I had high hopes for this product but it just didn't deliver ANY results for me at all. I used the product on 5 consecutive days for the full 10 minutes each time and I can see no difference in my skin AT ALL. No change, no improvement, no glow and no results at all. I waited for the much anticipated stinging sensation and never got that either. It just did nothing WHATSOEVER for my skin. I had a spot on my skin before I started using the mask and I'd hoped that the mud would have sorted this out but the spot was still there after the 5 days as large as life. The mask had no effect on my skin whatsoever. I never felt that it cleaned my skin out or make it smoother or made it glow. I've had better results from a cheap face mask. I so wanted to feel the stinging sensation knowing the mast was doing SOMETHING but I never got that either. It's expensive for what it is so once I finish this pot I definitely WON'T be repurchasing again. An expensive mistake on my part and one I'll chalk down to experience.
Ok, firstly a heads up: this definitely leaves a stinging sensation! Lasted longer on my sensitive skin compared to my friend's normal skin. Secondly, this definitely roots out all the deep 'gunk' from deep within the skin- therefore you will breakout!! However break outs cleared fairly quickly, they didn't turn into infectious/cystic spots. I'm so glad I bought this while the 30% offer was on because my student bank account did not like the full price. When it arrived, it was much much smaller than I'd expected.. but it's so easily spreadable, only a small amount of product is needed!
This is a clay mask that isn't overly drying, but seems to purify & cleanse well. It tingles, especially noticeable after you take it off (as noted on the package). My skin looks better for using this. I would have given it 5 stars except for: 1) the colour - it is a bright terracotta that stains Everything. I now use this mask just before a shower, so I can wash it off in the shower without ruining my towels and turning the sink orange. 2) the packaging - it is a small jar and very awkward to get out the product - you will need a spatula (aka lolly stick). You don't need much product though, so the jar will last a while. I have used a few NIOD products and they all seem to do pretty much what they claim, this one is no exception. Recommended.
I bought this mud mask when i used a facial brush that broke me out underneath my eyes and on my cheeks. I looked for reviews but I only came across 1 or 2 videos that recommended to use to consecutively for 5 days or nights to see effective results. I had a hormonal break out or stress related it seems on my cheeks, jawline, the forehead and then the facial brush made things worse. I used this for 5 nights, I was amazed at how quickly it worked! By day 2 the break outs caused by the brush were closing up and drying out, the others started to shrink and by day 5 my face had relatively lesser breakouts. As this mask helps congested skin, its safe to assume that my skin really was congested maybe due to me trying different skin care products to get rid of the acne, or the stress and hormonal acne. I am giving 4 stars because I still have not seen the full extent of this products effects. Yes it does smell medicinal, very herbal but it works like a charm.