I have tried several masks and treatments for my oily/ acne prone skin. I received a sample of the acne version of Glam Glow. I left it a recent breakout for an hour. The next morning my breakout was almost completely gone. This stuff is amazing, I will be purchasing the full size.
I really like this mask! I bought the smaller size jar and was a bit disappointed in how small the jar was (my fault, since I didn't look at the jar before I bought it). I didn't want to buy the full sized product until I determined whether or not I liked it. This product did burn for a few minutes when I first put it on, not unbearably, but not too comfortable. I left it on 10 minutes then rinsed it off (using circular scrubbing motion to remove the product). My skin felt amazing afterwards!!! I followed up with eye cream and a day moisturizer and haven't felt any dryness or tightness at all. My skin still feels amazing today! When I finish up this tiny jar (comparable in size to Kiehl's avocado eye cream), I will invest in the large jar!
This review is for the mask in the black jar. Hmmm gonna go ahead n sum it up. I think a battery acid mask followed by a good sand blasting may have been more comfortable. My skin is not sensitive in the least, and this product still burnt and stung almost unbearably for a good 5 minutes. The "tingle" in the product description didn't feel very tingly to me! It was downright painful. I toughed it out, thinking I was just being a wuss, but it truly wasn't worth it. The gals at Sephora push this stuff like crazy so I thought I couldn't go wrong, but I'm SO glad I only bought the trial size instead of dropping $70 bucks on the full size. I even used it a number of times in order to properly test it...but every time I ended up with dry uncomfortably tight skin that took two days of babying to get properly rehydrated. Did I glow afterward? Sure....but think about it. Anytime you shock or traumatize your skin (ie, burn it, slap it, whatever) it "glows". It was more the body's reaction to damage than "healthy glow". But hey, that's the premise behind DermaRoller, Dermabrasion, and a ton of other treatments...so if you're into that sort of thing, you may be on board with this product (ok I was being sarcastic...I'm NOT comparing results or even treatments...simply stating that some treatments, in fact, damage the skin purposely in order to cause it to go into "healing mode" and regenerate. Those treatments are done by trained professionals in a sterile environment. This mask will NOT produce the results of the treatments I mentioned, nor is it even on the same spectrum...just trying to get a point across.) The exfoliating agent is horribly coarse and jagged, and if you do your skincare research, you'll find that type of texture isn't optimal for safe, non damaging exfoliation. They stuck chunks of green tea leaves in it, made it smell amazing, and basically gimicked the heck out of this product....and the advertising fluff is working because its flying off shelves. I'm just not sold. It's rare that I give something a totally scathing review, but I find it appalling that people are being charged this much for a quirky gimick. I've gotten much better results from WAY less harsh products that were far better quality...thumbs soooo far down. :(
I have used both the masks for acne prone skin and for anti-aging. I love the mask that's for acne prone skin because it's a lot thicker than the regular mask in the black jar. I usually leave mine on for a good 30 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. My skin feels a bit smoother and it just glows afterward! I follow it up right away with moisturizer--either jojoba, argan, or marula oil--because it can be a very drying mask. The anti-aging mask is great (the black jar) if you want a good scrub after leaving the mask sit. It's got a lot more grit to it than the stuff in the white jar. I suggest following that one up with moisturizer as well.
I don't use this mask very often because there isn't a whole lot of product in the jar for $70, so I tend to use it as a spot treatment rather than an all-over mask. I think you can get one good all-over mask out of it and then spot treat with the rest of the product until it's gone. It's a good way to make it last and feel like you've got your money's worth. I'm hesitant to buy again simply because of the product/dollar ratio. I love this mask, though.
There are two versions of this mask- One is a clarifying one for oily/acne prone skin, and one is a more revitalizing kind of thing... I got the latter, since I'm dry and NOT acne prone... It really doesn't DO much, like everyone else is saying :( However, when you have it on your face, it is such a wonderful sensory experience! There are like, chunks of basil-looking herbs and weeds all blended in this stuff, so yeah, you have chunky things hanging off of your face, and once it's washed off, there's no amazing difference... Maybe some slight glow from a deep cleansing, but the only great thing would be how lovely this stuff smells- it's like fresh picked lavender was mushed into this formula. I don't know. But I'm not sure how they think they can charge as much as they do for this mediocre stuff. Ah, well, it was nice to try it out... Won't re-purchase.
The last time I checked the reviews, they were pretty good, and I actually forgot about this. I purchased it quite a while ago, before there were any reviews of it at all. First, I can tell you that it didn't do a blessed thing for my skin, except perhaps irritate it due to the scratchy texture. It also looks weird on--with all of the seaweed hanging off of my face, I looked like a deep sea creature from a horror movie. It is very messy. Not only that, it dried up. I tried to revive it by adding warm water, but the results are so unimpressive I just had to admit I wasted my money and time and I threw it out.
The best $69 I have EVER spent on my skin! I was hesitant, but after hearing glowing reviews (no pun intended!) I had to try a sample at Sephora... and seriously, I was addicted from the start. No mask has EVER done what GlamGlow does for my skin. It literally glows after I rinse it off and apply moisturizer. I look poreless, fine lineless, etc... just amazing. I have oily/combo skin and use Dermalogica products to keep breakouts at bay, but this... this is the ticket to radiant skin. I would much rather spend $69 on a jar of mask I can use many times than $60 for a facial that gives results for a week at best. Buy it!
This review is for the GlamGlow Super Mud in the white jar. I was so impressed by a newspaper review that I bought the product at Sephora. I applied it to my senior citizen dry thin skin and washed it off after 15 minutes. I did not look radiant - as the jar indicated I would. The product is very very drying. I did not experience any redness or soreness - just dried out forehead and cheek skin. However, I have found a good reason to use it - on the sides of my nose where I have always been bothered by the sight of pores. Every seven days, I apply it only to the sides of my nose, leave it on for 15 minutes, wash it off and dry my nose. The I wrap a facial tissue around one of my fingers and run it over the sides of my nose. Yellow glop comes out on the tissue. My nose then looks like it has no pores. At this rate, the jar will last me a long long time so I did not rate it as expensive.
I received this as a sample in a Sephora order and was excited to try it since the mask I had previously been using was almost out. It said for all skin types, so I didn't worry too much about trying it on my dry, sensitive skin. Not a good idea. This burned my skin and left it red and angry after less than 30 seconds on my face. I had a big blistery patch on my cheek the next morning. Sensitive skin beware!
This review is for the clearing mask in the white packaging. I have acne prone sensitive, large pores, blackheads and some slight scarring. This mask just dried the heck out of my skin. I used it 7 times within 2 weeks and saw no results just overdried skin and irritated it. I am returning this.