I was honestly hoping this mask would work a little better than it did, although the blackhead tools are fantastic. The blackhead tools are my favorite part, and I also appreciate the applicator that comes with it. Overall though, I was unimpressed with the mask. I washed my face with soap and water the first time and didn't get any results as far as pulling out the little blackheads, that were already sticking out partly. I tried exfoliating first, and so did my husband on his nose. We both put on the mask and it pulled out some, but not what I was anticipating. It's a great kit but I wish the mask pulled out more. BUT, my 6 and 3 year old girls tried it as well, so its gentle enough for them.