The Grooming Guru Awards 2012. Best Problem Solver: Glamglow Super-Clearing Mud Mask Treatment

glamggawrd12lJust so you know, not all of these awards were planned ages ago (something that can’t be said of all grooming awards) and by way of proof, my choice for Best Problem Solver presented itself just this week when I finally got around to trying the much-hyped Glamglow Super-Clearing Mud Mask Treatment.

A potent blend of six skin-improving acids (don’t worry sulphuric isn’t one of them), it’s one of the best detoxifying masks I’ve come across. Most tend to leave my easily-irritated skin dry and red but miraculously – given its potency – this one doesn’t. In actual fact my skin looked and felt better than it has in a long while after using it.

Designed to help prevent breakouts and blocked pores it’s actually very good for helping prevent ingrown hairs too and you can use a small amount on a specific problem area (like the notorious T-zone) or slap it on all over. The best thing about it, though, is that as it goes to work, vacuuming out grease and grime, it darkens over your pores showing you just how huge and numerous they are.

This special feature, which is both horrifying and compulsive viewing (much like the grooming award ceremonies I mentioned earlier), makes it hugely entertaining. In fact, I’ve not had as much fun using a skincare product since I first discovered Biore Cleansing Pore Strips and the joy of examining what they remove. And problem solving should be fun right?

Glamglow Super-Mud is available from SpaceNK

Coming tomorrow…Best Grooming Gadget of 2012

The Grooming Guru Awards 2012 are here! (almost)

ggawrd12lIs it really a year since the last Grooming Guru Awards? Seems it is. So brace yourself for the 2102 “GGs”. This time though I thought I’d do something a bit different so I’ll be featuring an award a day (including ones for Grooming Range of The Year, Best New Men’s Fragrance and a few gongs you don’t get on the usual awards circuit) for a whole week. Yes, seven hotly contested awards, each one bestowed – not to curry favour or cosy up to some huge conglomerate – but simply because I happen to really rate the products getting the awards. By the end of it, you’ll either be clamouring for more or slashing your wrists (a feeling I’ve experienced myself at many grooming award ceremonies so I’ll forgive you if that’s your reaction). Anyway, consider this your invitation. Kindly bring your own canapés, champers and polite applause.