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💕😌 Mask of the Week Challenge 😌💖

It’s May, Hurray! 🌸 We are almost 1/2-way through the challenge🙌🏼

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Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks💗 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 Week’s Theme: “Favorite Mask in Your Regular Routine” - the lovely @itsfi would like to know - which mask do you buy in bulk, to always have on hand? 

Letter of the Week:  S

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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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Love laughing!! @itsfi too funny!!!

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@lmaster  Awe, that's adorable! Kids really do say the cutest/darndest things!

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Don't they though!! @Shosh85 

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@lmaster  Omg that’s the cutest thing ever!!! 

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@Shosh85 this mask sounds lovely.

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@ladyassassin  Yep, a lovely mask from a lovely person! 😃

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So glad you enjoyed it @Shosh85 !  I'll have to check, but I think I have another left... and I can't remember how I felt about this one.... so many masks... so bad at keeping track lol.

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Thanks again @missjeanie! I had never seen this one before and it's always fun trying out new masks! It really turned out great! 😃👍

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S is for GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD® Charcoal Instant Treatment Mask 3.5 oz/ 100 g 

 

It makes my oily face really matte and smooth. Plus, it has a nice minty smell.

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@rosegoldlovely  Such a great mask!!

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@rosegoldlovely yep I love this one also for spot treatments

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Nice mask choice @rosegoldlovely😍 This is a go-to spot treatment for me for banishing blemishes! 

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@rosegoldlovely I love using this one as a spot treatment - it really helps to dry up blemishes! Happy to hear it works well for you! 😃👍

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Amazing to hear!

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S = soothing and singular. Last night’s mask was the Dewytree Cica 100 Mask. My oily zone is angry about an oil cleanser sample I tried 2 days ago: lots of little bumps and lots of redness. Perfect time to test this mask! 

 

I finally know what centella asiatic actually smells like! :DI finally know what centella asiatic actually smells like! 😄

Notes: 

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Claims: Soothes irritated or inflamed skin; strengthens skin barrier. 

 

Ingredients: 100% centella asiatica extract. Nothing else. 

 

I’ve talked a lot about cica in this thread, as it’s one of my skin’s favorite ingredients. Besides famously soothing inflammation, cica can boost skin’s production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. That’s a huge bonus for my 48 year old mostly-dry combo skin. 

 

Performance: This stiff yet fairly soft thin gauze cotton/algae/eucalyptus sheet was tinted brown by very runny serum that felt both watery and oily. The sheet was a great length for my face and needed no hole trimming, though the eyeholes weren’t as large as I’d like. The sheet has an average width, so it left parts of my jaw bare. Luckily there was a handful of serum left in the sleeve: I applied that to my bare jaw and patted it over the sheet on my forehead, nose area, and cheeks. 

 

The serum has a slight green plant scent, almost pine-like but not quite… I can’t describe it much further than that. If this is what cica actually smells like, it’s a very mild scent. Once the sheet was on my face, I smelled nothing. 

 

The sheet behaved better than I expected, considering the viscosity and drippiness of the serum. It never slid down at all or came unstuck at the chin. After 30 minutes of wear, I removed the sheet and let the serum sink into my skin on its own for about 10 minutes before pressing it in. I had no pilling, but my skin did feel a bit tacky. 

 

Results: Nicely hydrated skin that looked noticeably less red and felt well moisturized—though I suspect “moisturized” was actually emollient in this case, so: this cica serum left an emollient film on my skin surface, and my face had no issue with it. I applied my usual YTTP Superfood Moisturizer over it to seal in that hydration and emollience, and my oily zone didn’t feel swamped. That zone was still in bumpy reaction mode, but it felt much calmer: no more weirdly angry buzzing beneath the surface. 

 

I bought a box of this mask thinking “it’s nothing but cica… my skin LOVES cica… how can this purchase possibly go wrong?” Answer: it can’t. 👍 I’m glad to have a tangible example of what cica can do all by itself. This mask is a 94-95 point 100% malbec wine. Malbec is often blended with other grape varietals in French* wines, but Argentina keeps proving how amazing it can be on its own. That’s what Dewytree’s done with centella asiatica. I’m going to bottle leftover serum from the rest of these masks, and will definitely buy more of them. 

*Eh, one region of France does still make 100% malbecs, and they taste quite different from Argentina's. It's a great example of how terroir effects the taste of a varietal. French malbecs have more tannic backbone, while Argentinian malbecs are lusher. Not to encourage more wine drinking but, you know, you could do wine flights of French vs. Argentinian malbecs... that'd be a fun evening! 🍷 

 

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@WinglessOne  Wow that’s so awesome to hear it worked out. I kinda like the idea of 1 ingredient masks. I wonder how many more are out there. I think we might need to have a zoom wine tasting and masking night to debate France vs. Argentina  🤣

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@ather @WinglessOne

*politely butting in with unsolicited commentary😉 zoom wine tasting and masking night debate . . . I think we should leave open the possibility that it will not just be one night. Malbecs are full-bodied topics, we don't want to rush it. 😂🤣😂

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@itsfi @WinglessOne  we may need to have a weekly wine night now that I think about it!

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@ather @WinglessOne, just one glass for me though. 😉🤣

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@itsfi @WinglessOne  Just don’t spill it 😝

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@itsfi @ather Haha, fair point! It could be a multi-night wine masking conference! And there are so many potential wine topics... French syrah vs. Australian shiraz... Spanish garnacha vs. French grenache... just how good is Napa cab, compared to Bordeaux cab... oh, and sparking wines: Italian prosecco vs. French champagne vs. Spanish cava... this could be a monthly conference. 🤣

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