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

Itโ€™s May, Hurray! ๐ŸŒธ We are almost 1/2-way through this yearโ€™s challenge๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

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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: Mask with a Partner! @Alphaboo gives us this weekโ€™s fun challenge: Letโ€™s make an excuse to mask togetherโ˜บ๏ธ

Letter of the Week:  T

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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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โ€œit has a musty violet note, with lily and a bit of dandelion and some other stuff.โ€ ๐Ÿง

 

I think I would keep on walking, @WinglessOne.

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@eshoe  ๐Ÿคฃ I'm sure that fragrance smells lovely on some folks with the right pH/pheromones/etc. but, alas, I am not one of them. 

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@WinglessOne  Interesting! Thanks so much for clearing that up! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I get overwhelmed sometimes reading reviews, because I'm not always sure what to believe and the internet sometimes just makes things more confusing ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Sorry for bugging you with questions, but are there silicones you do try to avoid? I hear/read about dimethicone the most, but I feel like I've heard silicones in general are pore-clogging ๐Ÿค”

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No problem, @Shosh85 ! Sifting through info online can be overwhelming, especially in product reviews. I'm weeding through misinformation about Olaplex: some folks claim it ruined their hair but, without knowing anything about these review writers or seeing any scientific evidence or corroboration from dermatologists, chemists, and hair pros, I doubt thatโ€™s possible. So I'm poking for evidence and corroboration, looking for input from credible sources. I take that same approach when reading skincare reviews. 

 

Quick silicones answer: no, they don't clog pores. I don't avoid any silicones in skincare. 

 

Longer answer (reading material): Paula's Choice and Lab Muffin have good write-ups about silicones, complete with scientific references. Normally I'd be suspicious of a write-up sponsored by a manufacturer of the ingredient/product in question, as is the case with this Lab Muffin write-upโ€”but this one includes credible references. 

paulaschoice [dot] com/skin-care-advice/ingredient-spotlight/silicone-in-skin-care

labmuffin [dot] com/silicone-mythbusting-with-video/

 

I don't follow Dr. Dray, but I'll be shocked if she doesn't have a video about silicones. Kind of Stephen might also have info from a cosmetic chemist's perspective. 

 

I've also asked my derm about silicones, just to further corroborate what I'd learned. And yep, silicones are non-comedogenic. 

 

Side note: I typed all of this with one hand (my left hand's all cinnamon bun sticky/gooey right now) so hopefully I caught all the typos! ๐Ÿคฃ

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@WinglessOne  I'm impressed you typed all of this one-handed with a cinnamon bun! Haha! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Thanks so much for the info! I keep forgetting about Lab Muffin! I need to remember to check that out!.... really, I just wish I lived with a dermatologist so I could constantly pick their brain. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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@Shosh85  Oh man, if I lived with a derm or cosmetic chemist, they'd get sick of all my daily questions. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Sometimes I wonder if any BIC members are derms or cosmetic chemists, and they're laying lowโ€”not self-identifying themselves as prosโ€”because they know they'll get ALL the questions, ALL the time. 

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A few folks here are aestheticians, and I have nothing against their profession. But medical training isn't required to become an aesthetician. They don't (or shouldn't) diagnose skin conditions or prescribe medications, for instance.

That doesn't mean they know nothing about skincare; from the perspective of skin appearance, they absolutely do. But when it comes to skin conditions, irritations, allergies, ingredient interactions, helpful meds, and overall skin health, I trust derms' explanations more than aestheticians'. Likewise, I'd hope someone would trust a board certified derm's explanation over mine. ๐Ÿคฃ I may disagree with some derms, but that's because I've sought input from other derms and probably chemists (corroboration!), and spent time reading whatever clinical studies I could access. 

 

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Sounds like this gave some great results, @WinglessOne! I'll bet this would be a nice special occasion mask to use before going out (whenever that time comes again). 

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@quspork  Yep, this would be great for that! It might be the most glow-inducing pearl mask I've ever used. 

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J is for Jelly

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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.

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

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

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

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@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? 

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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.

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

from you! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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

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

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@Shosh85 I know I've tried two of them,,, now I don't remember which two,,I do know it was either pink, green or purple ๐Ÿ˜†

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@lmaster  Haha! Well, at least you know you haven't tried the orange! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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What does the q tip look like, @Shosh85? Was there enough of step 1? I'm just so weirdly intrigued by the applicator. Glad it worked well!!

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@haleyvvvv  There was enough to spread all over, just had to dip it back in a couple times. ๐Ÿ˜‰
I totally should've taken a picture of the Q-tip! I found a picture online that sort of gives you an idea of the size ๐Ÿ‘‡

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