In case you haven’t already heard, we have a product called Disco Kitten from I Dew Care. It’s a peel-off chrome mask that promises to brighten your skin and make it ✨glow✨. Whenever we post about it, people ask “How does this compare to GlamGlow??” Naturally, we’re curious too, so I was tasked with finding out. But first, some disclaimers:
I do work at Memebox, but have not tried either of the two (until this post, of course) nor was I asked to like one brand over the other. Disco Kitten’s objective is to brighten while the GravityMud’s objective is to tighten. The results won’t be the same but they are both peel-off chrome masks.
Disco Kitten: Water, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Glycerin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Bentonite, 1,2-Hexanediol, C12-14 Pareth-12, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Pearl Extract, Butylene Glycol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Magnolia Liliflora Flower Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Amethyst Powder, Tourmaline, Diamond Powder, Topaz, Ruby Powder, Fragrance
GravityMud: Water, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Montmorillonite, Pentylene Glycol, Illite, Polysorbate 20, Canadian Colloidal Clay, Caprylyl Glycol, Althaea Officinalis Leaf Extract, Tapioca Starch, Chondrus Crispus, Colloidal Platinum, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Alcohol, Ascophyllum Nodosum Powder, Polysorbate 80, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Citric Acid, Lecithin, Pullulan, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Soy Isoflavones, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Coumarin, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163)
Both masks have strong scents. Just out of the jar, Disco Kitten has a sweet perfume scent that reminds me of scented hand soap or lotion. GravityMud’s scent has a strong note of coconut and piña colada 🍍 I personally lean toward Disco Kitten because I enjoy it more, it’s less jarring, and the GravityMud comes off more artificial.
On the face, the scent for both are much lighter and not overwhelming to apply.
PRICE / PACKAGING
Disco Kitten retails for $23 for 2.87 fl. oz. GravityMud has a posted weight, not volume, and it retails for $69 for 1.7 oz.
In terms of packaging, GravityMud definitely has the prettier, more luxurious, metal container. The box is quite large, considering how small the actual mask jar is. It does come with an application brush with bristles. I found the brush to be streaky and difficult to get an even coat with, but it cleans off very well and does the job.
Disco Kitten is in plainer packaging- black box with a white jar. The jar is made with sturdy plastic-like material. There’s no brush included in the box so I’ll be using the I Dew Care Silicone Pack Brush, which retails for $6. It’s great for clay masks, but cleaning off Disco Kitten took some work because of the tackiness. It applied the product incredibly well.
While both are peel-off chrome masks, Disco Kitten is pearly white and GravityMud is a silvery color, which gives it a more intense glowing look.
Once applied, there’s very little difference physically between the two. Both applied smoothly and evenly with minimal effort. Disco Kitten is more watery so I was able to get a thicker layer more easily. GravityMud feels a bit tackier.
Disco Kitten had a minor cooling effect that went away after roughly two minutes. GravityMud, however, tingled a lot. Five minutes in, it became a mild burning sensation 😩 The stinging faded at the ten minute mark. It wasn’t enough for me to rinse it off ASAP, but enough for me to take notice and get uncomfortable.
Both masks took around 25 minutes to dry. GravityMud dries to a cool, sticky texture and Disco Kitten dried to a harder, smooth texture. Both were easy to peel, though I did find Disco Kitten just the slightest bit easier because it wasn’t as limp and tacky.
Before we jump onto the results, I just want to point out that masks are not adequate for strong long-term benefits. They will provide an extra boost prior to an event or on bad skin days, but don’t count on them to magically transform your skin (that’s what your serums and oils are for).
I definitely noticed an added glow after both masks 😍 Disco Kitten left my skin semi-matte and I had a visible, but natural, glow. GravityMud sure did tighten my pores! It did leave an almost oily sheen on my skin, which contributed to a glow, but probably a bit more than I’d like.
Both sides felt softer and smoother after application. I experienced very minor pain when peeling and only where I have the most peach fuzz. I did my little experiment before bed, and the results were mostly gone by the next morning. My skin retained some of the smoothness and glow, which I’m thankful for 😄 But as far as long-term benefits go, it’ll most likely require more frequent use!
Both masks did what they claimed to and my skin felt fresh and soft afterwards. The peeling part was super fun and I enjoyed the tin-man look. GravityMud may not be for sensitive and acne-prone skin due to the irritants and alcohol in the ingredients list (be prepared for some stinging). Avoid both if your skin is ultra-sensitive as the peeling motion may be irritating for some.
GravityMud takes the cake in packaging and aesthetics. I’m obsessed with the metal container ❤️ But to be perfectly honest, I’m really not a fan of GravityMud. For the price and my skin stinging, I expected more definite and longer-lasting results. If my skin didn’t react so uncomfortably, I’d be happy to use it again for some pore-tightening, but definitely not for the $70 price.
Disco Kitten didn’t blow me out of the water or anything, but I was pleasantly surprised with the results. I got the semi-matte glow I wanted and my skin was happy. I’ll be sticking to my clay masks for regular use, but I can see myself going for this before a special day 👍