The hype surrounding GlamGlow has been intense, but at $75 a pop, I wasn't down.
During a trip to Mecca Maxima with Neet (keep an eye out for her review!), I came across a cute, little sample pot of the original GLAMGLOW YOUTHMUD TINGLEXFOLIATE TREATMENT (YTT from now on) for an easy-to-digest $22. Nice. So far, I've managed two full-face facials and I've still got mud for at least one and a half more. Fantastic sample size! Really gives you a good indication of whether or not it works for your skin and if it's worth a re-purchase.
GlamGlow's YTT is quite a gritty and abrasive mask (be gentle when smoothing it on or things can get a little sore), with bits of green tea leaves in it. Green tea leaves. Gimme a break. Gimmicky bullshit. Anyway. The 'tingle' is more a stinging/burning. Painful, no. Surprising, definitely. If you're super-sensitive to strange sensations on your face (there's a dirty joke in there somewhere...), it might be best to give this stuff a miss.
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After about 10 minutes, you get your ass over to the sink, wash it off with warm water + circular motions, and then marvel at the amazing results. But, wait. What results? This shit did nothing for me.
Ok, so it did make my skin soft and smooth, and a teeny bit brighter and 'fresher', but that's it. I can literally list dozens of other products that give me the same results without the ridiculously hefty pricetag. The next morning was no different. Everything looked the same. Damn you, GlamGlow!
I've still got more mask to go, but I very much doubt that it's going to perform any miracles. I mean, shit - I wasn't expecting a glowy, clear complexion, but I was expecting something somewhat exciting and encouraging. Nah. GlamGlow isn't worth it. Imma stick to my cheapies.
I talked about things in a little more detail in this delightful video: