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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Happy fall, and welcome to the second half of the year! 🍂🍁🌾 Just a few weeks left in 2020, looking forward to finishing strong and starting fresh ☺️


Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks💗 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. 


This Week’s Theme: Masking Duel Week II - time to contrast and compare your masks!


Letters of the Week:  R & I


Jun 29 - Jul 5

A & Z

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



Jul 6 - 12

B & Y

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



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!



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!



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



Aug 24 - 30

I & R

3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks



Aug 31 - Sep 6

J & Q

Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue



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



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



Nov 2 - 8

S & H

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



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?



Nov 16 - 22

U & F

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



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)



Dec 7 - 13

X & C

Holiday Party Prep Mask


Dec 14 - 20

Y & B

Most Artistic Sheet Mask



Dec 21 - 27

Z & A

Favourite Masks of All-Time



Dec 28 - 31


Masks you discovered this year


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


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:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge: 

***New schedule will be up in November so planning can begin for the new year*** 


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

I’ve reviewed this a while ago, but on my no buy kick I’ve actually been polishing off containers. And this peek of is “R”eally “I”ck. It smells gross, as a peel off I think it compares poorly to nearly every other one I’ve used, especially at this price point. Epic pass, but I am stubborn and am going to finish the tube. I have one or two more applications. 



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@Weetart   I’m stubborn like that too though if it’s really stinky maybe give yourself a pedicure and do a foot mask;). Or mask your knees and elbows with it!  That way you’re using it up but don’t have to suffer through it;) 

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This arrived quickly!  I still need to wash it but am excited to use it tonight!  it’s got a nice weight and feels so cool to the touch!  I love the presentation and the little sachet to store it in!  


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Well this looks exceptionally calming, @heartsmyface 🏝☺️

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Wow! That was faaast @heartsmyface! 👍🏼 Love how they packaged everything and the mask is so pretty too! Can’t wait to hear how it works out for you. Relax away!

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@itsfi   Right??  I’m looking forward to it.  I don’t want to do skincare quite yet cause I did my makeup for the first time in a while and want to enjoy it as long as possible but it’s washed and ready for whenever I am😜

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@heartsmyface  Ooooh, now I want one! Love that it comes with a little sachet! Hope you enjoy it! 😃

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Ooo fancy! Enjoy @heartsmyface 

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R is for Raspberry mmmmmm


This was a medium thickness sheet that was soaked in a white milky serum that smelled so delicious!! It was a mix between honey and berry. The sheet fit like perfection and was very flexible. Wear time was 20 minutes, no lasting tackiness and the results were hydrated, moisturized and nourished skin. I did not apply additional moisturizer and I woke up with skin that felt very happy!! This will definitely be a repurchase!! IMG_20201028_215434481.jpg

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@lmaster  Oh my gosh!  At first glace I thought the packaging had blood platelets on it!! Raspberries!!!   Hahaha!  🤦‍♀️

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@lmaster   This one sounds like one I need to try! Love that it has raspberry, honey AND a milky serum! Definitely going on my list of future purchases! So happy you enjoyed it!

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Echoing @eshoe, berry and honey! Also milky serum. Sounds wonderful @lmaster!

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Raspberry and honey, @lmaster 🥰 Pretty sure I haven’t tried this brand yet, though I believe @quspork has recommended an essence they make. This one sounds absolutely wonderful!

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@lmaster, the packaging on this mask is very pretty, refreshing. I’ve used 2 masks from this line and really enjoyed them. I’ll have to see if I have the raspberry one; the results sound amazing! 😍

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I is for Irish Sea Moss, International, and Interesting . . . 🤔

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The I's have it. Irish sea moss is said to help rebuild damaged skin by imparting it with hydration and moisture to make it supple and healthy. International because based on the literature on the reverse side of the box, the sheet masks in this set are "responsibly manufactured" in China, for KNC Beauty, a Los Angeles, California based US brand, and apparently with some regulatory support from an UK based company. Interesting because the mask seemed more like a hydrogel mask than the bio-cellulose, as marketed.


The 13-ingredients list of the KNC Beauty Big Drip Irish Sea Moss + Marula Oil Super Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Face Mask immediately caught my eye. The ingredients highlighted by the brand are Irish moss (aka sea moss; rich in Omega 3s, helps to rebuild damaged skin); marula oil (full of antioxidants, Omega 6 and Omega 9 and known for its anti-pollu-aging (I had to drop that in somewhere!) skin benefit;) and rose centifolia (anti-oxidant, moisturizing and helps to tighten pores and reduce redness). No alcohol or added fragrance in this one @lmaster @Shosh85Sounds great to me; my skin could definitely benefit from these ingredients. I also found it noteworthy that this mask contains tremella mushroom in it, which I've found to be a useful ingredient for hydrating my skin. I do want to point out that this mask also contains coconut oil and mica, for those who may be sensitive or prefer that their skincare not include such ingredients. 
Mask Material and Essence: The essence is light, slightly viscous and has a subtle fresh, slightly earthy scent to it. The mask itself is a clear mask with blue sparkles sprinkled throughout so that when I bundled up the mask after removing it, it has a slightly sparkly pale blue hue to it - it's very pretty. 

