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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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Thanks, @lmaster! I feel like there are so many that need to be paired up, especially as I am trying to whittle down the contents of my drawers. 

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@eshoe  Good to know the Celavi mask turned out so nice! I've seen the brand around a lot and have been curious about it, so now I may have to pick something up next time I see it. 😉

Great duel! I have tried both of these, and while I prefer the YTTP, I can definitely see how the results from both would be similar.

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@Shosh85 I think the SF might be on its way out-I used it again last night, and it caused so much pilling. You know when you get a reallllly bad sunburn, and the skin peels? It was like that. I guess I will finish it by using it as a body cream🤷🏻‍♀️

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Mediheal Airpacking Mint Wrap

This is a thin, light green, two-piece foil mask. It was soaking with a clear watery serum and had a super light tea tree scent that wasn't too noticeable. As with most two-piece masks, this one fit very well and was very comfortable to wear. I had it on for about a half hour. When I removed it there was still quite a bit of serum left on my face that was just very slightly tacky. After massaging it in, it only took about 5 minutes for it to fully absorb. My face looked slightly brighter, my skin felt soft and smooth and the hydration was long lasting.

I enjoyed this one and will happily use the other one I have, though it wasn't stand-out enough to make me want to immediately run out and buy more.

Ingredients:

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My face:

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@Shosh85, I remember this one and the pink version being one of the first air wrapping masks I used. Do you have an air wrapping mask or masks that you’d consider a “must have” or favorite? 😉😃 

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@itsfi  Sorry, somehow I missed this..... I really don't love foil masks, so I wouldn't consider any of them to be a "must-have," but I think my most favorite was the Peach Slices Lucky Cat's Gold Foil Mask 

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I remember that mask @Shosh85! 🐱 

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Wow this mask sounds perfect for any season @Shosh85 

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@lmaster  Yeah, I do think it's a good mask for any time of the year! 👍

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@Shosh85 these type of masks are so cool to look at, but I know what you mean about the final consensus. I always wonder just how much hydration my skin is really getting, as the material doesn't seem like it would hold much. But they are fun, and bonus - two parts!

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@eshoe  Yeah, foil masks are fun and pretty, but you're right, they generally don't have the greatest adherence. This one turned out pretty great though - just wasn't blown away by it 

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@Shosh85 isn't there a Whole Foods mask with similar material? Glad to hear it was enjoyable though too bad it wasn't a standout.

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@ShortErica  Yes there is! Those ones are the "Air Wrapping" masks. 😃 I'm not sure how many there are total, but the one I'm doing tomorrow will be my 3rd 😉

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Nice @Shosh85!

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D’oh, I forgot to post this in the old mask thread... 

 

A = Abib, a brand whose masks have long intrigued me. In March, I finally ordered a few from YesStyle to try. That package shipped in April and finally arrived Friday. The tracking history of this package is impressively wacky: it traveled through Illinois (to Wisconsin and Missouri) twice. 😂😩 

 

Anyway, Friday night was my first use of the Abib Mild Acidic pH Sheet Mask - Heartleaf Fit

 

Thanks, YesStyle, for marring this packaging with your sticker.Thanks, YesStyle, for marring this packaging with your sticker.

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Claims: Adjusts pH of skin to its natural balance. Strengthens skin’s immunity. Soothes irritated skin. “Moisturize your skin with a 30ml bottle of ampoule.” 

 

Ingredients: Abib says houttuynia cordata makes up 89% of this serum, so it should be loaded with flavonoids. That alone would make this mask an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powerhouse—but wait, there’s also purslane, 5 cica components, green and chamomile teas, polygonum cuspidatum root (aka hu zhang or Japanese knotweed, known for its resveratrol content), licorice root, scutellaria baicalensis root (aka golden herb, a potent source of soothing flavones), and allantoin, plus it’s fragrance free. Good grief, if this mask can’t soothe my skin, nothing will! 

