I picked this up for $5 on sale oh so long ago (it retails for $15) but only used it about a month ago for the first time. For some reason it's childish packaging (featuring a woman winking who disturbingly just looks like a cyclops) and somewhat cringeworthy text on the back drew me in and I found it the slightest bit appealing. I mean, who doesn't want a 'clear skin smoothie' to smooth away spots 'created by chicks for chicks', after all there is 'no need to freak out when you break out!' Right, I promise there will be no more cringiness in this post.
Despite me making fun of the packaging, I really like this mask. It claims to cleanse deeply, draw out any impurities, refine and tighten pores and help the healing process. Not sure what I'm supposed to be healing, but let's go with it.
It's nice and gentle on the skin but I still feel that it really does the job well. Unlike other masks that I have tried there is absolutely no stinging or irritation whatsoever. It does have a fragrance to it which I think is neither here nor there really, though you may want to check that you like it before buying because I imagine some people may find it offputting.
I apply it thickly for ten minutes onto my clean face and then let it set. Like every other mask, I find it ridiculously uncomfortable and it takes all my willpower not to remove it instantly.
Once off, my face resembles a boiled lobster (ALL the redness goes away within about two minutes) but my gosh does my face feel smooth. It's like all the gunk has been sucked out and what is left is pure goodness. (I know, I know, I said I would leave the cringiness out!)
I don't use masks often (perhaps about once a month) but I found this one to be really effective. It did make my skin feel smooth, I'm not sure that it did anything to my blemishes but it made my skin feel pretty darn good.
I give this 7 out of 10.