So what do I think...? I love it!
[ ren glycol lactic radiance renewal mask ]
When I first tried this mask from little sample packets, I was nonplussed. I'd heard positive reviews from every corner of the internet and was unrealistically expecting a wonder product. Muh bad. Can't blame something for not meeting up to my unrealistic expectations. This mask ain't Jesus, y'all; so don't get it twisted. Part of me felt like the sample packets could have just been old (they were at least a year old that I knew of), so I wanted to test out a fresh version before I wrote off a product everyone seemed to love.
I decided to pull the trigger on a full sized bottle during a sale (score!) and started using it weekly, much to my boyfriend's chagrin. According to him, I look "scary" and "like [I'm] melting," with an occasional "Ahh, what is wrong with your face" peppered in for good measure. Always a charmer, that one. Each time I moved past his kind words of encouragement and removed the mask, I consistently found my skin feeling new and refreshed -- baby's bottom softness was finally mine! With no irritation or stinging during or post-application, to boot!
In summary, I believe this to be a high quality mask that delivers. So long as it doesn't burst your budget, I believe this mask to be worth the $55 price tag, and especially so if you can scoop it up for a discount during a sale.