I purchased the Mermaid Mask as well and have the same issue with this mask as well in terms of the texture being very thick, making it hard to get product out of the jar. I have to use a lot of pressure to get product on my finger. I was told this was due to climate, but the texture hasn't returned to normal. However, once applied to the skin it is a really great mask. I love the addition of honey and the gentle exfoliation in provides when being rubbed off in addition to the enzyme benefits. I definitely prefer this mask over the Mermaid Mask.