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2019 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hello lovely masking mavens! We have finally outgrown the original thread started by the wonderful @Aaliaa and are beginning another masking journey. Many, many thanks to her and excited you are here. Posting/original thread: 

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Posting: Each week features a different theme, as well as a letter of the alphabet for coming up with new masking ideas. Feel free to post as frequently or infrequently as you would like, with or without following the challenge; they are guidelines and just something we do for fun. We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcomed!

Please include the brand and name of the mask you are trying out, as well as a photo if possible. Any other details are greatly appreciated, including scent, your overall experience, and whether or not you would repurchase. Don't forget to include a grade (thanks to @ShortErica for the idea) to help others along the way.

Most importantly, have fun and merry masking!


Original Thread:
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge/td-p/3615125 

Female-owned companies, for reference:

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Amika (Co-Founder Vita Rayhkman)
Annie’s Way (Annie Wu)
Beauty Pie (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Biobelle (4 sisters)
Bite Beauty (Founder Susanne Langmuir)
bkr (Co-Founders Kate Cutler and Tal Winter)
bliss Spa/bliss Skincare (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Briogeo (Nancy Twine)
By Terry (Terry De Gunzberg)
Captain Blankenship
Drunk Elephant (Tiffany Masterson) 
Esker (Shannon Davenport)
Glossier (Emily Weiss) 
Glow Recipe/Sweet Chef (Sarah Lee & Christine Chang)
Herbivore (partners Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow)
Honest Beauty (Jessica Alba)
Indie Lee
Josie Maran
Jane Iredale
Juice Beauty (Karen Behnke)
June Jacobs
Kate Somerville
Kora Organics (Miranda Kerr)
Dr. Loretta
NuFace (Carol Cole)
Odacite (Valerie Grandury)
Omorovicza (husband and wife Stephen and Margaret de Heinrich de Omorovicza)
Ouai (Jen Atkin)
Pacifica Beauty (Brook Harvey-Taylor and husband Billy Taylor)
Pai (Sarah Brown)
Peach & Lily/Peach Slices (Alicia Yoon)
Pixi (Petra Strand)
Purlisse (Jennifer Yen)
Rael (Yanghee Paik)
Sand & Sky (twin sisters Emily and Sarah Hamilton)
Saint Jane (Casey Georgsson)
Sara Happ
Skin Laundry (Yen Reis)
Soap & Glory (Founder Marcia Kilgore)
Soko Glam (husband and wife Charlotte and David Cho)
Sol de Janeiro (Heela Yang, Co-Founder)
Summer Fridays (Founders Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Gores Ireland)
Jill Stuart
tarte (Maureen Kelly)
Tata Harper
Tatcha (Vicky Tsai)
Charlotte Tillbury
Wander Beauty (Co-Founders Divya Gugnani and Lindsay Ellingson)
Joanna Vargas
Yamaha Cosmetics (Founder and CEO Anna Kang)

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2019 Mask of the Week Challenge Schedule

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Jan 1 - 6AMasks you discovered in 2018 - What new loves did you discover last year? 
Jan 7 - 13BFavourite Mask of the “Masking Week Challenge 2018”  
Jan 14 - 20CFavourite Mask in your regular routine - What do you buy in bulk, so you always have it on hand in case of masking emergency?@itsfi
Jan 21 - 27D
Clean Week - Masks that give your skin a boost without the guilt
 
