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GLAMGLOW® Glowstarter™ Mega Illuminating Moisturizer
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GLAMGLOW® Glowstarter™ Mega Illuminating Moisturizer

BY GLAMGLOW #33 in Facial Moisturizers

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Product Description

Your daily moisturizer and illuminated glow in one supercharged formula. GLOWSTARTER™ Mega Illuminating Moisturizer with vitamins, botanicals, hyaluronic acid, and TEAOXI™ golden root technology instantly floods dull skin with hydration/moisture for healthy-looking radiance.

The ultimate quick fix with super-powered botanicals in a soft cream texture, GLOWSTARTER™ delivers a rush of hyaluronic acid, plus vitamins and green tea for energized and moisturized skin. Added illuminating pearl particles help make you look instantly more radiant (as if that were possible), blurring and reflecting light, so that all lighting is goodlighting.

Skin-moisture balance is restored by a combination of emollients including jojoba oil, shea butter and ceramides. A special skin-conditioning lipid complex is designed to help infuse skin with optimal hydration for a luminous finish.

GLOWSTARTER™ (now in Pearl Glow, Nude Glow, and Sun Glow shades) can double as a highlighter, contouring trio, or be used all over for a sun-kissed look.

Apply evenly to freshly cleansed face and neck. Use whenever you want to look picture-perfect.

How To Use:

★ Apply evenly to face for an Instant Sexy Hollywood Glow
★ Wear alone or layer with your favorite foundation for a little extra glow
★ Can also be used on the neck & décolleté

PRO TIP: Utilize all three sheer shades—one as a base glow, and the others for highlights and lowlights—for a lineless contoured effect.


Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Distearate, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Trisiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Cholesterol, Steareth-10, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetyl Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Ceramide Ng, Isohexadecane, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sucrose, Polysorbate 80, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Linoleic Acid, Panthenol, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Citral, Linalool, Disodium Edta, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Red 4 (Ci 14700), Red 33 (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 (Ci 19140)]

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

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GLAMGLOW® Glowstarter™ Mega Illuminating Moisturizer
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  • "This product is so worth the money. It is extremely moisturizing even for alligator skin like mine. It does not break my sensitive skin out. It gives an incredible glow from within that looks phenomenal on it's own or underneath a matte foundation, it has a strong scent of orange creamsicle which is my weakness 😂 and a little goes a very long way. I would recommend it all the way " in 144 reviews
  • "I am obsessed! I have dry skin and use this every morning under my foundation. It's slightly luminescent but not glittery. Love it!" in 116 reviews
  • "This is a must for my #junebeachbag it gives that glow from within right from the start, and I can use it even with my sensitive-combination-oily skin in the summer (in Hawaii humidity) I definitely recommend this product year round. It helps your primer smooth on and still gives that lit glow when applying whatever over it. Whether it be foundation or just a powder or just the moisturizer itself. I haven't stopped using it since I bought it. " in 56 reviews
Mads H.
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Nude Glow more...
Not as moisturizing as my super dry skin needs it to be , but it does work for my sensitive skin, which hardly any moisturizers work fork. Usually I can only use super natural products of my face will feel a burning sensation and I will break out in hives immediately that last a few days. Not with this product! I received a mini in my Sephora birthday gift and will be repurchasing when it runs out. I tend to use this every day in my morning skin care routine and sometimes when my face is feeling a little dry throughout the day but not dry enough that I need to slather my face with shea butter. It also gives a nice, every day glow (I have the shade nude glow and have a neutral skin tone) that isn't too sparkly, which is always nice.

My dry-skinned friends, don't shy away from this product just because I said its not as moisturizing as it could be. Over a deeply moisturizing night cream in the morning, it will sustain your face a good portion of the day which is super rare for me at least. It is a good in between moisturizer product that all off us need, whether we think it or not.

