#ProductReview: Glamglow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment
If you are a hardcore beauty junkie like me, you would totally be aware of the industry’s obsession with the Glamglow products. Originally designed for exclusive professional backstage use in Hollywood , Glamglow became available to consumers worldwide in 2011 and is now one of the hottest brands in skincare. Known for fast-acting and innovative mud treatments, their patent-pending formulas combine real pieces of leaf with high-end technology to deliver instant, visible results.
Having heard so much about the said product, I decided to put the same to test; because well, I had to know for myself what magic it can truly weave. While they have a lot of products under their arsenal, I chose the Glamglow Thirsty Mud Hydrating Treatment, since my skin had started feeling really dry and dehydrated owing to the dip in temperatures.
Turquoise and silver metal tub with a star inscription on the bottle cap. Chic, travel friendly and quite attractive to look at.
Dewdration: A blend of actives containing hyaluronic acid and citric acid for deep hydration; boosts and locks in moisture for a dewy, youthful look.
Hydrapack: A blend of actives containing botanimoist, moisturizing sugars and acids from apples, oat bete glucan to soothe and calm the skin, and hydraclay to trap and retain moisture in the skin.
GreenEnergy: A blend of actives containing raw honey and ginger root for radiance and detoxifying; coconut provides immediate skin conditioning.
Teaoxi Olive Leaf: Delivers naturally moisturizing linoleic acid.
Note: It’s also free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates. This is a major plus for me, since I try to avoid these ingredients in my skincare regimen.
Rs 1,600 (15 ml)
Rs 4,050 (50 ml)
Silky, light and almost gel-like.
How to use
Use two to three times per week or when needed. Apply an even layer to clean, dry skin. Can be used on the face, neck, and chest.
I was very excited to use this product, as I had heard a lot of good things about it; turns out most of them were true. But first, let me give you a bit of insight about my skin type. I have a normal skin type and don’t have any acne issues. In fact my skin hardly misbehaves, though during winter it tends to get a bit flaky and dry. While I have been moistursing daily, nothing was working and my skin continued being really dry. That’s when I thought of giving this product a try.
The product has a silky texture and smells amazing (like almonds and dessert). Now though a lot of people mentioned that it could be a bit much, I didn’t mind the smell at all; plus, my fingertips smelt so good! I took a bit on my fingertips and started massaging the product gently on my face. The good thing is that it spreads evenly, so you don’t need to take a lot of it. After a minute or two I felt my face tingling a bit and a cooling sensation. You have to keep this in on for 15 to 20 minutes. Then you can either wash this off or just massage any extra product into the skin. I chose the later option since my skin felt really hydrated and moist, and I didn’t want to wash it off.
This is also the reason, why the product makes for an amazing sleeping mask as well. It certainly did wonders to my skin. However, I also want to point out that the after effects are somewhat similar to Clinique Moisture Surge Thirst Relief. However, worth investing in if you something to plump up your skin.
While the product is on the expensive side, it does seem to give better results than an expensive facial which costs the same (and is just one time); while you can use this multiple times. Also, it is free of any harmful chemicals and hence doesn’t really have any side-effects.