I've used this twice so far and noticed results. My skin does not feel overdried. It's a very calm and soothing mask. I recommend steaming the face and opening the pores then rub a thin layer over face. Once that dries I do another layer and leave on for half hour. When rinsed off, break outs have calmed down and pores seem tighter. I use once a week to get all the dirt and grease out from working and going out.