gleamin face mask reviews. I’ve been putting skin-care products to the test on a daily basis for years, so it takes a lot to get my attention these days. (It’s a thankless task, I know, but somebody’s got to do it.) It’s not that brands aren’t succeeding; they are. It’s just that, in the end, there can be only so many innovations. My high hopes were dashed, however, when I tried Gleamin, a bright beauty startup you’ve probably seen on your social feeds.
The New Zealand-based company, which debuted in 2019, is known for its three flagship products: a clay mask, a brightening serum, and a moisturizer. That’s not even the best part! Every item is made to make your skin look radiant and healthy. Who wouldn’t want that, after all? Keep reading as I put two of the brand’s products to the test on my oily, blemish-prone skin.
In previous reviews, I’ve mentioned how much I enjoy using clay masks. Using a blotting paper is the most effective way to absorb excess oil and temporarily reduce the look of pores. A thin layer of Gleamin’s Vitamin C Clay Mask was applied after my evening shower using the included miniature brush. The exfoliating properties made me feel a slight tingling, so I set a timer for five minutes. (It says to leave it at 10, but I always err on the side of caution when using a new product for the first time.)
The mask’s active ingredients are superfoods like turmeric, aloe vera, and kakadu plum, and the mask’s base is Australian kaolin clay. The clay was a bright marigold when I first opened the jar, but after it dried on my face, it took on a more muted banana tone. While drying off, I took a moment to examine my skin closely. And it did look brighter and more balanced than ever. Serum comes next.
After removing the mask, my face felt so smooth and clean that I immediately applied three pumps of Gleamin’s Supercharged Balance Serum. My acne-prone skin loves products rich in niacinamide and vitamin C. It had no discernible smell (nothing irritates me more than a vitamin C serum that reeks of artificial citrus) and a very light, non-sticky texture. The formula absorbed smoothly into my skin without leaving a greasy residue. As soon as I applied the mask and then the serum, I could tell a noticeable difference in my skin’s appearance and understand Gleamin’s claims. After the serum had soaked in completely, I applied a small amount of my go-to moisturizer and then a thin layer of face oil to seal in the moisture.