Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Review | Glam Glow YouthMud

Glam Glow (particularly YouthMud) has to be one of the most recognisable face masks around. I received this sample version in my goody bag from the Irish Beauty Blog Awards back in May, though I had used it previously so I knew I was in for a treat!

Being someone with dry skin, something like this is quite scary. The first time I used it I had no information about what the product was doing, what the ingredients were, or how it would get on with my skin. It applies very creamily and smoothly, however as it dries you do get that tight setting feeling (due to the fact that the product does aim to tighten pores and skin texture). This is something I worried about initially as I was sure my skin would be extremely dry afterwards - however there was no need, as the product is aimed at being as gentle and non-irritating as possible.

It claims that it exfoliates and absorbs impurities without stripping the skin of it's natural oils, which I found to be true with my skin. It does have a "tingling" sensation to it, which some people might not like (it can be slightly uncomfortable), or might not suit their skin - so I definitely would recommend doing a patch test first. The physical exfoliation (removing the mask) is very gentle and doesn't feel harsh on the skin, which is a huge plus. On the ingredients side of things, the product is free from parabens, sulfates and phthalates.

I personally like to use the mask on certain areas rather than on my entire face, and I feel that way works best for me. After using the product, my skin feels extremely smooth and soft, and appears brighter. I tend to only use the product once every so often, as I find it to be strong. I love using Glam Glow's ThirstyMud in between uses - it's a really nice and hydrating treat for the skin! The product itself is quite expensive, so if you're worried about not liking it, or it not suiting your skin then I would try and get a sample or try a friend's first.

Have you used Glam Glow? What do you think of it?