Oooh, you guys! This stuff is the bomb! (I actually almost wrote "the bomb dot com" before I realized it's been, oh, at least a decade since that phrase was popular. How did that happen? My life is flying by!) Anyway, I got Clinique's City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub last week and I've actually used it three times since then because damn, this stuff is great. It has a thick clay-like consistency and goes on as a sort of gray shade, but it quickly (between 5-10 minutes) dries to a light blue color, which is when you know it's done its job and you can take it off. It gets tighter as it dries (like all clay masks) but I never found it uncomfortable or itchy, like some of them. The mask contains grains that exfoliate your skin when you take it off (removing it using a washcloth will also help with that) so it'll get rid of any dead skin (especially helpful as we head into the cooler weather. I really like the way this makes my skin feel - after I take it off, my face feels smoother and (dare I say it) even looks a little brighter. I also really like the way it preps my face for the rest of my skin care routine - it feels super clean afterwards and my moisturizer just glides on. This one's definitely going to be a staple in my routine from now on. Two thumbs up!