I first started using Elemis products after having a facial on a cruise a couple of years ago and I've used them ever since. My skin has always had redness that is not due to rosacea but just dryness. Elemis products, and this repair mask in particular, have helped more than anything else I've tried. The redness is almost gone. The mask itself has a very mild, pleasant fragrance (and I'm not a fan of strong lavender scent) My skin is left soft, smooth and less red. I do put moisturizer on after the mask. The best time for me to use this is in the morning before I apply my makeup. It makes my foundation go on much better and my skin has a better texture after using the mask.