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

๐ŸชดHappy April ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’ Masking Mavens!๐Ÿชด


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: Targeted Skin Concern - Got maskne ๐Ÿ˜ท or other skin issues? Tell us which mask works to address your specific skincare needs! Thank you @PrettyPaint for this much-needed challenge/theme!

Letter of the Week:  P

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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:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:   


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@Anastasiya13   Oh my goodness thatโ€™s adorable!!!  

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@heartsmyface  Thank you. Feels nice on the skin too, and such a cute print.

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W is for Wine ๐Ÿท 




Coscodi Sparkling Wine Sheet Mask

This is a thin and meshy cotton sheet mask that was saturated with plenty of serum but there wasn't any extra in the pouch. It had a light and sort of sweet green grape scent. The fit was great and was only a little too long at the chin/jawline. I kept it on for about a half hour. There was some tackiness after removing but absorbed in about 10 minutes. My face looked a little brighter and my skin felt refreshed, soft and moisturized.

Even though this was about two months expired it turned out great! Haha! I'd definitely repurchase ๐Ÿ‘




Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Expiration dates are just a suggestion ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sounds very nice @Shosh85 

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@ShortErica  Haha! Exactly ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜‰ I thought I was done with all my 2020 masks, but this one was hiding! 

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This one sounds nice, @Shosh85! Even post-try-me date;)I found one recently that expired earlier this year and it worked just fine, too. Good reminder to go through and double check for any lingering 2020โ€™sโ˜บ๏ธ

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@eshoe  I have all my masks organized by year (and alphabetized within each year) and I had already gone through all my 2020 masks, but this one had slipped under neath the drawer I was keeping them in. I'll definitely need to purchase a fresher one soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Thatโ€™s a great idea for organizing them, @Shosh85. I might need to go through mine again, to weed out any lingering 2020 masks. Thanks for sharing your organization technique:)

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@Shosh85 Ooooh.  I like the name of this mask.  ๐Ÿ˜€

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@tjffc  The name got my attention too and so did the refreshing-looking packaging! ๐Ÿ˜‹

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@Shosh85  Sounds like a great mask!!

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@ather  It was wonderful! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

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@Shosh85 I LOVED that mask!   Two months expired is probably alright in most cases.  I get a little hesitant around the four month mark.  

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@heartsmyface Glad to hear you loved it too! I always hate to waste a mask if I don't have too - and I figured it was a good sign that it smelled great when I opened it ๐Ÿ‘

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@Shosh85 the light grape scent and niacinamide is a winner all around!! Expired and all ๐Ÿ˜‰

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It really was a nice one, @lmaster! I was somewhat worried I'd smell something rancid, so I was pleased it was a yummy grape scent ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Hitting D and W is the Dr. Jart Water Replenishment Mask. 


Possibly the only Dr. Jart mask I can even consider using anymoreโ€”and even this one irritates me a bit. :(Possibly the only Dr. Jart mask I can even consider using anymoreโ€”and even this one irritates me a bit. ๐Ÿ˜ž



Claims: Replenishes moisture barrier; soothes and hydrates skin. 


Ingredients: Matricaria flower water at 2nd place is good! Witch hazel at 7th place is not. Collagen, ehโ€ฆ juryโ€™s still out on that. But hyaluronic acid, cactus flower, panthenol, and olive are sure bets. What really impresses me about this list is the absence of yucky essential oils Dr. Jart often puts in their masks. Added fragrance is present, but at least itโ€™s in last place. 


Water, Chamomillia Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, PEG-32, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Glycereth-26, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance 

Performance: This stiff, medium-thick, cotton sheet was covered with nearly all the clear gel serum. All the holes fit fine, but there was enough bunching along the sides to make me cut a narrow wedge out of each side of the mask, between temple and jaw, and then pull the sheet together for a much smoother fit. The philtrum was slightly too tall but I didnโ€™t cut it shorter. 


This mask smelled like baby powder. Not annoying to me or strong enough to induce sneezing or headaches, but very present. Around the 10 minute mark, I started to feel pre-burn tingling on various parts of my face. I stuck it out for another 5 minutes before removing the sheet. It was so juicy, I couldโ€™ve gone a full 45 or more minutes with this mask if I wasnโ€™t worried about irritation. But nope, I only did a full 15 minutes and then spent 3 minutes massaging and pressing residual serum into my skin. I had no tack or pilling afterward. 


Results: Well hydrated and mildly dewy skin. My face wasnโ€™t as plumped up as itโ€™s been after some other hydrating masks, but it did feel hydrated and a bit moisturized. This mask didnโ€™t do much for my redness; eh, chamomile usually doesnโ€™t. Unfortunately, it also didnโ€™t soothe other irritation: I still felt a little tingling, especially anywhere Iโ€™d applied my 9% BHA spot treatment. To calm that down and moisturize my skin, I patted 2 drops of Herbivore Emerald CBD Oil on my whole face. 


Had this mask contained chamomile flower extract instead of water, and omitted witch hazel, it wouldโ€™ve caused less or no irritation. Since thatโ€™s not the case, this mask is a pass for me. I donโ€™t see this mask on Dr. Jartโ€™s site, so I assume theyโ€™ve discontinued it. I wouldnโ€™t buy it again even if it was still available. I have too many better hydrating masks that donโ€™t irritate my face. 


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Hmmmm I didnโ€™t know cactus flower is such a promising ingredient, @WinglessOne. Iโ€™m going to have to keep my eyes out for that one. Thank you for the tip;)

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@WinglessOne  Darn why must they use irritating ingredients 

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@WinglessOne  I haven't been a big fan of the masks from this brand and there's only 2 that I'd repurchase if I saw TJ Maxx. If it's being discontinued, I guess it's a good thing you don't love it ๐Ÿ˜‰

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D&W is for Darn Why Did I use this already When I just got it and it is so Darn good. 


I mean, I know why I used it, way ahead of its experiration date. I got it in my grab bag mask haul and @Samtian and @ShortErica were talking about it having lip flaps and I was guardingly intrigued (but also, like, expecting to hate it because...lip flaps). Reading about the effects, though it would be nice to use following a more exfoliating mask Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask 5 oz/ 148 mL.

This was all around just a lovely experience. My skin is a little sensitive and always loves getting pampered after my more exfoliating masks. I currently use Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Mask 5 oz/ 150 mL after, which I do not enjoy, so am always looking for an alternative. There's a heckin bunch of nice ingredients in here, including niacinamide, squalane, ferments and peptides. And even though it lists fragrance at the bottom, I didn't notice any scent.

There's a ton of serum (kinda goopy milky) in the packet, I spread it all over my body and my mask was very saturated. I like to wear most masks until the dry a bit, so I had this on for almost 90 minutes and even still parts of it still were a little damp. I rubbed in the serum and it was a teeny bit tacky for less than a few minutes.

Fit was surprisingly good. I even used the lip flap over my top lip, and it all held well and stayed in place for the whole time. Admittedly I was laying down, but I usually am for masking. I never have a good nose fit, though.

My skin was very soft, plump and glowing after. Definitely what was called for after my more intense exfoliation. Definitely will purchase a package of these going forward. A-/A.

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