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๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ 2024 Masking Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

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Welcome to the 2024 Masking Challenge! 

 

This year is going to be a little different - simplified. Easy. Every month will have a new theme, and that's it. Feel free to join in whenever and wherever. Most importantly - have fun!


Spring Fling - Baskets and bouquets, showers of much-anticipated rain...this month's focus is herbal and floral sensory delights ๐Ÿ’ฎ

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JanuaryFresh Starts - Time for a re-set, or morning masking? However you see it, this month is all about new beginnings.
FebruaryWinter Love - Whether it's a mask you adore, or something extra-special to care for dry winter skin, this month is for some soothing TLC.
MarchMarch Madness - Competition is in the air! Find a $ dupe of a $$$ mask that is share-worthy? Or find a dupe that works even better than the original? Details, please!
AprilSpring Fling - Baskets and bouquets, showers of much-anticipated rain...this month's focus is herbal and floral sensory delights.
MayDew Drops - May Day lore says to wash your face in the dew you collect in the morning of the first day of May for radiant skin. This month is for absorbing all of that good-for-you H2O.
JuneSummer Sunshine - Ice cream, sunglasses, SPF, check! Once the sun is down (or before it's up), extra care is most necessary. How do you give your skin cooling repair?

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

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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!

2023 Mask of the Week Challenge

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2021 Mask of the Week Challenge

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2020 Mask of the Week Challenge:

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   

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

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This one was fun!

 

The scent reminded me of bandaids 

 

Wear time was 15 minutes 

 

Plenty of clear bubbly serum 

 

Slight tackiness after serum is absorbed 

 

** I think this mask would be great as a primer mask. The slight tackiness is excellent for makeup to grip onto 

 

Fit ๐Ÿ‘‡

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April 2024 Masks

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Oribe Alchemy Strengthening Masque makes for a great deep treatment when you're short on time. 5 minutes is all you need. I like how my hair feels less brittle and frizzy after using this mask. I have plenty of hair masks to make my way through but this is definitely on the list of hair masks that I'll look to when it comes time to picking up another one.
 
The Erborian Yuzu Vitamin Mask is a fun one - hard not to smile when I see the pretty, pale-yellow hue and smell the soft, subtle citrusy scent when I dispense the product from the tube. It can be left on for โ€‹as little as 10 minutes or overnight, which is how I like to use it. The product has a lightweight lotion consistency that glides smoothly across the skin. My skin feels soft and has an overall healthy, brightened glow to it.
 
Love honey as a skincare ingredient; itโ€™s so nourishing. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฏ  Farmacy Potion Plus Mask is one of my top 3 favorite honey wash off mask. It gently exfoliates and hydrates the skin - a 2-in-1 mask - and has a light, warming feel that is relaxing after a long day.
 
The Creme Shop Cica Mend Mask is not only one of the cutest sheet masks youโ€™ll find, itโ€™s one of the best Cica sheet masks out there, at least in my mind. Hydrates, calms irritated skin, and reduces the appearance of redness, this oneโ€™s a repeated repurchases and looks to continue to be that.
 
Tatcha The Clarifying Clay Mask exfoliates, decongest pores, smooth skin, reduces the appearance of redness, all in 5 minutes. Itโ€™s also a shade of greige green that is both off putting and easy on the eyes. It claims to be warming and you can feel that, slightly when you massage the product into the skin. This one can be drying depending on your skin type.
 
The Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DermInfusions Lift + Repair Eye Masks came with the DDG DRx SpectraLite EyeCare Max Pro that I purchased during last yearโ€™s fall sale. These eye masks are โ€ฆ just okay. It could just be the one I had too - it didnโ€™t adhere very well and I didn't find that I got as much hydration from it that I have with other masks similar to this. It could be that this was an older batch, too, as it said this was part of a 2022 bundle?

The other masks I used during that particular masking session performed wonderfully and continue to be ones I love to use.
 

* amika Nourishing Mask - my hair feels soft, smooth, and well hydrated and moisturized every time I use this. Never heavy or weighed down.

* Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask (old packaging) is a wonderfully gentle and effective mask for decongesting pores and helping to shrink and calm breakouts. I generally reach for this at least once per month, sometimes more. As the weather warms, this becomes more of a staple in my skincare routine, with use ranging from 1-3 times per week. 

Oribe Hair Alchemy Strengthening Mask 5 oz / 150 mL 

Farmacy Honey Potion Plus Ceramide Hydration Mask 

Tatcha The Clarifying Clay Mask Exfoliating Pore Treatment 1.7 oz/ 50 mL 

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DermInfusionsโ„ข Lift + Repair Eye Mask 

amika Soulfood Nourishing Hair Mask 

innisfree Super Volcanic AHA Pore Clearing Clay Mask 3.38 oz / 100 ml 

 

 

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@itsfi I still need to try that tatcha mask ๐Ÿ˜ great line up for the month!

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@itsfi  So many good ones here! That Farmacy mask is seriously the best! I love it especially in the colder months!

The Cica Crรจme Shop mask is probably my most favorite from the brand! I always pick up a pack when I see them at Marshall's/TJM ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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๐Ÿ’ฏ @Shosh85 about the Cica Mend being a fave among TCS masks. I wish they didnโ€™t discontinue those oversized maskerade eye masks. When it comes to a Cica sheet mask, Iโ€™m mainly using a VT multipack, but if the single use sheets, I like this one, as well as one from JMSolutions & the #Dr. Jart+ Cicapair โ„ข Sensitive Skin Serum Face Mask for Redness 1 Mask / pack.

