It makes my skin feel clean and fresh without drying it out and most importantly no redness or irritation! I have slightly dry and sensitive skin so wasn't actually looking for a clay mask. This mask came in the most recent Cult Beauty goody bag and I'm so glad I tried it! I've used it 3 times once a week and look forward to using it. I think of this mask more as a pampering product before the start of the week and not as a treatment product. I already have a very strict skincare regimen to keep all my skin issues at bay.