After GLAMGLOW released four Mud-to-Foam Cleansers back in April, I have been thinking to myself what’s next for GLAMGLOW. What else could the Hollywood’s backstage secret brand come out with? It did not occur to me that what’s missing within its range is a brightening treatment product. And that is exactly what GLAMGLOW launched earlier this month. GLAMGLOW FLASHMUD™ would be a joy to those who like brightening product, like me 🙂
I am a sucker for packaging. Usually it’s pretty cute packaging that always suck me into buying but in GLAMGLOW’s case, if I were to spend RM255 on ONE product, I would expect a darn good packaging. Some said the box is unnecessary. I guess it depends on each individual. I am not a bit bothered by the outer box. I only wish the box is metal or something so I can reuse for beauty storage. Oh and all GLAMGLOW products packaging are designed personally by it’s co-founder Glenn Dellimore 🙂
Now, FLASHMUD is a multi-targeted, multi-sensory brightening treatment product for a quick result fix. It promises brightening, radiance, luminosity, evening skin tone and color correcting. Okay, this is a little bit confusing to some people. Let me explain to you a bit. Luminous skin will project a radiance looking skin therefore the skin will looked brighten. So it’s actually the same in my opinion. Let’s just keep it simple and refer to brightening, aight?
The jar is the same 50g jar as YOUTHMUD and SUPERMUD, except for the color of course. It comes in a bright orange color jar to coincide with the orangey or citrusy scent found in the product. Each jar is sealed with a foil. Usually I would just peel the foil a bit to scoop the product out. I don’t toss the foil away. I never do with any other product at all. What you can do is to take a plastic separator from other skincare jar and place it in replacement with the foil. Voilà!
FLASHMUD is more runnier comparing to YOUTHMUD and SUPERMUD if I remember correctly. It has a beige colour to it and lots of Teaoxi White Birch Leaf visibly floating all inside the mud mask. It is made with WhiteEnergy, Flashlucent, Reflectrum and Teaoxi White Birch Leaf.
- WhiteEnergy – To help with uneven color and to create brighter, lighter, intense, and even skin tone.
- Flashlucent – For luminous and younger looking skin.
- Reflectrum – For lighter, brighter looking skin.
- Teaoxi White Birch Leaf – To improve color balanced skin tone.
As you know, I’m a fan of the green tea scent from any GLAMGLOW products. This FLASHMUD however has a strong and interesting orange scent to it. Smells quite nice and unique. My first time using product smelling like an orange 😀
For first timer, it is recommended to use 3 days in a row, follow-up with 2-3 times per week as maintenance routine. If it’s too much for you to use 2-3 times per week, just cut it down accordingly. There is no right or wrong with skincare anyway. I do not guarantee if the result is the same ya 😛
As FLASHMUD contain tiny exfoliating beads, apply onto clean, dry face in circular motion to pre-exfoliate for improved ingredient absorption. Then, leave the mud mask on for a minimun 20 minutes where the mask will turn semi-transparent. Lastly, rinse off with water. Remember to use a high SPF sunscreen daily. It’s not an option, it’s a must since this is a brightening treatment.
As soon as I had the mud mask on, it gives my skin a slight tingling, warm sensation. It does not sting at all like what I experienced with THIRSTYMUD. I can definitely smell the strong orange scent. The word “mud” can be a turn off for those with sensitive or dry skin as mud tend to leave the impression that it is drying. So far I have tried most GLAMGLOW mud mask range and none of them are drying. Not even SUPERMUD, which is known to help problematic skin. I don’t leave it on for 20 minutes as I prefer it to be on longer say 30 minutes? Do bear in mind you should only prolong the duration according to what your skin tells you. If it gets uncomfortable, rinse right away. However rest assured this mask is not uncomfortable at all.
Here is the result from Day 1 to Day 3 usage of FLASHMUD. The most obvious result for me personally is how smooth my face is and my face is actually less oilier during the day under makeup. Probably due to the exfoliation from the mask, makeup goes on so smoothly the next day. Foundation blends in like a dream.
It is hard to capture the brightness effect as the weather has been a bit wonky and hazey. This is the best I can do. Bear in mind this is only the result from first 3 days in a row usage, minus the 2-3 times per week maintenance routine 🙂
Lastly, below are the ingredients list.
The good news is, you can request for a sachet sample of GLAMGLOW FLASHMUD or any GLAMGLOW products from Sephora. I was told that they are more generous with giving out sample for you to try at home. Good if you do not want to splurge RM255 before trying if it suits your skin or not.
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.