Review: GlamGlow YouthMud & SuperMud + Giveaway
I first heard about GlamGlow early last year while reading USWeekly as it was touted as a must-have among celebrities but of course, products don’t launch in Singapore at the same pace. I soon forgotten about it until my best friend picked it up in Sydney when she was on a business trip. She was raving about it non-stop but I wasn’t convinced enough to get her to CP one bottle back for me. I like to try it on myself because most mud masks were pretty drying for me.
My first encounter came when I was in Melbourne last August for my sabbatical. I picked up a sample (the BA Scooped a small amount into a little tub) of the YouthMud and SuperMud from Mecca Cosmetica to try and though I loved the SuperMud, it wasn’t enough for me to run out and get a full-sized bottle since I had luggage space constraints.
When I saw GlamGlow at Sephora back in January, I immediately picked up the YouthMud to try again because I remembered I loved how clean and bright my skin looked right after masking.
I was later invited to a launch where founders Glenn and Shannon Dellimore were in town to introduce the product. According to them, this mask was initially created to help their good friend Keanu Reeves look Red Carpet perfect in 10 minutes. It worked wonders and soon, more celebrities started trying it and encouraged them to create the product in larger quantities and market it commercially. And so, GlamGlow was born!
Designed as a 10-minute professional ‘facial in a jar’ for behind-the-scenes use in Hollywood’s Entertainment, Music, Fashion and Award industries for men and women. Groundbreaking patent pending TEAOXI is GlamGlow’s proprietary time-release technology for instant camera-ready glowing skin.
It comes with 50g of product and is available at Sephora stores and Tangs at $92.
- Leaves skin noticeably radiant and glowing
- Activates collagen synthesis
- Provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation
- Helps to leave skin smoother, brighter and softer
- Provides tighter skin texture and tighter pores
- Helps to provide a more youthful appearance
- Absorbs impurities without removing natural oils
- Helps to protect against free radical damage
To use: Apply a thin layer to clean face and leave on for up to 10 minutes. Recommended to use twice a week or as often as needed. Personally, I think once a week is more than sufficient.
The World’s most Scientifically Advanced SuperMud Clearing Treatment. Clinically developed by GlamGlow dermatological chemist to help fight all common skin concerns. New ACNECIDIC-6 4.4%, the first 6-Acid AHA and BHA Blend for mind-blowing faster results. New Pore-Matrix with activated-X Charcoal and New K17-Clay for deep pore vacuum extraction, encapsulation and seemingly poreless skin.
It comes with 34g of product and is available at Sephora stores and Tangs at $92.
- Helps improve skin texture
- Helps de-clog to minimise pores
- Helps pigmentation and skin collagen
- Helps aging skin and skin elasticity
- Helps fight breakouts
- Helps regulate problem skin and irritation
To use: Apply a thin layer to clean skin. Leave on for 5-20 minutes and remove with water. Can either be used as a full face mask or spot treatment. Use as often as needed.
I have been using the YouthMud consistently once a week to exfoliate and deep cleanse my fave. I was surprised by the effects of the YouthMud because it felt different to when I first tried it in Melbourne. For one, the mud was slightly more liquidy and easier to apply. There was also a much stronger tingling feeling than when I tried it in Melbourne, which I love. I am guessing this is because it was a brand new tub as opposed to the in-store sample which was scooped out into a small container for me to sample. Exposure to air might have reduced the effects of the mask.
How I use:
I would use a spatula to stir the mud in the tub before applying a thin layer to my face. Be sure to apply a thin layer, even if you apply more products, the effect would be the same. The only difference would be the drying time. The mask dries up quite quickly and in about 10 minutes it should fully dry up and be ready to be washed off.
There are little bits of what I believe look like seaweed in the mask which helps exfoliate the skin when washing off. The tingling effect can be pretty bad the first time you use it, I guess that’s when you have a lot of impurities but subsequent uses should feel better.
My thoughts on the YouthMud:
- I love how it deep cleanses the skin, my pores feel so clean after each use.
- It also provides a radiant glow as you can see from the picture above.
- The smell is so therapeutic!
When I was in Melboutne, I got a sample of the GlamGlow SuperMud and tried it on my nose and forehead since it might have been too much for my entire face since I’ve got normal to dry skin. Unfortunately, it broke me out slightly and I stayed from it eversince then. I did however try it on my hubby.
I used the SuperMud on his nose and YouthMud on the rest of the face. Hubby has combination skin so you can see the SuperMud working to vacuum all the clogged oil and impurities from deep within his pores. I use this mask combination for him once a week, usually after his football session!
The verdict: He loves it! In his own words “this is so much more painless compared to the hundreds of extraction I get during facials”. It leaves his skin very smooth and clean each time.
If you are looking for a good exfoliant, I think you should give this a try. Bear in mind that SuperMud works better for people with problem or oily skin whereas the YouthMud is great for all skin types.
I have 4 samples to giveaway so you can try the mask before investing in one or two. Each YouthMud sample should be enough for 2 uses and each SuperMud sample should have at least 10 uses if you use it as a spot treatment. Suggest to empty each sample into a small container and keep it in a cool place.
- Just leave a comment below telling me why you would like to try out the mask and which one you are most excited to try.
- Open to Singapore readers only.
- There will only be 1 winner because I would like you to properly try out the product before going out to buy.
- Giveaway will close on 12 April at 23:59.
Hope this has been helpful!