Sunday, 31 August 2014

GlamGlow YouthMud – Facial in a Jar


Lights…camera…action. Designed as a professional ‘facial in a jar’ for behind-the-scenes use in Hollywood’s Entertainment, GlamGlow promises instant camera-ready skin in 10 minutes. Can this be for real?

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I don’t regularly exfoliate before. I guess I also get lazy or busy to be bothered by a twice-a-week treatment. But exfoliation is essential in maintaining a healthy, glowing skin. Even though we regularly cleanse, moisturize and apply serums, without exfoliation, our skin can get rough and dull. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells on the skin’s surface. When dead skin cells are removed, the skin looks younger and healthier with new skin cells.

As we get older or as years pass by, the process of cell renewal tends to get slower, meaning dead skin cells stay longer on the surface of the skin and it takes longer time to generate new cells. This results to dull, dry, rough or older-looking skin.  So if we want to keep our skin healthy or improve its appearance, we need to work harder and find the time to exfoliate on a regular basis.

Finding time is always a challenge, isn’t it? But GlamGlow YouthMud promises results in 10 minutes for radiant, glowing skin while it also provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation. If you haven’t heard of GlamGlow, just Google it and you’ll see lots of images showing faces with gray mud on. You can also check it out at Sephora.

GlamGlow has 4 different products available: SuperMud, ThirstyMud, BrightMud for eyes, and YouthMud, which I am reviewing here. 

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YouthMudTM Tinglexfoliate Treatment
RM240, 50g
Available at Sephora boutiques

Leaves skin noticeably radiant and glowing
Activates collagen synthesis
Provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation
Helps to leave skin smoother, brighter and softer
Provides tighter skin texture and tighter pores
Helps to provide a more youthful appearance
Absorbs impurities without removing natural oils
Helps to protect against free radical damage



How is it packed:
Like the ThirstyMud I’ve reviewed recently, GlamGlow YouthMud also comes in a matte box. This one is a combination of solid black and silver text, an easily recognizable signature of GlamGlow’s packaging style. On the front panel, a sticker saying ‘World’s Best Mask Winner’ is very visible, making me even more intrigued about this claim.

GlamGlow YouthMud has an inner card tray where the glamorous black jar sits nicely. The card tray reminds me of a photo wall where celebrities (or media guests) would stand against for photo ops. Oh, this is so Hollywood.

A brochure and info leaflet are provided together inside the box. Instructions on the small info leaflet are in different languages.

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Upon opening the box, you’ll be welcomed by a sweet greeting, ‘Hello Sexy’, just like ThirstyMud. Now, that’s something every man and woman would enjoy reading, huh. Love this concept.

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The black jar cover is topped with a silver star, reminiscent of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. 

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The jar is sealed for protection, to maintain freshness of the mud and prevent spills. My advice is don’t remove the entire seal. Just open it halfway so you can seal it back afterwards. This will prolong the life of your YouthMud and prevent spills even when you travel with it.


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The mud mask itself is in muddy gray color. Take note, it may darken and thicken over time. To re-liquefy, you just need to add a few drops of purified water and stir.

GlamGlow YouthMud contains the following potent ingredients for gentle resurfacing exfoliation:
Green Tea – brightens complexion, protects against free radicals, hydrates, balances oil production
Volcanic Pumice Rock & Minerals – detoxifies and awakens skin
French Sea Clay – provides delightful tingle sensation triggering 12 hours of collagen synthesis
Teaoxi – delivers a blend of time-release antioxidants containing fresh Super-Squalene, EGCG Super-Antioxidants & Polyphenols directly into the mud from real pieces of tea leaf in the jar

*Contains NO sulfates, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs or Triclosan

How to use YouthMud:

  1. Cleanse your face
  2. Gently stir your YouthMud prior to application (I use a small plastic spoon or spatula to stir and scoop)
  3. Using your finger, apply a thin layer of YouthMud all over your face
  4. Leave it on for 10 minutes, expect a ‘tingle-tastic tightening’ sensation
  5. Remove mask with water, applying circular motions while washing to exfoliate
  6. Use twice a week for glam-tastic skin  

I’ve done a short video review of this wonderful mud mask, hope you’ll it!




Some may find it filthy-looking while the YouthMud is on the face but that’s just how this works. You can even see small pieces of green tea leaves all over the face.
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Then you chill for a while. I love the tightening sensation. After almost 10 minutes, the mud will be dry, turning into a lighter gray color. It’s hard for me to smile here because the mud has dried up, haha!


DID 10 MINUTES of GLAMGLOW do the trick?

It’s no surprise why celebrities love this product! At first, I was skeptical if a 10-minute mask treatment can really do wonders on the skin, but GlamGlow YouthMud does. 

It’s easy to fall in love with the tightening feeling. The gentle resurfacing exfoliation makes the skin so smooth and refreshed in 10 minutes. The skin feels tighter, looks radiant and brighter. 

This mask is definitely a must-have for every guy and gal! It can be your rescue product for very important events, especially when you have no time to go for a facial spa or treatment.  



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My bare face, no moisturizer, no toner or serum, no photo-editing, just my skin after YouthMud



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