Newly released from Glam Glow is its new THIRSTYCLEANSE™ Daily Treatment Cleanser. This is a “daily Mud to Foam™ cleanser for dry and dehydrated skin,” and “is a revolutionary daily cleanser that combines the power of mud and the performance of foam for a new daily cleansing experience.” I know that it sounds fancy, and I was sucked into it because I’m a fan of the Glam Glow masks. However, for me, I felt that this product was a gimmick; and, overall, I was unimpressed by its mediocre performance. I’ve noticed that online reviews vary, so please take mine with a grain of salt! :)
The cleanser is just like the mask — in that it’s the same color, consistency, and even smells the same too. Much like the mask, it’s designed to by hydrating and can be great for dehydrated and dry skins. The cleaners “transforms from a luxurious mud into a moisture-rich foaming lather to gently and effectively rinse away makeup, dirt, and impurities while deeply moisturizing your skin. It is formulated with rare Brazilian yellow clay to help to remineralize the skin, pure green coconut water to immediately boost skin for intense hydration, olive milk rich in olive lipids and proteins to replenish skin, and plumeria flower blossom extract rich in omega 3, 6, and 9 to restore the skin barrier function.”
It’s suggested that you apply this cleanser onto DRY skin, then add water to create a foaming lather. In addition, it’s suggested that you continue to add more water while washing your face to increase the foam. “Indian gooseberry revitalizes and restores natural skin clarity while TEAOXI® olive leaf powder delivers natural linoleic acid to maintain moisture. Designed to create a hydrated, silky, and dewy fresh complexion, it helps maintain results of your current weekly treatments for healthy-looking, beautiful skin.” I’ve also used this on wet skin, but the foam was minimal and it left my skin feeling uncleansed.
My issues with this cleanser is that I didn’t feel like it did anything. While it did smell good and the foaming lather was nice, my skin felt slick afterwards — but not in a good, moisturized kind of way. It felt like the cleanser was still there and that it didn’t remove any of my makeup. On a different day, I tried this after I properly removed my makeup with eye makeup remover and cleansing oil. I used this as a follow-up cleanser, and it still felt the same way. Shortly after, I noticed small bumps that arose on my skin — on areas where normally, it would be pretty clear. Overall, I felt that this product was overly-hyped and there are other cleansers out there that do a better, more thorough and reliable job. For me, I still love the masks and have re-purchased them many times. This cleanser, however, was a bust. :(
Retails for $39.00 USD.