Mask Monday: GlamGlow Gravity Mud Firming Treatment

Claims
–Instantly leaves skin feeling firmer and more lifted

Price
–$25 for 0.5 oz
–$59 for 1.7 oz
–$79 for 3.4 oz
Nordstrom, Sephora, glamglow.com

Options
–3 limited edition colors with the My Little Pony collection
–Glitter
–Standard silver/chrome
–Pink shade shown above is limited edition Becca collab
–2 limited edition colors with the Power Rangers collection
–See them all here

Pros
–Pretty color
–Easy to peel off
–Left my skin feeling really soft and clean, but not stripped

Cons
–Expensive
–Not cruelty free

Final Thoughts
First, how pretty is this pink mask?! I love how my skin felt after I peeled this off. It felt so smooth and soft. This is the perfect mask to use before applying makeup. I didn’t notice or feel any lifting or firming though. GlamGlow has great products and if you want to treat yourself, go for it. I like it and I recommend it, but I won’t repurchase the full size because of the price.

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Mask Monday: GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Hydrating

 

Claims
–Non-drying hydration mask that delivers instant, extreme moisture
–Moisturizes, restores, replenishes, and calms the skin
–Dewy, glowing complexion
–Leaves skin with an instant silky, soft, and supple feel

Price
–$25 for 0.5 oz (what is shown above)
–$59 for 1.7 oz
–$79 for 3.5 oz
Sephora & Nordstrom

Pros
–No parabens, sulfates, phthalates
–Contains hyaluronic acid which my skin loves
–Leaves my skin feeling soft and supple

Cons
–Expensive

Final Thoughts
I think this is a good mask and I like how it makes my skin feel, but I don’t think it’s worth the price. The Neutrogena sheet masks have the same effect and are so much cheaper. I’m glad I got the small jar and I enjoyed using it, but I wouldn’t buy it again or buy a bigger size. If you want to treat yourself or have been wanting to try it, give it a go!

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The 0.5 oz jar is tiny!

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Mask Monday: Philosophy Purity Clay Mask

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Claims
–Draws out impurities, scrubs away blackheads, and shrinks the look of pores
–Skin is left refreshed, glowing, and appears virtually blackhead free

Price
–$35 for 2.5 oz
–$18 for 1.0 oz
Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, philosophy.com

Pros
–Smaller size for travel and/or testing
–Smells good
–Effective
–Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth but not stripped
–Cruelty free
–Good ingredients: sailicylic acid, bentonite, and titanium dioxide

Cons
–Expensive

Final Thoughts
I really LOVE this mask. I bought the smaller size to test it out, but I would definitely buy the full size. I don’t think it is as effective as my beloved GlamGlow Super Mud, but it still does a great job and is much cheaper.

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Mask Monday: Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask

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Claims
–Instantly reduces the look of pores
–Smooths skin texture
–Controls oil all day

Price
–$36 for 3 oz at Sephora and olehenriksen.com

Pros
–Cruelty free
–No parabens, sulfates, or phtalates
–Pretty color
–Left my skin feeling soft and smooth
–Felt like I got a good, deep clean, but didn’t dry out or strip my skin

Cons
–Didn’t notice any change in pore size .

Final Thoughts
I wanted to try this as soon as it came out and I got lucky and was able to get a smaller size as a 100 point perk at Sephora. I’m glad I got to try it out before buying because I don’t know that I’d purchase the full size. I like it and how it made my skin feel, but it didn’t blow me away. I think it’s just as good as other masks that are more affordable.

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Mask Monday: elf Pore Clearing Glitter Peel Off Mask

 

Description (elfcosmetics.com)
This shimmering black peel-off mask strips away dirt and oil to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and reveal soft, clear looking skin. Enriched with charcoal, witch hazel and lavender to reveal a more refined complexion.

Price
$8 for 2.47 oz @ elfcosmetics.com
Compared to Too Faced $42 & GlamGlow $59

Pros
–Affordable
–Cute & fun
–Paraben, sulfate, phthalate free
–Cruelty free
–Good ingredients (for my skin at least)–>charcoal & witch hazel
–Leaves skin feeling SO smooth

Cons
–Very thick, can be hard to apply (I recommend using a brush)
–Online only? Not sure about this but I haven’t seen it in any stores near me

Final Verdict
I LOVE glitter so when glitter masks became a thing, I immediately wanted to try one. My excitement quickly faded when I saw the large price tag. Leave it to elf to rescue us with a cheaper option! I think it’s a fun, peel off mask that does what most peel off masks do. My skin feels so smooth after I use this mask. I don’t think it’s anything special or life changing, but it’s worth $8. I recommend it.

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