I bought this mask because I wanted to see if all the sounding promises are actually true to life and to find out what was so special and if the Hollywood stars adore it so much.
A few words about the product:
The SUPERMUD® Clearing Treatment was clinically 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 works to dramatically brighten and soften the complexion. Activated-X charcoal lifts away dirt and other skin congestions, resulting in a refined, healthy-looking complexion.
This one's a cleansing mask. There are also YOUTHMUD Tinglexfoliate Treatment and POWERMUD Dualcleanse Treatment which are very hyped nowadays as well.
Combat common skin concerns with the GLAMGLOW Supermud Mask; an innovative, unisex facial treatment that tackles blemishes, breakouts and ingrown hairs, whilst visibly tightening skin’s texture and pores.
Perfect for use as a full facial mask or as a one spot solution for blemished areas, the mask works to absorb skin’s impurities, without affecting any natural oils. Enriched with a skin-loving blend of ingredients including Glycolic, Salicylic and Lactic Acids, the effective mask works to heal damaged skin and smooth pigmentation, whilst deeply nourishing the complexion. The mud mask is also able to encourage collagen synthesis at the visage, which results in a youthful appearance and radiant, soft skin.
Leaving skin feeling refreshed and cleansed, the treatment offers noticeable results after just one use. Expect a visibly healthy visage that is calm, clear and comfortable.
Well, the prices of the product correspond to the name “Hollywood” A tiny jar of 34g costs $69. Considering the fact that I usually buy the facial masks of 100g, I estimated that 100g of this very mask would cost $204. No comments from me.
The packaging was rather bulky. Of course the cardboard box with the mask inside looked posh and very expensive.
There’s a lot of information on the box that you can read if you’re interested.
They also included a small book with other Glamglow products description:
Well, it all looked and seemed good until I had a look on the real list with ingredients of the product.
My thoughts of some components in the ingredients: The mask is based on the fat-absorbing components - white clay and silicon (magnesium aluminium silicate). At the beginning of the list with ingredients there’s a Sodium Hydroxide indicated. So, these are ingredients that stands for a miracle component that cleans the skin!
Well, we can also see that there’s perfume in the list, which means one of the following:
1) there isn’t much of the perfume in the ingredients and it will not harm or dry out your skin. It’ll also mean that all the other components that are listed after the perfume are so minor there that you can expect no effect from them
2) there’s a lot of the perfume in the product and if you have sensitive skin you can easily get bad reactions on your skin.
If you ask me, I‘d say that I believe in the first statement more as the products isn’t very scented to me, though there’s some fragrance to it for sure.
The product is infused with AHA and BHA acids. And I think that only one, Glycolic acid, would be more than enough for exfoliating.
The pH of the product varies from 4,1 and 4,4 which is rather high for an acid product.
Considering the fact that there are some harmful preservative agents in the ingredients like Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone (let alone the acids, perfume and botanical extracts) the product might be too harsh and provoke contact dermatitis, so think twice before using it as a spot treatment.
It’s a slate-colored goo with a lot of small cut leaves of tea to it (which are obviously needed to make the mask look more voluminous).
I tried to mix the product and make it of the same consistency equally enriched with leaves but that was impossible.
On my face that mask dries out very quickly. So, I usually have to spritz it with micellar water.
I read that the manufacturer says if you apply the product all over you face, one 50g jar will last you up to 17 applications. And that’s a lie. I’ve used mine up within 9 times even though each time I was applying it with the thinnest layer as possible. I think the product might go for 17 uses if there was only the mask inside, not with those weird tea leaves.
My impressions of using the Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment.
During application I always experience those tingling and tweaking feelings. But I bear them well. And by the way, the “black” mask by the same brand was way more tingling.
My skin is of combination type and my pores quickly become clogged and congested.
I like the way the product cleanses my pores.
I haven’t noticed any “prolonged result”. For me the result of using the mask lasts for no more than 2 days.
Will I repurchase?
No. Even though the product does almost everything it promises. But the price is unbearable. If 100g would cost the same as my favourite Lancome facial mask (which is also a big splurge) I would have thought about the repurchasing. But for the money it costs and the result it gives, no. I don’t think I'll repurchase.
Well, the mixture of Sodium Hydroxide with some clay is no more than a marketing gimmick for me. You’ll probably like the product if you have oily or combination/oily skin given that you want to look like a Hollywood diva and you earn the same money as Hollywood divas.
But I’d better opt for the acid peelings, creams or serums. I believe that it is possible to have beautiful skin and paying less money for the products.
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