I love this mask. I have allergies, so I'm always looking for good natural companies and products. I accidentally left this on for about an hour the first time I used it (oops), but it didn't harm my skin. It's clear going on, and it does NOT peel off despite what I assumed from an "exfoliating peel." You just rinse the mask off with warm water. I have oily/combination skin, and I find this isn't too drying. However, it may be too drying for someone with already dry skin. I use this, then my toner, and then my facial oils a few times a week. It really has made a difference in my skin!