I used to really like Loreal mascaras and saw them as a great option for the Recessionista instead of designer favorites like Dior Show or Lancome Definiciles mascara. However, about a year ago I started to see a shift in the quality of this product. I'm not sure if they are using new manufacturing practices or different ingredients, but the quality of these products has definitely suffered. Within 2 weeks of purchasing the Loreal Extra Collagen it got so clumpy in the tube that I couldn't even use it anymore. What a disappointment! I purchased another tube from a different store to be sure that it wasn't being kept somewhere without climate control by the store itself, but alas, the same problem with it gunking up in two weeks. I keep my cosmetics at my vanity table - not a humid bathroom - so I'm a bit puzzled by how quickly this product aged. Sadly, I will not be buying it again.