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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Welcome to the second half of the year!

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 Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks💗 Below is the 2020 schedule. Post as frequently or infrequently as you would like, with or without following the challenge. We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome. Looking forward to sharing some new masking 💖 as we close out the year!

 

This Week’s Theme: Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash! Many thanks to @veronika23 for this week’s fun challenge!

Letters of the Week: “F” and “U”

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Jun 29 - Jul 5

A & Z

Masking Pet Peeves - use a mask that has some component that drives you crazy!

 

@ShortErica

Jul 6 - 12

B & Y

Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy

 

@eshoe

Jul13 - 19

C & X

Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin

  

Jul 20 - 26

D & W

’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!

 

@aalia

Jul 27 - Aug 2

E & V

Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day??

  

Aug 3 - 9

F & U

Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!

 

@veronika23

Aug 10 - 16

G & T

Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?

  

Aug 17 - 23

H & S

Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week

 

@eshoe

Aug 24 - 30

I & R

3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks

 

@heartsmyface

Aug 31 - Sep 6

J & Q

Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue

 

@sonnydee

Sep 7 - 13

K & P

Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask

  

Sep 14 - 20

L & O

When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW

  

Sep 21 - 27

M & N

BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members

  

Sep 28 - Oct 4

N & M

Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness

  

Oct 5 - 11

O & L

Masks that Make you Hungry - Fall/Winter Edition

 

@itsfi

Oct 12 - 18

P & K

Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask

  

Oct 19 - 25

Q & J

Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar

  

Oct 26 - Nov 1

R & I 

Masking Duel Week II

 

@eshoe

Nov 2 - 8

S & H

Buddy Up! Dare to compare the same mask with another BIC-er

 

@eshoe

Nov 9 - 15

T & G

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

 

@Aaliaa

Nov 16 - 22

U & F

Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time

 

@eshoe

Nov 23 - 29

V & E

Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step

  

Nov 30 - Dec 6

W & D

Mask that would make a good band name (kinda silly, I know)

 

@PrettyPaint

Dec 7 - 13

X & C

Holiday Party Prep Mask

  

Dec 14 - 20

Y & B

Most Artistic Sheet Mask

 

@Kim888

Dec 21 - 27

Z & A

Favourite Masks of All-Time

 

@itsfi

Dec 28 - 31

123

Masks you discovered this year

  

 

Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:

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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. 


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!

2020 Mask of the Week Challenge Part 1:

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/2020-Mask-of-the-Week-Challenge-PART-1/m-p/4995162/h...

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 

Got an idea for next year's challenge? Let me know! Was there a challenge you'd rather not repeat? Share below, so we can start building the 2021 schedule:

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Oh, I look forward to hearing if any of them live up to this @WinglessOne 

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WOW this one sounds like a perfect mask match for you, @WinglessOne! The fabric must be incredibly unique. Thank goodness you finally received it after close to 2-3 months😳 I like the idea of pH masks. I’ve only tried one other, but it’s easily one of my favorites (the Heimish pH 5.5). I’m interested in trying this one, going to look around a bit and see what I can find, thank you for the review!

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This mask sounds amazing, glad it worked so well, @WinglessOne!! 

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Thanks @eshoe  for the tag and the new thread! I might as well cross-post from the Sephora clean gratis thread. 🙂 

 

Last night I nervously used the Sephora Grapefruit Face Mask I received as gratis from Sephora. This new line of "clean" sheet masks launches early July, I believe. 

 

I wish my skin loved grapefruit as much as my nose does.I wish my skin loved grapefruit as much as my nose does.

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Claims: Purifies skin; perfects complexion, restores natural radiance. 95% of ingredients are from natural origin. “For even, more beautiful skin that glows.” 

 

Ingredients: I held off trying this mask because of its grapefruit extract and limonia acidissima extract. After a bit of research, I realized limonia acidissima is wood apple. I’m not sure which part of the wood apple tree is used in this mask, though: the fruit contains high-moisture pulp that’s full of flavonoids; the powdered bark is the main component of the yellow paste many women and girls in Myanmar wear on their faces as cosmetic sunscreen and skin conditioner. Both tree components contain astringent tannins that can make pores appear smaller—but tannins can also dry out skin with longterm use. Grapefruit is also astringent. Since my skin is mostly-dry combo, I was very nervous about this mask parching my dry zones. 

 

I felt better about a few other ingredients like moringa (a good vitamin C source, among other things), the anti-inflammation probiotic lactobacillus ferment, and my skin’s BFF, hyaluronic acid (in salt form here). 

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Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Lecithin, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Polyacrylate, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Sorbitan Caprylate, Limonia Acidissima Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactobacillus ferment, Citrus Paradise (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Maltodextrin, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid 

Performance: Soft, thin, un-dyed eucalyptus fiber sheet, fully loaded with gel serum. Fit was decent: a bit too long at the chin; left some of my jaw exposed; slightly wide eyeholes I’d normally snip at the inner corners, but for a mere 5-minute session I didn’t bother. There was a half handful of serum left in the sleeve, but I didn’t use it. 

 

The serum smells delicious! I love the scent of grapefruit and it was very prominent throughout my session. Unfortunately, that usually means there’s too much grapefruit present for my skin (I wonder how many additional citrus perfuming agents were snuck into this mask as "fragrance")—but I kept the sheet on my face. It stayed put throughout the 5 minutes I wore it. 

 

After removal, it took me 4-5 minutes to massage and press residual serum into my face. I probably could’ve gone another 20 minutes with this sheet without serum drying out. My usual dry finger test revealed no pilling, and my skin had very slight tack. 