 

And hey, there’s hollyhock again 🙂 along with urea; these humectants might make up for the lack of hyaluronic acid on the list. Oh, and the rosemary extract won’t stop me from using this mask because it’s not rosemary oil, which would make my face throw a tantrum. (The oil contains more irritating fragrant components than the leaf extract.) 

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Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Water, Butylene Glycol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Allantoin, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Madecassoside, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Carbomer, Caffeine, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA 

Performance: Watery serum dripped from this fairly thin bamboo—err, ALBAM*—sheet. The sheet fit me very well: perfect length, all the holes aligned perfectly with my features, and most of my jaw was covered. No scissors necessary. The serum smelled almost like nothing… there was a very faint leafy earthy scent, and my nose really had to search for it. I applied the handful of serum left in the sleeve to my exposed jaw, neck, and chest. Took me 5 minutes to get used to the sheet feeling like it might slide off my face, thanks to the sheet’s softness and the serum’s runniness. But it also felt nicely cooling and stayed put the whole 30 minutes of wear, despite the occasional chin drips. 

 

After removal, the sheet still felt fully loaded with serum, so I tore it in half and wore it on my chest for another 10 minutes. I spent 3-4 of those minutes massaging and pressing residual serum into my face and neck. After removing the sheet halves from my chest, they were still soaked with serum, so I rubbed and patted them on my shoulders, arms, and thighs. This is a super juicy mask! I didn’t measure the leftover serum, but I think Abib makes good on their full bottle claim. 

 

Oh, and I got no pilling from this mask. My face (and neck, chest, arms, etc.) was just slightly tacky. 

 

*ALBAM = ALbumin + BAMboo. Abib says “special ALBAM sheet made of bamboo fabric and albumin (egg white). If you apply pack to skin, the sheet starts to tighten and improve elasticity of skin.” I didn’t feel the sheet tightening, but I did get a second skin fit from it. 

 

Results: Redness? Where? 😄 That stuff was completely gone. In its place was very happily hydrated skin, so plumped up I couldn’t see any fine lines on my forehead. My face also felt moisturized enough that I didn’t race to apply a cream moisturizer. And I had a nice glowy radiance everywhere I applied this mask’s serum. I topped it with a water mist and YTTP Superfood Moisturizer. The next morning, my face was soft and still moisturized, with just a little oil production from my nose (vs. the oil slick I often wake up to). 

 

I definitely need more of this mask in my life! This is the rare kind of mask that rates in the very high 90s on my wine tasting scale, probably a good 98. If the sheet was a bit wider at the jaw to cover my acne flare hotspots, this mask would be a 100 pointer. I only had one of these, so yesterday I ordered 2 boxes. This is now one of my “hoard ‘em” masks. 

 

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What beautiful packaging @WinglessOne. I think this may be the “flavor” that I don’t have; will have to check. I know I picked up the honey version (probably more than once) and the hyaluronic version in store. Beautiful list of ingredients; nice to hear it worked so well for your skin.

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@WinglessOne this sounds wonderful!! I love the packaging so much 😆 I know their sticker placements are Uber annoying 

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@WinglessOne 

Dang. You sure know how to sell a mask! This one sounds wonderful! Not that I need any more masks, but I'll definitely have to place an order for these. 😃 So happy it turned out so great for you!

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Can't complain with a number 98 @WinglessOne . This sounds great!

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That sounds amazing! I see there are 3 other kinds. Were you planning on trying them or sticking with this one since it was so wonderful @WinglessOne?

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@ShortErica  Funny you should ask: I used another one last night. 🙂 I bought one each of the Heartleaf, Honey, and Aqua Fit masks. There's a 4th one in this line, Yuja Fit; I didn't buy it because it's key ingredient is citrus oil. I did also buy one of Abib's Gummy Sheet Masks and will probably try that one this week, too. 

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  • I wish my skin loved grapefruit as much as my nose does.
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  • Thank goodness all this info's available at Abib's site, otherwise I'd strain my old lady eyes to death.
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