Actually, I didn’t plan to write a review of the Glamglow YOUTHMUD™ Tinglexfoliate Treatment because I got it as a sample, and I don’t usually write reviews of samples, because it’s pretty hard to form an opinion in this case. But this time, I can’t keep quiet, because I’m so delighted with this mask, and I can’t help but write about it.
What they promise:
Which skin type is it good for?✔ Normal✔ Oily✔ Combination✔ DryWhat it is:A professional-quality facial in a jar that softens and brightens in as little as 10 minutes.Solutions for:- Fine lines and wrinkles- Dullness and uneven texture
It seems to be perfect for me, as I’m on the look out for a quality cleansing treatment.
A few characteristics:
Appearance: My sample is housed in a little grey-black sachet.
On the backside of it we can find all we need to know, like the list of ingredients and descriptions. There is a special tear notch on it.
Consistency: Quite thick and dense, contains scrubbing particles and tea leaves, visible with the naked eye.
Ingredients:Water, Montmorillonite, Kaolin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Silica, Pumice, Camellia Sinensis Leaf, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Pvp, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance (Parfum), Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Cinnamal, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.
The cleansing effect is achieved from the French sea clay...Maybe that explains why the mask is so pricey.
Smell: A fresh citrus fragrance I want to inhale again and again. Very light and absolutely non-chemical.
Skin type: For oily and combo skin.
The mask comes in different sizes, from 0,5 oz to 3,5 oz.
Now to my favorite part of any review: practice.
A few words about my skin:
I have combination skin with an oily T-Zone, large pores and occasional breakouts. During the winter season, the skin around my lips and on the chin may become very dry, almost flaky.
Since my skin is sensitive and prone to redness, I’m really afraid of harsh cleansers, though I yearn for ones, because sometimes my pores are so clogged...Unfortunately, harsh cleansers can’t solve my problems and can only make them worse. So I was a little wary of this mask.
-Apply a thin layer to a clean face, neck, and/or chest.-Remove the mask with water in circular motions to exfoliate the skin.-Use twice a week or as often as desired.
I did as I was told: I applied it onto clean, dry skin (everywhere except the eye area). The feeling is kinda weird, and I’d never used such formulas before. I mean I had clay masks and scrubs before, but I’d never applied them at the same time, and in a mix with tea leaves. It was a new experience for me. The mask is thick and easy to spread. It tingles on the face.
I feared the mask would irritate my sensitive skin, but the tingling sensation disappeared in a few minutes, and the clay started to dry. The fresh citrus fragrance makes you forget any discomfort the mask brings. After 10 minutes, when the mask was completely dry, I rinsed it off with lukewarm water and circular motions. In order to exfoliate the skin in the nasolabial area, I scrubbed it more thoroughly.
The exfoliating particles are teeny-tiny yet effective and don’t hurt the skin.My results:
I was happy with the results: my skin was fresh, as though whiter, blackheads and enlarged pores were less visible. Just take a look:
I would have never thought I’d achieve such a result right after the first use. The nose wasn’t clear, though, but I had another sachet.
The sachet contains enough mask for one use. In order to make it last longer, I apply the mask only onto my nose, cheeks and chin.
What is my final opinion?
The exfoliating mask from GlamGlow made me very excited and determined to buy a full-size jar.
I love the effect: the skin is healthy and glowing, the blackheads are less visible, and the flaking on the chin is gone. The mask does what it promises.
One more plus is its flawless citrus fragrance, which is off the charts. So if you’re looking for an exfoliating mask for sensitive skin - take this one. Yep, you’ll have to pay for the brand, but the result will be delightful.
Also, I own a few other masks from GlamGlow, which I’ll be writing about too.