Hello Shopahaulics, Tiffany here, and this facial masks does wonders after one use! I had the sample packet and used half of it over the summer and I didn’t notice anything. I used the other half now and even though it was folded down, the mask did not lose its properties to hydrate the skin.
Packaging: I only have used the packet, so I can not say anything about the bottle version (I just thought that it would be helpful if you would like to get it rather than a packet). The packet, once open, and closed with a bobby pin lasts a really long time if you only use half of it at a certain time.
Durability: I would have to say that the packet version is only good for gel-like substances as I have had to throw away clay masks because they dry out faster.
Pigmentation: The coloring looks like a gel-grey color that applies to the skin clear and dries to the skin clear.
Budget: The packet is only $1.37 at Walmart (fluctuating price depending on where you live) and the bottle costs $3.99. I recommend buying the packet versions to get a feel for what they can do for your skin. You can buy the packets at WalMart and the bottle at Ulta.
My Thoughts: This product is absolutely amazing for the winter as a lot of people’s skin dries out. I also recommend this for those of you with dry skin as this really does help hydrate skin. I would recommend two to three times a week if you have the time or every day since this product is non-abrasive and only benefits.