This mask is probably the best one I've tried yet. I love that it has the 4 different clays as well as charcoal. It is a thicker mask, so I do feel like I use a little more than normal. But the quality of this and price you pay for how much you get makes up for that. I am just now half way through the container and have gotten at least 7-8 uses. I have tried applying with my fingers and the brush they came out with and I did find I use less with the brush. When this mask is finished drying, my face doesn't feel dry or stiff or like I just have to take it off right now. Once I do take it off, I've noticed my pores on my cheeks are smaller, my skin is brighter and feels hydrated, and by the next morning my blemishes have diminished in size.