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

If you havenโ€™t joined in yet, better late than never!

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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: Multi-Step Masks - A little extra effort can be well worth it. A generous thank you to the lovely @heartsmyface for declaring this weekโ€™s theme a do-more to love-more challenge ๐Ÿ’–

Letter of the Week:  D

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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, 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!

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’—

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Got a V for Vegi 

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This was a pretty cool mask, it was the same color as the packaging, it had films surrounding it and the material felt like thin hydrogel. The fit was decent just too short on the cheeks, now that doesn't happen often, but it definitely did with this mask. There was a bit of the same color serum in the package as well. The scent, I can't even try to describe it, what I can say is I've never smelled anything like it, and I've never had kombucha, so it very well could of resembled that ๐Ÿคท but it was not strong while wearing the mask. Wear time was 20 minutes, after removing, I just loved the silky soft skin that emerged after using this. Perfect hydration and perfect amount of moisturizing,, it gets an A I do want more of these โญโญโญโญ ingredients
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Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

Ooh, I haven't seen this line from Yadah, @lmaster. It sounds like it worked out really well! Was the mask actually yellow/orange? 

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Yep it was like a mustard shade @quspork even the serum had that brownish tint to it

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@lmaster Great to hear positive feedback regarding this mask.

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@tjffc it was fabulous!! 

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@lmaster  I've never seen this one! Sounds wonderful! Another win from Yadah! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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This is a 5โญ mask @Shosh85 my only complaint is it was not wide enough ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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Sounds very wonderful @lmaster!

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This one was amazing @ShortErica if only it was a little wider

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I'm so intrigued by this mask @lmaster! The results sound fantastic! I do wonder if the scent was kombucha. Hmmm, how to describe that .. kombucha has a bit of a tart, sharp, almost like vinegar scent, though I think it's less pungent than what I associate with vinegar. Is that similar to the scent you picked up from the mask?

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Yes @itsfi it wasn't exactly like vinegar, maybe a touch sweeter, but the rest of the description is spot on

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Thatโ€™s kombucha @lmaster!

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I had a feeling @itsfi but wasn't sure ๐Ÿ˜Š thank you ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Last bit of catch up from last week, with an apple theme. ๐Ÿ Sunday's V and E was for Vitamin E and as for multi-masking, I'm exercising some creative license here as I check off the multi-masking box with this one since it's technically a two-fer - it's a sheet mask and wash off mask in one! Woo-hoo! ๐Ÿ™Œ Thank you to the lovely @l8totheparty for sending this one my way! ๐Ÿค—

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Mask:by nature from New Zealand Apple Stem Cells + Vitamin E Rejuvenating Face Mask
ScentFresh, fruity, slightly tart green apples. Delicious!!! ๐Ÿ
Intended Purpose:Rejuvenating and nourishing
Key Ingredients Marketed:* Apple Stem Cells are said to improve skin's appearance, texture and elasticity

* Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps to prevent skin damage and premature skin aging.  

Other Notable Ingredients:* Aloe juice, hyaluronic acid, and lactic acid
* Added fragrance (last ingredient listed)

Performance & Results:Bright, glowy skin that puts a smile on my face!

Best Suited For:Any skin type, provided no allergies to any of the ingredients
Would I Repurchase?:Very likely, which is a big deal as this is a sheet mask that you wash off and I'm not typically fond of those types of masks. However, I really enjoy apple or apple stem cell-based sheet masks. They're not as prominent a skincare ingredient in sheet masks as others, but my experience has been that my skin really likes the results I get from them. I'm close to getting through my stash of masks from pre-2020 purchases so I likely won't be repurchasing any masks anytime soon as I want to get through those masks and also make my way through the ones I picked up this year (so that the volume doesn't get too out of hand).

Ingredients: from bynatureskincare (dot) com
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Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Water, Malus Domestica (Apple) Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Isomalt, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, PVP, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lactic Acid, Carbomer, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum (Fragrance), Tetrasodium EDTA

 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@itsfi I'm so glad you liked this one! It is a favourite of mine for bright refreshed skin. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cute photo, as always.

