This is one of the only beauty products I've ever found that ACTUALLY DOES WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO. It removes oil and blackheads like nothing else, and HOLY COW, IT ACTUALLY DOES SHRINK HUGE PORES!
I am "blessed" with really large pores -- enormous might be a better word, and I've always felt self-conscious about them. Whenever I'm going to go out, though, I apply the mint julep masque and give it plenty of time to thoroughly dry. I've been using it regularly for about a year and I am still thrilled to see how tight it makes my pores, and how smooth it makes my skin appear. Of course the effect is not permanent -- I've found that it lasts for about six to eight hours. I can extend the shrunken-pore look by a few hours by frequently blotting my face with blotting papers.
My skin is extremely oily -- you don't even want to know how oily. As a result, I've always had acne that is impossible to control. I'm 30 now, and have struggled badly with acne since my early teens. This product has significantly improved my acne situation, primarily by helping to extract blackheads -- it never quite gets all of them, but it definitely removes a significant amount. The rest I am able to get out by manually extracting them. Plus, the way it sucks up oil -- oh my gosh, it's amazing.
I use it three or four times per week, but in the past during really bad skin times I've used it as often as twice per day. It is a great product. I use it along with daily niacin and zinc supplements, Cetaphil cleanser, and daily use of a 10% glycolic acid lotion to finally, finally achieve great, healthy, ALMOST-clear skin. I love this product!