So I was actually trying the Stimul8 for a while before I picked up the Glam Glow and I was instantly hooked. It is deep brown with a VERY strong earthy scent. It actually reminded me a lot of my grandpa's medicine shop. It's overwhelming if you are not used to it, but I appreciate the strong aroma as it has no extra artificial fragrances.
I could feel the product instantly tingle my face. Now I've tried a lot of masks in my day, but this was the first time, I felt it go so deep in my pores, I felt like I was getting a facial. It was almost bordering on being painful, but the best kinda pain, like you feel when you are getting spa treatments. (ok it wasn't that bad, but i'm just trying to give you my thorough experience! Ha!)
After 20 minutes and washing it off, my skin instantly looked smoother, brighter and my pores looked smaller and tighter. I'm not even kidding! My skin felt wonderful without feeling too tight. Now for your reference, I have oily combo skin, so this was particularly wonderful on my T-zone area. Although this is good for all skin types, on particularly dry days, I would only use the mask on my t-zone area and put a hydrating mask on my cheeks (as I would with any mud mask).
Because people KEPT talking about Glam Glow, I wanted to see if it was worth the hype and if it was in fact better than the Stimul8 that I've been trying. So I went to grab some samples (went to 3 different sephoras. LOL don't judge me). Here are my thoughts:
Product wise, they are both vegan and paraben free, but Stimul8 mud is completely all natural (whereas GG contains natural ingredients but is not all natural) and does not use water as a filler (whereas GG has water as its first ingredient). Both containers are the same in size at 1.7 oz. GlamGlow is $69 and Stimul8 is $70.
Overall, even though both products as effective, I find that the Stimul8 did a far better job as a mud mask. If you can get over the strong scent and the deep tingling sensation, your skin will thank you in the long run. Even though GlamGlow is one dollar cheaper, the Stimul8 does not have any fillers, so in turn it has way more worthy products going onto your face. Worth the extra $1 for me? I would probably pay more :)
Below are the ingredients for the Gr8ful Skin Couture Stimul8 Mud Mask for your reference: