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๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ 2023 Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–


Welcome to the 2023 Mask of the Week Challenge! We love hearing about every masking experience, on or off-theme, and suggestions are always welcome.

Letter of the Week: M

Theme: Mail Call! Masks you have received in Unicorn Mail or have been gifted. Thanks to @Shosh85 for this weekโ€™s magically fun challenge! ๐Ÿฆ„


This Year's Schedule:


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, fit, adherence, mask type (hydrating, brightening, exfoliating, detox, sleeping, etc.) as well as your overall experience.

Most importantly: Would you repurchase it? 

Second most important: Have fun and merry masking!

2022 Mask of the Week Challenge

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2021 Mask of the Week Challenge



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Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks๐Ÿ’—

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@itsfi @I did try that but it did not interact with well with the moisturizer I used and ended up being super thick and sticky. I did use the belief one so maybe a thicker cream and not a gel like one would have worked 

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@Kim888, oh, that is not good! Interesting point on a gel vs. cream moisturizer. ๐Ÿค”

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The scent sounds so good!! Sorry the tack factor was a nuisance!! @Kim888 

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I had to jump on here for my favorite theme! The odd ingredient for today is Salmon Egg extract. ๐ŸŸ





Foreverskin Salmon Soothing Mask



Thin cotton



Clear, slightly viscous



Typical sheet mask scent



Great fit and super comfortable- just a little long at the chin


Wear Time:

Half hour



Light tack that stuck around for about a half hour



Soft and smooth skin that was lightly hydrated and noticeably brighter.



This one was nice and I'd definitely use again, but because the whitening version had the same great results without the alcohol, I'd be more likely to just pick up that one.




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I proposed this one to my husband as one we should pick up next and his response was that we should just go all out and have a whole salmon meal out of it. I'm not sure I'm on board with having salmon eggs but the mask, yes. 

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This has me pining for some fresh sushi, @Shosh85 ๐Ÿ˜‹ Love the fit and results, sounds like a great masking session!

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@Shosh85 love the packaging!! ๐ŸŸ I'm with ya on choosing one without alcohol, sounds awesome

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@lmaster Yeah, I'm not a big fan of alcohol in skincare, especially when it's that high up in the ingredients - I also don't feel like alcohol belongs in anything that's marketed as "soothing" ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€

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The results sound good. It's also making me hungry.

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@elleb810  Haha! Yeah, I got a little hungry just reading off the ingredients - besides Salmon this also has garlic, rosemary, basil and a couple different kinds of fruit! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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@Shosh85 Oooh what an interesting ingredient for the theme! Glad to hear it worked out for you!

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@Kim888  It was great! It seems like skincare with the weirdest/oddest ingredients have always worked the best for me! 

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@Shosh85, this is one of my favorite themes as well - I love seeing what odd or unique sheet masks are shared, especially the ones you find. Odd that the other version doesn't include alcohol but this one does. I wonder if it's because an ingredient or a series of ingredients in the other version somehow needs something like an alcohol as a preservative? Hmmm... ๐Ÿค”

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@itsfi  Not sure if there's a "reason" for alcohol to be in this one, but when it comes to "soothing," alcohol is the last ingredient I think of. ๐Ÿค”

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@Shosh85, yeah, I do think that many alcohols in skincare are drying and it doesn't make sense to include it in a sheet mask geared towards soothing. There's also good alcohols, though I suspect that is not the type that was included in the other salmon sheet mask. 

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T is for Tardy as I meant to post these last week - S for Superfood, specifically olive / olive oil 

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I had one of these in my sheet mask rotation for the last few weeks, but just now getting around to posting my thoughts on how they perform on their own as well as in comparison to one another. 

Mask:Barulab OliveJLo Beauty That Limitless GlowLeaders Mediterranean Olive Brightening MaskWinner:
Claim(s):Moisturizing, nourishing and firmingVisibly tightens, firms and hydrates skin (not sure why "brightening" isn't included in the claim with the name of the mask being "That Limitless Glow"BrighteningOn just the claims alone, hard to pick a winner since I think it would depend on skin type. 
Material:100% vegan friendly, 100% natural plant-extract sheet 2-piece cotton with ear loopsCoconut Gel,  Bio-celluloseLeaders; the ear loops on the JLo masks were the best ones I've tried but I'm not a fan of them in general.
Where's the key ingredient (olive or olive-derived ingredients) on the INCI list?:10th (1,000ppm)Olive or olive- derived ingredients are listed as the 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th, and 18th ingredients.16th Just on where the ingredients fall on the INCI list alone (can't tell ppm of the JLo and Leaders masks), JLo mask
Adherence:GoodGoodGood3-way tie
Fit:Standard sheet mask fitLarger than standard sheet mask; adjustments neededGood; only minor adjustments to openings for eyes and mouth neededLeaders
Essence:clear, thin-ish, watery essence; lots of itlight, milky, lotion-seruminfused in the sheetJLo
Scent:Like a sheet maskSoft, barely noticeable scentLight, fresh3-way tie
Performance:FineWore comfortably, even the ear loopsWore wellTie: JLo + Leaders
Tack / Stickiness after 30 minutes of wear?:SlightNoneSlight stickinessJLo
Results:Skin looked fresh-faced, felt hydratedSoft, smooth, hydrated and nourished skin with a lit from within glow. Slight firmness / tight-ness to under eye areaSkin feels lightly moisturized and looks a little brighterJLo
Price:$2 or $18/$19 for pack of 10$18 or $48 for pack of 3$6 or $54 for pack of 10 (through Leaders site)Barulab for lowest price point (thought that doesn't tell the story). 
Repurchase?:NahYes, if on saleIf it were included in a variety pack, maybe, but probably not on its ownTie: JLo + Leaders, though there are conditions to the repurchase of each
Other Thoughts:For those interested, this mask is 100% vegan. This falls under "filler mask" category though I think there are better performing filler masks out there.Surprised that I liked this one as much as I do, though I am not at all sure why there's carmine in this mask.One of the better performing coconut gel, bio-cellulose masks out there, in that you can feel the serum on your skin. The acai version remains my favorite from the line.JLo
Overall Ranking:3rd1st2ndJLo
And the winner is . . . 

JLo Beauty That Limitless Glow Sheet Mask 

The battle of the olive masks goes to Team JLo. This is a spendy mask, at least for me. ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ That alone doesn't mean it isn't repurchase-worthy; I'd consider picking up a pack of 3 during a sale, but I would probably save them for a special occasion or when I want to pamper my skin. Those with dry or very dry skin could be very happy with this mask. 


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Woah. Surprised that the JLO mask came out on tops. I have heard good things about her line so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

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@elleb810, I was surprised as well. Also surprising is that my top 2 olive / olive oil sheet masks are this JLo one and the one in the Etude House 0.2mm Air Therapy range, with the latter's price point making it my first favorite. ๐Ÿ˜Š I've tried a couple of other JLo products - the serum which I picked up as a promo gwp and the moisturizer which I received as gratis. They're okay; of the two, I prefer the serum but as between those two and the sheet mask, it's the sheet mask.

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Wow this was a surprising outcome, @itsfi! I guess I wasnโ€™t expecting much from the JLo mask but it sounds like it is definitely worth a try at some point. Thank you for this all-out duel!

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Yeah @eshoe, going into it, I was not expecting the JLo mask to come out on top. It's worth trying, but I would recommend picking it up during a sale.

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@itsfi sounds like I'll have to try the jlo mask at some point โ˜บ๏ธ

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