Beauty Reviews, GlamGlow

GlamGlow YouthCleanse Review

I got on the GlamGlow bandwagon about a month ago and have been testing out various sample masks and I’m impressed. GlamGlow is a fairly new company with a neat story. I like reading about the people who make my beauty products and Glenn & Shannon have a great story.

So after my sample attack I decided to order the YouthCleanse Exfoliating Starter Kit from GlamGlow for $39.00. The kit comes with a full size cleanser and 2 15g masks.

The product came super quickly and the packaging was awesome. Lots of black tissue paper to protect it.

Here’s the YouthCleanse product that you get.

What’s to love?

The first thing I noticed was the packaging. You get this giant black and silver cardboard cylinder that holds the cleanser. When you take the top off you are greeted with the “Hello Sexy” logo and a cool spiral paper that wraps around the product (not pictured). This paper give you the low down on what the YouthCleanse does.

I also loved the pump itself. This hefty container feels solid. You get the product out by pumping a few times. I found it super easy to operate.

The cleansing mud is a light brown smooth cream with some grit. I love the smell, it’s light and fresh and just a bit earthy. When I added warm water I got a nice low-bubble cream which I washed my face with. It felt great and rinsed off clean. The bottle says it’s a mud-to-foam cleanser but I can’t really say it felt like foam to me.

Afterwards I did feel like my skin was tighter and felt great. I love a cleanser that makes my skin feel super clean and dry and this one delivered. However if you already have super dry skin you might need to moisturize afterwards. My skin is really oily so I just use a light moisture cream at night.


Overall I’m really impressed with this cleanser. I’ve been using it for a week now and feel like my skin is greatly improved. I like keeping this bottle in the shower so that I can wash my face in the evening when I do shower. I’m excited to try more GlamGlow products too.

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Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mud Mask Review

Today I tested out the Peter Thomas Roth Irish Moor Mask and I felt like I had dipped my face in the La Brea Tar Pits, but in  a good way!

What’s to love?

Aside from feeling like Wilma Flintstone I enjoyed this mask. It’s not a clay or peel-off mask but it’s more like a gel-cream. It’s smooth with a bit of elasticity and as it dries it turns slightly sticky. It was also super easy to remove. I was expecting a big mess but I just wiped it with a hot washcloth and it came right off.

I did a little research and the mask is Irish Moor Mud, Hijiki Seaweed and Activated Charcoal. It’s supposed to purify, boost and hydrate your skin.

I was super happy with the results. For me this was a mild mask that gave me no redness or irritation. My pores looked smaller and my face was a little smoother afterwards.

I tend to like the more exfoliating masks but I’m going to use this one on my moisturizing days. Being 46 I’m now worrying about fine lines and wrinkles so I think this mask will help address my aging issue. I’m excited to use it again.

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Borghese Fango Active Mud Review

Today I tested out the Borghese Fango Active Mud for Face and Body. I love the Borghese line and the Fango mud delivers a great face mask.

If you love clay mud masks you’re going to be crazy for the Borghese Fango Active Mud for Face and Body. This green mud mask is a true clay mask that exfoliates and nourishes skin.

The mud is easy to apply, I applied a thick coating on my entire face and the smell is earthy with a light fragrance. I left the mask on until it was completely dry (about 15 minute). If you wiggle your nose after it drys it will crack like dirt which is an odd feeling.

I removed the mask with hot water using a wash cloth. Be aware that your wash cloth will turn green. It does take awhile to get this mask completely off your face and it’s a bit of a messy process. Once the product if off your skin does feel really soft and clean.

I would definitely use this mask again, it’s great for a deep clean.

If you’re looking to try out Fango get a gift set online when they are having a sale.