On a fellow beauty bloggers recommendation I ordered the GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate treatment mask in one of my hauls from Space NK Apothecary. Now I was warned that did warn me that it was a little on the pricey side, nevertheless I thought I’d give it a go.
It arrived in a black box of similar size to any other pot of face mask – a VERY clever disguise. Hats off to the design and marketing team who leave you with no clue upon picking up the box that the actual GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate treatment mask inside is teeny. I suspect that if the product was marketed in a box of the actual size of the tub most people would simply put this back on the shelf and turn to a more proportionately costed product.
First thoughts: I’ve been had here. They totally saw me coming. £25.00 for a pot of face mask only a fairy could use – WTF?!
Normally I would use a pot of this size in one single use, but given the price tag I used it pretty sparingly and as instructed, applied a thin layer to cleansed skin. The GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate treatment mask is a grey substance with flecks of what look like metal/ charcoal in it. When you apply it to your face it feels very gritty (the easiest comparable is sand on a beach). It then starts to dry and you feel a burning/ tingling sensation within the first couple of minutes.
The box does say that you will feel a tingling sensation when the GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate treatment mask is applied but I did panic for a little while that I may having an allergic reaction (I do have quite sensitive skin). Ignoring any potential adverse reaction I may be having I left it on for the required 10 minutes before washing off with warm water in gentle circular motions.
Afterwards I applied my usual night skincare regime and went to bed as I always like to wait until the next day after a face mask to see whether it has actually made any difference. Now I’d like to think I am nothing like the evil queen in Snow White however I did find myself wanting to find the nearest mirror the next day to see if Glam Glow had made me the fairest of them all! Admittedly, my skin was clear and glowing but it wasn’t the spectacular result I was expecting after the reviews I had read. I would recommend the GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate treatment mask if you want a splurge product and a bit of a change but I do think that for the money there are scrubs/ masks out there that are cheaper and probably more effective, for example the Body Shop 3 in 1 Honey and Oat mask or Caudalie Instant Detox Mask.
Second thoughts: OK face, OK product. Still no magical skin like a fairy. Still does not explain the price.