So finally, I tried Glamglow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment! I’ve been wanting to try Glamglow Masks for a while now and I finally indulged in the $19 0.5 oz jar that was calling my name at Sephora during check out.
You know, they create that maze of products as you wait in line so you can intentionally spend more money when you said to yourself coming in, “I’m just going to replenish my eye cream” and as you had out the door you have a bag full of small samples and deluxe sizes that were available for purchase at check out.
Damn you Sephora, damn you to hell!
Anyway, I purchased three mini Glamglow Masks about three months ago and the Glamglow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment was one of those smaller sizes I indulged in. Now it does deserve to be mentioned the biggest thing preventing me from a purchase was the $69 price tag for 1.7 oz. It just seemed a bit steep to me. Lord knows, if it works I’d pay $500 for it but having never tried it I was kinda skeptical to dish near $100 on a mask. Plus, I’m pretty happy with my the Asian Sheet Masks I use and have never found a cream mask that has the same benefits!
So Glamglow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment is supposed to deliver instant and extreme hydration. You can imagine as someone who has dry skin I was all, “Oh hell yeah! Extreme hydration! Bring it on!”
I dunno what I expected but for some reason I thought this would be some sort of heavy creamy spearmint smelling mask that made my skin all tingly like Noxzema! Technically it’s more like a soft gel-like consistency that’s creamy and it smells delightfully like coconuts. I like the fragrance a lot! It’s a very nice soft coconut fragrance although I’ve heard a lot of complaining about it. If you’re sensitive you might want to sniff it in store prior to purchasing.
According to Glamglow this mask is supposed to give your skin an extreme boast of hydration thanks to something they call Dewdration that locks in moisture and instantly leaves skin moist. There are a few ways of using the mask and one way is as a sleeping mask. Simply apply it on your face, head to sleep, and in the AM the brand promises a super hydrated complexion. Or you can use it as more of a traditional mask that can be applied, left on for 20 minutes, and either rinse off with water or tissued off. I tried it both ways and neither did much for my drier skin but the way I thought worked best and liked the most was using it as a sleeping mask.
Thirstymud contains a nice cocktail of fatty acids, silicone, and even real coconut and of course it contains glycerin and triglyceride which is where most of the moisture stems from. You shouldn’t be paying near $70 for triglycerids and glycerin in my opinion though so I’m pretty happy I got the smaller pot (which was still way too expensive). Again, it does deserve to be said if it actually worked I wouldn’t rant the price but the problem is it really didn’t do much! I feel like I should have known this would be a bust since I tried Glamglow Bright Mud Eye Treatment in the past and thought it was awful (and over hyped).
I have fairly resilient skin so I experienced absolutely no break outs or issues after using my entire pot. But also experienced nothing in the way of moisture either. It’s ok, I mean it provides some light moisture but the way they promote and market this I thought I was going to come out of the experience completely rejuvenated and so slick I’d glide.
If you want a moisturizing mask and one that won’t set you back $70 I’d highly suggest Philosophy Back to Nurture Deeply Replenishing Beauty Sleep Mask which does in fact deliver some fabulous moisture to my skin. Or better still get a box of My Beauty Diary or My Scheming Sheet Masks as these are Asian Sheet Masks are available in a variety of moisturizing formulas that actually do soften and smooth skin while locking in moisture.
Glamglow ThirstyMud Hydrating Treatment is a sad skip for me. Don’t waste your money!
But if you must try it go with the small size which is $19 and available now at Sephora.com.
What was your experience with it?