The way Hollywood talks about this product, you’d think it’s the second coming of Christ. Because of such phenomenal reviews and a whole lotta hot air, I decided I need to take this product out for a swing.
Let’s start with the glam packaging. Talk about making a girl feel sexy and special. It is made to feel really good in your hands. Then when I took it out of the box, I see that the box is waaaayyyy too big for this tiny jar of ‘super mud’. But I don’t let this deter me. I just chuckle a bit and move on.
When I first open the jar, I see the grey mud needs mixing. With beauty products, I don’t like using my fingers to mix it up and blend all ingredients, but since this stuff seems to have settled, I know I must. After mixing, the consistency is what you’d expect from a mud mask, if not a touch thinner. The mask feels good on my face, and while massaging into my skin in a circular fashion, I notice these black flecks. These as it turns out are tea leaf pieces. Glam Glow writes that TEAOXI is their ‘proprietary continuous time-release technology, delivering daily fresh Super-Squalene, EGCG Super-Antioxidants & Polyphenols direct into the mud from the real pieces of tea leaf contained in our mask.’ The mask just gives me a tingle and I like that the pieces make me feel like I’m getting quite the exfoliation.
It’s been about two weeks since I started using this tiny jar of ‘super mud’. After the first use, I didn’t notice any huge difference. However, now that I’ve been using it for two weeks, I’m really enjoying the tingling sensation and the clean I get from the mask. Does it feel like a facial in a jar? No. I don’t feel all crazy tight or super moisturized. But I do feel clean, and it is luxurious to slap this beautiful clay on my face.
Bottom line – this is a $70 mud mask. I’d find one a bit less expensive and spend the extra $$ on creams.