Glam Glow Youth Mud First Impressions

Glam Glow was recently launched in Boots in Cardiff and I’ve been wanting to try this blogger favourite for a while. I managed to get some samples from the counter to try at home myself to figure out what one I love the most before I purchase. I have really sensitive skin so with any skincare product I always make sure to try before I commit and purchase.

I was given Youth Mud, Super Mud and Thirsty Mud to try so at the time of using this my skin needed a bit of a pick me up and exfoliate so I used Youth Mud. I’m 25, so I feel like this is the age I should start using anti ageing and look after my skin a little more so  I was keen to try it and possibly purchase if I loved using it.

1 tub of Youth Mud sells every 10 seconds in the US so I was keen to see what the hype was.

Glam Glow Youth Mud Review
Glam Glow Youth Mud First ImpressionsOne 50g tub costs around £39 from Boots.

So what are the claims?

Originally designed as a 10-minute professional ‘facial in a jar’ for behind-the-scenes use in Hollywood’s Entertainment, Music, Fashion & Award industries.

YOUTHMUD® provides gentle resurfacing exfoliation and helps to leave skin looking smoother, brighter, and softer resulting in immediate camera-ready glowing skin.

For Men & Women. Get your Youthful Sexy Glow back in just 10 minutes.

YOUTHMUD® for Super Sexy Super Radiant Skin™.

 

I had heard from my colleagues this does tingle and didn’t feel comfortable and they were aware that I have sensitive skin so it may not be suitable, however I thought I’d give it a go. I loved reading the claims as I feel my skin needs to look smoother and brighter so hoped it would work for me.

I squeezed the packet contents into a clean shot glass and used a Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush to apply it to ensure nothing on my hands would change the formula of the Glam Glow.

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There wasn’t an awful lot of product so I was concerned it wouldn’t cover everything. As for the directions on the packet there wasn’t a lot of information on how thinly to apply the product, so I again just hoped for the best. It stated to let it set for 10 minutes then wash off in circular motions to exfoliate.

I didn’t feel an immediate tingling until it was on my cheeks, then it kind of spread across my face. The best way I can describe it is almost like popping candy. It didn’t feel irritating and was rather refreshing. The product texture was so bizarre and had crushed up leaves inside, they didn’t make applying it difficult but I did find it stopped the product drying in the areas that were near the leaves.

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These were the results after 10 minutes


How To Use Glam Glow The product didn’t set so I left it on for a further 10 minutes and even then it wasn’t fully dry. When it did start to dry it literally felt like my face was frozen solid. I couldn’t talk or move my face. It came to a bit of a shock as I didn’t expect it to dry as firmly as it did! So it does leave me a bit puzzled on how long to actually leave the product on for and what it’s actually meant to dry like.

Youth Mud Review
When it came to washing it off it was easy and fuss free, I did find the exfoliation a little abrasive however it didn’t effect my skin at all the day after which is something I was concerned about.

 

So what did the results look like?
I was pretty impressed. My skin looked smoother and brighter and felt really smooth! I didn’t feel like I needed to apply moisturiser (althought I did apply my Guerlain one a few minutes after taking photos) and didn’t make my feel thirsty or dry.

Before:

Before Using Glam Glow

After:

After using Glam Glow

I did notice a little redness which did go down after a while, but other than that no major break outs and my skin felt fine.
I’m excited to see what the other Glam Glow products are like, my skin has started to feel quite dry because of the Winter weather so I’ll probably try the thirsty one. At the moment this one for me is a winner, as it met all it’s claims and felt wonderful.

You can purchase Glam Glow on their website or at larger boots stores or at Boots.com.

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