If you have ever looked at Sephora’s website, or a beauty related YouTube video, and really even just Instagram, you have probably seen the wonders of GlamGlow touted far and wide- these magical masks and treatments are meant to do wonders, save your skin from impending doom and make you look like a twinkling Disney princess… Or so we are told! Now, if you have ever looked into actually purchasing GlamGlow products, you will realise that they come with a fairly hefty price tag. This is an honest review of two GlamGlow products- the Supermud Clearing Treatment and the Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturiser in Nude Glow- with my thoughts on whether or not it is actually worth the price tag!
Thankfully, I did not have to pay for these- in case you don’t know, this set is one of the Sephora birthday gift options! And the benefit with these two is that you actually get a decent amount of product so that you can use them quite a bit to see if they are worth it for you. I have watched many a “Sephora hacks” video and people will tell you to always buy the value sized products to get your money out of it, but I’m not always a fan of that. Yes, you can return things to Sephora, but at a point, it gets ridiculous to continuously swap out products- go for free samples or travel sized to try things out!
GLAMGLOW Supermud Clearing Treatment
This is one big, huge, massive NO of a product to me- I have somewhat sensitive skin, but I didn’t have any reactions when I did spot tests on my wrist and neck. I did however have an awful reaction on all of my face (see photo below- not the most flattering, but it illustrates the point). I followed the instructions; I applied the mask to clean, damp skin, left it on for 12 minutes (you are supposed to leave it on for 5-20 minutes), rinsed it off with room temperature water, and then moisturised. And that is what my face looked like about 6 hours later… However, I could see potentially going through all of this red-faced, burning, stretching-skin terribleness if the product was some sort of 21st century miracle. However, it didn’t really remove any blackheads, which was it’s entire point. At $75 CAD for a full sized tub, this is not a cheap skincare option, and although your skin might not be as sensitive as mine, I can’t recommend investing in this mud.
**Dear beauty influencers of the world,
You are the worst for trying to trick all of us into buying this.
GLAMGLOW GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturiser in Nude Glow
I’ve got to say, as much as I hated the Supermud treatment, I love this moisturiser! This is a wonderful moisturiser for the summer months, as it provides a lovely glow and shimmer. I find that when I use it, I don’t need to use any foundation but rather just a touch of cover up here and there! (In fairness, I don’t use a ton of foundation, but that’s still a victory for me.) A lot of people are not a fan of the orange creme smell, but I love it- it gives it a bit more of a lux feeling for me without being overwhelming. It also isn’t overly tinted, in case you are worried about it being heavy or the wrong shade. The only negative for me is that there isn’t any SPF in it, although my go-to Clinique Moisture Surge doesn’t either. At $62 CAD for 50ml, it hits slightly higher than my preferred price point of $40-50 for moisturiser, but if I was able to snag it on sale or use points, I would certainly grab this!
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Have you jumped on the GLAMGLOW train? Are you a fan of luxury skincare brands or reliable drugstore brands?