I’ve tried Glamglow Thirstymud not once, but twice. Over the past few Sephora visits, the staff there offered up some pre-made samples of the Glamglow Powermud Dualcleanse Mud-to-Oil; in spite of my less-than-pleasant experiences with Thirstymud, I accepted them.
I’ve finally had time to play with new products, so I sat down last week, removed my makeup with a Kirkland makeup wipe, and set out to slap Glamglow Powermud on. I smoothed the product – which, like Thirstymud, smells amazing, by the way – onto my skin in a thin layers with fingers. Following the instructions, I left it on until it dried, about 6 minutes in my environment. Like any clay mask, it felt taut (but not extreme like Aztec Healing Clay), but because the consistency is thinner and the application is thinner, it wasn’t uncomfortable.
At the prescribed time, I rinsed it off; you don’t go at this one with a washcloth, though. To remove Glamglow Powermud, you ought to hop in the shower or be the skincare commercial face-splashing-girl (what I did). I splashed with warm water and massaged my face as most of the product melted away. Some of it required a bit more scrubbing than massaging, but it did break down into what felt like an oil, and eventually washed away.
Immediately following, my skin (my cheeks, especially!) felt smooth. Within about five minutes, though, I felt a tingle (this again?!) and my skin felt irritated, though less-so than it ended up feeling from Thirstymud. Unfortunately, my skin did not feel especially clean (not moreso than when I cleanse with Cetaphil), and it did start to feel quite dry (albeit still soft!) within the hour.
The Bottom Line
Even setting aside the fact that this mask doesn’t play nicely with my skin, the effects it does produce are absolutely not worth the $69 fort 1.7oz price. It isn’t worth a quarter of that. Don’t waste your money.
For me? Ain’t nobody got time for products that irritate their skin. Although the nice-smelling Glamglow Powermud Dualcleanse Mud-to-Oil mask makes my skin feel smooth, any number of cheaper ones do, too – and they do so without irritating me. I don’t know what it is that the Glamglow folks are putting in their products, but my skin wants nothing to do with it, so I’ll stop wasting my time (even on freebies).