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GLO SKIN ESSENTIALS – REVIEW AND TIPS

Hey guys!

So, I know it’s been a while since I lasted posted, blogging can get quite draining if it’s not your main profession, so I always make sure that I give you guys a review that has my 100% effort put into it.

So since September, I’ve been trialling and testing some skincare products from GLO Skin Essentials (CLICK HERE to view their website and HERE to view their Instagram page). When I tell you that I was really reluctant to try this product, I was REALLY reluctant. It’s not because of the brand itself, it’s just because of the whole facial oils thing. I have seen numerous facial oils that claim to brighten your skin, cure acne and sarcastically speaking, they even claim cure all the problems in your life. The claims some brands make, put me off collaborating with any brand at all, I’ve had to turn numerous brands down simply because the claims they made, were false before even trying. When I tell you a product cannot fix ALL of your skin problems, I mean it; no matter how much money you pay, there isn’t a one product fits all problems scenario in this industry. The only reason why I agreed to testing the GLO Skin Essentials products was literally because the brand allowed me to speak freely about the product, there really wasn’t a catch, nor were there any ridiculous claims, just a product that’s aimed towards brightening (not to be confused with lightening) and helping the skin slowly repair!

I would like to mention, I purchased the GLO Elixir oil (after being sent the sample size) and was sent the GLO Skin Satin as a PR gift. It’s important you guys read my disclaimers before using products I recommend too, and you can find a list of them HERE; I say this because this is a skincare post, and understand that skincare is a much more sensitive to some.

So here’s the full review, I’ll be giving my thoughts and tips as a whole, including ways I like to use the products, I hope you enjoy!

GLO SKIN ESSENTIALS - REVIEW AND TIPS. Glo Elixir, Glo Satin




GLO Elixir (oil)

The GLO Elixir oil is 100% organic and halal for cosmetic use! I feel the organic element of the oil is actually super important, as you know the ingredients haven’t been tampered with or produced as a genetically modified ingredient, potentially maximising the nutrients we can get from the product.

The ingredients are as follows:

  • Lavender oil
  • Evening Primrose oil
  • Rosehip oil
  • Argan oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Almond oil

A lot of these oils have different benefits, for example, Jojoba oil is good for our hair and skin as it is the closest to the oils our body produces, Almond oil is great for dry skin, because of it’s Vitamin A content, which has been shown to improve acne problems. There are many more, but I can just give you my experience with the product.

I didn’t expect to fall in love with this oil as much as I did, as I often joked about facial oils being marketed as up-priced olive oil, but really this one is far from it. I’ll list the basic benefits I found from this oil as well as the things I didn’t like:

Pros

  • Brighter, healthier looking skin with persistent use over a few weeks.
  • Great for winter time, as it brings life back into the skin.
  • Can be added to moisturiser for a more intense skin treatment.
  • Great for overnight usage.
  • Helps the growth of eyelashes and eyebrows (it really helped my brows).
  • The smell of the oil is divine, I really love the lavender smell.
  • If it’s your type of thing, you can mix it in with cosmetics such as cream contour to get a more creamier effect (although I find this OTT, just a preference).
  • This oil REALLY helps with a condition I seemed to develop on my upper lips and above (flaking of the skin and redness, may be eczema). It made my skin feel more relaxed.
  • Reduced scarring from spots I developed and have struggled with for the past few months.
  • It’s Halal! I thought that would be important to state for all my girls who want skincare they can use without a problem between prayers! Me and my mum use it to bring life back into our skin after and in-between prayers (because of the regular ablution).

Cons

  • It may not be enough for those who want an all in one product, although it does not make any false claims.
  • The lavender smell may not appeal to all people (my mum isn’t a fan of lavender).

TIPS FOR USE

  • I LOVE mixing this with my moisturiser, it helps give my skin the boost it needs. I either intensify the moisturiser with 4-6 drops of the oil and apply all over my face, or 2-3 drops for daily use (especially helps for Muslims who pray).
  • If you’re into it, you can add it to your cream cosmetic products to loosen and help your makeup blend, it’s not my favourite thing but some people like to do it!
  • I like to apply on my lips before bed sometimes so they’re hydrated and plump when I wake up.




GLO Skin Satin (butter/balm) 

The aims for this product are similar to the GLO Elixir, the difference is this is a more intense balm/butter that can really get deep into the skin. I initially preferred this product when I was sent a sample!

GLO Skin Satin – Recommended amount to use

Ingredients

  • Lemongrass oil
  • Evening Primrose oil
  • Rosehip oil
  • Argan oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Almond oil
  • Shea butter
  • Witch hazel
  • Aloe Vera gel

Pros

  • Includes most of the benefits of the GLO Elixir, this is just more intense.
  • I prefer using this one under my makeup when I have a bad skin day, it really enriches and moisturises the skin nicely.
  • A little goes a long way! The smallest amount can be used all over your face, or in certain areas you want to concentrate the treatment.
  • Can be mixed with the GLO Elixir as an intense overnight treatment.

Cons

  • The lemongrass oil smell is a little intense for my liking (which I have passed on as feedback) so it’s the only thing that puts me off the product.

TIPS FOR USE

  • As the winter is taking its toll on my skin, I’m really enjoying using this as a primer, it helps my makeup stay put but also helps my skin not dry out! Apply a small amount with your finger and massage into your skin after moisturising and before foundation! The reason why I recommend this as a primer is because all the ingredients are natural and good for your skin, it’s free of silicone also which is a huge plus for me as silicone in primers can increase the chances of your skin breaking out.
  • You can put this on your eyelashes as a type of growth serum (and to make your eyes tired if you’re having trouble sleeping!) but be aware, it can be heavy.
  • This is actually great as a gentle makeup remover too, since a little goes a long way, you can use it to emulsify your makeup and gently remove it, leaving your face still feeling moisturised.



Overall, I REALLY like what I’ve tried from this brand, it’s everything I want skincare to be for me, and it really helps me with my skin problems. I cannot wait for more products to be released, as I will mostly likely grab those too, this brand really is worth the try!

I certainly will be repurchasing this, even if it isn’t sent to me as a PR gift, so that says a lot!

That’s it for now, but I have a few more reviews coming up so do bare with me! Please give this post a like and let me know your thoughts!

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Until next time, lots of love,

Iqra x

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