I’ve read a lot about Glamglow YouthMud Tingle Exfoliate Treatment and its supposedly amazing benefits so I was pretty psyched to get to try it out. Before I get into the details of my trial I should start by explaining a bit about my skin. I have combination skin that is weirdly sensitive; I don’t tend to experience too many problems with the ingredients in most skincare products but I have a hard time using rough, granulated face scrubs as they tend to hurt and make my skin flare up.
I am a huge mud mask person and religiously use one as part of my relaxing Sunday routine, so I figured this product would be a welcome addition to my mask family. Most of the clay masks I use tend to be processed to a smooth and creamy paste, but the Glamglow mud has a grittier consistency and was actually a little painful for me to apply (again, this would mostly be due to my skin not coping very well with that type of exfoliation), which made the task of spreading it around my face a little challenging. Once it was on though, it was fine and behaved just like a regular mask with a very slight tingling feeling kicking in after about 3 minutes (which isn’t surprising since it says on the box it is a “Tinglexfoliate Treatment”!).
For the full ten minutes the mask was on (okay, half of the ten minutes might have been spent reenacting scenes from The Mask and nailing my Jim Carrey impersonation…), I was dreading washing it off since the box tells me that this is when the real exfoliation takes place. Using warm water and a circular motion to remove the mask, I was surprised by how gentle it was to remove (especially after the hard time I had putting it on!) and I could really feel how soft my skin was underneath.
After I rid my bathroom of the dreaded mud monster, I noticed that my skin actually did feel quite deliciously smooth and soft. I’m not particularly plagued by wrinkles or big pores so I didn’t notice any dramatic changes in terms of tightness of the skin or visibility, but I could feel how baby soft my skin had become. Although, since I didn’t apply my moisturiser straight away, the after effects of the mask was that my skin felt very dry and parched, and had that “in-need-of-moisture” tight feeling to it.
Today I found that my skin was looking very smooth, radiant and dare I say it a little bit glorious, but ultimately I don’t think I’ll be using this mask weekly (maybe just once a month when it needs an extra pep). If you’re the type of person (with the type of skin!) who enjoys a good scrub and wants a mask that provides you with a double injection of antioxidants and skin-loving goodness, then I fully recommend you give this beauty a run. But if you’re like me and find intensive scrubs to be agony then this probably isn’t the mask for you.