Pictionary + Product Review: Glytone

Written By bryanboy

Pictionary + Product Review: Glytone

It’s raining mad in viva third world and I’m bored out of my skull. I’ve got nothing to do so why not finish my long overdue review on Glytone. The folks at my dermatologists gave me an entire set to try a few months ago — I’m (kinda sorta but not really) a product junkie so I thought I’d put my trusty old Obagi system on hold and give Glytone a shot for a few weeks.

Click click click!

[Disclaimer: this is NOT a sponsored/paid entry. I thought I’d say that.]

Now.

Everyone including my mother, my dog, our maid and your faggot neighbour knows that I’m *NOT* one of those people with 100% all-natural flawless skin. I’ll have a good face one day… and a nasty one a couple of weeks later. It’s one of the reasons why I’m vain and insecure. I mean, there’s a lot of bastards out there who have effortless good looks and there are some, like me, who would go through hell fire and back just to achieve something. God (heck, and my bank, too) knows what I’ve gone through over the years in order to be pretty… which, sadly, is something I’ll never achieve in this lifetime.

It doesn’t hurt to try though. ;)

Let’s face it, I’m not getting any younger. If you compare my photos from 2 years ago you’ll notice how different I looked…. and that was only 700+ days ago. God knows what I’ll be doing next, say, 3 years from now. Face lift? Botox? Whatevs.

052507_glytone A couple of months ago, the folks at my dermatologists, Belo Medical Group, gave me a 3-piece Glytone kit to try.

Glytone is a fantastic skincare system that targets different skin problems, from acne to aging, dry skin and keratosis pilaris, etc. I have normal to oily skin so they gave me the acne treatment kit.

I’m a big fan of glycolic peels/facials and some of glytone’s products have glycolic acid so I thought, why not give it a shot?

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Step #1

Wash your face with water. Get that face only a mother can love all damp and wet.

Step #2

Put a couple of drops of Glytone Exfoliating Gel Wash for Oily Skin 6.7 fl oz. (US$22) on your palm. It’s not like my favourite Obagi Foaming Gel where all you need (literally) is 1 drop no wonder the entire bottle can last you 6 months. 

The main ingredient is glycolic acid — the same stuff they used on my glycolic peel facials!

Step #3

Rub it gently on your palm until you build up a lather. Work it on your face in a circular motion. Rinse and pat your face with a hand towel until you’re dry.

Step #4

Put a couple of drops of the Glytone Acne Cleansing Toner 8 fl oz. (US$14.00) on a cotton square then rub it on your face, again, in a circular motion. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, PUT MORE THAN 3 or so drops. Just a little tiny bit is fine. This stuff is HARDCORE. HARDCORE, I’M TELLING YOU.

The Acne Cleansing Toner has 2% salicylic acid… and isopropyl alcohol, amongst other things.

When I first tried the toner I was all like "oh ok blah blah blah yaddi yaddi yadda nothing happens so why not use it twice a day in massive quanties".

BAM!

I peeled like a mother fucker AFTER the first week and my face was red as a tomato. Not even make-up could save me. I think this was back in March or so.

The next time you go around bombarding my email account with god knows how many emails asking me for my next pictionary, do keep in mind that there’s a high chance my face is fucked (oh who are we kidding, my face is fucked all the time anyway), I’m fat or I’m undergoing severe treatments.

Going back to the toner.

Yes. This stuff is HARDCORE. Peeling is normal, of course, but I went overboard because I used a shitload of this stuff.

At least I learned my lesson. =)

Step #5

Wait a couple of minutes for your skin to dry. The toner usually dries fast. However, it does have a little tingly sensation — the longer you use it, the more painful it gets. It takes a few weeks to build tolerance.

The last step on the Glytone program is the Acne Treatment Gel (US$16.99). It contains 10% benzoyl peroxide — the same stuff they use at ProActiv.

Just put a teeny tiny drop on your problem areas — zits, pimples, whatever and it should dry it up in no time.

DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, COVER YOUR ENTIRE FACE WITH IT.

I learned it the hard way. Hahaha!

I have a teeny zit on my cheek so that’s where I put it. That’s quite a lot of cream to be honest — it’s for photography’s sake/illustration purposes only.

And voila!

Personally-speaking I’m not a big fan of benzoyl peroxide. I know it works for 99% of you but not in my case. I’m quite sensitive to benzoyl peroxide to be honest. That’s why I ditched ProActiv a few years ago and switched to Obagi.

Overall, Glytone is a GREAT system but it’s not for me. I still prefer (and will be using/have been using) Obagi. However, if you can’t afford Obagi, Glytone is a great alternative — not because it’s wayyy cheaper but the major elements of Glytone (benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid AND salicylic acid) is effective to give you the skin you’ve always wanted.

I don’t have pricing information but last time I checked, a Glytone starter would cost you less than $50 versus $350-$400 on Obagi.

In any case, I think you should give Glytone a shot. There’s nothing to lose, really.

Believe it or not, I actually ran out of Obagi Foaming Gel and I’ve been using the Glytone cleanser instead. So far so good.

