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Would I Repurchase? GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment

The very first product from the New York haul that I used was this GlamGlow mask. This is straight up a 'YouTube Made Me Do It' purchase. Heidi and I cracked this baby open as soon as we got home. Here's a free laugh for you.

Fresh out the store!

Since then I've used the mask more than 10 times; and to be fair to Heidi I posted my own mask monster face :) I try to use a mask about once a week especially when I feel like my skin is feeling extra oily. I have experience with ones from Botanicals, Neutrogena, REN and Queen Helene. I saw sooooooooooooo many vloggers raving about this product and for the price -$69USD for 1.2 fl. oz- I figured I had just taken my skincare game to new heights.

Well hello there!

The packaging is totally obnoxious for such a small jar.

From Sephora's site: "What it is: A scientifically advanced SUPER-MUD™ clearing treatment to target, prevent, and heal problem skin.

What it is formulated to do: This formula was clinically developed by GLAMGLOW® dermatological chemists to help fight all common skin concerns including breakouts, discoloration, black and white heads, razor bumps, and in-grown hair. Powerful, skin-clearing mud visibly draws out dirt and congestion while a proprietary six-acid blend dramatically brightens and softens skin. It works to magnetically draw out dirt and pores with Activated-X Charcoal, leaving skin smooth and healthy-looking.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

Research results:
Based on consumer trials:
After 1 day of use:
- 94% felt their skin looked renewed
- 91% saw an improvement in skin clarity
- 94% felt it gently cleared their skin

On day 7 after using it 3 times in a week:
- 98% felt their skin looked renewed
- 97% saw an improvement in skin clarity
- 97% felt it gently cleared their skin"

Ingredients: 1.2 oz

-ACNECIDIC-6™ 4.4%: A proprietary six-acid blend of AHA and BHA acids perfectly PH balanced to deal with damaged skin, de-clog, and minimize pores, pigmentation, scaring, and breakouts.
-Activated-X Charcoal: An extreme absorption carbon, attracting toxic substances into its mass up to 500 times its volume from all skin types.
-K17-Clay™: Extracts and encapsulates excess sebum oils, bacteria, and toxins in a controlled stasis state.
-TEAOXI™: Delivers daily fresh natural eucalyptol, natural-linalool oil, and powerful flavonoids direct into the formula from real pieces of eucalyptus leaf

Water, Kaolin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Hydroxide, Eucalyptus Globulus, Mandelic Acid, Charcoal, Parfum [Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool], Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Maltodextrin, Iron Oxides, Peppermint Oil, Butylene Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Glycerin, Chamoilla Recutita Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Hendera Helix Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone".

As I stated in the Keek, the product spreads onto the face like a liquid with bits of eucalyptus leaf - I thought it was seaweed at first - dispersed throughout; and then dries to a hard clay (Kaolin) mask. After I wash it off my skin feels smooth. I can't attest to its usefulness as a spot treatment mask for pimples because I use the Neutrogena mask for that purpose.

Straight up, this product is too expensive for what it is. Putting the marketing blurb aside, when you look at the ingredients, there's nothing extra special about the components. Below is the back of the Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask. As you can see, the top ingredients are very similar and this mask costs way less.

Then I recently watched this video from Misseffortlesslychic and she reminded me that what good antioxidants are present in the SuperMud mask would be quickly rendered useless, due to oxidization, since the product is in a jar.

So I will continue to use this product since I haven't had an adverse reaction to it - which is possible for some as the eucalyptus and peppermint oil could be a skin irritant - but I certainly won't be repurchasing. Think of how many lipsticks I couldda bought with that money!

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