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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 ☺️


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


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*** 


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Wow thank you @WinglessOne, this is very interesting and helpful. I recycle plastic bottles/tubes but am impressed with the variety of things they accept (like some of the makeup items. I am going to look into this, from what I understand here, I pay for the pouch, fill it and return it. I’m curious if they send it back, or if I need to purchase a new back every time.

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@eshoe  I'm glad I finally remembered to ask TerraCycle about that. They should add sheet mask packaging and plastic backing to their "what you can recycle" description for this box/pouch. I'll be surprised if no one else has ever asked them about this. 😂 


The box, especially the medium or large sizes, would be perfect for households with more than one person contributing empties—or for friends or relatives who live very close to one another and want to split the cost of a box. Covid might screw up the logistics of sharing a box with friends, but it'd be a great option for, say, friends who live in the same apartment/condo building or on the same street/block. I'd even consider sharing a box with a bunch of y'all in this thread, if no one had to pay for postage to send their empty sheet mask packaging to the box holder. 


Oh, and you do have to buy a new pouch/box each time you send one in. That's why I'm leaning more toward the box for myself: I get a lot more space for my buck, so I won't end up buying them too frequently. By the time I've sent in 3 pouches, the small box probably wouldn't be full yet. 🤔 Plus, I trust TerraCycle more than my local municipal recycling program to actually recycle different colors of plastic bottles and a few other locally recyclable items, rather than send that stuff to a landfill. 


There's a Zero Waste box/pouch category that accepts, among other things, human hair—as in, your own shed hair. 😲 I didn't check the pet food/supplies category to see if that one accepts dog or cat shed hair. 🤣 

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@WinglessOne I've seen felted mini replicas of pets done with the said animal's fur. So, it's not entirely surprising about the human hair, but with privacy, idk. I love my pup, but dog hair? 

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@WinglessOne  great info, thanks!!  this is one reason I haven't tried these kinds of masks yet...well, that and the masks themselves, which I assume you'd just have to throw away. 😩  bummer it's so expensive to recycle them though!! 😞 😢

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@treestar86  There might be other US recycling programs that take sheet mask packaging. TerraCycle's just the one I'm most familiar with. 


Wash-off mask packaging's not necessarily more recyclable than that of sheet masks, unfortunately. Sometimes it depends on the tube/bottle/jar's color. Example: blue plastic gets recycled to create more blue plastic; it can't be combined with white plastic containers that are recycled to make more white plastic. It's disheartening to read up on what actually happens to the things you drop off for recycling via local municipal programs, and learn how many things end up in landfills after recycling facilities reject them. 😞

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@WinglessOne  that's true, but at least they can be re-used, for something - at least that's what I always think, anyway, but then I never use anything up, so I never have that problem, lol.


what about the masks themselves, do you have to just throw them away?  or are there biodegradable ones??  I assume the ingredients would probably keep them from being biodegradable, even if the mask itself is...

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@treestar86  When I asked TerraCycle about all of this, I didn't directly ask about the sheets themselves—but I should have. I did tell them I assume the sheets can't be recycled, and the customer service rep didn't address that at all. I might send them a follow-up question about it, unless someone else does that before I do. 🙂 Also, one of TerraCycle's Zero Waste box categories includes used fabrics. It might be a stretch to consider microfiber sheet masks a form of fabric, but that's kinda what they are, so... huh. 


Some brands say their sheet masks are biodegradable—usually those made 100% of cotton (eh, organic cotton), tencel/lycocell, bamboo, hemp, silk (though it takes much longer than the others to break down)—so theoretically those would be compostable. But I don't know if certain ingredients in mask serums might affect that. 🤷‍♀️ 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

M is for Milk


For some reason I didn't think I cared for this mask the first time I used it awhile ago,,, now that opinion has changed lol it was a pink sheet that was highly saturated with milky serum with plenty in the sleeve. The fit was great and had that second skin adherence. I would say a floral scent was more notable. Wear time was 20 minutes, after removing, my skin felt more hydrated, brighter and nourished. The moisturization factor was amazing,,I didn't have to apply any additional products and the minor bit of tackiness faded very quickly. This was an A experience this go aroundIMG_20200926_213639310.jpg

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Glad this time was better @lmaster!

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Just goes to show you @ShortErica time of the year does matter with certain masks

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I know! Aren't there so many factors @lmaster?!

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@lmaster I’m so glad this was better for you the second time around! I might need to retry it, I remember feeling a bit ‘meh’ about it, too. 

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@eshoe yeah I totally loved it this time 😆

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Glad this one had a turn around for you, @lmaster! It's funny how much our experiences can change from one to the next sometimes. 

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@quspork that's so true!! Guess it's all what our skin feels it needs at any given moment 😆 thank you!

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@lmaster  Love milky serum! Happy to hear it turned out better this time around! 😃

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@Shosh85 im kicking myself for not grabbing it sooner now 🤦🤭

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@lmaster  Yep, I've been there!

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@lmaster sounds really interesting ! Love milk-y masks

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Kim888 it was very enjoyable, and my skin felt amazing

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@lmaster i was iffy  when i got this mask from ipsy so its great to hear it is at least a good one! Was going to save it for when the temperature drops. 

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