We all love saving money, right? Right.
That’s why we have made it our mission to hunt for ‘dupes’ or cheaper duplicates for high-end products. But don’t worry we are going to be brutally honest when it comes to comparing and determining if an unbelievable high-end product is actually worth the splurge in comparison to the cheaper option or better yet, if the cheaper option is better than the high-end.
First product in the dupe boxing ring is…
GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD VS. FREEMAN CHARCOAL & BLACK SUGAR MUD MASK
Which is which? Although one is a darker mud on the skin, both of the products dry to demonstrate exactly where your pores are being cleaned out and create the same feeling on the skin as well as the same amazing ending effect!
There’s no way around it the Glamglow Supermud is a fantastic mask. However, the price tag for the amount of product you receive is not so fantastic. For the huge price tag of $69 you get 1.7 oz. Comparatively, typical foundations, which are more liquid like than this dense mud mask, come in 1.0 oz bottles. Don’t get me wrong, this mask has magical properties. It sucks everything nasty out of your pores, resulting in a flawless base for makeup. It also reduces the appearance of acne scars or redness, while all around fighting unevenness in your complexion. Now, you may be thinking that mask has everything I want, but how in the world can we get around that price tag?
After many trials and tribulations, I found the perfect dupe for the superhero mask: Freeman Charcoal & Black Sugar Mud Mask. This mask can be purchased at Ulta for a whopping $4.29 (P.S. Ulta is having a buy one get one 50% off sale on all Freeman products). For that price tag, you get 6.0 OZ OF PRODUCT! WHAT?! How can you beat that you ask? Simple answer, you can’t. This mask has the EXACT same effect as the Glamglow. It cleans out your pores and evens out complexion just like the high-end, highway robbery. And to put the cherry on top, this mask leaves your skin glowing.
Long story short, this is a mask worth every bit of the $4.29. As you can see in the pictures, aside from the slightly darker color (which may just be from the fact that I used the Glamglow sparingly in comparison to the Freeman), they are pretty identical.
Here is a list of the ingredients for both:
GLAMGLOW – Water, Kaolin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Hydroxide, Eucalyptus Globulus, Mandelic Acid, Charcoal, Fragrance [Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool], Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Pyruvic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Maltodextrin, Iron Oxides, Peppermint Oil, Butylene Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Glycerin, Chamoilla Recutita Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Hendera Helix Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Tartaric Acid.
Freeman – Water/Aqua/Eau, Bentonite, Kaolin, Glycerin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Carbon,* Maris Limus (Silt), Sucrose, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Diazolidinyl Urea, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Sodium Polyacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit, Methylisothiazolinone, Propylene Glycol, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Maranta Arundinacea Root Extract, Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Aleurites Moluccana Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Iron Oxide (CI 77499). *Activated Charcoal
Final Verdict…… DUPE! Take our word for it, this mask is a perfect dupe if you need a great pore cleansing mud mask!
What are some of your favorite dupes that we must try? Do you have some potential dupes you want us to put to the test?
Let us know your thoughts on either of these masks!