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πŸ’•πŸ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge πŸ˜ŒπŸ’–

If you haven’t joined in yet, better late than never!

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We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome.

 

This Week’s Theme: Fruits & Veggies Week  - the lovely @keana1 brings us this deliciously nutritious, good for your skin challenge! πŸ“πŸ‘πŸŒπŸ₯‘πŸ₯¦πŸ†πŸŒ±

Letter of the Week:  L

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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 masksπŸ’—

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge - PART II

@Shosh85 This seems to be one of the betterβ€”er, best TCS masks. You wear it well! πŸ¦„And you've reminded me to keep an eye out for it next time I brave a visit to TJ Maxx/Marshalls. 

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Thanks @WinglessOne! The Cica-Mend mask holds the 1st place spot for me, but I'd gladly buy more of these if I can continue to find them at TJ Maxx! πŸ¦„

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@Shosh85 @WinglessOne Man, seeing all the love for this one I feel like I've got to try it again. I wonder why I had such an overly tacky experience. Had to have been a dud!

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@Shosh85 I never get tired of seeing your animal faces, I think you always get a great fit with them so it looks amazing and as intended. I so understand about wanting to just buy the masks at TJ Maxx vs retail price.

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Thank you @ShortErica! It helps that the character masks seem to have the best fit out of all the Creme Shop masks πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

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@Shosh85 Very cute packaging

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@tjffc  Yeah, it's The Creme Shop's packaging that always lures me in! haha! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰

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I agree; this is a good one from The Creme Shop, @Shosh85 (and fun too!) πŸ¦„ Definitely one that would be on my tops list among The Creme Shop sheet masks. πŸ‘

 

P.S. You make an adorable unicorn. πŸ’• Well, actually, you've always made the animal or character masks look great! πŸ˜€

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@itsfi  Awe, thank you, you are the sweetest! 😊 Character masks are certainly entertaining! This was actually the first Creme Shop mask I ever tried! πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

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This is a great mask to have as your first mask from the brand @Shosh85. πŸ¦„ It makes a good first impression - packaging, illustration on the mask, the scent and results. It would definitely make you want to try more masks from the brand.

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This is one of my favorite creme shop masks too @Shosh85 

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@emaisgr8  Happy to hear you like this one too! So far, this and the Cica Mend tiger one are the only character masks I'd repurchase! πŸ¦„πŸ―

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How about U for Understated? -- the unassuming (look another U! πŸ˜‚) Isntree Spot Saver Mugwort Gauze Mask

 

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This is a lovely, effective mask that I'll definitely be repurchasing in the (possibly near) future. True to its name, the sheet itself is a gauze-like mask, similar to the Merbliss Nurse Healing mask. I would say the Merbliss may be *slightly* more comfortable, but it's a very slight difference and I had no issues with adherence, fit, or general feel of the mask. There's no scent and the sheet was well saturated with serum. After removal there was some very light tack, but it faded pretty quickly and left me with bright, hydrated skin. Some redness I had had on my cheeks was gone and my skin appeared nicely balanced and soft. No complaints here, a solid A. 

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@quspork  Understated and unassuming sound perfect πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚ I have this one but haven't tried it yet, so it's great to hear you loved it! I really enjoy gauze-y material- it's so comfortable!

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The gauze-like fabric sounds so intriguing @quspork and I feel like I have something mugwort I need to try.

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It's a very comfortable fit, @ShortErica

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@quspork Seems like a great one!

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@quspork redness gone?? Sounds great πŸ‘

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@quspork, the combination of mugwort, gauze and a thumbs up from you is really selling me on this one. I’m fond of the packaging as well - something about it is very aesthetically appealing to me - it’s calming, simple (in a good way - your word understated captures it nicely), and about the ingredient. Speaking of which, I’m pleased to see more and more products with mugwort.

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Mugwort is a definite favorite of mine, as well, @itsfi. And you're right- simplistic packaging can sometimes be very pleasing!

