luni, 9 martie 2015


I love to try face masks, not matter if they are sheet-like or in a jar, mud based or with other unpleasant ingredients. If they make me look good, I would sacrifice myself and use them. I have heard of course about the cult mask Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate.

I managed to get my hand on a sample size one from a beauty bloggers swap and try it. Since it was so expensive I wanted to know if it would suit my skin before buying the full-size one. The sample I got lasted me for 3 trials, enough to make me buy the mini one of 15gr to test it further. So on a lovely Saturday I started the testing of the mask. My mask size is the mini 15gr one and it has a valability of 9 months.
The mask 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. For men & women of all ages & all skin types, they say.  I disagree, I wouldn't recommend it for sensitive skin, rosacea skin or acne skin.

The product technology used in this mask :
Groundbreaking patented TEAOXI  is GLAMGLOW’s proprietary continuous time-release technology, delivering daily fresh super-squalene, EGCG super-antioxidants & polyphenols direct into the mud from the real pieces of tea leaf contained in the mask. TEAOXI  is the ‘magic’ behind our powerful anti-aging and anti wrinkle results.

When combined with the TEAOXI technology, a delightful TINGLE sensation is created, leaving skin radiant and glowing. Absorbing impurities & toxic substances, while leaving essential natural oils, are just the start of the benefits.
  • Detoxifies and awakens the skin
  • Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines  
Ancient rock as old as the earth contains unique properties and when pulverized into micro pumice, those benefits are simply outstanding, including multi-level surface exfoliation that you control to clear dead skin cells, smoothing out fine lines & softening skin texture to reveal noticeably younger looking skin.
  • Provides multi level surface exfoliation that you control
  • Helps leave skin smoother and softer
  • Revitalizes dull dry skin
How to use : Apply a thin layer to clean face. Expect a tingle-tastic tightening effect in 10 minutes or less. Remove mask with water in circular motions to exfoliate. Use twice a week or as often as desired.

Here is my face before putting on the mask (dull skin, enlarged pores, oily skin on the T zone, blackheads).
I used the mask as suggested. The mask has a thick consistency. it has to be put in a very thin layer. It has a sweet, muddy smell. I wasn't bothered by it. After putting it, I started feeling the tingling all over my face and as it dried it really tightened my face.

After 10 minutes I removed it with warm water going in circles to exfoliate my skin (the driy mask has a grubby texture that can irritate a sensitive skin because it is indeed a more powerful exfolliation and cleansing of the skin deep in the pores and out - that's why I don't recommend it for sensitive skin, rosacea skin or acne skin).
After removing the mask my face felt squiky clean, my pores were reduced, some of my blackheads dissapeared or were reduced, the oilyness dissapered at least for the moment and the face was more glowing and fresh. Here is my face after putting on the mask :
INGREDIENTS : Aqua (Water), Montmorillonite (Volcanic Minerals), Kaolin (French Sea Clay), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Purified Clay), Polyethylene, Pumice (Micro Volcanic Rock), Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea Leaf), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Chamomile), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Marigold), Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract (Cucumber), Hedara Helix Extract (Ivy), Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract (Comfrey Herb), Lavandula Hybrida Oil (Lavender), Glycerin (Vegetable), Parfum, [Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool], Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

You can find the mask in all Sephora shops in the full-size and mini size. Price - 69 dollars/ aprox 200 ron - 1.7 fl.oz. / 50gr full size and aprox 80 ron - 15gr  mini size.
All in all,  the Glamglow YOUTHMUD TINGLEXFOLIATE TREATMENT mask is indeed a very good product, doing what it promised to do. My problem with it is the very high price for a mask. Yes if you buy it full size and you need to use a very small amount per trial, it can last you for quite a long time. In my case the effects were good but not extremely spectacular since I don't have bad skin issues.

On a person with visible skin problems it will probably have a more spectacular, visible effect. I like it but for the price and the effect on my skin I can find less expensive masks. I also love to try face masks and a large amount will bore me. Yes I am glad I have tried it but I don't think I will buy it full-size. In conclusion, I give it the B grade (due to the expensive price) and I recommend it to you if you want a good cleansing mask and you don't care about the price. Tell me Would you try it ? Until next time ,



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