Everything you've ever heard about this masque is true. It has an absolutely amazing effect on the skin; it balances, purifies, revitalizes. It smells unusual, but I don't think it's off-putting at all. In fact, over time I got used to the smell and actually look forward to it. Even just thinking about it I can smell it and want to go put it on because of the fabulous glow it leaves. For reference, I have combination skin that tends towards dryness and is breakout-prone (especially on cheeks). About 3 times a week I use Vivant in conjunction with Masque VIP O2. I use the latter around the eyes and lips, and on the neck as well. A shoutout to the A+ customer service here as well. Always helpful and prompt and generous with samples...which is super helpful!