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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Happy fall, and welcome to the second half of the year! 🍂🍁🌾 10 weeks left in 2020, looking forward to finishing strong and starting fresh ☺️

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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: Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a 🏺 jar🌟

 

Letters of the Week:  Q & J

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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 

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

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No problem, @Shosh85 ! Sifting through info online can be overwhelming, especially in product reviews. I'm weeding through misinformation about Olaplex: some folks claim it ruined their hair but, without knowing anything about these review writers or seeing any scientific evidence or corroboration from dermatologists, chemists, and hair pros, I doubt that’s possible. So I'm poking for evidence and corroboration, looking for input from credible sources. I take that same approach when reading skincare reviews. 

 

Quick silicones answer: no, they don't clog pores. I don't avoid any silicones in skincare. 

 

Longer answer (reading material): Paula's Choice and Lab Muffin have good write-ups about silicones, complete with scientific references. Normally I'd be suspicious of a write-up sponsored by a manufacturer of the ingredient/product in question, as is the case with this Lab Muffin write-up—but this one includes credible references. 

paulaschoice [dot] com/skin-care-advice/ingredient-spotlight/silicone-in-skin-care

labmuffin [dot] com/silicone-mythbusting-with-video/

 

I don't follow Dr. Dray, but I'll be shocked if she doesn't have a video about silicones. Kind of Stephen might also have info from a cosmetic chemist's perspective. 

 

I've also asked my derm about silicones, just to further corroborate what I'd learned. And yep, silicones are non-comedogenic. 

 

Side note: I typed all of this with one hand (my left hand's all cinnamon bun sticky/gooey right now) so hopefully I caught all the typos! 🤣

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@WinglessOne  I'm impressed you typed all of this one-handed with a cinnamon bun! Haha! 😂

Thanks so much for the info! I keep forgetting about Lab Muffin! I need to remember to check that out!.... really, I just wish I lived with a dermatologist so I could constantly pick their brain. 😉

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@Shosh85  Oh man, if I lived with a derm or cosmetic chemist, they'd get sick of all my daily questions. 😂 Sometimes I wonder if any BIC members are derms or cosmetic chemists, and they're laying low—not self-identifying themselves as pros—because they know they'll get ALL the questions, ALL the time. 

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A few folks here are aestheticians, and I have nothing against their profession. But medical training isn't required to become an aesthetician. They don't (or shouldn't) diagnose skin conditions or prescribe medications, for instance.

That doesn't mean they know nothing about skincare; from the perspective of skin appearance, they absolutely do. But when it comes to skin conditions, irritations, allergies, ingredient interactions, helpful meds, and overall skin health, I trust derms' explanations more than aestheticians'. Likewise, I'd hope someone would trust a board certified derm's explanation over mine. 🤣 I may disagree with some derms, but that's because I've sought input from other derms and probably chemists (corroboration!), and spent time reading whatever clinical studies I could access. 

 

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Sounds like this gave some great results, @WinglessOne! I'll bet this would be a nice special occasion mask to use before going out (whenever that time comes again). 

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@quspork  Yep, this would be great for that! It might be the most glow-inducing pearl mask I've ever used. 

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M is for myrrh (sheet mask) and moisturizing (lip balm and actually the sheet mask, too)
N is for nighttime (sleeping mask)
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Sheet Mask:
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The packaging on the sheet mask appears to have misprint. The package  says "Detoxifying" but the websites for the brand itself as well as the other online stores that carry this mask say that it's "Deep Moisturizing" and the results of more supportive of that than any detoxifying claims.

The sheet material on the Inna Organic Myrrh Deep Moisturizing Facial Mask is  Bemliese (100% cotton made in Japan), which is ultra-soft and very thin and could be very nice for those with sensitive skin (barring any allergies or sensitivities to the ingredients). The mask is saturated in a lightly viscous essence that feels ever-so-slightly gel-like and has a scent that is part woodsy, part medicinal, and part herbaceous but not grassy. it lingered too and I have to say it's not a scent I was very fond of. I much prefer the scent on the frankincense sheet mask from this Taiwanese brand. 
 
I removed the mask after the recommended 10 minutes and while I can't say that my skin looked and felt detoxified, I did notice that my skin felt moisturized after the slight tacky-to-the-touch feeling dissipated. Overall, this is a nice mask but since the scent wasn't to my liking, it's not one I will repurchase.

