Promising, but YMMV
I was so glad to finally find a mask that was pretty affordable and formulated specifically for problem oily/acne prone skin! It definitely showed some promise in terms of evening out my skin texture and targeting those zits. One thing that was a big turn off for me though is that the turmeric really stains your face (and turmeric is just notorious for that) and there is a noticeable yellow cast that remains after you rinse the mask off. There would be times when I would use this mask the night before, then swipe toner all over my face in the morning. The cotton pad came up all yellow! And my skin might just be sensitive, but the mask irritates my face slightly though not to the point of inflammation or anything. I guess one of the few perks is that it dries pretty quickly on your face, but the same applies to when it's in the jar. I picked up this jar in July, and around October I noticed the mask had dried up considerably inside. I mean, nothing a little water couldn't fix but just a warning that it's prone to that sort of thing. That being said, I find it interesting that Sage and Tera have The Aftermask as a product claiming to be "a preparatory step to masking to aid in the absorption of the clay mask actives, and to soothe and rebalance the skin post masking." To me, it's S&T acknowledging that their masks may be a bit drying for some hence the need to market another hydrating product to overcompensate. Overall, while the product showed some promise in the beginning, it was really not meant to be and your mileage with the product may vary.
9 months ago