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Look At The Label: GlamGlow Tingling & Exfoliating Mud Mask

Posted Jan 28 2012 1:01am

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One of our favorite websites, InventorSpot , brought a new product to our attention: GlamGLow’s tingling face mask.  According to GlamGlow’s website the tagline for this product is “Tingle effect + exfoliation = sexy!” So it is an exfoliationg mask? Or is it a masking exfoliant? And why the heck does it tingle?  Let’s look at the label to find out.

Purified Water, Montmorillonite, Kaolin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polyethylene, Pumice, Camellia Sinensis Leaf, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Hedera Helix Plant Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Aroma, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.

Contrary to what you might think, there are no menthol-type ingredients like you would find in a scalp tingling product. Instead, the tingling effect most likely comes from the abrasivity of the pumice and polyethylene beads combined with the skin tightening effect of the kaolin and Montmorillonite clays.

It’s also interesting to note (at least for those of you who care about such things) that a few of these ingredients are not listed accurately. (Hey, this is a Look at the Label post, so we get to nitpick stuff like that.) Anyway, “purified water” is not the officially allowed name since any water used in cosmetics is purified to some extent. Usually it’s deionized. I also think it’s entertaining that my spell checker wants to change “deionized” to “demonized.” But I digress… Another error is “Vegetable Glycerin.” The correct name is just glycerin. And finally “fragrance” is the proper name for any kind of scent, not “aroma.”
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If you’re inclined to want your face to tingle while you’re scraping off its upper layers, you can buy GlamGlow by clicking the link below. You’ll also be supporting the Beauty Brains and that makes our insides all tingly.

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