Ingredients (from innaorganic (dot) us😞
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Demineralized Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Glycerin, Propanediol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water*, Cupressus sempervirens Leaf Water*, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Betaine, Sodium Levulinate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Anisate, Olea Europaea(Olive) Leaf Extract, Salvia Sclarea(Clary) Extract*, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linum Usitatissimum(Linseed) Seed Extract, Citric Acid, Commiphora Myrrha Oil*, Lavendula Angustifolia Oil*, Salvia sclarea(Clary) Oil*, Pogostemon cablin Oil*, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, Bioflavonoids, Brassica Oleracea Italica(Broccoli) Extract
 
*Ingredients from organic farming.
Sleeping Mask:
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Laneige Water Sleeping Mask has sentimental value to me; it was the first sleeping mask I tried. It's good for an extra dose of hydration and in the warmer months, I tend to apply it only to the parts of my face where I'm drier and leave the oilier parts alone. It takes forever to finish a full size of these sleeping mask so the mini / travel sizes are more to my liking, at least for this original version (the cica version is one I have and will continue to purchase in the full size, once I've gone through that one). This is a fine enough mask. It hydrates my skin overnight and for someone with dehydrated-combo skin, that's a good thing. With all the sleeping masks out there nowadays, there's just so many options and, while there's nothing wrong with this mask, it's not necessarily a standout for me among the sleeping masks that I've used. 
Bioderma Atoderm Ultra-Moisturizing Lip Balm is one of my all around favorite products. I received this as a gift from the wonderful @missjeanie - this balm is definitely TLC for the lips and is going to come in real hand this winter. Thank you so much for sending this one my way! 🤗  Facial rollers like this one make for a nice for a little TLC for the face - not only to massage the essence from a sheet mask into the skin but it's been helpful with easing tension in the facial muscles when I have a lot going on and may be stressed. Huge thanks to the amazing @heartsmyface for gifting this one to me. It's worked really well on so many occasions! A handy dandy tool year round! 😊

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@itsfi  I haven't come across a misprint like that before! I agree with @quspork, I feel like there's a big difference between detoxifying and deep moisturizing! 🤔 Glad it turned out decent and could at least moisturize! 

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Yeah, this was a first for me too @Shosh85. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I went to check the other masks from the brand that I have and compared them to the brand’s site and everything else is in order. 

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That's an interesting misprint, @itsfi - there's such a huge difference in my mind behind a detoxifying mask and a moisturizing one!

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@quspork, I didn’t think it was a misprint initially because it’s not uncommon for sheet masks to be hydrating and for me to not necessarily see the detoxifying effects after one use. I realized it was a misprint when I was looking for the ingredients to reference and I noticed the page for it said “deep moisturizing”. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 

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for Magical, &for new

 

Fit?not bad, I don't remember if this had the lil cuts in it to make everything fit better but it really wasn't needed

 

Smell? fruity but also fermented.😐 Will have to look up to see if it has AD in it. I'm already in bed & too comfortable to look at back. Edit: nope, no AD must've been just the mix of fruit

 

Consistency?thin, clear, almost watery serum. I did have some drips when I took it out

 

Ease of use?this would not let me look down! 😜 I was sitting, helping one of the minis with hw & just at the slightest tilt, I would feel this falling. 😐i think i made it to 10 min mark & took it off. 

 

Would I  purchase/try again? I do have more, & I do like having the "no brainers" mask (masks you really don't have to think about, filler masks) but I don't like that I couldn't multi task with this mask. I forgot to take a pic. It is a cute mask with a horn on top middle & lil ears & pinkish in color. My skin did feel soft & moisturized though. Will have to try again before I can rate.....

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@sonnydee  It's definitely got the cuteness factor going for it, but it's too bad it didn't perform better for you! Not bad results for such a short amount of time though!
Do you own a mask holder? I personally don't like wearing them, but I know some don't mind it and it sounds like it might be useful for this one 🤔😉

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I have the sephora mask holder, ive only worn it one time, i don't find it really comfortable. I dont know if it was that bad that I would break that out or just remember to be more aware with this mask. It did perform well & had a pleasant smell. I just had higher hopes for it.  -like the rainbow 😁@Shosh85

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@sonnydee  Yeah, the mask holders aren't comfortable for me either - I'd rather just put up with an annoying mask 😂 

That rainbow mask is such a great one - definitely a favorite from the brand! 🌈

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The packaging on this one is so cute. Who doesn't love a unicorn? It's too bad it doesn't stay put a little better, @sonnydee

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🤷 not sure why it misbehaved. The fit on it wasnt to bad but at least it performed pretty good. @quspork 

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M is for Milky glow

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This sheet was thicker but flexible, scent was nice and sweet,,serum was milky and a bit chunky, kinda interesting to see a few chunks in the sleeve. The fit was long at the forehead, a bit short at the cheeks, didn't cover my whole cheek area,, thick philtrum area as well. Left it on for 10 minutes, after removing, I noticed tackiness that lasted about ten minutes, but my skin did feel a bit more hydrated and looked nourished. I wasn't especially blown away by this mask, pretty packaging, nice scent, mediocre results, I wouldn't seek this one out but would use again if it came to me, I'm giving it a C-IMG_20200923_113255549.jpg

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@lmaster  Well, they can't all be repurchases! Glad it was at least decent 😉

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@Shosh85 very true!! 

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Too bad this one was more lackluster, @lmaster, the packaging is so pretty!

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My masks I got from Sephora today. I haven't tried any of these yet. I can't wait! 😍💕

 

I'm so glad that Sephora Collection is replacing some of their masks with CLEAN versions. 💚

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