Glam Glow; beyond the hype.
When a product is engulfed by masses of bloggers raving about it, I try not to read too much into it. Hyping something up usually leads to disappointment. Unfortunately, Glam Glow Youth Mud was no different.
The packaging is pretty simple, though the stars make it a little too Hollywood tack. Opening it up to see the words ‘hello sexy’ was pretty amusing. Who doesn’t want to hear that on a regular basis? When I got to the actual pot I realised it was tiny compared to the box it came in. I immediately began to question the cost per use considering a pot this size (15mls) costs £25. The box and instructions hold a lot of promises for reduced blemishes, radiant skin etc.
The ‘Youth Mud’ is a khaki shade and is more of a paste than anything. In their favour a small amount does go pretty far. I’ve had three uses which has taken just over a third of the tub. They do recommend use twice a week OR just for special occasions so you can make it last if you aren’t using it for everyday life.
The first photo is my skin after the second use. It was still pretty blemished considering I normally have clean, blemish free skin. I did want to give the product a fair chance, so I tried it again, a full week after my last application. The results after using it twice in a week were not that amazing but I hoped for the best. The mud dried quickly and has a warming, tingly sensation. I do like products that you can feel working and this was no exception.
I followed the instructions to a T and exfoliated the mask off with warm water, rubbing gently in circular motions. My immediate reaction was impressed by how soft my skin felt. This was short lived. After about five minutes my face began to feel very dry. This wasn’t the first time either. Not long after each use I had needed to coat my face in moisturiser. Not only that, but this time I had a burnt patch on my right cheek. It doesn’t look as defined in the images, but when I looked in the mirror there it was, a big red blotch on the side of my face. I also experienced dry patches of my skin.
Thankfully I had a travel pot of Nivea on hand!
Now I would like to point out I do have fairly sensitive skin. I avoid cheap products and was always disappointed as a child because I wasn’t allowed Matey bath soak. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you clearly missed out too! But I expected a high end product like this to do wonders for my sensitive skin. Do be careful if you purchase this product and have sensitive skin. I tried a patch test which was fine/As I said it was only the third use that caused the sore.
My skin calmed down after a few days but I don’t think I’ll be trying it again.
Once again I’m let down by a product surrounded in hype.
It just shows how beauty products can be so different for different people.