GlamGlow ThirstyCleanse Review!






Hello readers!  I’m still feeling pretty drained from these allergies but I wanted to leave you with a review on a sample I received of the Glam Glow ThirstyCleanse Daily Hydrating Cleanser.

Described by GlamGlow as “a revolutionary Mud to Foam daily cleanser that combines the Power of Mud and the Performance of Foam for a NEW Daily Cleansing experience. THIRSTYCLEANSE™ transforms from a luxurious mud into a moisture-rich foaming lather to gently & effectively rinse away make-up, dirt & impurities while deeply moisturizing your skin. Designed For Men & Women of All Ages & All Skin Types. THIRSTYCLEANSE™ for a Super Hydrated Super Clean Complexion.”

My Brief Description

Coconut scented (reminiscent of a tanning lotion)

Tan colored

Initial creamy consistency upon application

Foams up when water is applied

My Take At First Glance

Before trying this, I was skeptical on how this mud to foam cleanser could be moisturizing.  After all, it contains sodium cocoamphoacetate, which when I researched found it to be a surfactant that causes a product to foam; this product also incorporates kaolin clay which is best used on oily skin types, due to its oil absorbing properties.  I had read good reviews though, so I put this information on the backburner and  decided to try it.

My Experience

Initially when I tried this, I was surprised by how creamy the product was when I applied it.  I had some glimmers of hope that this pleasantly scented cleanser might just be hydrating after all.  After I rinsed it off, my skin felt nice but unfortunately, this was short lived.  About 3 minutes later, my skin felt so dry and tight even after I applied my toner and moisturizer.  I added another layer of moisturizer and it helped somewhat but by morning, my skin had soaked up all the moisturizer, leaving my skin feeling very dry. (For the record, I have a combination skin type which you can learn about by clicking here.) I was able to squeeze about four uses out of this sample.  For my last use, I decided to try something out.  I also received a sample of Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask which is a hydrating night treatment and decided to apply this and leave overnight after using the ThirstyCleanse.  Well, my skin apparently soaked that up all too. 😦

Final Thoughts

Normally, I give products about a month or so to come up with my final verdict but this is one exception.  This product is best suited for someone who has very oily skin but even at that, I wouldn’t suggest this as a daily cleanser as I found it to be far too stripping.  I would use this no more than 2 times per week if you’re oily.  Dry, sensitive, normal and combination should skip this one entirely.

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27 thoughts on “GlamGlow ThirstyCleanse Review!

  1. I’ve been wanting to try some stuff by Glam Glow, but the sticker shock is ridiculous. For $69 for a mask I expect someone to apply it for me and then massage my feet while it’s doing its thing.

  2. I have never tried anything from Glam Glow but I will be sure to steer clear of this one if I have should explore their products. Very nice review Stephanie! 🙂 xo

    • Oh my gosh I got scared for a bit because WP said the comment had been trashed! WTheck?! I was able to retrieve it though. Whew! Well if you have dry skin, yes steer clear. It’s too drying in my opinion and doesn’t do anything special. Thanks for stopping by Katie! ❤

  3. That’s too bad it made your skin so dry! 😦 I really want to try this though I’m on the fence because of your review. I’m hoping to get a sample and see how my skin takes to it. Sorry it didn’t work out!

    • Yeah, that was my experience unfortunately and looking over the ingredients, I can see why. If you’re still curious about it, get a sample and see if you have a different response. It felt nice and creamy at first and then, it went downhill. 😦

      • Boo! That stinks when a product boast so much and then it doesn’t live up to it. I hope you’re skin has bounced back since then. I’ll try looking for a sample in Sephora the next time I’m shopping there.

      • I know! Some people love it so everyones skin is different but still. Yeah, I’ll use the Fresh mask again tonight. Used with my regular cleanser, my skin is hydrated in the morning. Would love to see your take though if you get a sample 🙂

      • I still have to use the rose mask from Fresh. Glad to hear you’re enjoying the Fresh mask, seems like your skin was asking for more after that dry out.

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