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2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

Welcome to the final part of our 2019 Mask of the Week Challenge. Feel free to join in however often you want, on or off theme. It's just fun to share the masking adventures. Let's give some love to our winter skin.

 

It's almost 2020! Below is the tentative Mask of the Week Challenge schedule with everyone's suggestions. Thank you @missy415 for the reminderSmiley Happy If you have an idea, please PM me so we can look at adding it to the list. 

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This Week’s Theme: Asian skincare Brand - Visit old cultures and their ways

Letter of the Week: “W” 

 

2019 Q4 Schedule

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WEEK     LETTER       THEME

Sep 30 - Oct 6 N          Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness 

Oct 7 - 13        O           French Pharmacy Week 

Oct 14 - 20      P           Ends of the Earth - masks that use ingredients from or are made in far away places 

Oct 21 - 27      Q          Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar 

Oct 28 - Nov 3 R          Duel Week V2.0 & Mask Meetup thank you @mrsmouse for suggesting the Wish Formula Bat Eye Mask!

Nov 4 - 10        S          Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask 

Nov 11 - 17      T          Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients? 

Nov 18 - 24      U          Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time 

Nov 25 - Dec 1 V          Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step 

Dec 2 - 8          W          Asian skincare Brand - Visit old cultures and their ways 

Dec 9 - 15        X           Sample Dive - I know we have them! 

Dec 16 - 22      Y           Holiday Party Prep Mask 

Dec 23 - 31       Z          Masks you discovered in 2019

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2019 Mask of the Week Main Thread & Misc. Info:

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To Post:
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, if it's an exfoliating mask (include acid info if known), 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!

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:
https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/2019-Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge/m-p/4497678/highligh...
2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:

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

Masking Surveys Thread: Curious about others' masking habits? Join the fun w/ @ShortErica:

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Spring Masks on the Move Box🌱🌷🌈: Interested in participating in a spring box? @ShortErica has a survey that will help us curate the best plan for next year for those who would like to be involved:

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@cianni, “blackhead free”? I’m intrigued! Will have to give it a try. Just gotta give my nose a little pep talk beforehand about the pain that comes with such fabulous results. 😆

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@cianni did you derma plane first? I had no idea, but I did my first peel without doing that first and holy moly. I thought I was going to peel off my skin, it was so awful!

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@cianni  Ooooh, this sounds amazing! I'm willing to experience a little pain if it brings great results! So happy this worked out so well! 😃🙌

oh girl @cianni I need this!!

oh girl @cianni I need this!!

2019 Q4 Mask of the Week Challenge!

O is for Oxygen pixi O 2 I used this exactly how it says to, I honestly thought I liked the Pacifica mask better, but now I think I like them both equally 🤦 this one contains lactic acid, and has a much shorter wear time, my skin did feel a little bit softer with this one. the scent on the Pacifica was better, this pixi had more of an earthy scent. my skin felt nicely clarified with this one as well. Both of these will stay in the collection, next to use bliss the final oxygen mask to see if I equally like them all 😂

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With an earthy scent @lmaster this one sounds like one to try. @Shosh85 may be on to something - ginseng always seems to produce a scent like the one you are describing. Thank you for the comparison as well. I pick up a lot of Pacifica stuff for my daughter but I try it out too. I like most of it, some stuff causes her to break out though.

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@lmaster I wonder if the earthy scent you're picking up is from the ginseng? 🤔 Happy to hear you loved this one just as equally! They both definitely sound wonderful! 😃 I'll be interested to hear how the Bliss ranks with them!

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You may very well be right @Shosh85 didn't even think of that 😆

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Both of these are overnight masks. I alternated using these every other night this week and I'm partial to the Origins - it's very nicely moisturizing for my skin. I'm still not seeing any firming effects from the Kiehl's overnight but my husband, however, is a fan - he likes the cooling feel and that his skin feels smooth and a bit tighter. He's not a huge fan of the scent but said at the same time that it's not horrible and he could live with it. I'm glad he's being so accommodating of the scent now that it seems he has commandeered this mask for his own. lol.

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@missy415, completely agree with your thoughts on both masks! I used the Origins last week and my skin was very happy.

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The origins one is really nice, isn't it @itsfi. I've been fairly pleased with the masks I've tried from Origins and Kiehl's.

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@missy415 100% in agreement with you on the Origins! And I'm thinking my husband might enjoy the Kiehl's, if only I could get him to try it Smiley Very Happy

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You should definitely try to see if your husband will give masking a try @eshoe. Mine surprised me that he's keeping up with it. 

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@missy415  The Origins mask is seriously one of my most favorites! 
Good to know your husband likes the Kiehls mask! I'm impressed he masks at all!😃

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He's been on this masking kick for a couple of months now @Shosh85. I keep wondering if it's a passing phase or if he's going to be my forever masking bestie. LOL. 

the origins drink up is one I've not tried yet @missy415...

the origins drink up is one I've not tried yet @missy415 good to see reviews from the hubs too 😉

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It's so creamy @lmaster. I have a feeling I'll be using it a lot this winter.

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Cosmetea T1 Hydrating Tea Ampoule Mask

This is a super thin and transparent cotton sheet mask that was drenched with a floral scented serum. The eye holes on the mask were too big, but because the material was so thin, smooshing them down smaller was easy and made the rest of the mask fit perfect. The mask adherence very well and was comfortable to wear the half hour I had it on. When I removed it, the serum leftover was a little tacky but it all absorbed in about 5 minutes. My face felt soft and smooth and very comfortably hydrated.

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I haven’t seen this Cosmetea line before - do you know if it’s a different line from the other Cosmetea sheet masks or the same mask but just repackaged? Oolong tea sounded interesting @Shosh85, but I’m not sure about the floral scent on this one. 

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@itsfi  I'm pretty sure it's a whole different line. 🤔 I definitely wasn't crazy about the floral scent and think that's what made the mask just ok to me. 

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Interesting to hear about other Cosmetea masks, @Shosh85. From the packaging, I expected much better results. Goes to show it's what it on the inside that counts Smiley Happy 

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