Bio-cellulose? Or hydrogel?
ere's where the I for interesting comes in. The mask is marketed as being a bio-cellulose face mask. However, when I pulled it out of the packet, my first thought was "this looks and feels like a hydrogel mask."  Then I put it on and thought "this wears like a hydrogel mask, a good hydrogel mask at that." Hmmm.... Two masks came to mind when I was using this KNC Beauty mask - (1) the now discontinued Glow Recipe Watermelon Sheet Mask, though this KNC Beauty one was lighter but also more durable and adhered better, and (2)  Etude House Jewel Beam Gel Mask Twinkling Diamond which I very much liked. I went to look up my photo of and notes for the EH mask and they say it's a hydrogel mask. Interesting, right? I reached out to the brand to see if I could get more information because I'm curious whether it's a misprint with the packaging or whether I'm just confused. which is entirely possible, generally speaking, but I do sorta feel like I have a fairly good feel for hydrogel vs. bio-cellulose masks. I received a response back that says that the masks are bio-cellulose. I dunno, but I have 2 more masks from the line; I'll try to remember to post a pic of the mask if I find the material similar to the Irish Sea Moss version.
Fit & Adherence: This mask is much smaller in size and shape than other masks I've used. Initially, I thought it was a two-piece mask and that I just pulled out the top portion. Nope. It's the entire mask. It does have some ability to stretch and conform to my facial contours. The only issues for me fit-wise, was that there wasn't enough material to cover my entire forehead, which isn't unusual at all, and the eye and mouth holes needed some adjustments to better fit with my facial features. I typically need to snip off anywhere from an inch to two inches at the chin and jawline of a sheet mask. Not so with this one. Ooouh! You better believed I was both surprised and happy to discover this to be the case.  Adherence was wonderful!! My experience with hydrogel masks (it just looks and feels like a hydrogel mask to me!) is that adherence can be a challenge because there's a certain amount of slip to the material and essence that causes it to slide about. Not so with this mask. 
Performance & Results: I intended to keep the mask on for the recommended 20 minutes, but lost track of time and probably had it on for close to my usual 30, which was probably the long end of wear time for this mask; at least, for those with dehydrated skin like mine. My skin felt supple to the touch and nicely hydrated as I removed the mask from my face. The slightest bit of essence that remained was quickly absorbed, initially leaving the slightest bit of tack that dissipated within a few minutes. My skin looked and felt soft, lightly hydrated, and looked fresh and brightened, all results that I'm happy with.  
Overall Thoughts: I like this mask and am interested in trying out the other variations from the line. Irish sea moss is a new skincare ingredient to me and from what I've read about it, sounds like something that could be beneficial for my skin over time. All of the masks in this line contain Irish moss so that provides even more incentive for me to try them out sooner rather than later. 😁 

Ingredients (from kncbeauty (dot) com) 

Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Rosa Rugosa Flower Extract, Mica, Allantoin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid


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@itsfi  Hmmm, now I want to try this, just because I'm curious about the material. Was it thicker than you'd expect biocellulose to be?

I'm not sure I've tried a mask with Irish Sea Moss, but it sounds like a great ingredient to look out for! Glad this one turned out nice for you!

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Oooh a mask that reminded you of the GR one, @itsfi? So many notes you brought up about this one make it quite appealing! The question of material makes me want to try it for myself just to feel it. Making a mental note now to keep my eyes open for this one😉

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@itsfi ohhhh this is very interesting!! Keep us posted if you hear anything from the company

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@lmaster, they got back to me and just said that it is bio-cellulose. I have a set of bio-cellulose masks set aside for use so that'll be a good point of reference for me to compare another one of these masks with the various bio-cellulous ones I have. We shall see.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

R is for rice 🍚 




Leaders Labotica Skin Soft Mask ~ Rice


Material: Thin cotton


Serum: Clear, watery


Scent: sort of a mix of baby powder and floral, but it was light and not too noticeable while the mask was on.


Fit: Just a little too long at the chin

Wear Time: About a half hour.


Tack: Very light and lasted less than 10 minutes


Results: My face was noticeably brighter and felt soft and smooth and comfortably hydrated.


I wouldn't say this is a favorite, but it did sure do a great job brightening! I'd definitely use again, but the scent is what's holding me back from repurchasing.



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