 

Results: Well hydrated and moderately moisturized skin with a slight glow. The grapefruit scent stuck to my face. Before I continued my skincare routine, I lightly rubbed my cheeks and they tingled unpleasantly in response. I doused my face with COSRX cica water toner and waited a few minutes for my skin to calm down before touching it again. Then I applied a thin layer of Flora & Bast CBD oil, followed by my Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion as additional soothing layers. This morning I neither saw nor felt any bad reaction signs, thank goodness. My skin was still moisturized, but that could’ve been mostly due to the CBD oil I used last night. 

 

I appreciate getting the chance to test this mask, but it’s not one I’ll buy in the future. But I'm curious about some of the other new Sephora sheet masks and will probably try a couple of them once they’ve launched. I like the idea of a 5-minute mask, particularly for travel purposes. 

 

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@WinglessOne  I always love your break down of the ingredients. 

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@WinglessOne  Glad to hear this didn't cause any negative reactions! Sounds like the CBD oil is helpful - is the Flora & Bast a good brand? I've been wanting to get some, but there's just so many choices! 😬

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@Shosh85  Last year (I think?), when Sephora had a CBD oil promo, I took advantage twice. The first time I ordered a DS of Lord Jones Royal Oil 1000mg Pure CBD Oil; the second time I got a DS of Flora + Bast Age Adapting CBD Serum. I'd already been using and loving Herbivore Emerald CBD + Adaptogens Deep Moisture Glow Oil by then and was just curious about other brands' offerings. I'd never tried anything by Flora + Bast before. I liked that DS so much, I bought a full size bottle. It's all cannabis oil, not a blend of other oils like Lord Jones (cannabis + grape seed oil) or Herbivore CBD (cannabis, meadowfoam, sunflower, & MCT oils). The Flora + Bast oil is as good as the Herbivore CBD oil at calming my inflammation. But I get more antioxidants from the Herbivore oil because it's a blend of many ingredients. 

 

I can't speak for anything else Flora + Bast sells. 🙂 I just really like this particular product of theirs. Also, I feel obligated to mention: if marijuana is legal in your area, you can probably get a CBD oil from a dispensary that's more potent than anything Sephora sells. I'm just sayin'. (CBD is non-psychotropic; THC is the stuff that gets people high.) 

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@WinglessOne  I think people do often get CBD, THC and hemp confused with each other. I just finished my FS bottle of the Herbivore Emerald Oil and I loved it, but like you, I want to explore other CBD options. The Flora & Bast sounds pretty great - I might just have to try that one next 😃

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This mask sounds more appealing to the longer I read your review, @WinglessOne. I think my skin could tolerate the oils well. Interesting point you make about pinpointing the part of the tree that is used. I can’t recall which mask it was, but I learned that different parts of the plant held different potencies of certain ingredients, and they also had slightly different Latin names on labels.  

I am going to try a couple of other masks from this line, too. My watermelon had added fragrance that was more reminiscent of lotion than watermelon 🤷🏻‍♀️ But I’m betting there is a live out there, somewhere. A five-minute mask certainly sounds good in theory!

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@WinglessOne Did you have a favorite of the old version or ingredients in one of them you enjoyed?

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@ShortErica  I don't remember using the old versions of Sephora's sheet masks, though I'm sure I have. Either they're not memorable to me or I'm confusing them with other masks. I do recall using some Sephora eye masks, and I've used some wash-off masks. Hmm... I just looked up some of the old face masks and I think I've used the aloe one before. I wish my old mask spreadsheet was still usable so I could look up my notes... sigh. 

 

My main issue with Sephora's masks in general, though, is that their star ingredients are often at or near the end of ingredient lists. The old aloe sheet mask is a good exception. Do you have a favorite old version? 

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@WinglessOne I haven't tried any of the old version. I'm hoping if there was a winner from the previous style that it is mostly the same. Too bad about the star ingredients. I have so many aloe masks. I really should try to focus on using one a week this summer. And oh no, I don't know that I should ask about your old notes.

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@ShortErica  Heh, I was just thinking "I should start rolling through all my aloe masks soon." They're so nice for summer weather. Now I'm trying to remember if anyone got an updated "clean" aloe mask. Hmm... I've seen folks review lychee (one of my favorite tasty fruits!), hemp, matcha, grapefruit, and another one I'm forgetting right now... I need to skim that thread again. 

 

My old mask log was a massive Excel spreadsheet. It got corrupted and now it's a big ol' mess. So I've been rebuilding a new one from scratch. I use Excel so I can filter and sort various data points to my heart's content. Nailing down the new format (something I'll actually fill out for each mask without grumbling) and adding all the mask data is taking forever, but eventually I'll be so glad I redid this. 😄 

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Oh yeah @WinglessOne. I'm sure the new one will be worth it. Sorry yours was corrupted. I have a "product inventory" spreadsheet and the makes notes are all in just one cell. I'm wondering if having different columns for fit, ingredients, etc. would be better than lumping my thoughts together. Let me know how you end up structuring yours.

 

I had the pineapple mask which might be the one you're forgetting but there might be another too, coconut? I'm curious how many varieties they'll have.

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@ShortErica  Ah, coconut! That's the one I forgot, and now I'm pretty sure I've used the old version of it. And yep, also forgot pineapple. Note to self! 

 

I'll tag you when I share my mask spreadsheet. 🙂 

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I appreciate it @WinglessOne!

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Yaaaaaaay @eshoe 🙌 love the new thread! 💓

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Thank you @lmaster - hopefully it just keeps things moving along smoothly!😉

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Thanks for the tag @eshoe 

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