackheads. I have always had them since I was about 13 years old. And believe me, I’ve tried almost everything.
My current skin care routine consists of makeup removing wipes, cleanser, gently exfoliating (once every 2 days), murad pore refining gel, and Clinique clarifying lotion. I moisturize my skin daily as well. I take pretty good care of my skin. Its just kind of stubborn skin. But let’s get on with the more interesting part, how Glam Glow worked for me.
The packaging on this stuff was pretty darn cute.
I was so excited to try this stuff. I must admit, I giggled when I opened it. Good one, Glam Glow. Your ploy of making me smile worked. Somehow it just made me like 1000 times more excited to try it once I saw this…. I’m weird. I don’t know.
There were so many layers to this box. It was madness. There was a little paper foldout that came with it that explains how it works.
I’m not sure if I can get in trouble for posting pics of it or not, but I’ll give you the low down of what’s in it and why it works the way it does. If you’re not into the science-y part of it (which it personally why I found it exciting), you can scroll on down to the next photo to just see my results.
The first part of this miracle mud consists of a clearing treatment called Acnecidic-6.
This treatment is made up of 6 different acids in balance with one another to create amazingly fast skin clearing results. These acids include:
- Glycolic to help restore photo damaged skin and improve skin’s texture.
- Salicylic to help unclog and minimize pores, and rejuvenate skin.
- Lactic to help pigmentation, moisture, stimulation, and skin collagen.
- Mandelic helps fine lines, wrinkles, aging skin, and skin elasticity.
- Pyruvic – helps the effects of scarring and clearer skin.
- Azelaic – Helps fight follicle bacteria and breakouts.
The next part of the Glam Glow concoction is the Pore-Matrix™.
The ingredient that does this is Activated-X Charcoal, which is an extreme absorption carbon. What this does is work to extract the oil, bacteria, and toxins from your skin. It can attract up to 500 times its mass.
Then comes the plant based parts. Or as they put it, Bio-Life-Cell-Science. Cool, eh?
- Eucalyptus leaf to fight toxic skin complications.
- Licorice Root to help regulate and alleviate problem skin.
- Peppermint plant to help control bacteria and irritations.
- Chamomile to help inflammation and regeneration.
- Marigold to help fight viral and microbial issues.
- Comfrey Herb to help Analgesic Recovery (pain relief)
- Aloe Vera to help healing and rejuvenation
- Ivy to help relieve itching and tightens skin (anti aging)
- Cucumber to help sooth and Calm skin
The best part about the Eucalyptus is what they did to amp it up. They stuck chunks of Eucalyptus leaves which have a time-release formula of Eucalyptol, Linalool oil and Flavanoids for healing, hydration, and protection. CRAZY.
So the mud itself has a pretty intense minty scent. The peppermint extract really stands out for sure.
I applied a thin layer to my skin and I could almost immediately feel it tingling. I expected a lot more of an intense tingle, but I found it no more intense than any other “cleansing and purging” or menthol mask.
I didn’t get the greatest “during” phots, but as you can see, the powerful extractors were doing their job on my nose and cheeks.
As you can see, once it was completely dry, it extracted a hefty amount of gunk from my skin in my T-Zone area. When I rinsed it away, it turned into a gentle exfoliator, and I could tell my skin felt incredibly smooth.
A close up of the “after” skin. As you can see, my nose is significantly better. The redness around my nose and on my cheeks went WAY down. Overall I was really impressed with how it performed. I know that it didn’t get absolutely everything out of my pores, but it did quite a bit.
I used it again about 5 days later. Here are some photos showing that.
Now in all my brilliance, I didn’t take any “After” photos, but my results were similar to the first time I did the mask. For this reason, I’m thinking if you do the mask more often until your skin is completely clean (once every two days or so), you might get better results. I’m going to try to use it more often until I find my skin improves to its best condition. After that I’ll continue to use it maybe one to two times per month for “maintenance”. I honestly feel like this product is worth the money. You can find it at Sephora or numerous online outfits for around $69. I bought mine at Sephora.
I’ll keep you updated on how this continues working for me in the future. Let me know any questions you have in the comments, and if you’ve tried Glam Glow, let me know how it worked for you!