Seconds later I was checking out GlamGlow's ingredient list. I smiled to myself as I realized just how much of it was already in my possession.
- Aztec Healing Clay
- Activated Charcoal
- Aloe Vera Juice
- Eucalyptus Oil/Peppermint Oil
- Mandelic Acid
Ingredients I added that aren't in GlamGlow
- Coconut Cider Vinegar
- Manuka Honey (instead of glycerin which is found in GlamGlow)
GlamGlow is basically made of a clay that extracts dirt & oil blended with activated charcoal for even more cleansing power. Then they added a series of acids including glycolic acid and mandelic acid. I just happened to have some mandelic acid on hand. I've made clay masks at home before but never thought about including an acid to exfoliate the top layers as the clay works deep within. Thanks to the inspiration from GlamGlow, adding an acid to clay masks will be my thing from now on.
I added a drop or two of Eucalyptus oil to bring a little tingle to the experience. Although I included aloe vera juice as per the original formula, I decided to use coconut vinegar as the main liquid to blend everything together and bring the pH level down. Every time I prepare a clay mask, I include manuka honey for the anti bacterial properties. It also keeps my skin from feeling too dried out. I knew that adding the honey would make my version of the mask a bit different from GlamGlow's but I was ok with it because the benefits are worth it.
The final result was very close in color and slightly a bit less thick than the original. When I rinsed my face, several minutes after application, my skin felt smooth, looked bright, and felt soft to the touch. I'm not sure if it had anything to do with the HydraFacial I had earlier this week, but my face felt much softer than when I use GlamGlow. Because of the cost, I only used GlamGlow once in a while. Now I can make a small batch whenever the need arises and treat myself to a clearing mask at will.