Friday, 27 September 2013

The Mask: Road testing GlamGlow mud mask...

Every few weeks I usually treat myself to a pamper day; facial, manicure, pedicure and maybe a massage. just some time where I catch up on reading my monthly magazines and just have some down time. I can spend up to three hours in my local beauty salon getting pampered. However this monthly treat is having to be cut back (saving for a holiday, so have to be good)so I am finding other high-street alternatives to get the same results.. but at a fraction of the cost.

One item I have recently bought to get the 'at Home' facial and is a mud mask called GlamGlow. Designed for Hollywood’s Entertainment, Music, Fashion and Award industries for camera-ready soft glowing skin (fans include the likes of Natalie Portman, Jennifer Aniston and Helena Christensen). Dredged off the coast of Southern France, home to glamorous Cannes, St. Tropez and Monaco. GlamGlow describes itself as an amazing rapid exfoliant mud mask for men and women, high in ancient volcanic pumice rock, super antioxidants and minerals. With moisturising collagen synthesis for the face, neck and décolleté. So exciting stuff!

My first thoughts were.. this is a small jar! (50g is about £40 from if you use it excessively you could get about 8-10 applications out of the pot so over a few months this could work out cheaper than a £40 monthly facial.

So after smoothing all over my face ( not my eyes though) and leaving for 10minutes my face is now set solid. Kind of feeling I imagine when you have botox, I couldn’t pull a facial expression even if I tried. The other thing was their was tiny dark dots on my nose and chin.. which as I found out later is where excess oils are sucked out of your skin to clean your pores. Kinda gross but hey if it is clearing out the pores it must be doing good! I used warm water and a flannel to get the mask off ( though make sure you use a dark shade as it took vanish to get it out of my white dressing gown).

I have sensitive skin and can often flare up with exfoliating product. Though looking at my skin I would have to say I am impressed with this little tub. My skin was soft and my pores have been tightened and overall it was worth the £7 an application.

With this in mind The Stylista and the Frog gives this product: 4/5 (minus a point for muddying up my dressing gown!)

Right on to hair masks next!

'til next time xx