I’m so hot. Let’s just take a second to soak up all my hotness. Ok, you’re done? Already? Well I guess I should explain why I have all this muck on my face. For the past eight weeks I’ve been trialling GLAMGLOW® SuperMud™. I’d seen plenty of reviews online but they all seemed to be “First Time Experience” posts and videos, a reaction from the immediate results. They all glowed, they all raved and they all said it was worth the money. I wasn’t convinced. I’ve tried beautiful masks, high end, imported, drug store and natural, how was this any better?
You guys know I love Tarazz, they make it easy to live local and shop global. Well, I was browsing the site late last year (as new products and brands go up everyday) and stumbled over GLAMGLOW® so I reached out to the team and they sent me a box, frankly I think they were as interested as I was in how it worked. This isn’t a sponsored post, more of an experiment and I got the product for free.
This is the product, SuperMud™ and you can find more specific details about it on the GLAMGLOW® website. It’s a small jar, especially if you’re used to buying your masks in bulky tubes like I did but I can see it lasting quite awhile. The mud is really refined and you don’t need a thick layer so it goes further. The packaging looks and feels expensive and I like that I’ll be able to scrape out every last bit of it. So far I’ve done four full face applications, two T-zone applications and popped a little on the odd blemish and as you can see there is still plenty in the jar.
This is a photo of the very first application… everybody say eww! I applied it a little too thick and it took awhile to dry but all those dark dots and patches on my nose… that’s oil… ewww! That dark patch in the middle of my forehead is just a large piece of eucalyptus leaf. Obviously I’ve since learnt to flick the pieces off my face while the mask is still wet. The mask really tightens your skin, sets firm and as you can see it really does draw the oil out. It’s ok, I understand that you can’t look away, I couldn’t either. Say it with me… PORES.
This was the result of the third application (I did a full face every fortnight) and you can see the difference not only in the overall condition of my skin but the size of my pores and oil levels, it’s amazing. Again, those big dots are just bits of leaf. I’ll let you scroll up and down a few more times and then I want to show you my pores in a little more detail.
It’s ok, I can’t look away either. So you can tell by now that I’m one of those iPhonography geeks with attachable macro lenses so I hope you enjoy. I don’t think I could get any closer without being under a microscope. This is a photo of the very tip and left side of my nose and those hairs are just normally invisible in day to day life but not today folks, you’re welcome. The mask doesn’t actually draw out black or white heads from your pores, what it does do is draw out the excess sebum which absorbs into the top layer of the mask and is then washed away.
I know, so hilariously gross but don’t laugh, this is serious pore business. Before I forget, if you like my head wraps you can get them cheap at Kmart, I love them. Ok, back to the mask… it’s a firm setting mask so if you do talk, smile or laugh you could crack it and damage your skin if you’re a sensitive petal like me. To remove the mask wet a face cloth with warm water, wring it and pat your face to soften the mask. Rinse the cloth then wring a little and remove the softened mask gently in sections. If you’re too abrasive with the removal you’ll get red patches.
Yeah yeah, I rushed it but I learnt not to after that. I made mask time, my time. Throughout the trial I kept my regular skincare routine the same. If I was going to tell people that I believed it was worth the $90 price tag then I wasn’t going to mess with my skin, I’d let the product do the talking. Another quick scroll up and down and the photos don’t lie, the texture of my skin is completely changed, especially my pores.
This was taken after the third application, I’ve since had a fourth and I’ll be maintaining my routine indefinitely. You can bet that when that jar eventually runs out I’ll be replacing it. I don’t get facials at spas as I can’t maintain the costs, that’s not my lifestyle but if the cost of one jar can last for months, allowing me to regularly treat my face, I’m in. They’ve also just released “ThirstyMud™” a hydrating mask which I’m keen to try as well as the “BrightMud™” eye mask. I do have “YouthMud™” a tingling exfoliation mask but I’ve only just started to use that so I’ll let you know more in another post. Obviously the entire range of GLAMGLOW® products are available via Tarazz.
Ultimately my skin is smoother and my pores are more refined. Breakouts have been almost non-existent and black/white heads have been minimal. It also seems to have calmed the darker hormonal patches either side of my lower lip so I’m happy about that as well. Two months in and I can see progress. For something that only requires me to slap it on and take it off in the comfort of my own home, whenever it’s convenient for me and it actually does what it promises, I’d say that’s worth a 5 Star Rating.