Thursday, February 20, 2014

Glam Glow Youth Mud Tingle Exfoliate treatment

Hey Gals!

I have heard nothing but GLOWING reviews of this magical mud that is well known for its place amongst the stars of Hollywood!

Im a total groupie when it comes to facial masks! Any time freeman beauty has a sale on their satchels I load up on them. I also love Micheal Todd's Kanolin clay face mask, but it over dries if I use it too much. I like to do a facial weekly to draw out and deep dirt or remedy any issues like dryness or inflammation. The Freeman satchels run between 1-2 dollars, and the Freeman tubes run 2-5. I much prefer the satchels because the variety and I think the ingredients last longer individually wrapped. The Micheal Todds mask runs $34 for 3.4 ounces ( and a mere $14 if you buy the set for $70.)

So! $69 for 1.7 ounces is really steep considering my go to is half that price and double the volume! Lucky for me I got a sample of it in an ipsy bag and I finally got around to using it yesterday.

**** I also wanted to point out my sample tube was .5 ounces. That was enough for one application. So a 1.7 ounce jar would be about 3 to 3 and a half uses ******

First let me show you the texture:

 Drippy gooey chunky and a light crisp scent sort of like citrus.

The pictures you are about to see might make you laugh. I don't know why but mask photos crack me up. The kids had a good laugh too!

As you can see this stuff had seeds and chunks of leaves in it. They were not overly abrasive or anything. They definitely did feel weird.

Directions say to wear for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes my mask only half dried:
Im guessing because Florida is really humid that there just was too much moisture in the air to allow it to fully dry. I also noticed the side that was 'wetter' had more foliage (leaves and seeds) to it. However at 10 minutes my skin was tingling and tightening so I did take it off at this point. There were tiny scrubbies in this that felt awesome as I removed it.

I certainly felt glowy as if I just paid for a salon facial. My pores were smaller and my skin felt smooth as a baby's bum :D

Overall I really enjoyed this mask. Will I buy the jar? No. 
Two reasons. The first ingredient in this mask is WATER. Water comes out of my tap and for that price tag I expect a better base than that. I understand that mud is water + clay. However for $75-$85 I can get the entire skin care line that caters to my skin type, that lasts 3-4 months and makes my skin feel equally amazing. On top of that the base of majority of Micheal Todds products is aloe. 

What do you think? What are some of your go to brands for masks and facials?


  1. I was able to try this stuff out via a small sample foil packet and I liked it, but NOT for the price tag either. I was surprised by how many twig-like things I found in my sample. I didn't know it was going to be like that. But yes, the results were great, but I've had other products give me just as good of a clean without the hefty price.

  2. I had a jar of this, and it lasted me a lot more then 3 uses. (But I think I was super stingy with application because of how expensive it was) LOL but, I absolutely hated the "foliage" in it it was not necessary in my opinion. It did make my skin feel nice, but so do tons of other masks that are a LOT cheaper. :) Great review and i love mask photos too!

  3. Wow That is so expensive, I would not pay for that for just 3 uses. I'm not sure how I feel about all the seeds and leaves it would bother me. Great Review!

  4. Kristy - I just nominated you for the "Shine On" blogger award here:

  5. Great review! I nominated you for a shine on award!