My skin has been dry and flaky lately. Nothing seemed to help, and exfoliating (too often, in a fruitless attempt to speed up skin cell turnover) was just irritating my skin further. I thought a hydrating mask might help, so headed to Walgreen's in hopes that they might carry something suitable. What I found was Skincode Essentials Lifting Moisture Mask with CM-Glucan. After reading the package, I decided it was worth a try. According to the box, the product is not tested on animals, it contains antioxidants (vitamins E & C), and it is free of color, fragrance, preservatives, and animal derivatives. The directions indicate that the mask should be applied to a clean face and left on for at least 10 minutes. It doesn't dry on the skin, so I left it on for 30-40 minutes (wasn't really watching the clock; I was doing a crossword puzzle and enjoying the pleasant sensation of the product moisturizing my dry skin). It was easy to rinse off, and my skin felt hydrated. The next morning the flakes were gone, and my face felt normal again - not dry. The product doesn't claim to remove discoloration or diminish wrinkles, but my skin certainly looked healthier (and younger).