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First Impression: GlamGlow Volcasmic Matte Moisturiser

11th September 2017 in First Impressions, Moisturiser, Skincare - 8 Comments - 3 min read

First Impression: GlamGlow Volcasmic Matte Moisturiser

11th September 2017 in First Impressions, Moisturiser, Skincare - 8 Comments - 3 min read >/div>

Hey Beauties!

Glamglow is a brand i have grown to love over time, i remember when i had first heard about Glamglow i think it was around 2013 and the only product they had was the Youthmud mask that came in a black jar now look at them they have expanded and are doing so well for themselves! 

Glamglow is set to launch a new product onto the market called Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturiser, this moisturiser is said to be the first of its kind, a matte finish moisturiser that delivers hydration without the shine.
If i am honest shine is not something that bothers me with skincare its just something that happens but i can see this becoming a real favourite with those that have combination and oily skin.

First Impression: Glam Glow Volcasmic Matte Moisturiser

Volcasmic is a little different from the average moisturiser in the sense that it has quite a weird texture, its a solid balm that becomes a lightweight oil when applied Glamglow describe the formula as a “lightweight pressed water balm formula”. When you apply it it feels like quite like a dry oil it does feel hydrating and does leave the skin with a nice matte finish.

Volcasmic moisturiser contains volcanic minerals (Volcanic Sand on the ingredients list) that act like tiny microscopic sponge that soak up excess oil on the skin, this in turn leaves the skin looking smooth and supple. As with the majority of the Glamglow products Volcasmic contains the TEAOXI complex which is bascially Prickly Pear, Cherry Tomato Leaf and Winter Daphne Flora. 

First Impression: Glam Glow Volcasmic Matte Moisturiser

First impressions are im pretty impressed, they have created a moisturiser than can keep the skin looking matte whilst hydrating and protecting and restoring the skins acid mantle (Hydro-lipid barrier) Glamglow say you can use this moisturiser on all skin types oily, combination, dry etc
I have Combination skin so im pretty excited to give this a real proper try and come back in a month or so and give a proper review of this product! 

First Impression: GlamGlow Volcasmic Matte Moisturiser

**Ingredients**

Water\Aqua\Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ceresin, Glycerin,Dimethicone, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Propanediol, Volcanic Sand, SolanumLycopersicum (Tomato) Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Daphne Odora Callus Extract,Opuntia Ficus-Indica Callus Culture Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract,Ethylhexylglycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Silica, Sorbitan Olivate, Panthenol,Distearyldimonium Chloride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Chloride,Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Citral, Linalool, Limonene,Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol
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The ingredients highlighted in blue are the Teaoxi Complex

Looking at the top ingredients it seems to contains some Silicones but thats not a bad thing as dimethicone is one of the most frequently used emollient ingredients in moisturisers due to its gentleness and effectiveness, Ceresin which is a thickening agent some people might be a bit reactive to, Volcanic Sand which functions as the oil absorber. Cetyl Alcohol which is a fatty alcohol in skincare not all alcohols are bad the cetylstearyl, and cetearyl alcohols can actually be quite beneficial to dry skin.

First Impression: Glam Glow Volcasmic Matte Moisturiser

Glamglow Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturiser retails at ยฃ39* and launches on the 13th September 2017

What do you think of this moisturiser?
Do you like a matte or glowy finish?
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