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Last year I went crazy on multi-masking week and tried to do as many as I could in a day. I found it stressed me out vs. being enjoyable. So this year I wanted to participate in the theme (because themes are fun!) but twist it up by using multiple kinds of mask this week. Not shown are a wash-off pore mask and my last use of a sample of Peter Thomas Roth FIRMxβ„’ Exfoliating Peel Gel 3.4 oz/ 100 mL - a big thanks to @Alphaboo for sending it to me! There are some types I'm missing like hand and butt but I think I got a well-rounded variety.

 

Started off with the Venofye Royal Honey sheet mask gift to me by @Shosh85 

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The mask had an interesting honey + almond scent. I think my preference is almond oil is more for baking than my face at least scent-wise. It had a nice thin material and decent fit. I followed instructions, 15 minutes then rinsed off. The mask lived completely up to its claims - my skin was a nice dewy look but not overwhelming like a shine and my skin was soft and supple. The scent was a bit odd and sometimes I feel weird about rinsing mask serum off (why?! I want all the goodness to stay) but this was a good mask. There was extra serum in pack that I used one night..and then rinsed off. A-

Another evening I used the Cala Rosewater Moisturizing Foot Mask from @lmaster 

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Had on my flower pajama dress to match the theme..haha. The size was roomy and it had a light rose scent in package but didn't smell while wearing. I wore them for 35 minutes. There wasn't much to massage in - my feet needed some love. Other than the callus at the top of my heel my feet felt soft. I think the results of extra softness lasted an extra day but my feet probably need some more TLC. I'd give these a B+. I think they did a nice job but the results from the Sephora foot masks worked better for my feet.

I paired some Skyn Iceland Eye gels and a neck mask from @missjeanie - had no idea these were even a thing until that unicorn mail!

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Skyn performed as expected though I wore them a bit excessively - 60 minutes. They are cool and this is probably the best placement I've done. My lines were diminished but off course that's just temporary. I have these from the Ulta 21 days sale at some point and should use them as a treat more often.

The neck mask was interesting indeed. The idea of focusing on the neck intrigued me and I was hopeful cause my neck is getting lines - dang looking at screens! The mask was different than the visual depicted on the package and seemed quite wimpy in comparison. It bunched a bit during wear but did stay on. It was okay material comfortwise but awkward placement. It had a very light flower scent that was not present during wear. For me the results were meh - didn't notice much difference in lines but my skin felt moisturized and there was no tack. For me I'd much rather fold a mask and use it on my neck after wearing it on my face than buy masks specifically for the neck. This was great to see what a neck mask could be and I appreciate missjeanie sending it to me. Always fun to try new masks!

I doubled up with the Vichy peel sent to me by missjeanie - this is my 2nd use and I really appreciated getting to try it twice and then the Elizavecca mask that I grabbed out of masks on the move - what can I say, the piggy attracted me

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The first time I used the Vichy, I could feel the heat from the AHA working and it even lasted a few minutes after washing off. This time I didn't feel heat until massaging the product on my face. Even then it didn't last long compared to the 1st try and the heat did not last after washing it off. It did take 3 or so passes to feel confident the product was completely removed in the shower. My face was slightly pink but it faded. I need to start incorporating some actives into my skincare and this was a great one to try.

For the Elizavecca, there was maybe a hint of a fruity scent but mostly typical mask. It had a bubbly clear serum. It was a two-piece gel mask that slid right off of the covers. I found it to be a bit short on forehead. It was slightly long on nose (occasionally flapped while breathing) and did pucker a bit around the chin. It felt cooling when repressing it down on face but while wearing the coolness didn't stay. The mask stayed in place nicely and repressing was more for the cooling sensation if that makes sense. I did feel some irritation around eyes when pressing there but the mask warns you about it. My skin felt smooth and there was no tack. There was extra serum to use the next day which I slathered on my face and neck. I wish it felt constantly cool like the Skyn eye gels vs. needing to press to feel it and I could have used some extra on my forehead. I'd say A-.

I preferred this approach because it made me reach for different masks while not pressuring me to do everything at once. It was a great way to kinda be on theme for me. πŸ™‚