GlamGlow Youth Mud Tingle Exfoliate Treatment

Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 22.50.41There has been a serious amount of hype surrounding the Glam Glow range. There are 5 products available in the Glaw Glow range. Glam Glow Supermud, which is said to help combat breakouts, black and white heads and draw out any dirt or congestions. Thirsty mud, which is said to deliver instant hydration to the skin. Power mud, which is a deep cleaning treatment to clear out the build up of oil, dirt and makeup. Bright mud which promises to minimize puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines while brightening and hydrating the eyes.Finally the original and the one I tried, The Glam Glow Super Mud.

Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 22.50.52The Glam Glow youth Mud is an exfoliating mask which is said to leave your face radiant, glowing and smoother. While at the same time giving your skin a tighter texture and pores. With all these claims and a heavy price tag, this mask has a high expectations to live up to and for me it sadly falls short.

IMG_1123I was kindly given 2 sachets of the Youth Mud to try by Brown Sugar. As I had an important event on Saturday, I decided that Friday night was the perfect time to give this wonder mask a go. One sample sachet is enough for a single application. When I applied the mask, a whole load of lumpy bits applied with it, that I thought the inside of the packaging had come out with the mask. Turns out it was some sort of weeds, and to be honest, I’m not entirely sure of just who useful they are! The mask also tingles a little when applied, but nothing uncomfortable. It dries onto your face as the time progresses, and hardens like a regular mask.

IMG_1115I left the mask on for about 15 minutes as recommended and washed it off with luke warm water, while massaging my face in circular motions. When I first took the mask off my skin felt super soft and it did look brighter. Sadly this is where the benefits end for me, as the next day I had a horrific time with how my makeup sat. I don’t know how, but the mask left my skin in worse condition than before I applied it. It was oily, blotchy and my makeup didn’t sit right  at all. I was devastated, as I needed my makeup to be spot on on Saturday, as I was being filmed for a promotional video. I’m dreading how my makeup is going to look on camera. Not only that, I’ve had a fairly bad breakout since I applied this mask. I never get spots, so I’m fairly miffed about this.

DSC_2583When I initially posted on Facebook that I was giving Glam Glow a go, so many of you expressed your love of this mask. However, it is just not for me. That’s not to say it is a bad product, I personally just didn’t like it at all. Many bloggers have had fabulous results, but it’s just not for me. However, at €57.50 for a 50ml tube,  you would be far better off splashing a little bit extra on the Philosophy micro delivery peel. I get way more impressive results straight away, than with Glam Glow. To me Glam Glow, doesn’t do anything special that a regular mud mask can’t do.


  1. Dee says

    Thanks for such an honest review sinead ! I wasn’t keen on it either when I was given a sample a few years ago but I didn’t have such a bad reaction.hope your face looks lovely and flawless on your video!!
    Your honesty is very rare nowadays

    Keep up the good work

  2. Orla says

    Thank you for an honest review so many people told me to try this as it would do miracles for me but I wasn’t comfortable splashing the cash on it. X

  3. Miriam says

    Personally I LOVE it!! I leave on for longer than recommended probably nearer to an hour than remove in the shower as you say in circular motions to also exfoliate. Straight after and the days following my skin is still looking good, super smooth and excuse the pun.. With a little glow to it. On the 5th to 6th day I can feel my skin crying out for it again. As you say every person skin is different but for me it’s well worth the spend and the pot lasts for ages!! Even better is knowing it’s all good ingredients to boot!!

  4. Anne says

    Hi Snead. Thanks for your review. I bought the eye treatment earlier this year based on all the amazing reviews. I’ve REALLY bad dark circles under my eyes which is made worse by shift work and nights. Always trying to minimise best I can. I thought the eye gel was useless, zero impact and it has those weeds in it as well. Like u it don’t know what purpose they can serve. Very disappointed as it’s an expensive product. Definitely not a repurchase.

    • Sinead K says

      for me the best thing for the under eye area is the advanced night repair for ester lauder and a good concealer. i suffer from dark circles too and it is toorture trying to get rid of them

      • Anne says

        Thanks for the recommendation. I will definitely have a look at that next time I’m in Brown Thomas. I have the Nars and Mac concealers but always trying to find a product that will help to treat the circles as well. I know surgery is the only real solution but that’s not happening so the search continues. Thanks for your reply.

  5. Fiona howley says

    I agree with your review , I had high expectations when I tried it and while I didn’t really get a break out I noticed no real difference or visible benefit from it and I felt it actually made my skin a bit oily the following day. For the price tag I was expecting more and also more product.. The jars are small ! Thanks for your honest review.


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