Jan 28 - Feb 3ELip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that winter skin 
Feb 4 - 10FVitamins Week - masks that nourish your skin with vitamins and minerals@Kim888
Feb 11 - 17GSpecial Occasion Masks - the mask(s) you use to pamper yourself@itsfi
Feb 18 - 24HGross Masks - whether it's the scent or results, share the details please!@Aaliaa
Feb 25 - Mar 3ISpring Flowers - floral ingredients or scents that add a spring to your step 
Mar 4 - 10JFemale Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Day March 8th 
Mar 11 - 17KFavourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask 
Mar 18 - 24LSample that made you buy the FS - You tried it, and decided to buy it!@itsfi
Mar 25 - 31MFavourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa?? 
Apr 1 - 7NBIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 
Apr 8 - 14OThe Oozoo Week - share your Oozoo and Neogen loves!@Shosh85
Apr 15 - 21PLuxe it Up or a Pretty on a Penny - the $ and the $$$$ of Masks 
Apr 22 - 28QSample Dive - I know we have them! 
Apr 29 - May 5RSephora’s ‘Best Selling’ Masks 
May 6 - 12SOvernight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 
May 13 - 19TSummer Masks to refresh and sooth during sunny months 
May 20 - 26UFruits & Veggies Week - masks that use natural goodness to nourish your skin@Keana1
May 27 - Jun 2VGuess this Mask - using only a pic or description, see if you can stump fellow BIC masking mavens 
Jun 3 - 9WDIY Mask - Skincare meets Chemistry 
Jun 10 - 16XMorning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Jun 17 - 23YMasks you've discovered so far in 2019 
Jun 24 - 30ZMasking Duel - Dare to compare 2 (or more!) masks in one session 
Jul 1 - 7AHydrating Masks to get over the dehydration of Air-Conditioning! 
Jul 8 - 14BMasking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy 
Jul 15 - 21CLip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin 
Jul 22 - 28D’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders! 
Jul 29 - Aug 4EMulti-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day?? 
Aug 5 - 11FBlind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!@veronika23
Aug 12 - 18GSheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why? 
Aug 19 - 25HDrugstore & Grocery Brands Week 
Aug 26 - Sep 1IFavourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask 
Sep 2 - 8JRainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue@Sonnydee
Sep 9 - 15KAutumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask 
Sep 16 - 22LWhen you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW 
Sep 23 - 29MBIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members 
Sep 30 - Oct 6NSephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness 
Oct 7 - 13OFrench Pharmacy Week 
Oct 14 - 20PEnds of the Earth - masks that use ingredients from or are made in far away places 
Oct 21 - 27QOvernight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 
Oct 28 - Nov 3RLets show some love to Some Korean skincare brands 
Nov 4 - 10SForgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask 
Nov 11 - 17TGross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients? 
Nov 18 - 24UFlash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time 
Nov 25 - Dec 1VMorning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 
Dec 2 - 8WAsian skincare Brand - Visit old cultures and their ways 
Dec 9 - 15XSample Dive - I know we have them! 
Dec 16 - 22YHoliday Party Prep Mask 
Dec 23 - 29ZMasks you discovered in 2019

Next Week's Theme: Luxe it Up or Pretty on a Penny - which $ or $$$$ masks do it all for your skin?    

 

Letter of the Week Ideas for “P”

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Ingredient

Brand

Misc

Papaya

Pai Skincare

Pore Care

Pearl

Patchology

 

Peptides

Peach & Lily

 

Propolis

Peace Out

 

Pumpkin

Perricone MD

 

 

PMD

 

 

 

 

New Survey! @missjeanie and @ShortErica have another question for the group!

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Last Week's Survey Results: @missjeanie and @ShortErica wanted to know all about your mask organization. Thank you everyone! Here are the results:

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Monthly Masking Info:

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 Monthly Masking Meetup: RECAP!

It was our first Monthly Masking Meetup Weekend! 🎉 Lets have some fun comparing notes, thanks everyone for joining in. Now share your thoughts/suggestions/what I could do better/etc.:

One weekend each month will be our meet up, with Saturday as the primary date. Leaving it open for the entire weekend for those who aren’t able to mask Saturday night. 

@missjeaniemade a great suggestion for May, let's try a house brand Sephora Collection mask! to give everyone enough advance notice to pick it up. 

April: The Oozoo Rose Capsule, April 13th
May: Sephora Collection Mask (tentative/pending survey results from the group)
June:
July:
August:
September:
October:
November:
December:

Do you have a suggestion or mask you would like to see the group try it? Let me know!

 

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@Shosh85, Nice!  Good ingredients & no alcohol, very good!

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@byme4u It's always nice when it doesn't have alcohol! Every once in awhile I'll use a mask with alcohol, but for the most part I try to stay away from them. 😉👍

this one looks awesome @Shosh85 and the long lasting hydr...

this one looks awesome @Shosh85 and the long lasting hydration is the best benefit for my dehydrated skin 😉

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@lmaster I feel like I'm always needing that extra hydration! 🙌

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@Shosh85 @lmaster  I can't remember a time when my skin didn't want/need extra hydration. lol!

