It’s a bird, it’s a plane. No it’s… Supermud!

GlamGlow Supermud that is.  Today I decided to take out the sample of the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing mask for my face mask Friday.  I have worn a mask quite a lot this week and while that means that breakouts might be imminent, I didn’t think it was quite necessary to break out my Herbal Dynamics Beauty Chamomile and Cacao Clay Clearing mask.

Instead I decided on the sample of GlamGlow Supermud.  While the tube looks like it might have multiple applications in it, alas it does not.  I managed one full face of super mud before the tube was squeezed dry.  I used my Cosmedix silicone brush to apply it so that I didn’t waste any drop of product. 

I have an interesting history with GlamGlow.  Sometimes I really, really like their products and other times I feel they are overhyped and underperform.  However the ones I like, I really like.  The Bright Eyes eye cream I used and loved. When a sample came up on IPSY I snatched up a second sample just to have it on hand. 

Mask on

I’d like to say that as soon as I put this mask on I relaxed, but I didn’t.  I put the mask on and thought “Wow this smells like a combination of Licorice, peppermint and Eucalyptus.’  And then I reallzed it tingled a bit and felt a bit too energizing to lay down and relax while wearing, so I went to my desk. 

I didn’t stay there long though as my baby doll is working from home today.  After laughing at the surprise of walking around the corner to find me in the mask, he decided it smelled delicious.  He wanted to know what was in it and so I pulled up the site.  He felt vindicated when they said licorice root was in it as it is (against all odds) his favorite candy.

I don’t like it as candy, but I do like it in skin care. In fact my skin reacts really well to it in skin care.

After fifteen minutes

Full Ingredients: Water\aqua\eau, kaolin, magnesium aluminum silicate, mandelic acid, carbon, eucalyptus globulus leaf, tartaric acid, pyruvic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, glycolic acid, eucalyptus globulus leaf powder, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, hedera helix (ivy) extract, symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) extract, peg-12 dimethicone, caprylyl glycol, sodium hydroxide, butylene glycol, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, hectorite, hexylene glycol, glycerin, calendula officinalis extract, maltodextrin, ethylhexylglycerin, xanthan gum, fragrance (parfum), limonene, benzyl benzoate, linalool, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, iron oxides (ci 77499).

Clean skin (I forgot the before picture today)

In fact this mask has several things my skin likes.  Kaolin clay is always a win with me as is much of the acid squad listed. Aloe and Eucalyptus I always like as well.  There is also the licorice root and the cucumber in there as well.

Over all it is not hard to see why I liked the feel of it on my skin or why my baby doll likes the smell of it.  In addition to liking licorice he adores the scent of eucalyptus.  It is his favorite bath salt. (not that he usually admits to having a favorite bath salt. At best he admits to using bath products he happened to find in the bathroom even if they are specifically ordered for him.).

Amused with the mask, and a story he wanted to tell, my baby doll stuck around until my alarm went off, even though I couldn’t chat as the clay tightened down on my skin.  After my fifteen minutes, he went back to work and I went to wash off my face. 

I wet the mask to loosen it and then washed it off.  It is clay so it did take a little bit of coaxing to rehydrate and rinse off.  Once off though, my skin felt really good.  While not always in love with the full slate of GlamGlow Products, I definitely think that the Supermud Clearing mask is going on my list of products to purchase from the brand. 

My skin feels nice and despite the lack of pulling my pores feel like they have just had the clearing of a peel off mask. It is a really nice and cleansing feeling. You know, without all of the horrid skin tugging drama of a peel off mask. This is definitely a product I will use again. Sadly though my sample sized tube is empty I am slowly working at clearing out my mask collection and only restocking the products I absolutely love. So it may be a while, but the GlamGlow Super mud mask will return.

For now, this little empty tube must become the first empty in the bin for April.  I have to say it looks kind of sad and lonely sitting in the bottom all alone. But at the moment, that can’t be helped.  Soon enough it will gain some friends.  For now, the mask stands alone.

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