Review: GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment

GlamGlow YouthMud

Another product that’s been sweeping the beauty nation is the GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglexfoliate Treatment.

Essentially, it’s a fancy face mask that is supposedly what all the Hollywood stars use to get their skin all glowy. I’m all about the glow, so I asked for a little pot of it for Christmas so I could try it out.

Right off the bat, I want to mention that it is super expensive. The masks I normally use range from $6 to $28 in price. This one is around $70 for the full size. Luckily, the company realizes that this is ridiculous and offers a $20 mini size so you can give it a try.

I’ve used this a few times since I got it and I have to say I really like it. I’m not sure it’s worth the $70 price tag, but I really enjoy the effect it has on my skin. Like the name suggests, it’s like an exfoliation and a mask all in one – and boy does it tingle.

In fact, I’d recommend not using it right after you’ve washed your face or stepped out of the shower. That is virtually guaranteed to give an unpleasant burning sensation rather than an invigorating tingle.

GlamGlow YouthMud closeup

The mask is a grey-brown paste that dries to a whitish grey; however, little dark spots are left on the mask when it dries – presumably over the site of a formerly dirt-filled pore. Yummy. I kind of like that effect, even if it seems a little gimmicky; it gives that satisfying, just-pulled-off-a-Bioré-strip feeling.

When you rinse the mask off is when you really get the exfoliating action. It’s much easier to rinse off than the Origins Clear Improvement mask because it dries with a grittier finish, whereas the Origins one dries with a smoother, almost plastic-like finish.

After rinsing off, I’m left with skin that looks less dull and grey than it did before, which is fantastic. It feels smooth and clean and happy. I really like this mask – whether I’ll be repurchasing it, however, is still to be determined!


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