Thursday, 27 December 2012
Glam Glow - Is it worth the £50 price tag?
First of all, yes you read that right, it's RRP is around £50 for a 50ml jar (there is a 15ml for £22.50 and a 'try-me' 7ml tube for £4.99 on the GlamGlow website). I had it as a sample sachet in my goodie bag from #BbloggersXmas event that I had gone to at the beginning of the month.
Glam Glow has come from Hollywood and says that after 10 minutes of use once a week not only will give a fresh glow but also smooth and revitalise skin. It uses the antioxidant benefits of green tea, soothing from chamomile and lavender, as well as the deep cleaning from Kaolin clay and exfoliation from micro volcanic rock. (Full list of ingredients from their website).
I put this onto freshly cleansed skin, and for an extra deep cleanse I put it on after a shower so I could the benefit of the steam opening pores up. I had read the back of the packaging that said that there may be a tingling sensation, I do put a warning here - If you have any sensitive skin please avoid using as will not be suitable because of this.
You can see the mask dry (it'll start going a paler colour), after 10 minutes you wash off with warm water. I use a cloth to wash mine off so I could also double it up as an exolifant treatment.
My skin did look more even toned, the redness that I do get on my cheeks and around my nose were reduced. The deeper cleansing and exfoliation process also meant that the look and texture of my skin felt smoother and brighter. The oiliness I get on my forehead and nose was not only gone but all of the above effects did last the promised 3 days afterwards.
So is it worth the £50 price tag? I think it is, but to start with I will have to downgrade to the 15ml. For me it supplied what it promised. I had smoother, more even skin for 3 days and I think with longer term of use it would significantly improve my skin. It is a rare thing in this industry that does delivery something that is promised.