At a glance: this is a fabulous chemical exfoliant in mask form, but it is pricey.
I will admit that I dove headfirst into this product just by virtue of the rave reviews all over the internet when it first came out. Thankfully, I've found that it lives up to the hype. I use it at most 2x a week, but usually just once, and let it sit for twenty minutes. You need to use it on clean but totally dry skin. Believe me, any lingering dampness will make this burn! I do experience some mild stinging in the first few minutes, but nothing unbearable. I think for people with particularly sensitive skin, this is maybe a product to avoid. There is a mildly unpleasant smell, and I will admit that the removal process (as with many leave-on masks) is a bit of a pain. I usually keep an old/ratty/but very clean towel around, and after rinsing my face a few times, use that to wipe the product off. This is followed by some serious moisturization.
My skin does look a bit red usually after removing the mask, but that fades within 30-60 minutes, and leaves beautiful, smooth, and plumped skin behind. I definitely notice a reduction in those awful little white bumps that pop up on my forehead, as well as the blackheads on my nose and chin. Sometimes I just use the mask on my T zone and leave my cheeks out.
It does take a few pumps to get enough product to spread over your face, but I appreciate this because I'd rather that than end up with too much product and have to waste it. I love the packaging, it's super cute, and the pump is way more hygienic than anything in a tub. I do wish there were a way to see how much mask I have left, but I guess that's a pretty minor issue.
All in all, the only thing that is keeping me from 100% buying this again ASAP is the price. I might just keep my fingers crossed that my current bottle will last me through the holidays, and I can ask for it as a gift!