I started using this awhile ago and it is one of the best skin treatments out there. I like it better than the mud treatment I had at a spa (birthday gift). I love the fact that it's vegan, I always look for all natural, or organic, or vegan beauty care. I also like that it is ready to use, some other products you have to mix with water or vinegar. Use it sparingly - you don't need a thick layer on your skin, you are just wasting the product. I use makeup sponges to apply the mud, they allow you to quickly put a thin layer on with a minimum of mess. A thin layer works very well, and if you don't use it often and the product in the jar gets a little thick/dry, just add a little water and mix. I've had mixed results with blackheads, sometimes it only takes one use, sometimes it can take 2 or 3 before the black heads disappear completely, I guess it depends on your skin. It does help with oily skin, so even though I don't have a problem with serious breakouts, I have noticed that I don't break out as much and it's becoming less and less each time. Wash your face after using it, mud and clay treatments can leave a very slight residue on your skin, so you want your skin clean before you put on makeup or creams.