Sponsored Review: The GlamGlow Family

The GlamGlow range has been out for awhile now – some for more than a year, and some for just a few months. They not only come in a wondrous range of colors, but also come with many different functions for many different skin types!

Truth be told, back when we were students, we weren’t quite sure which one to purchase. At a whopping price point of SGD $92, we were always hesitant to take that jump. Ash and I have skin which tends to be a little more sensitive – so there was always that chance of having a really bad breakout should things not go smoothly.

But not to worry, because we’re here today to tell you, depending on your skin type, what to splurge on and what to buy! 😉 Each Glam Glow serves a different purpose, so just read on to find out which best fits you! 

The All Skin Types

PowerMud Dual Cleanse Treatment

What it is: This is a “Mud to Oil” Dual Cleanse treatment which unites the power of Mud and Oil to ensure “super amplified deep cleansing”. Say goodbye to your weekly build up of dirt, and say hello to super clean and velvety skin. Their NEW OILIXER™ technology is a “Skin Super Food” that features Prickly Pear Oil, Pine Oil, Frankincense Oil (great for drawing out impurities) and Myrrh Oil that work synergistically with their NEW CLAYTOX™ clay detoxification system that features rare Brazilian White Clay and Bio-Mineral Green Clay. The NEW TEAOXIÂŽ VELVET LEAF contains fatty acids that help to nourish the skin, minerals to renew, and saponins that deep cleanse.

Directions: Apply an even thin layer to a clean, dry face. Leave on five to 10 minutes, allowing to dry. For removal, apply water and use circular motions to transform into a Cleansing Oil Treatment. Use once or twice a week.

Sam’s Review: This is a real treat for those who wear makeup either on a daily basis, or often enough. Whilst we do use our makeup removers, double cleansers, etc, there are definitely days where we feel our skin could be cleaner. Sure, the Clarisonic or other cleaning devices could be the answer, but aren’t we sometimes so tired we wish our faces would wash themselves? Well, enter this! Whenever I feel that my face is “gunky” and need of more help, I use this! My skin is treated to the gentlest and yet most effective cleansing ever! When I wash it off, I can see (and feel!) my skin smoother, whatever redness lessened, pores smaller, and some pimples even dried up. I use this twice a week and I can already see a great difference! The best part is, most cleansing oils tend to dry/break my face out but not this! It truly is gentle yet strong at the same time. I normally take awhile to warm up to some masks, but this was a winner right off the bat.

Read more HERE on their website.

BrightMud Eye Treatment

What it is: BRIGHTMUD™ Single-Use Sealed Chrome Cells with NEW TAPWipe™ Bioactive Technology. The World’s First TAP ON + WIPE OFF Reverse Action Under Eye & Orbital Eye Treatment. Designed for Instant 3-Minute Results. For Men & Women of All Ages & All Skin Types. BRIGHTMUD™ for your New Super Bright Sexy Eyes.  Welcome to GLAM-LAND™ and the World of GLAMGLOW.

Directions: Use one dual Chrome Cell™ per application 2-3 times per week or when needed. Close eye and tap-on an even layer using the entire product under the eye or orbital eye and leave for 3 minutes. Close eye and wipe-off slowly with a soft dry tissue, using a clean part for each wipe

Ash’s Review: Sleep. Oh how I wish I could get the minimum of 8 hours of sleep daily. I’m pretty sure a good nights sleep will resolve the breakouts and the horrid dark rings that I’ve got going on for myself. I’m so used to eye masks coming in the shape of a moon-shaped pad that fits snug under my eyes, so this was definitely new to me when I first tried it out. I absolutely love how instant the results are (as you can see from the photographs),  within 3 minutes, my eyes looked more awake, dark rings were reduced and its all thanks to the Nitroffeine that’s gold to the ingredient list of Brightmud. Nitroffeine provides a tingly sensation that didn’t irritate but sort of gave my eyes a lift. I will admit that this eye treatment leans a little towards the pricey side, so I like to use this before major events. Want to know how celebs stay looking awake at major events despite their busy schedule? This is it ;). 

Read more HERE on their website.

The Acne-Prone/Combination Skin Type

SuperMud Clearing Treatment

What it is: The World’s most Scientifically Advanced SUPERMUD™ Clearing Treatment. Clinically Developed by GLAMGLOWŽ Dermatological Chemist to help fight all common skin concerns. NEW ACNECIDIC-6™4.4% the first 6-Acid AHA & BHA Blend for mind-blowing faster results. NEW Pore-Matrix™ with Activated-X Charcoal & New K17-Clay™ for deep pore vacuum extraction, encapsulation & seemingly poreless skin. Bio-Life-Cell-Science™ uses the complex natural occurring skincare benefits of green life for Advanced results. NEW TEAOXIŽ Patent Pending release technology with real Eucalyptus Leaf in our formula for Magical Glowing Skin. SUPERMUD™ for the New Crazy Gorgeous You!

Directions: Apply a Thin Layer to Clean Skin. Leave on for 5 – 20 minutes & Remove with Water. Use as a Full Face Mask or Spot Treatment as often as needed.