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So glad to see a review on this @Shosh85 !  I've looked at them a few times but thought 10$ for one mask seemed a bit steep since I hadn't heard anything about them yet. I'll keep an eye out for a shoppers sale now!

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@missjeanie At Target it's $10 for a box of 3. They don't have the option to buy in singles. 😉

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Oh geez... I need to get to Target... I saw them at Shoppers here for about 10$ a single.  Granted that's in Canadian...but still @Shosh85 

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yay thank you for reviewing this @Shosh85 ! I've been very curious to try these!

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@Kim888 It took me a long time to finally try them! So far, so good! Planning on doing the "Glow" one soon. 😃👍

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My last mask for the Letter O / Oozoo and Neogen week, and I went for a “do over” with the Lapcos mask. O is for Oil.

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I wasn’t a huge fan of the Lapcos Skin First Oil Wrap Mask Sheet - 8 Flower Nectar the first time I used it – there was a lot of oil serum sitting on top of my face after removing the mask. I wondered whether my skin wasn’t in the best condition to use it, so I decided to give it another try, this time, after my face had been subjected to temperature changes with various trips and the different weather conditions and just being on several plane rides so it was parched and probably use both water and oil, and after prepping the skin to hopefully better absorb the oils from the sheet mask.

 

I started with the Ahava Mineral Mud Clearing Facial Treatment Mask. I was a little nervous this would be too drying for the drier parts of my face so for those areas, I applied a couple layers of a hydrating essence before applying the mud mask there.  To my surprise, the Ahava Clearing Mask was not as harsh on my skin as I thought it would be – I didn’t experience any tightness and my skin did not feel stripped dry of moisture. It also did a nice job of clearing and cleansing my skin, particularly my T-zone and neck where I tend to be oilier and more prone to clogged pores. This is a nice one; I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite mud mask but I like it more than many of the ones I’ve tried in the past; it worked pretty well now and I can see that it could work really well in the warmest parts of the summer when I’m at my oiliest.

 

After rinsing off the mud mask in the shower, I went for the Lapcos Skin First Oil Wrap Mask Sheet - 8 Flower Nectar. The material on this mask is still not my favorite, but I made a few adjustments to the more ill-fitting areas and found myself warming up to the mask a little more than I did the first time I used it. I left it on for 30 minutes (directions recommend 10-20) and this time after I removed the mask, my face did not feel like it was trapped in a pool of oil, and it absorbed more quickly into my skin. I guess there’s something to be said about the right conditions. Overall, this go around with this oil mask was not bad. It’s still not my favorite oil mask but my feelings towards it have warmed a little.

 

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I’m glad it worked better for you this time @itsfi 😊

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Me too @faeriegirl! Smiley Happy It was also a good reminder that the right skin care prep plays a role in a good masking experience.

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I'm glad the oil mask worked out better for you this go round @itsfi .  It really does prove that we should be choosing the right masks for what we need at that time.  And always a nice surprise when a mask you had low expectations for pulls through!

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Well said @missjeanie! Smiley Happy  I reach for hydrating masks most of the time (and they account for most of the masks in my stash) but I have to remember that I also need to focus on more moisturizing masks that work for the dry aspect of my dehydrated-combination skin. 

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@itsfi I think it's a great idea to use a mud mask before an oily one! I'm happy they both worked out better than expected! You are so right, the right conditions can make a big difference! 👍😉

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@Shosh85, yes!! The mud mask + oil mask combo works well and I like that there are more mud masks on the market that don't dry out the skin. 

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@itsfi, good masking, great review!  Ahava is such a good brand!  I'm taking note to use a skin prep mask to prepare for an oil mask.  How did the Lapcos smell, I see it

has one of my fav oils, "almond"?

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@byme4u, oooh, I love almond oil too. I thought this one smelled like flowers and a little bit herbaceous as well.

I do have this one to try yet @itsfi I liked the other ve...

I do have this one to try yet @itsfi I liked the other version of this one, so I'm up for trying this one out, sounds like a better experience this go round

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@lmaster, I think my skin was better suited for the oils in the mask this time - it was definitely more dry and more dehydrated than it normally is at the time I used this one again. Would be interesting to see how you think this one compares to the other one you tried from the brand. 

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