Nikki P.
Lenexa, KS
393 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Nude Glow more...
Saying I’m obsessed with this moisturizer is a complete understatement. This lightweight yet seriously hydrating moisturizer is made with light reflecting pearls that actually reflect the light to hide and blur all of my skins imperfections. The sheer and luminous finish does an incredible job at accentuating my best features making my skin look like its glowing in all the right places. It is not at all heavy at and doesn’t add to my skins oiliness. My face looks smooth, completely even, healthy and adds brightness to my appearance. This is currently my favorite moisturizer that delivers the perfect amount of glow and dewiness. I got mine from Sephora. The jar lasts forever and smells so deliciously sweet. It is not cheap but seeing the result shows me it completely worth the price. This is a great moisturizer for all skin types that are trying to achieve a luminous glow.
Jenni W.
79 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: GLAMGLOW GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow (Travel Size) more...
This is a great product however if you have oily skin like me it is just way too much. I I think that this would be perfect for somebody with dry skin and if I had dry skin I would definitely give it five stars but I’m only giving it four stars because I had to return it since it didn’t work well on my skin being oily. My friend tried it and she has super dry skin and it looked gorgeous on her absolutely amazing. I would recommend this product for people who have super dry skin or medium skin. I wouldn’t really recommend it for somebody who is a very greasy and is trying to keep their skin looking matte. It did make my skin feel nice and smooth I could’ve worn it at night time but I wanted something that I could wear during the day so that is why I returned it.
Lexi A.
Plainville, CT
123 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Nude Glow more...
While I think this is a particular product that needs to be used effectively in differing scenarios, I really enjoyed this! I will say that this is a great moisturizer for people with more dry skin OR as a base for foundation. This leaves a definite glow and it is efficiently hydrating. I don't think it's the MOST hydrating moisturizer I've ever used, but I love the glow it gives. However, my skin tends to be a little more oily, especially in the summer, so when I use this alone it looks more like I'm oily rather than glowy, if you know what I mean? But I think this is perfect under a foundation and I love the look. It absorbs into the skin nicely and doesn't leave a gross residue either.
Sanford, FL
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Sun Glow more...
Today it finally happened....I got my SUNGLOW! I raved about the nude glow I received as a special gift in previous videos and couldn't wait to get this color! I love all things bright and sunny, illuminating and glowy, vibrant --y'all get what I'm saying. So I knew I was gonna love it! The only downside is that it doesn't have spf in it and that why I gave it only 4 stars. This is the perfect moisturizer for those no make up days and gives another layer of glow for when you do apply makeup. You can also use it as a highlight. #addicted
Denise H.
Wilmington , NC
224 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: GLAMGLOW GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow (Travel Size) more...
I got this for my birthday gift from Sephora and was initially really excited to try something from Glamglow since I’ve heard alot of rave reviews about them. I love the scent of this lotion as it reminds me of orange dreamsicles! I feel like it lacks moisture though on my skin and makes my skin extremely shiny which I guess it’s supposed to do since it’s an “illuminating” moisturizer but I feel like it’s not really for me as I have more oily combination skin and love all things matte!
Quintan J.
5 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: GLAMGLOW GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow (Travel Size) more...
I received this as a birthday gift from Sephora. To be honest I didn't know what to use it for. I asked one of my favorite beauty bloggers @brownsugarglam and she said it's to use before applying my foundation for a beautiful glow. So, I tried it and love the glow it gave my face after applying my makeup. It's also a great moisturizer! I do feel that I should use the Sun Glow because it would be a better match for my skin tone, but the Nude looked nice under my foundation.
Perry B.
San Antonio, TX
132 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Nude Glow more...
I absolutely adore this product. For starters it smells like orange creamsicle which is amazing. As with the masks, a lot comes in the packaging and with this moisturizer, a little goes a long way, so for the price I think it’s a pretty good value. Still pricey. I love the tone of this product and I think it works perfectly on my light-medium skin tone. I wear this by itself and under makeup and it’s perfect with both. It gives the most natural radiant glow ever and I really love the way it makes my skin feel. It’s not a ultra moisturizing product, i would say it’s more of an Illuminator
Stephannie K.
Fairfax, VA
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Nude Glow more...
My friend had this product and I decided to use it to get ready this past weekend and I fell IN LOVE with it. First of all, it smells like sweet bubblegum/cotton candy! Who doesn't love that smell?! It also applies SO nicely on my skin and took my dry, dull looking skin to a full glowy look. I put a decent amount of this moisturizer on my face too, but it didn't feel heavy AT all. It also worked GREAT underneath all my makeup and prevented my makeup from cracking and my face stayed glowy all day! Definitely a must-buy once I save some money to get this product. 
Skin type- dry-normal 
Melissa D.
Spring Hill
17 reviews
Review for: GLAMGLOW GLOWSTARTER Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow (Travel Size), Nude Glow more...
Love love love! My holy
Grail of face lotions with just the right radiance to boost a beautiful make up free complexion. I cannot get over the smell of this product it is AMAZING! love it so much I got the glam glow galactic cleanse face soap! This is so moisturizing and soaks right into my skin with no greasy residue. Wonderful applied alone or under make up. I do not use not need a primer when I use this! My holy grail.
Antonietta M.
474 reviews
How does this moisturizer work? Does the formula fit sensitive skin? Is the formula greasy?
Katie M.
12 reviews
I got a sample of this from Sephora but I'm just not really sure how to use it, and I don't want to waste the sample! Do you put this all over your face? And do you put it under your foundation? I've read reviews of people putting it over their foundation but that just confused me haha help!
Tynna H.
Sullivan, ME
153 reviews
I just got this glamglow glowstarter in my sephora box. Wondering if you use this strictly as a moisturizer? Is it good as a base/primer as well?
Holly N.
Little Rock, AR
671 reviews
Would you suggest this to a friend and why?
Rachel N.
203 reviews
Has anyone tried the GLAMGLOW® Glowstarter™ Mega Illuminating Moisturizer ? How was it for combo/oily skin?

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GLAMGLOW® Glowstarter™ Mega Illuminating Moisturizer
GLAMGLOW® Glowstarter™ Mega Illuminating Moisturizer