Okay soooo, it was quite some time ago that I posted via Instagram about the battle of these face masks (June 29th to be exact). It got a lot of interest and I did a live demo via my instastory. Now Instagram is great, but not so much with going back to update reviews etc. That is one of the reasons why I’ve set up this blog!
I’m pretty obsessed with Glam Glow’s Supermud clearing treatment. I have sort of acne / spot prone oily skin and this stuff really does work wonders at giving me an instant boost, however I’m not as much of a fan of the price point, coming in at around £42 in most places. So when I heard that The Body Shop’s Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask was a dupe, at a much more reasonable price of £17, of course I had to check it out!
50g tub is around £42
-ACNECIDIC-6™ 4.4%: Delivers a blend of AHA and BHA acids for clearer-looking skin.
-Activated-X Charcoal: Attracts toxic substances into its mass up to 500 times its volume to benefit all skin types.
-K17-Clay™: Addresses excess oil, bacteria, and toxins.
-TEAOXI™: Refreshes skin with eucalyptol, linalool oil, and powerful flavonoids derived from real pieces of eucalyptus leaf.
75g tub is £17
Inspired by Ayurvedic traditions, this 100% vegan tingling clay mask is infused with bamboo charcoal, green tea leaves and organic tea tree oil. And it’s been formulated without parabens, paraffin, silicone or mineral oil.
- Packed with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan Foothills, green tea leaves from Japan and organic Community Trade tea tree oil from Kenya
So on the surface of it, both of these masks contain a couple of similar ingredients: Clay, leaves, and oil.
To me, it seems like Glam Glow are better with their descriptions and making it sound a little bit science like / fancy.
So what I did, was apply each face mask to each side of my face, so that I could really tell the difference. They both actually look very similar in colour and consistency, and they both have sort of “bits” in them from the leaves that they contain.
The Glam Glow mask was slightly smoother and applied a lot easier. The Body Shop mask was slightly chunkier. For that reason, they Glam Glow mask dried very quickly – probably about 10 minutes compared to The Body Shop mask which took more like 40 minutes!
Ahhh baby soft glowing skin! Ha!
So realistically, there was a definite difference between the results of the two, its hard to put my finger on it but the Glam Glow mask was definitely better. Due to The Body Shop mask being a bit thicker, when washing it off it irritated my skin a lot more, to the point where it was actually slightly sore. The Glam Glow mask is quite soothing as well as being super clearing.
Having said that, they are both REALLY GOOD. The results are quite similar, but the Glam Glow one does have the edge.
I bought these in July and have mainly been using The Body Shop one due to its affordability and I have been happy with the result. However, if I was having a super special occasion I would opt for the Glam Glow one for that extra special glow.
What are your favourite face masks for clearing your skin effectively?