I have used a lot of peel off mask, most are gel based that dry and I always thought those would work better. So glad I tried this strip one and I am pleasantly surprised by how great it is. It get all the stuff that my regular peel masks were never able to pull out. Now another great point is tha it is painless as, a simple fast yank takes it all off with no lingering residue. I absolutely love and recommendations this peel strip.