I used this both as a cleanser and a mask. I love the cooling effect i get from this and it really wakes me up in the mornings and makes me feel squeaky clean. This really helps in fighting my acne problems. As mask i have to be very careful i get it no where near my eyes cause it makes em all red and puffy other then that this stuff is great and clears up my skin very nicely.
Yowch! I must be allergic to BP or something. I tried this as a mask on the first day and left it on for only 2 minutes. Afterward my skin looked sunburnt and felt very sensitive. So I waited a week and then tried it only as a cleanser. I got a red bumpy rash all over my face that took a full week to go away. Never using this again. I thought it was supposed to be gentle?!?! Oh well.
Mmm, I like this product. Originally, I wanted the acne mask, because I like clay masks, and not cleanser/masks. But a MUAer got me this instead, and I'm finding myself pleasantly surprised. I don't use it everyday, even as a cleanser-- I use Shu Uemura cleansing oils or VMV Hypoallegenics soap. I think it might be too harsh for everyday use. But once in a while, when I'm feeling oily or am on the verge of a breakout, I turn to this, and my skin feels a lot better :)
I first used this stuff about a year ago when a friend visited and left her tube behind. I tried it first as a mask...it burned the hell out of my face! I looked like I'd fallen asleep on the beach. BUT I did try it out as a cleanser and I love it. I got brave (or forgetful?) last week and tried it as a mask again though on only the oiliest areas of my face and it was great...dunno what to think about it, but hey, my face looks great!
I only used this because I didn't have facewash while visiting my parents, and my sister had a tube of this stuff. I was very impressed with its performance, so I bought a tube of my own, and I'm so glad I did. I don't use BP products because they make my skin red for 2-3 days, but this facewash doesn't cause me any irritation, and it makes my skin feel incredibly smooth. It has also cleared up and healed the breakouts I was dealing with, and my skin is clearer, overall. I also use Clinique's Total Turnaround, so that probably has something to do with it. Fortunately, I haven't experienced dryness because I apply Oil Of Olay lotion as soon as my face is clean. I'd recommend this product to anyone because it's versatile, smells good, rinses easily, has a good texture, and most importantly, because it works.
I must admit I'm not totally in love with this stuff. I don't like the smell, it burns a little when I put it on, and it made my more sensitive areas in my face beet red irritated. Besides that I'm impressed that it has worked so well. My jawline had bad cystic acne problems. Not anymore. I don't use it as a mask. The smell and burn is too much for me for that but once a day as a cleanser for my problem areas (being very careful to keep it out of more sensitive parts of my face)has cleared my acne. This has become cleansing staple for me. UPDATE: I had a huge rash on my neck from using this stuff. I shouldn't have to spot apply a cleanser so I'm not buying this product again.
This stuff is awesome. I've used all kinds of high-end brands...Kiehls, Clinique, etc, but this cleanser/mask beats anything I've tried by the other companies. It is very cooling and EFFECTIVE. It clears my skin in 1-1.5 days, which never happens with me. I have combination skin that flares up terribly once in a while, in case anyone was wondering. Not drying! Yay!
This stuff is great...I only use it as a mask 3 times a week...I clean my face with clean and clear daily pore cleanser, then apply this and leave it on for 5 minutes...it clears up breakouts fast...i even use it as a spot treatment...i put a dab on a zit and leave it on overnight...the zit is greatly reduced by the morning
i am currently on my second tube of this stuff and needless to say-i love it! i didnt realize that it contained BP for awhile but i guess thats why it works. be careful as it does bleach your shirts if you accidently get it on there. but besides that little dink, i rely on this stuff. i went a month without it, thinking nothing would change and boy was i wrong. i started breaking out and i went back to this. my skin is now healing and feeling soft as ever again! love love love this stuff!
Update 8/3/08: I still use this product and still love it. It is a little strong to use everyday for my sensitive skin but I use it about once a week as a mask. great stuff, hope they never discontinue it!
This is one of the worst products I have ever used on my skin. I used the Clear Pore mask, it said to leave it on for a maximum of 5 minutes so I followed the directions and after 30 seconds on my skin there was a burning sensation and i removed it. I looked in the mirror and the product had burned my skin! I had red and white patches and my skin was very red and irritated... whatever you do test this product on your skin(like on the inside of your arm)before using it as a face mask. You never know...your skin may have the same reaction that mine did and stay red, irritated and patchy for a few days.