It’s been a while since I wrote a beauty post and although I don’t write about it often, I am a bit of a product junkie and love trying out new skincare treats.
I’ve always thought if my skin looks good I feel good, and where my skin has always been pretty clear I must admit I’ve had to work harder at it as I’ve got older.
Aside from the usual concerns like blurring those *laughter* lines and wrinkles, the main thing I look for in a product is how much it makes my skin glow.
I’d been told about the GlamGlow range by friends – they’ve sold it in Marks and Spencer for a few years now I think, as well as online – so when I was sent some to try a few weeks ago I couldn’t wait to open it up.
I’ve included this along with some of my current favourite products for making my skin shine, like the classic Liz Earle cleanser I’ve just been converted to and MAC’s shimmering secret weapon, strobe cream.
Of the two types of GlamGlow I tried – and it’s worth pointing out that both are aimed at men as well as women – one is a deeper exfoliant treatment and the other is focused on giving you a slight tan and some extra radiance.
The first one I tried was the Flashmud Brightening Treatment. It feels like an exfoliator when you put it on, but you then leave it to work like a mask for 20 minutes before washing off. Described as a quick results brightening treatment, you use it for three days in a row then once or twice a week to maintain results.
I really liked the texture of it and the way it made my skin feel so clean and bright afterwards. I used it as advised and I did notice a difference in my skin, both in how it looked and how it felt.
I think my favourite product was the Glamglow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment. This is like a rich cream which you also leave on like a mask, but with this one you can just leave it on without washing off and it gives you an extra moisturising boost.
The Thirstymud ready feels like it’s working deep within your skin and is a luxurious treatment for when you need a bit of a boost.
Another product which I’ve recently started using is the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. It’s such a classic product and is multi-award winning, and I can see the reason why.
The rich cream texture fees gorgeous on your skin and it smells amazing. I think it’s the eucalyptus in it which makes it smell so good but it just wakes you up and really makes your skin feel fresh. I’ve tried another hot cloth cleanser before but this really is the business – when you wipe the product off with the cloth it does feel like a deep cleanse and makes your skin glow afterwards.
The MAC Strobe Cream is like a light highlighter for your face and body, and I like to just mix a bit in with my make up every now and again. It works really well on your body too for a night out if you want a bit of extra glam! I use a MAC foundation (and primer when I remember) and think their skincare is spot on. This cream is lovely and light and a little goes a long way, so the tube will last ages.
Finally it’s a favourite product of mine, the St Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Mousse. This is really light and goes on evenly, rarely streaking and it’s a nice one to use just for a bit of colour. Of all the tans I’ve tried this is my favourite, really subtle and a good colour on my pale skin!
Just a few of my current skincare saviours. What are yours?