It's been a long time since I've used a mud mask. I have generally dry skin now and never really saw the need. But, I used the sample - and now I'm a fan. I agree with another reviewer who said that it helped clear pores without drying my skin. I think its a solid choice form 30-40 somethings who'd like to use a mask now and then. It's a solid product. Not a miracle worker - but nice! And, the price is a bit off-putting. I think my plan is to try one or two lower cost mud masks and then decide if this one is really worth the extra money. I don't mind spending premium money on every-day products, but this is one I'd need to think about.