I’d describe this Glamglow Supercleanse charcoal cleanser as a smoother and gentler version of the Glamglow Supermud Tinglexfoliate mask. The Supercleanse offers very mild exfoliation and tightens pores. Based on my experience, you may experience a bit of dryness when beginning to use this product, as well as some minor breakouts.
This Glamglow product was relaunched in August 2017, reformulated to contain a Triple Charcoal Complex (charcoal from coconut, ubame white oak, and gray bamboo).
Glamglow Supercleanse has a light aroma of peppermint and licorice – I love this combination of scents, but just a heads up for anyone who doesn’t like licorice. Also, this cleanser will make your face tingle slightly, but it’s a refreshing coolness from the peppermint oil.
While Glamglow is known for potent, pore-shrinking face masks, the brand seems to be building up a nice range of daily face wash products. Glamglow
Galacticleanse™ Hydrating Jelly Balm Cleanser was launched at the same time as the Glamglow Supercleanse.
- intended for treating acne, blemishes, oiliness, and unclogging pores
- contains K17 and Mediterranean clay which absorb oil to mattify skin
- contains patented Teaoxi® Eucalyptus Leaf, licorice root, and cumin seed for gentle exfoliation and cleansing
- contains AHAs which support cell renewal
- reformulated with 3 types of charcoal to detox skin and unclog pores
- “this must-have creamy cleanser transforms into a luxurious foam to blast away impurities and remove pore-clogging debris” – Sephora.com
- oil fighting, pore refining, mattifying, clarifying, makeup removal – from product package
- contains peppermint oil and fragrance
- size is 5 oz (150 g)
- made in USA
Glamglow Supercleanse charcoal cleanser retails for $32 USD or $42 CAD at Sephora stores.
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APPEARANCE & TEXTURE
- thick yet lightweight
- very smooth, not gritty
- feels like a clay whipped with a lotion
- lathers only slightly when mixed with water
- peppermint with a hint of licorice
- scent is very natural, not overpowering
HOW TO USE
The brand suggests using Glamglow Supercleanse as follows:
Squeeze a generous amount into dry hands, then add warm water and lather into a foam. Massage into skin using circular motions, then rinse well and pat dry.Can be used daily.
I found that using the product like this was the messiest, and the “luxurious foam” was more of a watery clay that frothed slightly. Instead, I’d highly recommend using it in the shower, or using one of the methods below.
For some physical exfoliation, I liked applying the product to my face as if it were a mask, then using a damp wash cloth to polish and cleanse my skin. The degree of exfoliation you’ll get really depends on the texture of your wash cloth or sponge as this is a really smooth cleanser, and there’s no gritty feel at all.
Another way to use this product is to apply it to a face sponge and squish the sponge in your hand to create a thick foam, then apply to your face using circular motions. This makes the cleansing process less messy as it’s not all over your hands.
USES PER TUBE
I’d estimate I’ll get about 4 weeks of use from this 5 ounce tube (150 g), using it once in the morning and sometimes at night.
YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS PRODUCT IF:
- you want a blemish treatment that is gentle yet purifying
- your skin doesn’t react badly to charcoal cleansers
- you want a cleanser that will reduce the size of your pores
- your skin doesn’t require too much exfoliation
I used this Glamglow Supercleanse for about 5 days before I noticed a smoother complexion. The first few day of use actually caused some whiteheads and a bit of dryness, so it took a few days before I saw positive results.
I’ve been using this product for at least 3 weeks now, and I still find I am breaking out slightly. It’s only been tiny whiteheads, so I think it’s just the product deep cleaning my pores. I should mention that I just went through a horrendous year of acne that I believe was caused by taking too much Vitamin B12 while I was vegan.
I was drawn to this clay-like, fluffy charcoal cleanser as it looked like it would be highly exfoliating. I’d say it offers skin a very gentle exfoliation but only if you use it with a wash cloth or sponge.
I’d describe the results I got from using the Supercleanse as being a more subtle version of those I got from using the Tinglexfoliate. The Supercleanse left my skin smooth and my pores smaller – and didn’t irritate the mild rosacea on my cheeks – but it didn’t give me that really fresh glow that I got from the Tinglexfoliate mask.
Although this Glamglow cleanser is designed for blemish-prone skin, based on the texture of this product I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who has painful, open sores due to acne. While this product is very smooth and gentle, it is full of tiny charcoal particles and clay which may cause irritation to moderate or severe acne.
I’d perhaps purchase this cleanser again – I do love that it reduces the size of my pores. However, my skin really benefits from a daily cleanser that has a kick of physical exfoliation to it. I think there is likely a better Glamglow cleanser out there for my cleansing needs.
Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Charcoal Powder, Propanediol, Kaolin, Carbon, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Powder, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Nigella Sativa Seed Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Chloride, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
WHERE TO BUY
This Glamglow product can be purchased at Sephora or from Glamglow.com.
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- created by husband and wife duo, Glenn and Shannon Dellimore
- originally, only available to private clients, but launched at Sephora in 2011
- company has patented TEAOXI® real leaf technology
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