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

Nearly wrapping up June ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฅ๐ŸŒž and  almost 1/2-way through this yearโ€™s challenge๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

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Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks๐Ÿ’— 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 Weekโ€™s Theme: Masking Duel: Compare two (or more) masks to determine which one reigns supreme! ๐Ÿค”

Letter of the Week:  Z

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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, 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:

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   

 

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@Weetart  These are great!! I love them!

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@Weetart  I agree, these are magic! Just wish the effect lasted longer! Glad you enjoy using these too! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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C = collagen, an ingredient Iโ€™m still not convinced does much when applied topically (vs. consumed orally), but here we are with the JayJun Collagen Skin Fit Mask. 

 

Used this on top of AHA, BHA, and retinol tonight.Used this on top of AHA, BHA, and retinol tonight.

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Claims: Hydrates skin; improves elasticity and firmness; reverses dullness. 

 

Ingredients: I chose this mask more for its ginseng than collagen, along with the high listing of niacinamide. Iโ€™m not impressed by the presence of anise (in the essence) and mistletoe (in the mask), as both can irritate skin. But I do like that ginseng and niacinamide are listed higher than both of those in these lists. I always love to see sodium hyaluronate, and there are other wonderful dry skin extras like calcium pantothenate (the salt form of vitamin B5), urea, a ceramide, squalane, imperata cylindrica root, and trehalose. Also, the essence step contains a stable form of vitamin C. 

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Step 1 Essence: Water, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Panax Ginseng Callus Culture Extract, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sea Water, Allantoin, Betaine, Calcium Pantothenate, Beta-Glucan, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Pyridoxine HCL, Tocopheryl Acetate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Maltodextrin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance 

Step 2 Mask: Water, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Panax Ginseng Callus Culture Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide NP, Squalane, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract, Trehalose, Betaine, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Adenosine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Disodium EDTA, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Phospholipids, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance 

Performance: The hyaluronic acid essence was a very thick clear gel, almost a jelly texture. There was so much, I couldโ€™ve easily used just 1/3 of the packet. But I used the whole thing and would up applying to to my neck, chest, shoulders, hands, and wrists. The sheet mask serum was a thinner gel; there was enough of it left behind in the step 2 sleeve to cover my neck and chest. 

 

This mask uses a very thin and soft cupra sheet that just needed a bit of snipping at the eyeholesโ€™ inner corners and mouth hole corners for a good fit. The nose was too long but I folded it up rather than trim it shorter. There was a warm floral scent that wasnโ€™t strong enough to make me sneeze, but was present throughout the 40 minute wear time. It took a good 3 minutes to massage and press all residual serum into my skin, leaving no pilling but quite a bit of tack. 

 

Results: Glowy, plumply hydrated, and moisturized skin with a mild brightness. All the deep lines under my eyes were softenedโ€”still visible of course, but softer looking due to plumped up skin. Thanks largely (I assume) to the squalane and ceramide in the mask serum, my skin said โ€œpsh, we donโ€™t need a moisturizer on top of this!โ€ But I wanted to tame the tack, so I applied a very thin layer of Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion everywhere Iโ€™d applied the mask serum. 

 

This is definitely a cold weather mask. Maybe also one for very dry climates, or for folks with a full face of very dry skin. My oily zone wasnโ€™t so sure about it while I was massaging in residual serum, so I tried to sweep some of the serum off my nose area and onto my dry-zone cheeks. An hour later, my nose seems to think โ€œhuh, that serumโ€™s not so swampy after all,โ€ and my cheeks are super plush and happy. 

 

Iโ€™m pretty sure Iโ€™d used this mask before, but apparently itโ€™d been a while because I couldnโ€™t remember how my skin felt about it. Now Iโ€™m glad I have a box of these to use this winter. 

 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@WinglessOne This one had me intrigued when I saw the word collagen.  Great info

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@WinglessOne I need to start using more multi step masks, this one sounds like it turned out great

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@WinglessOne  I'm always hearing good things about these multi-step JayJun masks and I'm happy to hear both steps were great! Glowy, plump, hydrated, moisturized and brightened definitely sound like wonderful results! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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I ought to use my leet access to all academic journals to see if there have been any conclusive studies, maybe one day I'll remember too lol @WinglessOne 

 

At least it does the plumping job. I never get enough of that. Plump the wrinkles and dark circles away!!!!

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Love herbivore prism glow facial mask! Itโ€™s amazing and leaves your face literally glowing!

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@lindseyyfaye  Glad to hear you love it! I've only tried their Emerald oil, but it's something I can't be without! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Ooooh! Iโ€™ll have to look into that! @Shosh85

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I haven't tried any of herbivore's masks @lindseyyfaye I should take a look sometime!

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You absolute should ๐Ÿ˜Š the prism is super lightweight and is so refreshing after! Highly recommend! @Weetart

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C for Clarity & supposedly Cooling....& I forgot to take a pic ๐Ÿ˜Herbivore Blue Tansy

 

Smell?It has a pretty strong scent. Not sure exactly what it is....almost sweet but plant like. I think Im pretty tolerant of smells unless it's sulfur that one I'm watching the clock!๐Ÿ˜’

 

Consistency?thin but messy, like a watered down syrup. It went on clear & dried down clear. I left this on for 40 min....& washed off pretty easily. I didn't need to use a cloth. 

 

Ease of use?no issues while on. But im going to use a spatula or brush next time. I don't like having to double dip into jars & this is so thin, you have to, to be able to cover your face even with a thin layer. 

 

Would I  purchase/try again? I opened the sample that I had the longest & its pretty big jar so im kinda regretting that.๐Ÿ˜ I kept putting this off because I was scared of it honestly! I thought it would be a lot stronger & after DE baby making a mess of my face. I kinda side eye bha/ aha & anything else claiming to resurface! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I didn't feel any discomfort or tingly while the mask was on. & washing off it almost felt hydrated. I rinsed again to make sure i got everything off. I'm going to use this more before I rate, & use a foil of it that's more recent. 

 

 

 

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Oh I love this mask, @sonnydee!! It is surprisingly gentle for a resurfacing mask, so I love that it leaves my skin smooth without any issues. I agree, definitely needs a brush to apply, is a bit goopy otherwise. I hope it continues to work for you!!

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@sonnydee Love blue tansy.  Will try this mask

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This is a really nice mask, I just wish I could feel immediate soft skin after using it @sonnydee 

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Yeah, I expected to see more immediate results too @lmaster ๐Ÿ˜ hope to see something with more use

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@sonnydee  So far so good! I hope you continue to like it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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I have high hopes for this after loving the prism serum @Shosh85 

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I totally should try this brands masks. I used a bottle of their bakuchinol serum once (since been discontinued) and wasn't impressed. I'll have to get a sample and check it out. @sonnydee once I'm allowed to get samples again at my local Sephora.

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I love their Prism serum, it helps clear breakouts & prevent new ones- even around that special time of the month ๐Ÿ˜‰ @Weetart I just need to use it consistently..I get lazy or am trying out new stuff so I have to limit myself on the products I use.

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