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Mask of the Week Challenge!

Hello Lovelies! As we make our resolutions and check them twice, I thought we could start a skincare version of the Weekly Challenge. Many of us wanted to use more masks, shop our stash and focus on our Skin so hopefully this thread will be an inspiration to do just that. Join us with pictures and comments down below.


Masking Spreadsheet Info


Hello every, @eshoe and I are very happy to present the BIC Masking Challenge Spreadsheet. The idea is to have an easily searchable database of masks and reviews as a reference point when we are considering our next purchase. Data integrity was important to us so instead of everyone inputing data directly into the spreadsheet where theoretically information could be deleted or edited we have the questionnaire. It should take no longer then 1-2 minutes with the option for a more detailed review (which you can copy from your post on this thread).


Remember the idea is not to replace this thread. I personally love reading, commenting and interacting with all you amazing women here and that shouldn’t change. This would just be on top of that. Hopefully the more people that partake in this, the larger database of information we’ll have for reference. It will be extra effort in the beginning but then we would only need to input any new mask we’ve tried.


Additional Info:


Since we aren’t allowed to post links, please PM @eshoe or myself for it. You will also find this information on the original post so you don’t need a database to search for this post!

Questionnaire Link -


Responses Link -


Incase you need some help to filter/search results, try this :-


Search Specific Word or Phrase —> Edit -> Find and Replace -> Search Word

Filter/Organize by Columns --> Data -> Create a Filter -> Select Options



Each week there will be a new Masking Challenge posted. It will range from type of mask, brand specific week or fun challenges along the way.
How To: Choose mask, take picture (with mask on or before), place mask on face, relax and dream of the next Sephora purchase you want to make, remove mask for healthier skin.
Most Important: Have Fun!!

P.S. If you have any suggestions or challenge recommendations feel free to message me and I'll add them to the list.

Schedule Updated 06/21


Week 25: (June 18th - 24th): Masks you discovered in 2017

Week 26:  (June 25th - July 1st): Favourite Mask of the “Masking Week Challenge”

Week 27 (July 2nd-8th): Hydrating Mask to get over the dehydration of Air-Conditioning!

Week 28 (July 9th-15th): Brand Week - Glam Glow, REN & Creme Shop

Week 29 (July 16th-22nd): Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that winter skin

Week 30 (July 23rd-29th): ‘Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!

Week 31 (July 30th-Aug 5th): Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day??

Week 32 (Aug 5th-12th): Sheet Mask! I know we all have a few (dozen) lying around

Week 33 (Aug 13th-19th): When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW

Week 34 (Aug 20th-26th): Brand Week - Fresh & PTR
Week 35 (Aug 27th-Sep 2nd): Favourites Week - Your go to miracle in a mask
Week 36 (Sep 3rd-9th): Female Owned Brands - In honour of Women's Week

Week 37: (Sep 10th-16th): DIY Mask - Skincare meets Chemistry

Week 38: (Sep 17th-23rd): BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members

Week 39: (Sep 24th-30th): Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness

Week 40: (Oct 1st - 7th): $-$$$$ - Most Expensive and/or Cheapest mask you love!

Week 41: (Oct 8th - 14th): Sample Dive - I know we have them!

Week 42: (Oct 15th - 21st): Sephora’s ‘Best Selling’ Masks 

Week 43: (Oct 22nd - 28th): Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar

Week 44: (Oct 29th - Nov 4th): Laneige and Dr. Jart Week! - Lets show some love to Some Korean skincare brands

Week 45: (Nov 5th - 11th): Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask

Week 46: (Nov 12th - 18th): Favourite Smelling Masks - Watermelon, Kale, Spa??

Week 47: (Nov 19th - 25th): Tata Harper, Tatcha or Too Cool For School Masks

Week 48: (Nov 26th - Dec 2nd): Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step

Week 49: (Dec 3rd - 9th): Asian skincare Brand - Visit old cultures and their 

Week 50: (Dec 10th - 16th): Pharmacy or Farmacy Brand: From France to Honey Potion

Week 51: (Dec 17th - 23rd): Masks you discovered in 2018

Week 52:  (Dec 24th - 31st): Holiday Party Prep Mask

Merry Masking!

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THE SAEM  Zoo Park Moisturizing Panda Bamboo Face Mask

 The fit was ok, just a little too long and not quite wide enough. The ears had to be folded over or else the mask would just keep falling down. I had this on for maybe only 5 minutes and I started feeling some tingling. After about 10 minutes the tingling started to become more intense and I started to feel a slight burning feeling. At around 15 minutes into the mask it became a little uncomfortable so I took it off and my face was slightly pink where the mask was. Instead of adding moisturizer right away, I decided to wait and see what it’d do. About 10 to 15 minutes later the burning feeling went away and my face had returned back to its pale white color, haha! My face was sooo soft and smooth and had such a nice glow! It didn’t dry me out at all but also didn’t moisturize like it was supposed to. This mask surprisingly gave some good results, but I wouldn’t use it again – the burning feeling isn’t something I enjoy very much, haha! 😬



I freakin LOVE that you test out all these fun masks AND...

