Having a profession in the beauty industry, it is expected that I have a shelf-full of beauty products. You name it, from bottles on skincare to makeup palettes to boxes of haircoloring kits. But one thing you can't find would be facial masks. I just think that the results aren't worth their price tags and I always prefer having facials professionally done at my brother's derma clinic. However, I was introduced to a certain mask that might just have changed my mind.

Late last year, a very dear friend gave me samples of Glamglow after I told her that I've noticed my skin lacked radiance and looked dull overall. The first time I saw this brand was in the Sephora during my visit in the US last year August. I never really paid attention but after she's given me a a sample, might as well try it out.

The GLAMGLOW® line was created & founded by Glenn & Shannon Dellimore for exclusive behind the scenes use in Hollywood’s Entertainment, Music, Fashion & Award Industries used professionally pre makeup for camera-ready skin. What I tried was the best selling and first product of GLAMGLOW, which is the Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment.

Awards won by GLAMGLOW

What it is: A 10-minute professional-quality mud mask for men and women that works with the body's natural moisturizing collagen to provide gentle resurfacing exfoliation and helps to leave skin smoother, brighter, and softer. While providing tighter skin texture and tighter pores, it provides a more youthful appearance and absorbs impurities without removing natural oils. 

I tried it after a long hard day's work and I clearly remember the skin on my face looking really dull, as if it had too much 'stress' on it that needed to be wiped out. Upon application, there was a slight tingling and tightening sensation that immediately dissipated after a minute. I applied just a thin layer of the mud mask and left it for about ten minutes before I removed it with water. I rubbed the bits and particles of the ingredients of the dried up mask in a circular motion, in hopes of removing any dead skin cells that might have accumulated on my face. I have normal skin leaning towards oily. True enough, excess oil and sebum were pulled off and removed, without my face feeling dry or extra taut.

The light grey patches are the ares that have already dried off and the dark grey patches are the areas that are still wet.

The result? Noticeably radiant and glowing skin. But more than what's visible, the texture of my skin felt satin-like immediately after rinsing it off. Some white heads and black heads were definitely sloughed off from the skin surface.
It left my skin smoother and softer, and pores are tighter. 

Bare face (absolutely zero makeup) taken an hour after using Glamglow

I had enough samples to last me a week. I used it twice a week for two weeks and my skin texture just improves more and more after prolonged use of Glamglow. It is really an anti-aging ‘facial in a jar’. Thanks to the Glamglow PH team, I have another jar that came in the mail today!

No wonder this is used behind-the-scenes use in Hollywood to achieve immediate camera- ready glowing skin. I would certainly repurchase a jar after I finish the one that was sent to me today to maintain the glow that I achieved through Glamglow. A jar provides 20-30 times of use depending on how thin or thick it is applied on the face.

Testimonials on the effectiveness of Glamglow.

GLAMGLOW® is available at P3,750.00 a jar, for both Youthmud at 50g and Supermud at 34g, at The SM Store Makati, Megamall and Aura the Beauty Section; FRESH fragrance bar Eastwood, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta 5 and Century Mall and at the ART of SCENT Resorts World and One Shangrila Mall. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram @glamglowph for updates and more details.