Anyway, on to Glam Glow. I was given a sample of this at the brilliant Xen Tan event I attended in July as both products are distributed by the same people. I hadn't heard of GlamGlow before but it's an exfoliant mud mask made with volcanic rock, french sea clay and green tea leaf pieces. The size I have is the 15ml which is meant to be 3 applications (I got 4 out of it!). GlamGlow is 100% natural, cruelty-free, contains no animal products, artificial colors or artificial fragrance, and is suitable for all skin types of all ages.
First off, I'm not wild about the packaging, it feels like good quality but I don't necessarily think the way it looks does it justice but it's really a personal preference more than anything, I'm actually coming to like the packaging a bit more though. It comes in a pot that you dip into and you need to make sure the lid's on properly so it doesn't dry out. It doesn't look like the most gorgeous product in the world as it's a clay mask but it smells really refreshing.
You apply this to clean skin (it recommends a foundation brush but I used my fingers), leave for 10 minutes or so and then rinse off, using your hands or a cloth to rub and remove. As with most clay/mud masks, this hardens and dries after application but it didn't make my face feel really tight like I was wearing cement. It feels quite tingly on application so don't worry about that.
After removal, I really noticed a difference in my skin, it was smooth and looked (and felt) really fresh, I even had some comments saying how nice my skin was looking, which never happens. The exfoliating effect and the smoothing effect of the clay are really something, and I didn't feel like the clay dried out my skin at all. I then add a moisturiser or a face oil to keep the moisture in. I was so pleased with the results and I actually want to stock up on some more as I've ran out now. I'd really recommend this and say if you're not sure, buy the smaller tub to give it a try - it isn't a cheap product but it's well worth it if you ask me. There are great reviews of this all over the internet
For more info on GlamGlow or to buy some and try for yourself visit the GlamGlow UK website. It's priced at £19.99 for 15ml or £49.99 for 50ml. I also have an exclusive GlamGlow discount code if you visit the site - BBGLAM20 - and for those of you who use Xen Tan, here's a code to use on their website too - BBTAN20 - I've got a pretty good real one at the moment so I won't need my favourite fake tan for a little while at least. Both are valid for one purchase until 31/08/12 (can you believe we're in August already?!!).