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Thank you so much for sending this one my way @l8totheparty! โ™ฅ๏ธ Apple stem cell masks are fantastic! ๐Ÿ 

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@itsfi I think By Nature recommends water-rinsing after all their sheet masks, which is kinda odd and makes me think that step's unnecessary. I looked up this specific mask's full ingredients list and don't see anything that requires a rinse. Sure, it contains lactic acid, but that's near the end of the list so I doubt there's anywhere near a high enough percentage to warrant neutralization with water. (Lactic acid's probably included for hydration, not exfoliation.) Huh. 

 

Now that I've seen the full list of what's in this mask, I know it's one I can safely try. My skin also likes a good apple extract or apple stem cell mask, so I'll add it to my list! 

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@WinglessOne, most sheet masks Iโ€™ve seen or used that are made in Nee Zealand have included directions to wash off the serum. There was one sheet mask, I forget the brand, I donโ€™t recall it being this by nature one that I used and did not wash off (I didnโ€™t read the instructions beforehand ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ) and I ended up breaking out. Since that one, I donโ€™t experiment with not washing off the ones that call for it. That particular incident also motivated me to read the instructions first! Ha!

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@itsfi Interesting... I can see needing to rinse after sheet masking if the mask contains a surfactant, or contains a high amount of a particular ingredient you know your skin's not fond of. I've got some New Zealand masks (including some By Nature masks) and now I'm curious enough to cross-reference their ingredients and maybe look for any relevant NZ cosmetics laws. Might also ask By Nature directly about the wash-off step and why it's necessary. What the heck is in NZ masks that requires washing offโ€”and do I even wanna be pressing it into my face for 20+ minutes in the first place?This'll be a fun research topic for later. 

 

Reading instructions first is definitely a good lesson, though! Sorry it was hard learned. ๐Ÿ˜ž Once upon a long time ago, I left a product in my hair longer than called for in the instructions I didn't bother reading. I'm not sure my hair ever forgave me for that. Whenever I want it to do something it clearly doesn't want to, it's probably yelling "remember that one time you nearly killed me with [misused product]?!" ๐Ÿคฃ

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Oooh, Iโ€™ll be interested in your research findings @WinglessOne. Iโ€™m not sure if my reaction was due to the essence in the mask and another product I might have used on my face before or after the mask, or if my skin was just extra sensitive that particular day. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ My skin generally takes to most essences in sheet masks so I was surprised that it reacted as aggressively as it did. 

Ack, sorry about the hairtastrophe! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I try  to not learn lessons the hard way but it inevitably happens and like you said, theyโ€™re the ones that are definitely engrained in my brain! ๐Ÿ˜‚  9 out of 10 times now, Iโ€™ll flip the packaging over in the store to see first if I need to wash off the essence (which is how I discovered that many New Zealand made brands have that particular detail) and if it does, I just skip the ingredients list altogether, place the mask back on the shelf and move on to another mask. ๐Ÿ˜† 

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@itsfi Heh, the wash-off step is the main reason I haven't used any of my By Nature masks yet. I seem to have collected a few via GWP or friends. They're sitting around unused because my brain refuses to accept that wash-off requirement. Kinda wanna ask By Nature (and other New Zealand skincare brands) why they bothered going the sheet mask route anyway; why not just sell the mask serum in a bottle, tube, or packet like every other wash-off mask? Then I could apply just the serum, wear it in the shower, and rinse it off before I get out? Sure, I could try wearing a sheet mask in the shower but that's just wrong! ๐Ÿคฃ (I realize one needn't take a shower to use a wash-off mask, but that's usually how I use them.) 

 

Now that I'm thinking about it again, I'll treat the By Nature masks like typical wash-off masks. I'll squeeze the serum out of the sheet and apply just the serum to my face. And I'll let you know what (if anything) I learn after I start down this NZ mask rabbit hole!