You can save $$$ if you buy the entire Glytone Acne Treatment Kit 3 piece kit. You get all 3 products for US$47!

FORTY SEVEN DOLLARS.

Click here!

In the Philippines, Glytone is available at your nearest Belo Medical Center.

Be sure to mention my name whenever you call/visit one of their clinics. Tell them you heard about Glytone from me!

Alabang: +632 7712356
Makati (Medical Plaza): +632 8177178
Makati (Rustan’s): +632 8158970
Greenhills: +632 7247443
Ortigas: +632 6373676
Quezon City: +632 3733355

Questions? Let me know. I’d be more than happy to share my experiences.

Email me and tell me you love me! My email address is bryanboy@gmail.com or SMS +63.915.785.1492.

I love you all!

PS. Dang! I just went to my Obagi page and it’s a coincidence I made that post approximately a year ago.

God damn I looked soo different! HAHAHA!

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29 Comments

  1. deeyou

    Yikes BB you’re looking ano thin (as opposed to mia thin) – go get a tan! Apart from that you’re looking better than ever, I may just give Obagi a shot since i hatehatehate benzoyl peroxide…fucking Jessica Simpson.

  2. foghead

    EAT SOMETHING!! NOOOO!! Bryan you’re too damn cute to be a Flip version of Skeletor. Seriously dude. You need to eat something. You were plenty thin and plenty cute.

  3. lol I love that fuckin line!
    “BAM!
    I peeled like a mother fucker AFTER the first week….”
    Proactive didn’t do ish for me. After a couple of weeks, I actually started breaking out even more.
    By the way, I found your Obagi entry through Melissa from the “Real World”. Thats how I got to your site.

  4. andrea

    Oh my freaking god bryan, you look like the bastard love child of death and michael (post surgery) jackson!!!
    seriously, stop doing whatever is it you have been doing (or resume what you havent) recently. and go find a replacement shrink that doesnt have ethics issues ASAP. btw, what he did was only legal cuz they were collegues… so techinically, yah he was seeking other professional opinions…but he shouldnt have told you he did that. and he shouldnt have referred them to your blog, bc i’m pretty sure he still has to keep your ID secret to them. i’d be pissed.

  5. Bryan!! Personally I think you are a little too thin (not that you care about anyone else’s opinion haha) and I’m glad you have been trying to put on a little weight. But all that aside, don’t beat yourself and your self esteem up with comments about how ugly you are. 1. Most Americans, myself included, would DIE to have razor sharp cheekbones like you have – It just isn’t in our genetics. 2. You have thick black hair that is gorgeous. I however am in the salon every 24 days to get my hair touched up so that the color is never off. All that said – don’t be too hard on yourself, and eat a little more!! I think I like the slightly more butch bryan boy… but what do I know? =) Best from California.

  6. OMG OMG I love love love your cheekbones! You look soooo good! I wish I can motivate my obese ass to lose weight like you! Don’t overdo it though ok? Luv ya!

  7. I love you dear Bryan. I love the fact that you are so brutally honest about your skin, because I suffer from not having 100% naturally flawless skin as well.

  8. BB, are you really that skinny or did u enhance it with photoshop/paintshop?
    you must have done something to your eyes and nose! ;)

  9. Stephabulous

    I love your La Jolla t-shirt… La Jolla is so luxe, so…. you!

  10. I think I should try that glytone…I already gave up my proactiv set a month ago because it didn’t heal my acne problems… i really wanted to try that obagi but it’s too damn expensive…

  11. Hanim

    Oh my god Bryan… you are SOOO thin.. go back to who you are… you look way better.I admit it’s been months since I come to ur blog but now I see what I have been missing or rather what you have been missing..FOOD. Still love you though.

  12. bb, you look like a korean lady i saw on a train the other day! do you have to go all xiaxue and photoshop yur features?

  13. Nicole Kidman

    You look horrible! Absolutely HORRENDOUS!! Fake cheekbone implants and a butchered nose job!! OMG You look soooooo bad!

  14. jävla

    YOU LOOK LIKE AN ASIAN JACKO IN THE FIRST FOTO.
    MEN NEJ!!!

  15. Amanda

    hey bb
    what’s gonna happen when i use benzoyl peroxide all over my face? my derma just prescribed me to use it and im tempted to put it all over my face.
    thanks :-)

  16. nipple

    bb hada nose job!
    you looked so butch in the old pic. much prettier in the new pic.

  17. nipple

    bb hada nose job!
    you looked so butch in the old pic. much prettier in the new pic.
    oh god im drunk.

  18. wtf? is mj pretty? is this happening or is it just the meth talking?

  19. jennyobagi

    I am using the obagi system right now, it works so great, but u have to suffer it at the beginning, all redness and peeling—but everything is worth. i want to use it for life, but i don’t know if there’s side affect? such as skin cancer????? i am in U.S, it’s easy for me to purchase obagi.

  20. darren

    i think your thinness looks so unnatural. well since you’re a product reviewing junkie, why not try ling zhi, it’s a appetite enhancer that can be bought at chinese drug stores. just give it a try, just one week. you honestly need a little fat boost. :)

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