I have to say, this is my first disapointment from Caudalie. Not just because the product was or seemed to be completely ineffective, but because I was really excited to use it. I attended an event at my local Murale, picked up my staple Caudalie serum, and received samples from the line (both from the Charity Swag Bag) and the Gift with Purchase Bonus from one of the MAs who turned me on to the line. I was thrilled to see this mask (along with the Deep Moisture one; which has been more effective) in the bag.
My excitement quickly turned to disinterest when I used it after exfoliating with my HG Avene Gentle Scrub. Quite frankly, I have had $2 Pure Derm and Face Shop sheet masks that felt more effective. Perhaps I should've tried it with the Caudalie Buffing Cream, but I am skeptical that using this purely with other products from the line would make it any better.
For one thing, it is very thin - definately not an old school clay type mask. It spread easily, and dried quickly. It did not have any noticeable smell the way a lot of Caudalie's Pulpe Vitaminee products have. After leaving on for the full 15 minutes, I rinsed it off. It had melted into my skin before rinsing (kind of like if you left a layer of soap on for a little longer, is the best way I can describe it), and I looked in the mirror.
I wasn't bright pink, but I certainly didn't look 'glowy.' My face didn't look or feel any plumper or more youthful.
Same results the second and third time. I did not break out, but I didn't feel any less congested, my pores didn't look tightened. There was no noticable difference in my skin by the third usage; a week and a half between the first and third use.
This might be nice for a pick me up, but $35 - IMO - is way too pricey for something that's just going to be relaxing and fun on a girl's night in. On the plus side, I did get three uses out of the sample tube (vs 1 out of the Moisture Mask sample tube), so it might even out price-wise. If it were in any way beneficial beyond just feeling nice, I might be more willing to splurge. In short? Save your money.
For reference: I have normal-to-dry, sensitive skin with larger/dilated pores around my nose and inner cheeks. I also can experience redness, rashes, flakiness, and flare-ups with irritating products. I'm not particularly acne-prone (maybe the odd hormonal breakout along my jawline or chin) but a little clog prone around the dilated area. My skin is very easily dehyrdrated. I did use while PMS-ing, but did not find it broke me out or left me more clog-prone.