From the girl that didn’t own any face mask in the last years because all were causing breakouts I turned into a girl that owns a decent number of this type of product. It can still cause breakouts but it may actually help healing them if it’s the right one. This is the case with the famous GlamGlow Supermud.
Honestly, the price tag of this mask really put me off but I got a discount code from the beauty store that we often shop at and my boyfriend convinced me that it’s a good opportunity which I shouldn’t miss. And he was right, of course.
First of all, the packaging is really pretty and chic. The product comes in a white hexagonal box with silver and black details and when you open it you’re greeted with the cheeky ”Hello Sexy”. Then there is something like a booklet with information about the mask and inside the box is the actual tiny jar with just 35 grams of product.
What it claims and what’s inside: It’s suitable for all skin types and can be used to help with problem skin, pores, blemishes, pimples, zits, spots, black and white heads, razor bumps, in-grown hair.
It contains a blend of 6 acids:
Glycolic – Helps restore photo damaged skin & improves skin texture
Salicylic – Helps de-clog to minimize pores & new skin rejuvenation
Lactic – helps pigmentation, moisture, stimulation & skin collagen
Mandelic – Helps fine lines, wrinkles, ageing skin & skin elasticity
Pyruvic – Helps the effects of scaring & clearer skin
Azelaic – Helps fight follicle bacteria & breakouts
It also has:
Eucalyptus Leaf – Helps fight toxic skin complications
Licorice Root – Helps regulate & alleviate problem skin
Peppermint Plant – Helps control bacteria & irritations
Chamomile – Helps inflammation & regeneration
Marigold – Helps fight viral & microbial issues
Comfrey Herb – Helps analgesic recovery
Aloe Vera – Helps healing & rejuvenation
Ivy – Helps relieve itching & tightens skin
Cucumber – Helps soothe & calm skin
My experience: The texture of this face mask is not so thick as most of the mud masks out there. It’s not runny but definitely feels lighter. You can apply it with a brush or with your hands avoiding the eye area and on clean skin. I focus on my T-zone because the pore situation there is terrible. I can’t describe the smell but it’s not bad, it’s not amazing, it’s not strong, it’s just a clay mask smell to me.
You have to know that it dries really quickly, you can have it on for 5-20 minutes and the feeling is not unpleasant. Yes, when it dries, your face feels tight and you have a slight tingly sensation but it’s not painful. Also, when it dries there are black spots appearing on the areas where the dirt is being pulled out of the pores which sounds disgusting but it doesn’t look so bad. It’s quite satisfying to actually see that the product works.
It can get quite messy when you wash it off but most of the clay masks are having this problem I guess.
What surprised me was that I noticed a difference even after one use, my pores were definitely smaller and I can say that this is the first product that really does something about my problem with the pores. When I wash the mask off, my skin is brighter and smoother. I have to say that it was a little bit dry though. I applied a serum and a facial oil after that and it wasn’t a problem but have that in mind if you have dry skin and want to try this product.
My boyfriend has dry skin and I convinced him to apply a bit of the product just on his nose area. After that he applied the Origins Drink Up Intensive mask as an overnight treatment and on the next day his skin was very good, wasn’t flaking or something like that, so it should be alright if you put a moisturiser after the mask.
I continue using the face mask once or twice a week and I get the best results if I apply it after taking a shower. Of course, it doesn’t get rid of all the impurities but I have to say that this product significantly improved my skin condition. I really like the results but I’m still not sure if it’s worth the price, I mean it’s very expensive for such a small jar and there are so many clay masks out there.
You also have to be sure that the top is closed really well because the product can dry out quickly.
Have you tried this or the rest of the GlamGlow treatments?