Does it happen with you too when you feel strange towards a brand? I mean, you like and dislike it at the same time, depending on the situation. That’s how I feel about Glamglow. They have both wow treatments and...all the others. That’s why sometimes I want to buy another new launch and sometimes I swear I’ll never buy anything from them again.
This time, however, I’m saying yes to the Supermud Clearing Treatment.
What’s so special about it?Info:
The SUPERMUD® Clearing Treatment was developed to address common skin concerns, which include blemishes, redness, scars, razor bumps, and in-grown hair. The potent mud formula supports skin’s natural oil balance, while a proprietary blend of six acids (glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acid, pyruvic acid, and tartaric acid) works to help minimize pores and create clearer skin. Activated-X charcoal lifts away dirt and other skin congestions, resulting in a refined, healthy-looking complexion.
I’ve never tried clay masks with acids before so I couldn’t help but test this one.A little bit of theory first.
So, the main characteristics:
Appearance: It’s like always with Glamglow, design first. The mask comes in a white-silvery quite heavy jar, which looks almost metallic.
These are two simple colors, but the way they combinely provide the mask with an additional stylish air, I think, and you want to pick it up and examine it closely before using.There was an additional protective lid under the main one.
It was easy to remove though I intend to keep it there to protect the treatment from over-drying.Consistency: clayish, contains dark petals, easy to spread; it starts drying quickly.
This mask really resembles the Tinglexfoliate one, which contains tea leaves. Here are eucalyptus leaves instead.
The fragrance isn’t typical for a clay mask. This treatment smells like cough syrup with mint. I think it’s because of the eucalyptus. But even though the smell isn’t ordinary, it’s pleasant and doesn’t linger on the skin.Ingredients:
Water\aqua\eau, kaolin, magnesium aluminum silicate, mandelic acid, carbon, eucalyptus globulus leaf, tartaric acid, pyruvic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, eucalyptus globulus leaf powder, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, hedera helix (ivy) extract, symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) extract, peg-12 dimethicone, caprylyl glycol, sodium hydroxide, butylene glycol, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, hectorite, hexylene glycol, glycerin, calendula officinalis extract, maltodextrin, ethylhexylglycerin, xanthan gum, fragrance (parfum), limonene, benzyl benzoate, linalool, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, iron oxides (ci 77499).
As you can see, this clay mask contains various acids and herbal extracts. I was sort of surprised, because I thought there would be unnatural ingredients only.
Now to my favorite part of any review: practice. Let’s take a look at it in action.
A couple of words about my skin.
It’s combination, with enlarged pores and oily T-zones, blackheads (which are paler now thanks to my constant skincare routine). My skin seems to be dehydrated, though I do my best to “feed” and moisturize it. In general, I’m quite happy with my skin condition now. I’m not saying all the problems are solved, but I’ve successfully gotten rid of the worst of them, which means my efforts aren’t in vain.How to use.
The treatment can be applied in dots or onto the whole face, and left for 5-20 minutes until the mask is completely dry. Since I don’t have a lot of pimples lately, I apply the mask onto the nose and chin area, because that’s where the feeling of sticky oily film appears oft-times.I apply the mask with a special spatula, since I find it unhygenic to scoop into the jar with my long nails
There was no special brush in my jar, though as far as I know, there is one in the full-size version.Anyway, the treatment is easy to spread and it provokes tingling and a cooling effect (though a very delicate one). It starts drying instantly, making the pores stand out and tightening on the face.
The longer you keep the mask on your face, the more intensive the tightening will be. I let it sit until it’s completely dry, which happens within 20 minutes. After that, I wash it off very gentlly to avoid skin irritations, even though there are no big scrubbing particles. This is my biweekly ritual.
Results:When I wash it off, I see that my face is red because of the acids.
The reddening fades within 10 minutes, leaving refined skin with invisible blackheads and pores. The mask fulfills its clearing job well, making my skin smooth and providing a healthy glow.
Even though I have thin and sensitive skin, the mask hasn’t caused any unpleasant side effects like tingling or tightening, so it lives up to its promises. So I’d say I like the combination of mud and acids.Spending:They say, the jar is supposed to last 17 uses or 1000 dots. I dunno about 17, I think there will be less, but since I apply the treatment only onto my nose and chin, I think the jar will last me pretty long.
So what’s my final opinion?I fell in love with this treatment immediately after I saw the results it gave: refined skin, invisible pores and a polished face. No negative side reactions. So if you want visible results right after the first use, give this treatment a try and I think you won’t recognize your skin after a while.