Even with my sensitive skin with rosacea, I want to find skin treatments that work for me. In an attempt to do this I got a sample pack of all of the GlamGlow products which includes SuperMud, YouthMud, ThirstyMud, and BrightMud (for your eyes).
Since my Benton experiment is over (see my previous blogs) I decided to go for it and let the chips fall where they may. I have heard so many good things about the SuperMud so last night (New Year’s Eve) I slathered it all over my face to see what would happen.
I looked up the ingredients on CosDNA you can see the results here http://cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_f6c6109424.html. There are four ingredients that are potentially irritating, they are.
- Butylene Glycol – (solvent, moisturizer) Irritant level 1
- Salicylic Acid – (exfoliator, whitening)
- Methylchloroisothiazolinone – (preservative)
- Methylisothiazolinone – (preservative)
There are also six products that have a medium risk for irritation. They are:
- Phenoxyethanol – (preservative)
- Methylparaben – (preservative)
- Butylparaben – (preservative)
- Ethylparaben – (preservative)
- Propylparaben – (preservative)
- Isobutylparaben – (preservative)
I know you’re asking yourself “Why would you put that on your face?” but in my defense I wanted to try it and I thought it would be perfectly fine. I was semi-right.
It comes out of the package as this dark green mud with little bits of things in it. I don’t know what the little bits were I decided in my head that they were sticks – smile. As soon as I slathered it on my face I though “Uh oh” because it started tingling immediately and I thought “Well, I guess my face is going to be pissed”. That tingling reaction I have to chalk up to the peppermint oil.
I continued because it was already on most of my face and this is what I looked like. You can see that it’s drying a bit here – those light whitish green zombie spots.
This is it drying.
After 10 minutes I washed off the mask and this is what my face looked like immediately after. You can see that there are a few spots of red irritation (sigh).
This morning my face looks the same but it does feel a little irritated around the check area. I’ll update my photos if anything crazy happens in the next few days.
Final thoughts on this product
I liked it for my nose and chin. I think if I used this more than once my cheeks would go absolutely insane. I did see the oil being pulled out of some pores but I don’t see a difference today in my nose or chin. The cost for the full sized product is $69.00 and honestly I would not purchase it at that price. At the most I would use this on my nose and chin but there are other products out there that do a better job. Overall a disappointment and not impressed with the GlamGlow SuperMud.