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)
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.
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. 😦
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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