Beauty Dupe or Duped

Dupe or Duped? GlamGlow vs. The Body Shop & L’Oreal

February 16, 2017

Y’all know I’m always watching YouTube and I saw a few different YouTubers say that the L’Oreal Detox & Brighten Clay Mask and The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask were dupes for the GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment.

The GlamGlow mask is my ride or die mask. If you have acne, this is a must. I use it as a spot treatment and it clears blemishes up so quick. I can’t be without this mask because I reach for it at the first sign of a blemish. The only downside is the price. It is 69 big, American dollars. Ouch.

If there is a dupe a REAL and TRUE dupe out there. I need to know. I’m all about saving some monies. I already had the L’Oreal mask and I got a sample of The Body Shop one at Ulta and put them to the test.

All 3 of these masks have charcoal as a main ingredient, claim to clean and clear out clogged pores and draw out impurities, and have similar ingredients.

Guide for the colored lines: red=common ingredient in all 3; blue=common ingredient in GG & TBS; green=common ingredient in L & TBS; black=common ingredient in L & GG

Top to Bottom: GlamGlow, L’Oreal, The Body Shop
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GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment

Description(sephora.com): The SUPERMUD® Clearing Treatment was clinically developed to address common skin concerns, which include blemishes, redness, scars, razor bumps, and in-grown hair. The potent mud formula supports skin’s natural oil balance, while a proprietary blend of six acids works to dramatically brighten and soften the complexion. Activated-X charcoal lifts away dirt and other skin congestions, resulting in a refined, healthy-looking complexion.

Price: $69 for 1.2 oz @ Sephora, Nordstrom, glamglow.com (ON SALE for $45 on GlamGlow’s site!)

Pros: Can actually see it working; no parabens, sulfates, phthalates; lifts away dirt and other skin congestion; charcoal is the key ingredient

Cons: Expensive

Final Verdict: Holy grail product! I use this as a spot treatment or on a specific area to save product and only target areas of concern. If you have acne or acne prone skin, you need this. It’s expensive but so worth it. I’ve repurchased it 3 times.
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L’Oreal Detox & Brighten Clay Mask

Description(ulta.com): Indulgent. Transformative. Perfectly Clean. L’Oréal Paris Skin Experts have created a super-charged pure clay mask with the power of Charcoal to detoxify and illuminate your skin in just 10 minutes. Our indulgent and powerful formula provides a luxurious experience while potent pure clays and charcoal act like a magnet to draw-out and capture deep impurities (such as dirt, oil, and pollution). This creamy, non-drying formula leaves skin feeling clean, velvety, and rebalanced. Detox and Brighten Pure-Clay Mask addresses your dull, tired skin to reveal a purified, even, and radiant complexion. Immediately, skin looks brighter with a healthy glow. Dirt, dust and pollution are perfectly removed from skin. Skin is perfectly clean and clear. Use After Use, Skin is clean as if detoxified. Skin feels as though it can breathe better. Skin is healthy looking and more beautiful.

Price: $12.99 @ Ulta; $9.99 @ Target; $11.49 @ Walgreens; $9.77 @ Wal Mart for 1.7 oz

Pros: Charcoal is the key ingredient; draws out some impurities; affordable; don’t have to purchase at a specialty store; leaves skin feeling soft

 

Cons: Not as effective as the GG

Final Verdict: This is not a bad mask, but it is definitely not a dupe for the GG. GG goes deep into the skin and really pulls out all the dirt and impurities. I feel like this one only gets surface level stuff. I do like this and I use it when my skin isn’t broken out. I probably won’t repurchase it.
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The Body Shop Himalayan Charocal Purifying Glow Mask

Description(thebodyshop-usa.com): Deeply cleanses and purifies the skin, works to clean clogged pores and release impurities and toxins, and helps to reveal a healthy-looking, youthful glow

Price: $28 at Ulta, The Body Shop, and thebodyshop-usa.com for 3.0 oz

Pros: No parabens, paraffin, silicone, or mineral oil; 100% vegan

Cons: Can only get at Ulta and The Body Shop stores or online; didn’t work as well the GG or the L’Oreal

Final Verdict: This mask was just OK. I didn’t see or feel it drawing out any impurities. I wouldn’t buy the full size.
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If you haven’t guessed already, the L’Oreal and The Body Shop are definitely NOT dupes for the GlamGlow mask.

Top to Bottom: The Body Shop, GlamGlow, L’Oreal

 

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  • head to toe chic February 16, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Such a bummer they aren’t dupes! and now I think I really need to try the GlamGlow mask.
    xo,
    Angela

    • loubsandlips February 17, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      I know! I was hoping I was onto something. GlamGlow just can’t be beat!

  • Ashley Sue February 17, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these, but that’s good to know that the L’Oréal and body shop don’t work as well as the Glam Glow! I’ve never tried anything from GG before, the price stops me. But I do love a good mask and charcoal works very well on my skin! Maybe I’ll splurge on it someday!

    • loubsandlips February 19, 2017 at 5:14 am

      It took me a while to buy the GG mask, but I’m so glad I did. All of my other skincare is from the drugstore so that’s my one major splurge. Since I use it as a spot treatment, it lasts a while. Thank goodness!