Glamglow Supermud. Fact or fantasy?
Before I tried Glamglow Youthmud and Supermud, I read some of the reviews which hailed it as miraculous. ‘A rejuvenated youthful glow after just ten minutes on the skin,’ ‘the celebrity secret to their flush of vibrant skintone;’ Bold statements and at £44 a tub it’s not cheap so I decided to give it a whirl.
I enlisted the help of my daughter to try the Supermud, the one in the white packaging which claims to pull blackheads and spot enducing impurities right out of the skin! I stuck with the Youthmud, (confusing I know) in the black packaging, as my rapidly maturing skin seems to get drier by the day. At the ripe old age of nineteen my daughter is still prone to spot breakouts so she was the perfect candidate to test the Supermud to its limits. It sure felt like supermud going on the skin, with large bits of what felt like seaweed in amongst the mask paste. When I researched I realised that the bits are actual bits of Green Tea Leaf which gives it instant kudos in my eyes. I will never cease to be amazed by the number of different benefits I’ve managed to derive from drinking or applying green tea so I’m certainly not complaining, I’m a huge fan and, immediately for me, this makes the product more credible.
We tried to relax during the ten to twenty minute drying time. Drying is exactly right as you can actually see the mud dry out right before your eyes and by the end of the application the skin is extremely tight and, yes, it does actually make your face crack when you smile! We both felt the mud stinging like the sharpest toner especially under the eyes but this eased within a couple of minutes and, when the time, came Glamglow washed off quickly and easily leaving a rejuvenated freshness and softness to the skin.
I was impressed by the refreshing effect it had on my skin. It’s a brilliant exfoliator which gives a brightening, tightening effect and my face definitely felt more toned; however I did find the mask very drying and I ended up moisturising more and more the next day and with subsequent applications.
My daughter, however, found that it made a huge difference to her complexion. It did pull the impurities out of her skin and vastly reduced the number, severity and healing time of her spots. This was doubly noticeable whenever we skipped the mask for a couple of weeks. I was astonished at how much worse her skin became when she stopped using Supermud twice a week.
The verdict then is that Youthmud is fine to rejuvenate and brighten the skin and would be a total treat if we could afford the time to apply before a big night out but the star of this show is undoubtedly Supermud for oily, combination or acne prone skin. The list of ingredients in both masks is impressive but the cocktail of 6 acids in the Supermud is credited with the healing qualities and, I have to say, I totally agree.
The full range of Glamglow including the Glamglow Eye Brightening Treatment is available at Medicare along with professional advice on its use for every skin type.