Sam’s Review: For those with acne-prone skin, I can see why this would be a holy grail. It works not only as a mask but also as spot treatment! Since, as mentioned, my skin can generally be a little dry/dehydrated, I more often use it on my pimples directly. Though some people have reported that theirs have gone away overnight, that wasn’t really the case for it. It would take about 3-4 days even after leaving it on for spot treatment for about an hour or so. Perhaps because I didn’t use it overnight… hmmm. Then again, most my pimples were headless, so 3-4 days would be quite significantly fast in actually reducing redness or helping to bring it to a head/simply dissolving it. I also enjoy using this on my nose because I can actually see the gunk just being SUCKED OUT. The removal of blackheads thereafter is also easier and less painful. Kind of reminds me of Mario Badescu’s Silver Powder in a way. So yes, for those with acne-prone skin, this would be really great! 

Read more HERE on their website.

The Mature Skin Type

YouthMud Tingle Exfoliating Treatment

What it is: Designed as a 10-minute professional ‘facial in a jar’ for behind-the-scenes use in Hollywood’s Entertainment, Music, Fashion & Award industries, YOUTHMUD™ provides immediate camera-ready glowing skin. NEW Patented TEAOXI® technology with real Green Tea Leaf is the ‘magic’ behind our powerful anti-aging and anti-wrinkle results, delivering fresh antioxidants directly into the mud to hydrate, balance oil production and fight free radical damage. French Sea Clay works to detoxify & awaken the skin by drawing out impurities, while Ivy helps tone, tighten and lift the skin. Revitalize dull, dry skin with Volcanic Rock multi-level surface exfoliation & experience smoother, brighter, softer skin. Get your Youthful Sexy Glow back in just 10 minutes.

Directions: Apply a Thin Layer to Clean Face. Expect a Tingle-tastic Tightening Effect in 10 minutes or less. Remove Mask with Water in Circular Motions to exfoliate. Use Twice a Week or as often as Desired.

Sam’s Review: Out of all the Muds, this is probably the one I use the least. Then again, this is really more for mature skin – I would say ages 30 and above would be the best to see the results it promises to give. The most it does for my skin is somewhat smoothen it due to the exfoliation, but tone and lift up the skin wouldn’t be so apparent in my case… Plus it can be a little strong for my skin type, so I passed it to my mum to use (she’s in her 60’s) and it did help lighten her pigmentation and tighten her pores! My mum generally stays out in the sun due to her love for gardening (often without sunblock!! *gasp*), so she tends to get freckles easily and an uneven skin tone. This product has already gotten her quite a bit of compliments that her lines are softer and face is brighter! It has definitely helped her a lot more than it did for me.. so perhaps you can save this till your early to mid 30’s.

Read more HERE on their website.

The Dry/Sensitive Skin Type

ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment

What it is: THIRSTYMUD™ uses the newest, most advanced & extreme hydration active technologies, providing deep instant Extreme Hydration for Long, Medium & Short Term Results. THIRSTYMUD™ hydrates, moisturizes, restores, replenishes and calms the skin. Designed for Men & Women of All Ages, All Skin Types & Even After Shaving. New Super Technologies Dewdration™, HydraPack™, GreenEnergy™ & TEAOXI® will leave you with Hydrated Heart Pounding Glowing Skin.

Directions: Use 2-3 times per week or when needed. Apply an even layer to clean dry skin. Can be used on the Face, Neck & Décolleté

DAY USE: Leave on for 10-20 minutes allowing product to absorb into the skin, wipe off with tissue and massage remaining product into skin or wash-off with water
NIGHT USE: Leave on to infuse the skin with moisture & wake up with extremely hydrated skin
IN-FLIGHT USE: Apply at the beginning of the flight & leave on for flight duration.

Ash’s Review: Hands up if you suffer from dry skin? *waves hands frantically* yup. I’ve started to double the doses of hydration I have in my skincare routine. That means an oil instead of a night cream and a good hydrating treatment. If you don’t know by now, I’m an absolute beach bum and am attracted to anything that reminds me of the beach — Glamglow’s ThirstyMud smells like coconuts and isn’t thick or tacky when applied to my face. The lightweight gel formula sinks in completely within 30 minutes ( everyone’s skin is different, so the time taken to sink in may or may not be longer). I don’t know about you, but when I pamper my skin, I like to be totally relaxed and having the product smell like a beach getaway sure hits the spot for me. The Dewdration, containing hyaluronic and citric acid is what replenishes and locks in the moisture, revealing a glowy, healthy looking complexion the next morning. I like to use this about 1-2 times a week and I like de-potting a portion of the product into a smaller tub to take with me on flights! Cabin air can be an absolute nightmare, drying the hell out my skin. As it’s is a semi-transparent gel and dries clear, there’s no need to worry about the passenger giving you odd stares when you’ve got this on. 

Read more HERE on their website.

Overall Thoughts

Above, is a picture of the different Muds (for the face) and how they look like after the 15 minute period. In comparison to YouthMud and Powermud, SuperMud is still slightly moist whilst ThirstyMud is moist throughout, with absorption into the skin. Of course, how long you want to put on Each Mud is completely up to you – but just showing that, should you have drier skin types, you may not want to have YouthMud and Powermud on your face for too long as they CAN be drying for you.

On the whole, all the Muds have their own perks. The Eye Mud is a great pick me up since it only requires 3 minutes, and the rest also require relatively short periods of time to really change your skin over time. Choose wisely, and you’ll find your choice to be one you’ll stick by for years to come.

We hope this post has been helpful to all of you!

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