20 February, 2015 Face Mask Friday #15
Face Mask Friday is probably my favourite type of blog post to write, simply because the act of applying a facial treatment is so unashamedly decadent – I would happily hunker down in bed for a whole weekend with a few masks slathered on my face and Netflix on repeat (Community is my latest obsession). I’ve recently been testing out some nourishing face masks, and one that’s becoming a firm favourite is the GLAMGLOW Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment.
I’ve been using a sample size that I received in a Sephora value set, and am speeding through the teeny tube – it smells incredible (think coconut, honey and the faintest whiff of vanilla cupcakes), feels and looks like peanut butter (in a good way), and absorbs immediately into my skin, leaving it plumped up and juicy, but never greasy.
The Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment includes olive leaf extract, hyaluronic acid and citric acid – all ingredients that draw water to the skin and promote intense and long-lasting hydration. The mask also incorporates possibly some of the strangest formula names, such as Botanimoist (sugar and fatty acid from apples), Oat Beta Glucan (an ingredient that soothes and calms skin), and HydraClay, a form of clay that improves moisture retention. These do genuinely sound like a load of nonsense but the effects are pretty impressive, so I’ll let the excessive use of the word ‘moist’ slide.
I like to use the mask after I’ve applied a clarifying or purifying one, as it helps to calm dry, tight skin. This deluxe sample-size is brilliant for travel and I’ll get a lot of use out of it on long plane journeys, especially as when it’s applied to the skin, it dries clear, so you won’t look like a lunatic covered in gunk when you’re up in the clouds.
I hate to generalize, but I can’t imagine someone not enjoying this – it feels lightweight and refreshing on the skin, it doesn’t clog my pores, and it significantly improves my hydration levels. This means that makeup applies more evenly, and my oily skin doesn’t overcompensate with an oil-spill as it would if I just stuck to a purging mask.
I’ll be picking up the full-size from All Beauty (£34.95 here) once I get through this sample bottle, and definitely think it’s one to try if you’re in the market for a seriously nourishing treatment.
Have you tried this mask from GLAMGLOW? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!
Have a wonderful weekend!