I was hesitant to give into the hype around the Glam Glow masks, so I didn’t even bother to get one or try them out until recently. With an early birthday gift card, I decided to treat myself and purchased the Glam Glow ThirstyMud™ Hydrating Treatment. With the purchase, I also got a sample size of the Glam Glow YouthMud™ Tinglexfoliate Treatment, but I admit I’m afraid it may be too strong for my sensitive skin.
The cashier at Sephora kindly packed a few samples of the Glam Glow SuperMud™ Clearing Treatment and the Glam Glow BrightMud™ Eye Treatment as well. I’ll be trying those out as well and will report back as soon as I can. Based on current reviews I’ve read, the general consensus is that pretty much everyone loves the Glam Glow masks.
The Glam Glow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment is a “non drying hydration mask to deliver instant, extreme hydration.” This leave-on mask is formulated with “ThirstyMud™ [which] uses the newest, most advanced, and extreme hydration active technologies.” This mask is designed to moisturize, restore, replenish, and calm the skin with “Dewdration™,” which “boosts and locks in moisture for a dewy and youthful result. Another fancy ingredient is “HydraPack™,” which “leaves skin with an instant silky, soft, and supple feel.” And, finally, “GreenEnergy™ smooths and energizes the skin, giving you a healthy-looking, glowing complexion.”
– DEWDRATION™: A blend of actives containing hyaluronic acid and citric acid for deep hydration; boosts and locks in moisture for a dewy, youthful look.
– HYDRAPACK™: A blend of actives containing botanimoist, moisturizing sugars and acids from apples, oat bete glucan to soothe and calm the skin, and hydraclay to trap and retain moisture in the skin.
– GREENENERGY™: A blend of actives containing raw honey and ginger root for radiance and detoxifying; coconut provides immediate skin conditioning.
– Teaoxi Olive Leaf: Delivers naturally moisturizing linoleic acid.
It’s recommended that this mask be used up to 2-3 times per week or when needed. At $69.00 USD for just over an ounce and a half, this product is super pricey. After cleansing and drying your skin, apply an even layer for 10-20 mins. For me, I like to use this at night after my cleansing routine. I leave it on for about 30 mins. while I wash the dishes or I’m painting my nails. Since the mask doesn’t dry hard, it’s low maintenance and will allow you to multi-task. If you want to really pamper yourself or you’re getting ready for a big day/night, this can be used on the neck and chest as well.
After a few minutes, the product will absorb into the skin. It will just feel slippery, but won’t drip or get messy. It’s recommended that you wipe off the residual product with a tissue and massage remaining product into skin. You can also rinse with water — which is what I normally do if I use the mask before a shower. I prefer to wash it off since I have a set nighttime routine with specific products I prefer to use. Another way to use this mask is to leave it on overnight “to infuse the skin with moisture and wake up with extremely hydrated skin.” Because the mask absorbs, it won’t get all over your pillow case and sheets; it just feels like you’re wearing a rich moisturizer/cream to bed.
The Glam Glow ThirstyMud™ Hydrating Treatment is a great treatment product, and is rumored to have been used by celebrities before red carpet events before being available to the public. Because of the natural ingredients in this mask, it smells like coconuts and feels rich on the skin. You’ve got to apply a good layer onto your skin, so with regular use, this tub won’t last long unfortunately. If you’ve got severely dehydrated and dry skin, this may not a be a cost-effective way to go since it will run out so quickly. For me, I use it as a treatment mask about once a week. I estimate that, in total, this product will last less than 2 months.
I recommend this product if you’re really looking to pamper yourself. It’s like magic — your skin becomes so soft, plump, and hydrated that it naturally glows from within. Pores, lines, and pigmentation appear to be temporarily in check, so I can see why people use this right before an event. I will test out the rest of the samples I got and will report back. Until then, I’d like to re-purchase this item but it’s just too ridiculous for the amount you get and the short amount of time you have to use it. I don’t mind splurging on skin care products — especially ones that work — so I’m a little disappointed that I’ll purchase it only when I really need to. I’ve got SK-II products that are expensive but last a year, so it’s a shame I’m not willing to keep a mask this great on hand!
Contains 1.7 oz.
Retails for $69.00 USD.