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@itsfi  Yes! Absolutely love the Dr. Jart one! I've been having some good luck finding them at Marshall's lately too! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Both of these were great! My skin is really needing some TLC and these felt so nice!

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@lmaster  Glad these turned out nice for you! I would've definitely bought that mask just for the cute cactus! ๐ŸŒต ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I know the packaging is too inviting and cute @Shosh85 ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅฐ

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Not floral or spring-y but still amazing!!

 

Seems like this one is discontinued??

Shocker.... Because it's the BEST bio cellulose mask I've ever used ๐Ÿ˜” 

 

This mask was actually drenched in serum, it looked like a hybrid between a cream and serum. 

So it wasn't as thick as a cream, but it was milky in color, with a thinner consistency.

 

Second skin fits this mask, it adhered to my face like a suction ๐Ÿคฃ there was no moving around at all. 

 

I loved it and wore it for 20 minutes

 

After removing, my skin absorbed the serum without feeling dry, it was lightly moisturized and my skin felt so good!!

 

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@lmaster  Oh, man! This one sounds so great! ...... so of course it's discontinued! ๐Ÿฅน

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@Shosh85 I will never understand why the great masks get discontinued!!! It doesn't make sense

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@lmaster, this one sounds nice and the ingredients look good. Was it part of a Facetory box? 

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Yes it was @itsfi and of course I looked for it online and guess what ... Sold out.... In other words... discontinued??

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March 2024

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Allergies and a couple instances of irritated skin meant a low-key masking month in March.

Innisfree clay mask is a tried-and-true mask for clearing / detoxifying. The clay mask is gentle and effective - working to decongest my skin of impurities and helping to reduce the size of those pesky pimples that surface every now and again. Innisfree has since repackaged their products, but the mask in the new packaging is generally the same as this previous version. 

 

K18 hair mask has quickly become a favorite for hair care. The combo of the peptide prep shampoo and leave on conditioner has especially been a hit. I was first introduced to these beauties in a gratis package but have since purchased full sizes of both products - for myself and as gifts. The mask is quick and easy - apply to hair after shampoo and give it 4 minutes to activate itself and DONE! Hair is soft and smooth๐Ÿ’– 

 

I wasnโ€™t aware that Lโ€™Occitane made sheet masks until I spied this Lโ€™Occitane Instant Illuminating Sheet Mask in my local store. The sheet is ever so slightly thicker than your traditional Korean sheet mask, but is saturated in a milky emulsion that feels cooling upon contact with skin. Thereโ€™s still plenty of this lightly floral scented serum that remains atop the skin after 30 minutes but the excess is easily absorbed, without stickiness or tack, and skin is nicely hydrated and moisturized. Those with oily, combination or normal skin might want to wring out the extra serum before applying the sheet to the face. Those with dry or very dry skin, on the other hand, will he pleased with how nourishing this mask is and the cooling feeling will add to the pleasant experience with this beauty. 

 

LalaRecipe Glow Face Moisture Mask has a few things going  for it - key ingredients look good and the sparkles embedded in the hydrogel are pretty. That said, there were also some hiccups with this sheet mask, at least for me. Adherence wasnโ€™t great - both the top and bottom halves kept sliding down my face and the openings for the eyes were far too narrow and unwieldy. I was having such a difficult time with it that I actually removed the mask and called it a day after about 5 minutes. Sigh.

innisfree Super Volcanic AHA Pore Clearing Clay Mask 3.38 oz / 100 ml 

K18 Biomimetic Hairscience Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask 1.7 oz/ 50 mL L 

 

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Oh I didn't know L had sheet masks either!! @itsfi ok ok I'm interested ๐Ÿ˜„

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It's such a good one @lmaster! And a pretty penny, too! $10.50, which, in the grand scheme of things, there are sheet masks that are more expensive, but when you've seen ones for $1.00 that perform remarkably well, I do pause at the price. BUT, the milky serum was what my skin wanted. I have a recollection that L'Occitane should be having a friends & family sale this month so maybe see if you can pick it up then?

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That's a great idea!! @itsfi 

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L'Occitane's Friends & Family is going on now. 20% off with code: FRIEND - looks to be sitewide so the sheet mask, restock the overnight oil-in-serum, the almond cleansing oil, etc., etc. @lmaster 

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After seeing @itsfi having so much success with the JMSolution brand, I decided it was time to try some out too!

 

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JMsolution Cure in Colla-Biome Two-Steps Eye Mask

 

This eye mask is divided into two sections, one with the serum and one with the eye masks. You are supposed to squeeze the serum so that it releases into the section with the masks, making sure to fully saturate the masks.

 

Material:  Cotton

 

Serum:  Very slightly slimy/gel-like consistency that was thin but not runny.

 

Scent: None that I could detect

 

Fit: They were a good size, comfortable to wear and stayed on pretty well

 

Wear Time: About a half hour

 

Tack: None

 

Results:

Smooth, hydrated and noticeably brighter

 

Repurchase?

I still have a few more of these to use, but I'd definitely repurchase when I'm out (if they're not too hard to find - found these at Marshall's๐Ÿ˜ฌ)

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