Call me crazy, but I am always skeptical of “miracle” products, especially when they come with a hefty price tag. It is no surprise then that until recently I stayed far away from the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment, aka the cult favorite mud mask. Yet, I finally succumbed to my internal pressure to try this supposedly magical tub of mud when my face started breaking out in the fall of 2017. Restless nights combined with stressful work days led to the appearance of several pimples on my forehead and chin. Junk food and the consumption of a surprisingly large amount of Trader Joes’ peanut butter cups did not help. In true desperation, I decided it was time to try the very product I was convinced was overpriced: GlamGlow’s Supermud Clearing Treatment.
After applying a thin coat of the slate-colored mud to my face, I was immediately entertained by the grand appearance of my pores. Yes, that’s right: this mask reveals to you all of the pores on your face that it is seeping into and supposedly removing toxins from in order to leave you with clear, smooth skin. It was both horrifying and delightful. In sheer awe, I immediately insisted that I apply this mask to my boyfriend’s face, because I wanted to see all the pores on his face light up like headlights of the car that is about to hit you. After a little resistance, he finally succumbed, and he too could not stop staring at the mirror analyzing the vast of number of pores that were now a deep grey color.
After a very entertaining 20 minutes passed, we both washed off the mask, applied lotion and found our faces to feel smooth and soft. But in all honesty, we were not too impressed. Our faces did not feel different enough that I was convinced I should continue to buy this product. It turns out, that the magic happens hours afterwards, because we both woke up the next morning with visibly clearer skin. My pimples were reduced in size and redness, as were his. We were both delighted with the results that we did it again later in the week. This time, we woke up with our pimples gone. A miracle? I think so.
I became so excited about the results of this facemask, that I purchased it for everyone in my family for Christmas. I sweared to my sister, who is just as much of a skeptic as I am, that this product was worth the hype. I parted from her still attempting to convince her, and eager to hear from her once she tried the product. To my surprise, it was her husband who called me a few days later to tell me that “this black goop that you gave Kate for Christmas is AMAZING, I am headed out to buy us another one!” I believe that that was the first time my brother-in-law ever walked into a Sephora, and I am proud that I was the person who brought that special place into his life.
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