I freakin LOVE that you test out all these fun masks AND have photos to go along with it! 😆 Makes my day every time! Ahhhh just yes! @Shosh85

Re: I freakin LOVE that you test out all these fun masks AND...

@SchylarR I feel like the photos are half the fun! Of course I don’t take pictures of every single plain ol’ cotton mask – I try to take photos of the fun and interesting ones! 😉 

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No pain, no gain, right, @Shosh85? Sorry it was not a very relaxing mask, to say the least. I don't think I would use something like caused that much irritation again, either, despite the results. The pics were fun, though Smiley Happy

Is it bad that the description of an intensifying burning...

Is it bad that the description of an intensifying burning sensation made me want this mask more?! 😣 Lol I'm such a hot mess!!! @Shosh85

Re: Is it bad that the description of an intensifying burning...

@SchylarR I feel ya girl! Someone once described their bubble mask as “intense angry bubbles that got into and stung their eyes” – so naturally I told myself I had to try this one, haha! 😂

Re: Is it bad that the description of an intensifying burning...

Sounds about right lol! I am the exact same way!!! @Shosh85

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Exactly,👌😂 @eshoe!! This mask was fun and had good results, but definitely don’t want to feel that burning sensation again!

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The Panda looks cute but it’s too bad that it was not comfortable on your skin! It’s so weird that it was tingling like that when it was supposed to be moisturizing! Does it contain exfoliating ingredients @Shosh85?

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Thank you, @bakeamuffin! I was actually just looking over the ingredient list. @itsfi suggested maybe the Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Leaf Extract being a possible culprit, and it seems that is really the only thing that stands out from the rest. I’m going to try to compare this ingredient list with some other masks I liked and see if anything else stands out! 🤔👍

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@Shosh85,  I am so sorry to hear that the mask feels like it's burning!  I've only tried the lamb (brightening) mask from that line - it did not burn.

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@itsfi I almost got that one– I think I still might try that one out sometime! Besides some Glam Glow masks, I’ve never experienced that burning sensation with any other mask. Oh well, at least I got some good results! 👌

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I'm amazed you kept it on for as long as you did @Shosh85!  I wonder what it was in the mask that cause that.  I had to look up the ingredients; perhaps it's the camphor - Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Leaf Extract?


And now we know that you don't enjoy masks that give off a burning feeling, Shosh85 - lol!  I would have assumed as much but good to have it confirmed. Thannks for going through this so we know. ha! Smiley Wink 

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Thank you, @itsfi!! If it had started burning right away, I would’ve taken it off sooner. At first it was just a bit tingly, so I thought maybe that’s just what it’s supposed to do.

Im not too good at deciphering ingredients, but I feel like the Camphor is a good guess. I’m thinking maybe I should try comparing the ingredients from this one with some of the other masks I know worked well, and see if anything stands out. 🤔

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Less of a moisturizing panda and more an aggressive angry panda 🐼 @Shosh85 haha!

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@scott1201 Haha! That is exactly right! 🐼 😂

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I was really hopping you would add a photo of yourself with this on @Shosh85!! All Love!! Too bad about the burning though.

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@Aaliaa Thank you!! Besides the burning feeling, it wasn’t that bad, haha!! 😂

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Yesterday I paired 2 masks by the same brand, peach slices: ‘firming’ for the A.M. and ‘hydrating’ for the P.M.; now I am on the waitlist for the set.11FA583D-7216-449E-AA4B-5E6D94B83A4C.jpegpeach slices firm and hydrate




The firming mask, with pomegranate and honey, had a faint vanilla cake scent. This was the first for a sheet mask for me. The fit was very good, easy to apply and return to my morning routine quickly. There was plenty of extra serum, which I used throughout the 20 minutes as it dried down fairly quickly. The scent was so unexpected! It was a fun way to start my day. I was very curious what the hydrating mask would be like.


When I opened it, there was a scent I could not place. It reminded me of being in the kitchen, and after reading the front (I really need to start reading these prior to opening) it made sense-thyme! It wore off fairly quickly, but unlike the morning mask, I did not need to reapply serum while wearing it. The fit also matched the morning mask, it was quick and easy to apply, and left my skin nice and plump😊. The hydration mask left my skin a bit tackier than the firming one, but that didn’t bother me too much. I began my search for it online before I removed it, as @itsfi sent both of these my way and they are very enjoyable masks. Looking forward to trying the others when they are in stock again!

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These both sound very nice @eshoe 😄 I love the sound of  vanilla cupcake scented mask, I would need snacks in hand for sure! 🍰😊 

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@bakeamuffin  @eshoe  @Shosh85  @SchylarR  All this talk about cupcakes and pizza is making me hungry.

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