Yes people, you read it right, there is finally a DIY recipe for the highly coveted GLAMGLOW face mask. If you haven't read about it online or in magazines yet, beauty critics all over are raving about this cleansing face mask. Just do a quick Google search or read the reviews on Sephora.com to find out what everyone is saying!
So first off, let's clarify the different types of masks.
1. GLAMGLOW YOUTHMUD - this is the original tingling mask made to cleanse, exfoliate, refresh, and brighten up maturing skin. It comes in a black container and some of the key ingredients are clay, pumice rock, and green tea. $70 for 1.7 oz!!!
2. GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD - this version was created more recently for younger skin to target common problems such as acne, clogged pores, scarring, discoloration, etc. This one comes in a white container and the key ingredients are charcoal, clay, eucalyptus, and some acids such as salicylic and glycolic acid. $70 for 1.2 oz!!!
This DIY is for the super-mud mask, keep on reading for some options on the youthmud mask. Not only is this mask wayyyyyyyy cheaper, it is also less harsh and less drying than the original. Plus, you don't have to worry about any sketchy ingredients.
- Seep 1 chamomile tea bag in about 4 oz of hot water and let it sit.
- Melt coconut oil (I used Spectrum Virgin Unrefined) into liquid.
- In a bowl combine all of the ingredients except the tea and whisk together.
- I recommend using Aztec Secret Bentonite Clay.
- You can find Activated Charcoal in any store in the vitamin section. Cut the capsules in half and dump the charcoal powder into the bowl.
- At this point you can add any of the optional boosts as well
- Slowly begin to add the cooled tea and continue to whisk until you get the correct creamy texture (I used 3-4 oz).
- Spoon mixture into a glass container and let it sit in the fridge for about an hour.
Store in a cool dark place or preferably in the fridge if you don't plan on using it within 1 month or if the temperature in your house is fairly warm.
I was going to try to make a DIY version of the Youthmud mask, but after trying out the real thing, I decided against it. While it did make my skin look bright and clean, the pumice was way too harsh, the giant pieces of green tea leaf stuck to your face were a bit ridiculous, and it was extremely drying.
If you're looking for a substitution for the Youthmud mask I here are two options:
1. I highly recommend Philosophy Microdelivery Exfloiating Wash. Follow with Alba Aloe & Green Tea Moisturizer to get the green tea benefits.
2. Follow my recipe for the Supermud mask, but swap green tea for chamomile and add 2 tbs brown sugar (though this may make it mold quicker so be sure to use it up and store in the fridge), and use 3 drop chamomile essential oil and 2 drops lavender essential oil instead of the ones listed.