Editor’s pick: Michael Bublé and I are obsessed with same product. Who knew?
It takes a lot to
impress a beauty editor. Now imagine, trying to impress 44 of them! Each year ELLE international asks all its beauty stars to
rate their favourite products. One of this year’s winners is GlamGlow Tingling & Exfoliating Mud Mask. I’m totally hooked on clay masks. (I must have about 10 of the on the go right now.) So, I was curious to try this brand to see why my fellow ELLE sisters had anointed it a beauty-must.)
Does GlamGlow live up to the hype?
I tried both of their star products. First, the
GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglefoliate Treatment, which contains French clay, volcanic rock and green tea leaves and is supposed to give you a “three-day glow, soft and smooth skin and tightened pores.” When you apply it, there’s a tingling sensation and then a strangely comforting tightening sensation as the mud dries on your face. I left it on for 20 minutes and then gently removed it with a warm cloth. My skin—which was showing the telltale signs of winter dryness—was left feeling moisturized, soft and luminescent. (I swear the light reflected off my cheeks.)
A few days later, I tried the GlamGlow Super-Mud Clearing Treatment. It contains charcoal that targets blackheads, ingrown hairs and razor bumps. The mud, which smells like delicious licorice-tinged eucalyptus, draws out "gunk" while BHA and AHA acids help to soften and brighten your skin. (Unlike Mr. Bublé, I didn’t feel compelled to post an Instagram shot of my face.) I’d give them both "glowing" reviews.
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