GlamGlow GravityMud Firming Treatment Mask | Review

GlamGlow has a bit of a cult following and I’ve consistently heard good things about most of their products, especially the masks. It’s no different for the GravityMud Firming Teeatment Mask which was touted by many a beauty guru on YouTube as well as the skincare experts in Sephora. Needless to say, I was pretty excited to try it so try it I did. This is a deluxe sample size that I picked up with my reward points from Sephora, the actual product comes in a bigger jar. Since my skin is very sensitive, I like to try out new skincare products before I buy the full size versions. 

Here is what GlamGlow says about the product on their site:

"GRAVITYMUD™ is an Out of This World Innovative Peel Off Mud treatment that instantly leaves skin feeling firmer and more lifted. Mega-Targeted ingredients transform from White to Brilliant Chrome, delivering toned, sexy contours. Powered by TEAOXI™ Marshmallow + Licorice Leaf."

Notice it does say instant so I expect to see some immediate results now. My expectations were just raised even higher! Here's what my experience was like:

Thoughts running through my mind upon first use:

-          The smell is really very nice, very Pina Colada like

-          In order to peel it off, which is 80% of the reason I even wanted to try this mask, you’d have to really put on a thick layer. If I do this regularly, I’ll run out pretty fast.

-          Can I peel it off now?

-          This stings

-          I look like the tin man…tehe

-          It’s been a few minutes, the stinging is starting to fade

-          Can I peel it off now?

-          For $89 this thing better perform some miracles!

-          What exactly is this mask supposed to do again?

-          *lifts a tiny bit from a corner* nope, can’t peel it off yet

-          *paces around like an expectant father until it’s time to peel it off*

-          Oh wow, it feels like such a thin layer now but it’s not breaking apart

-          This peeling off situation is both satisfying and weird…

-          Huh…I can see the imprint of my pores in there

-          My face looks red…is it supposed to?

-          I don’t notice much of a difference…

That last thought pretty much sums it up. It was fun to peel off but I really didn’t notice any difference in texture or firmness or anything. I got multiple samples and gave this mask numerous tries but every time, my face turned red and I never noticed anything even slightly better let alone miraculous about my skin. It’s a popular product and I'm happy if it works for other people but for me this was a bit of a fail.  

How do you feel about widely touted products? Do get excited to try them or do you become cautious, thinking it may be all hype? Let me know! I'm kind of halfway. I get excited to try it but the more popular it is, the more I expect from it.


  1. I only ever tried one GlamGlow product, just like you with hight expectations, but I wasn't the biggest fan. And I am always very hesitant if something promises instant results. I think barely any skincare can do this.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. Sometimes products can be overhyped and turn out to be a disappointment! It sucks especially if you're paying a lot of money for it!


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  3. Haha - the thoughts running through your head lol! Sad to hear that it was a fail! x

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

  4. I have never tried anything from glamglow before great post

  5. Hmmm, I never believe in instant results from skincare... If I want instant gratification, I'll turn to makeup instead! ;)

  6. I'm not surprised in the least. Glamglow is overyhyped, and their products are overpriced very basic masks. I have always been skeptical about the brand because I read the ingredients list and I didn't find anything worth noting in there. Plus they love to make products that tingle, and that's just a sign that your skin is getting irritated. To be honest, I think that beauty gurus are probably the worst people to get skincare advice from, with very few notable exceptions!


  7. Awww bummer! I wanted to try this out, but I guess I won't. I did just get a face mask from Alba that I am pretty obsessed with! Maybe give them a shot!
    xx Annie

  8. I'm definitely a bit cautious when something has a lot of hype surrounding it as in my experience it hasn't really been worth it. However, there were two products that I brought recently, like the Pixi Glow Tonic, and they did actually meet my expectations! :)

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