GlamGlow Exfoliating Mud Mask Review


GlamGlow has been doing the rounds in the beauty world as a holy grail product lately. I have not heard a bad word said so far. I was lucky enough to receive a sample when I attended the #Livebloggers event the other month.
GlamGlow* is a clay exfoliating mask that claims to leave your skin noticeably radiant and glowing . It contains French Sea Clay, Volcanic Rock and Green Tea Leaf Pieces. They say to apply 5ml worth but I managed two applications with a bit left over as I didn’t want to apply too much in case it irritated my skin. I would say you don’t need to use as much as they suggest anyway. 
It’s fairly easy to apply and the first minute I experienced some tingling, it wasn’t too strong but I did panic for a second and thought about taking it off but by then the tingling stopped. It dried fairly quickly and tightened the skin while leaving you with a feeling of all the impurities being sucked out (this is what I love about clay mask’s). I left it on for the recommended 15 minutes and used a damp flannel to lightly take off the mask in circular motions while taking advantage of the exfoliating particles. I have to say I did notice a difference once off, my skin felt smooth and looked glowy. I had read it was meant to leave you with a three day glow but that wasn’t the case for me and I can’t seem to find anywhere on their site that mentions it either. The second application was a little different. Once I took the mask off my skin flared up a little. This could have been to exfoliating too harshly but I think in reality this is probably a bit too strong for my sensitive skin. 
Most of the ingredients are of the natural kind and they state to be 99% Paraben free and they also contain Phenoxyethanol, which is banned in Japan and I am still reading up on the downsides to this – you can find this ingredient in a few natural products in the place of Parabens. 
Overall I did enjoy using the mask but do I think it’s worth the price? Hmm jury is out on that one but I do think it does what it say’s on the tin. You can buy it from their site or Beauty Bay have a huge discount on it at the moment!
Have you tried or are interested in trying this?


  1. 23rd October 2012 / 10:15 am

    I need to get on and try mine out x

  2. 23rd October 2012 / 10:20 am

    I love this mask, its one of the best I have ever used but yes I dont know why they put parabens AND Phenoxyethanol in it, and then claim its "natural". As far as I know though, Phenoxyethanol is not banned in Europe, just Japan. Increasingly brands that are "natural" and "paraben free" are shoving this in instead. Sigh….

    I still love this mask, I am not someone who only uses natural products and I only use this once every 2 weeks so its okay for me. I actually bought the 15 ml version from Space NK the other day!

    Great review, thanks lovely

    • 23rd October 2012 / 10:29 am

      Oh is it only Japan. Yes no need for both to be in it! I did like but my sodding skin is a bit unpredictable!

      Thanks lovely 🙂 x

  3. 23rd October 2012 / 6:35 pm

    Hello dear!
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