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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: Most Outrageous Mask Claims! Can one mask really do it all? Thank you to the lovely @ShortErica for this weekโ€™s daunting challenge ๐Ÿ˜

Letter of the Week:  O

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Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:


To Post:

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

@treestar86 Oh, it's not that I think a serum would be better than a mask in general. I mean, a sheet mask is basically another delivery method for serum. ๐Ÿ™‚ Instead of wearing a sheet on your face for 10-30 minutes, you could just squeeze out the serum and apply it to your face like you would a bottled serum. The premise behind sheet masks is that they supposedly press serum into your skin for "better" penetration. And of course, some of us just enjoy the masking experience. But for this specific DHC mask, I'd rather just use a bottled serum than deal with this mask's issues. There are other Q10 masks out there that perform better. 


About that TIL serum: I do think that'd be a good one. In fact, you just reminded me that I wanted to try it. The ingredients list looks solid and the price point is ridiculously low. One thing to note about Q10: it does all its magic behind the scenes, where you might never notice it working. You might see some skin brightening from the soy extract and maybe some firming from the peptides, but don't get discouraged if you notice no big results from this serum. In fact, the biggest result you might notice is how slowly your skin seems to be aging as you get older, with continued use of this serum. Let me know what you think of it after you've used it a few weeks! 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@WinglessOne  ahh, gotcha.  I've never actually used a sheet mask, and had been wondering what the point was lol.  but I do have a few and just got one from trader joe's, so I've been meaning to try it.


yeah I think it was out of stock for a while and just happened to be in stock when I needed something else to add to my order.  that's more good info. ๐Ÿ˜€  I'm most interested in the firming bc of my long, fatt-ish face lol..  I'm bad about using things, even after I start using them and like them.  I'm trying to be more consistent w/skincare (a fall/winter project lol), so that's good to know and hopefully will motivate me to use things more.  I'll be sure to let you know, and I'd love to know what you think if you try it also!  ๐Ÿค—

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

That's a great point about the level of ingredient required for it to be effective @WinglessOne. I don't mind the star ingredients not being the top but it irks me especially if it is below fragrance. Is there a good resource that tracks common ingredients and their levels needed or is it better to review individual studies?

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@ShortErica If you happen to have access to the Wiley Online Library, you can find some of that info there. And even then, you'd probably be looking at a few individual articles. I don't have access (not without paying per article I want to read). I just happen to know about Q10's efficacy because I studied up on it a few years ago. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, I'd be shocked if Lab Muffin didn't mention efficacy info in one of her Q10 posts. 


You'd think there'd be a medical database dermatologists and cosmetic chemists (and maybe aestheticians) use to find the efficacy of various skincare ingredients, since new things are learned about these ingredients all the time. Maybe there is, and we commoners aren't privy to it. That'd be a good random question to ask your derm or aesthetician, if you have one. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@WinglessOne yeah, that would be good. I had an annual check recently but hopefully the next time I go in, I will remember to ask.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@WinglessOne Thank you for the great review!

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@WinglessOne  Hmm, interesting that the Q10 can be that low and still be effective! Though, if I'm gonna use a "Q10" mask, I still feel like I'd want the concentration to be a bit higher.

Those forehead tabs are pretty comical! I've used masks with tabs before, but haven't come across ones that big! Like @eshoe said, it looks more like ears on a character mask. ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

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Wow those โ€˜earsโ€™ threw me for a loop, @WinglessOne - they remind me of the Moschino bear mask. Iโ€™ve never seen them on a mask that wasnโ€™t a character, interesting.


I need to give this brand a try, havenโ€™t used their sheet masks yet, but this one sounds promising. Like you, though-why isnโ€™t HA higher on the list๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@WinglessOne, Iโ€™ve not tried this DHC mask but have been interested in to, though Iโ€™m not so sure now given that Q10 is so far down the ingredients list. ๐Ÿ˜ž Good call on massaging the packet before use. I tend to do that because my masks have been standing in one position for so long. I keep telling myself I need to rotate every so often, but I donโ€™t ever get around to actually doing it. 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@itsfi In this mask, seeing the star ingredient in 11th place doesn't bother me much, thanks to Q10's efficacy at lower percentages. It'd be nice to see it higher up, of course, but I know I'm still getting plenty of benefit from this ingredient anyway. That said, there are probably masks out there containing a higher percentage of Q10 in the $4-6 USD range. 


I'm bad at rotating my masks, too. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ Well, except most of my LuLuLun 7-sheet packs: I keep them laying flat and flip them 1-3 times a month. But rotating all the others is a chore. I find I don't have to worry much about any masks except the multi-sheet LuLuLuns and cream serum masks, and I usually massage cream mask sleeves anyway before use. I just don't always do a good enough job at it. ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@WinglessOne, that's a good systems for mask rotation you have. It's a work in progress for me, but I've gotten better at it recently. The only consistent method I have so far is to flip the masks for the week upside down when I put them in my mini fridge. I probably remember to massage every other or every third mask I use. Baby steps. 

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Loving that you seen the firming claims! @WinglessOne 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

J is for Jelly




Meg Two-Step Jelly Mask (calming & pore care)

This is a two-step mask, with the first step being an AHA peeling swab (looks like a giant Q-tip) that you are supposed to swipe all over your face. The second step is the sheet mask. It is a super thin and meshy cotton sheet mask that had a light, sort of fresh and clean, floral scent. The mask was fully saturated and dripping with a thin, slimy, jelly serum, and there was enough left in the package for my hands, neck and chest. The fit was great - it was just a little too long at the chin. It adhered well and was comfortable to wear the 35 minutes I had it on. There was just some light tackiness that took less than 10 minutes to absorb. My face looked a little brighter, and my skin felt soft and nicely moisturized. I didn't notice a difference in my pores, but to be fair, I don't really need a whole lot of help in that department.

So far I've tried this and the one in the pink packaging and I really enjoyed them both! I will eventually repurchase these, but there are two others from the line I'd like to purchase and try first before doing that.




Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

I'd love a recap once you try them all @Shosh85. 2 down, 2 to go ๐Ÿ˜Š

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@ShortErica  Absolutely! Will definitely have research the best place to purchase!๐Ÿ˜‰

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Ooooh, this one sounds nice @Shosh85! I love jelly serums. ๐Ÿ’– Did you experience any tingling with the AHA? 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@itsfi  I didn't notice any tingling, though it is a mask I need to be careful when and how often I use it. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Have you used any from this line? 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

I hear ya about being careful when to use this one @Shosh85. I think I tried the pink one a while back; it looks very familiar.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@itsfi  Ya know, now that you mention it, I'm pretty sure the pink one I tried was

from you! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

This one I liked too @Shosh85 hopefully you can find the other two, I'd be interested in knowing about those as well

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@lmaster  Glad to hear you liked it too! So you've tried the pink and green one?

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