Product Review | GLAMGLOW Supercleanse

Product Review | GLAMGLOW Supercleanse ($32, Sephora)

Product Details (from Sephora's website): Formulated with powerful actives for super-clean, glowing skin, this must-have creamy cleanser transforms into a luxurious foam to blast away impurities and remove pore-clogging debris. The pore refining triple charcoal complex contains three charcoals—coconut, ubame white oak, and gray bamboo—to detox skin, while botanical ingredients like TEAOXI® eucalyptus leaf, licorice root, and cumin seed purify. Skin-refining, powerful AHAs support natural cell turnover and renewal, while K17 and Mediterranean clays absorb oils to mattify skin and restore balance to your complexion. Skin is visibly improved after each cleanse, with a diminished appearance of pores and a refined texture and tone. 

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

Review:  For this fall's Sephora VIB Rouge Sale, I made sure I included more skincare than makeup.  The Glamglow brand was the one I picked up and tried a few products (see review on their Gravity Mud Mask).  I picked this up just by reading the name (did not bother to read the description online) and thought it would be a regular cream to foam cleanser.  Well, I was wrong.  This is actually a charcoal cream cleanser that is supposed to transform into a foam - well, the foaming part is not very foamy.  If you have the L'Oreal Paris Pure + Clay Cleanser in Detoxify and Brighten (which I own and did a review on), it is basically the same thing.  Now, am I upset that I bought this product, definitely not.

Let's back track to the packaging: the iridescent and holographic-ish box packaging has been a trend as of late, and Glamglow sure did not disappoint on this one.  I love the simple white squeeze tube with silver typography and cap.  The product is a gray charcoal concoction - it is slightly thinner than the L'Oreal Clay Cleanser I mentioned above.  This particular one smells a tad bit like licorice - I am not a fan of licorice but it is very mild and fades away (I only really smell it when I am massaging the cleanser near my nasal area).  This cleanser is very mild and gentle on the skin.  It is lightweight and does not strip the skin's natural oils and keeps it hydrated, fresh-looking and revitalized after use.  If you love super foamy cleansers, this is not it even though that's what it claims but it does the job and it does it really well.

Would I repurchase this product? Yes.  Would I recommend it? I definitely would but if you are on a budget, the L'Oreal Paris Pure + Clay Cleanser in Detoxify and Brighten is definitely a great alternative.  Sometimes it is just good to have options.