I'm sure you're all familiar with the brand Glamglow and their skincare products. They are quite a splurge but promise visible results, which I can attest to. A while back I was using their Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment Mask, but even though I liked it a lot at the beginning, I didn't find it clearing enough for my skin and felt like it was more a product to fight signs of aging. I then tried a sample of their Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask and basically loved it so much I bought the full size after just one use.
The Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask comes in a white and silver pot and contains 34 g of product. It is packed full of beneficial ingredients, including a variety of AHA and BHA acids which help to restore photo damaged skin, de-clog and minimize pores, help with pigmentation, fine lines and skin elasticity. The mask comes packaged in a large white paper box with added pamphlets which include and explain more about all ingredients and science behind them. The mask has a dark grey colour and includes bits of eucalyptus leaves which help with exfoliation when you wash it off. It also has a scent that is a mix of eucalyptus and black licorice, but it disappears as the mask dries. Consistency is thinner than with most clay based masks but it also similarly hardens and feels tightening on the skin as it dries.
I use this mask once a week (sometimes twice) and occasionally also as spot treatment and definitely can notice a difference in my skin the next day. It is instantly smoother, brighter, firmer, the black heads are pretty much gone and hyperpigmentation is reduced. I usually use it at night and apply a thin layer after cleansing and leave it on for anywhere between 10-30 minutes. When first applied the mask has a bit of a tingling feel on the skin, but it doesn't feel like anything compared to their Youthmud Treatment Mask. When the mask dries it becomes a lighter blue grey color and during this time you can notice how the mask pulls out the impurities from the pores because you can actually see the extractions in the form of darker dots that have absorbed the oils on more problematic areas. After the mask has completely dried I wet my hands and massage the mask gently for some more exfoliation and then remove with a warm cleansing cloth and finish with the rest of my skin care. I usually follow this mask with another hydrating mask, because it can be a little drying on the areas that aren't very oily.
Ingredients: Water, Kaolin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Hydroxide, Eucalyptus Globulus, Mandelic Acid, Charcoal, Parfum [Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool], Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Maltodextrin, Iron Oxides, Peppermint Oil, Butylene Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Glycerin, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Hendera Helix Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Tartaric Acid.
I've used many clearing treatments and masks in the past and I have to say that this one is proving to be the most effective one by far. I'm not too fond of the price, but every once in a while you can find these masks on offer or at least receive a gift with purchase, which kind of makes the price more reasonable, although it's still quite expensive for a clay mask. If you have oily or combo oily skin and were thinking of giving this mask a try it really is worth it.