My mom started taking me to get facials when I was in middle school. Every month or so, we’d go to the spa at the gym where we had a membership, I think in an effort to avoid having to take me to a dermatologist. It worked, and I got hooked on that feeling of really, really clean, polished skin. But now that I’m a mom, it’s hard to find time to get away for that monthly facial. Plus, I spend all my facial money on coffee and preschool tuition.
So I’m super excited that I’ve found GlamGlow Mud products. They have been winning all kinds of awards lately, and they were developed specifically for use in Hollywood to get actors camera-ready. But now they’re widely available to all of us. Yay!
If you’re looking for a slightly splurgey at-home facial product, here are four I totally recommend. You don’t even have to take your robe off in a communal locker room to try them.
($69 for 1.7 fl oz at Nordstrom) GlamGlow YouthMud Tinglex Foliate Treatment
This treatment is what I’d call Step One. The mud is made from volcanic rock, French clay, green tea, lavender, and other fancy, natural stuff. It smells strong but nice, and boy does it tingle. Cover your whole face with the mask (Michael Buble shows us how. Seriously.) and let it dry for about 10 minutes. When you wash it off, do it in a circular motion to really get that volcanic rock exfoliating your skin well. At a visual level, this looked to me to have about the same results as some of the peels I’ve gotten in the past, with very bright skin. You might even say it glows. Ha.
GlamGlow Super-Mud Clearing Treatment ($69 for 1.2 fl oz at Nordstrom)
This treatment is the one I’ve been hearing so much about so I was excited to try it myself. I’ve seen photos of pores being sucked clean by this detox mask. I have to say, the same thing happened to me. Wow. Of course, I still had a few blackheads when it was over. But a lot of gross junk really comes out with this mask. You apply and leave until it dries (about 10 minutes) then wipe off. Just don’t look when you do–eww. You’ll get about 17 full face masks out of the jar so if you do the math, it’s actually not that spendy at all. It’s also great for spot treatment, so it’s great to have on hand if you just get breakouts from time to time around your nose or on your chin for example. Just dab it on and let it do its thing. Plus it lasts a whole lot longer that way.
($69 for 12 treatments at Nordstrom) GlamGlow Brightmud Eye Treatment
This, ladies, is the one product I could get addicted to. The treatment takes about 3 minutes. The ingredients include crazy stuff like coffee and holly leaf, but it really works. I have terrible bags under my eyes in the morning, and this lifted my skin and even smoothed out a few of those wrinkles I’ve been denying existed. There’s a unique tap-on, wipe-off technology involved with applying the treatment, which they claim reduces toxins, makes those dark circles fade, combats wrinkles, and brightens your eyes up. I was skeptical it would work, but from what I can tell, this is legit. I’m sold.
($69 for 1.7 oz at Sephora) GlamGlow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment
After all this exfoliating and extracting, your skin is going to be a bit tight and parched. The Thirstymud is a leave-on treatment, and I’m struggling to find words to explain how great it feels without sounding all cheesy: It’s like a long drink of water on a hot day. Uh, no. But you know that feeling you get at the end of a fancy spa facial where the aesthetician massages that thick, moisture-rich cream into your skin and you just want to say ahhhh? That’s this stuff. So good.
You can buy all the GlamGlow facial products mentioned here from the website or at stores linked above including Nordstrom, Sephora, Kitson, Fred Segal, and Neiman Marcus. Cool Mom Picks is an rstyle affiliate which includes retailers Nordstrom and Sephora.
If you’re not ready to commit to a full jar, try the Glamglow Sample Sexy pack for $11.99.