Here ye, here ye. Today’s review is of the fairly overexposed Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment – which I’d relentlessly been hearing about and agonising over the decision to buy it. But as Aristotle himself said, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. I snapped up the 30ml version as part of a gift set at Marks & Spencer a few months ago which came with the Youthmud (I can’t remember exactly how much it cost but there was an offer on, making the set cheaper than buying the Supermud on its own – so keep your eyes peeled at M&S – they have surprisingly good beauty offers on now and again.
I’ll cut to the chase as all of you are probably aware of the ins and outs of the Glamglow mask. I’ve used this a couple of times and have enjoyed it each time. You can see from the photos my forehead and nose are a little less shiny and the pores on my nose look a bit smoother. It does leave my skin clean, soft, smooth and ready for makeup application, albeit a little on the dry side. However, I’m going to go against the masses and say that, for me, Glamglow isn’t necessarily worth the price tag. BUT I will point out that I have a pretty anal skincare routine and quite honestly, there isn’t a lot that will make my skin any better – it’s at its best ever right now. Nevertheless, I’ll keep using this before big nights out to get my skin as soft and smooth as possible.Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know that most people rave about this mask and they’re probably justified. All I’d say is that if you’ve already got great skin, this isn’t necessarily going to stand out from the crowd as much as you were expecting. In all honesty, the Una Brennan Super Facialist Pore Purifying Clay Mask (review here) will do a very similar job at a fraction of the price (and without having to stick any curious fingers into any pots).
Apologies for my close-up gormless resting-face.
Please let me know how you got on with this mask – anyone else a bit on the fence?
The 30ml version is available a little cheaper at £34.99 from Look Fantastic here.
I’m currently sitting on the sofa watching EastEnders and getting increasingly frustrated with every single character. How come Cindy managed to get away with stealing Phil’s thousands? She needs to be taught a lesson! Before I give myself an aneurysm, let me get started with today’s post.
I stumbled across the Una Brennan range in Boots a few months ago and I spent quite a while perusing the stand, having great difficulty trying to choose just one product – everything is so nicely packaged so you end up wanting everything. I went with the Super Facialist Pore Purifying Clay Mask seeing as I’m on this mad quest to achieve flawless skin. I was drawn to exciting words like kaolin, honey, salicylic acid and avocado oil. At the time of purchase I was actually on the look out for a kaolin-based face mask to help unblock my pores so was pleased to see this. Also, the squeezy tube was a bonus, we don’t want those grubby fingers digging into big old pots do we?
I’m generally a pretty lazy person and don’t bother with face masks as often as I should, especially clay ones. I always find them a massive pain in the bottom to remove and the mere thought of this messy business puts me off. However, I was delighted to find that the Una Brennan clay mask’s consistency was a lot thinner, a bit like a thick moisturiser, with the tiniest little particles mixed through (I’m assuming this is the silt). It’s super easy to apply, and takes mere seconds. The instructions say to leave it on for five minutes but I did 15. I always leave everything on for way longer than suggested, you know, to give it something to aim for. When I’ve had enough, I take hot, damp flannel and wipe it all off (very easily), giving my face a quick rinse to finish off.
The results are pretty good. I’m not great at objectively assessing any change but I genuinely notice my skin being brighter (and temporarily lighter) each time I use it. Even Mr TBL commented on how smooth my face looked (even without being prompted) last time I used this. And I have to admit, I can’t stop touching my face after I’ve had this mask on. It is a little drying but that’s to be expected what with the salicylic acid. If you’ve got oily skin, you’ll love this and its mattifying effect. If you have quite dry skin like me, you’ll want to follow up with a rich moisturiser or just stick to the T-zone.
Overall, a very nice and easy to use face mask that gets rid of any excess oil and helps to unclog pores. I’ve definitely used more effective treatments but for the price, this is a fantastic buy and looks and feels like it should be more expensive. A lovely one for your bathroom shelf,
Una Brennan Super Facialist Pore Purifying Clay Mask is £8.99 from Boots.