It's challenging to determine what makes this better -- the fact that it's formulated with USDA-certified organic ingredients or the deliciously tingling feeling during use -- but the results are incomparable to any of exfoliator or mask I've ever used. The bright, rosy glow from hydroxy acids is not at the expense of your skin's hydration, thanks to soothing B5 vitamins. Per GP's recommendation -- and who can deny Gwyneth's sage beauty advice -- use it daily. It's the best 15 minutes you will spend before bedtime.
This product is everything I usually avoid. It's pricy, it's from an overly buzzy brand (well, two brands), and it uses microgranules to exfoliate. Unfortunately, this mask chose me, and my skin adores it. The ultra-fine grains buff my skin ever-so gently when I manually massage it across my skin in the shower. The magic of this product though, is that it does so much more than your average St. Ives scrub. Once I've rubbed little circles over my cheeks, chin, and T-zone, I keep the product on for another three minutes, allowing the built-in chemical exfoliants to do their thing. My face is brighter, smoother, and softer straight away, and even more so the next morning.