One of the products we received in this month's Love Lula beauty box was Glam Glow Youth Mud Tinglexfoliate There is an awful lot of hype around this product. It has won several awards, is marketed as being 100% paraben free, cruelty free and suitable for vegans and all skin types. I thought it was time to share how I found this product.
There is probably enough product in this tube for a couple of applications. The formula is much softer than I was expecting, so most of it came out in one go. The formula is a soft clay mask with large pieces of leaf to exfoliate. You leave for 10 minutes and then rinse off in circular motions to complete the exfoliating process.
Before I go too much further, let me remind you of my skin type. My biggest beef with my skin is that it tends to be dry and lack lustre. I am very fortunate that I rarely experience sensitivity. For those with sensitive skin and who do suffer with allergies in particular I think do need to look closely at the ingredients before buying.
Aqua (Water), Montmorillonite (VolcanicMinerals), Kaolin (French Sea Clay), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (PurifiedClay), Polyethylene, Pumice (Micro Volcanic Rock), Camellia Sinensis Leaf(Green Tea Leaf), Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (Green Tea), ChamomillaRecutita Flower Extract (Chamomile), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract(Marigold), Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract (Cucumber), Hedara Helix Extract(Ivy), Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract (Comfrey Herb), Lavandula Hybrida Oil(Lavender), Glycerin (Vegetable), Parfum, [Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal,Limonene, Linalool], Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol,Hexylene Glycol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.
With the words tinglexfoliate in the name I expected there would be some tingling, but didn't think it would be too uncomfortable. I found this painful, and couldn't keep it on my skin for the recommended time. I lasted only a few minutes. I fully expected to look like a lobster after washing my face. Fortunately I just looked like I was having a hot flush and it did settle fairly quickly. Next morning I had quite a few spots. I am very lucky with my skin and I haven't had spots in a long time, so am not a happy camper at all.
This is obviously not the wonder product for me. If you have sensitive skin or suffer with allergies this probably isn't for you either, and would suggest you try something else. Although I obviously won't be buying the full size of this, I can at least cross it off my list of curiosities. I can also take consolation in the fact that I have not stumped up £50 for something that didn't work for me.