For my birthday I got an amazon gift card and ended up buying this... and it’s absolutely amazing!! As a skincare enthusiast, I definitely do not recommend using water instead of apple cider vinegar, it absolutely ruins it and after research it became apparent that anyone who had something bad to say about it on amazon was using this with water, or had dry skin (which with a drying clay mask is no good at all). Also, don’t use a metal bowl/spoon when mixing and applying this because it’ll deactivate the clay. Use a brush or wooden/plastic utensils.
Anyway, this is a mix it yourself mask, and sometimes it can be hard to get the right consistency, but once you do it settles on like a dream. I admit I can see how some people get annoyed with the smell, but after one use your nose gets used to it so it’s worth it in my opinion. The mask itself is absolutely amazing and always gives me the best results, the next day I always get compliments on how my skin is glowing, i look less red, etc. Helps my acne a whole bunch too, but if you get pimples then you need to be real careful and gentle when taking it off or its gonna tug at your skin barrier and cause irritation.
I would recommend this 100% however it is a lot of work to use it the right way.