Glamglow is a brand I've heard a lot about, and it's usually associated with a celebrity rave. It's a range of mud face masks designed for getting celebs camera ready, and it's made from potent anti-oxidant and mineral packed mud dredged off the south coast of France. It's one of the those products I just had to try - well if it's good enough for celebs eh?
I was kindly send both the youthmud face mask and the brightmud eye mask to try. The thought of putting mud on my face wasn't all that appealing, but the promise of instant brightening, tightening, glowing radiance certainly was.
I smoothed some youthmud over a cleansed face and left it to do it's thing - it doesn't have the most pleasant consistency, and looks like mud with bits in when it's on your skin. My skin felt tingly, but not uncomfortably so. After ten minutes the mask is ready to wash off - I added water and massaged it around to benefit from the exfoliating effect. I wasn't sure I was noticing much of a difference right away, but I was pleased to see my skin looked calm and not at all red, which I'd thought it might be considering the tingling.
It was after I'd finished getting ready and had applied makeup that I realised this mask had really made a difference to my skin. My skin was looking much more even, closer to flawless, and yes, it looked kind of radiant too. And what's even better, it stayed that way for a few days.
This mask is going to become a once a week (can I get away with twice a week?!) staple for me and I will certainly be rushing out to buy another when it runs out. I was worried it might be super-expensive but I've checked and it's £25 which I think is reasonable for something that really works.
I also tried the brightmud eye mask treatment, which I also really liked. Brightmud is also a natural mud based treatment, so again it looks a little bit gross when you put it on. Each package has enough product for both eyes, split into two little pods. I found there was quite a lot of product for one eye, so I used the amount for one on both.
Brightmud aims to target dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and tired eyes all at once, and in just three minutes! You tap it on, wait a few minutes and then wipe it off and that's it. I didn't notice as much of a difference with this as I did with the youthmud mask, but my eye area did seem generally brighter, although I didn't think my fine lines looked less noticeable. I'll give it another try and see what happens - perhaps I shouldn't have been stingey and should have used a whole pod of the mask per eye!