A mask that smoothes the texture of your skin, draws out imperfections, clears blocked pores, and leaves your skin feeling clean and looking radiant.
Sounds a bit too good to be true, doesn't it?
When I first heard about the GlamGlow range and arguably its most popular product, Youthmud, I was a bit skeptical. That's a lot of promises that one mask claims it can deliver! And even after hearing rave review after rave review, for $75 at Mecca, I was hesitant to make the splurge.
Luckily you can grab the 15g sample size for $22, which is what I picked up. And after only a few months of use, I already want to purchase the FULL SIZE.
Beauties, THIS. STUFF. IS. INCREDIBLE.
|I am wearing NO makeup in the above photo. NONE!|
Face masks have come a long way from the goopy messes we used to smear on our faces, and Youthmud is by far the best I have ever tried. I have combination skin - an oily T-zone with dry/sensitive cheeks - and I was always looking for the right skincare for me to help balance it out.
Now, my skin is soft, much more even-toned, and I haven't had any angry blemishes in ages. While I can't attribute all of that purely to using this mask, I definitely think it has helped in a big way.
The mask itself is a mud-based mask with tea leaves, and what feels like sandy granules mixed in to help exfoliate. I've stopped using a specific exfoliating product all together because this gets the whole job done!
You really don't need much (and I strongly advise not going overboard when you apply!) - just one very thin layer is well and truly enough to get the effects. I've heard a lot of people say that the tingling effect of this mask creates a burning sensation on their skin, and I think it's because they've applied too much. It definitely has a cooling effect on the skin, but it's very gentle if you just use a small amount (probably a pump-of-foundation-size amount) for your entire face.
|This is how thinly I recommend you apply it. It's all you need!|
It dries very quickly and I feel my skin getting tighter once it's on, but it certainly isn't uncomfortable. I just use my finger tips to apply it very gently, as the exfoliating ingredients don't need to be rubbed in to work. You can also see that on my nose, the mask is working to clear my pores and blackheads.
|Typical green-faced zombie mask selfie. Rawr!|
LOOK. AT. THAT. In the below image I'm not wearing any makeup, and my skin looks clear, even and smooth. Normally after removing a mask, my skin takes a while to calm down, but as soon as I've finished the Youthmud routine, my skin looks like this instantly. I think I've found the secret to nailing a #nomakeup #nofilter selfie!
While my skin is not obviously 'perfect', after using this mask I don't have to wear as much makeup as usual and some days I don't even bother wearing any because I'm happy enough with how my skin looks to not want to. And from someone that used to rarely leave the house without being done up, that really says something!
For my Australian beauties, you can get both the full size and the mini size from Mecca Cosmetica or Mecca Maxima, or online here. I definitely recommend getting the mini-size to try first, and if you're anything like me, you'll want to get the full size after the first use!
Have you tried this mask? What were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below!
Disclaimer: I bought the GlamGlow Youthmud with my own money and all opinions expressed in this post are honest and my own!