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

***2022 Mask of the Week Challenge***

Open for input and suggestionsπŸ‘‡πŸΌ

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

 

This Week’s Theme: β„️ Wintery Holiday Masks - It’s the Most wonderful time of the year! Thank you lovely @LilaMJ for this new challenge❄️

Letter of the Week:  V

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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’—

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Ahhh, that makes sense @heartsmyface! I dunno if I have 2 hours in me to give to a mask like this, but I will try for an hour the next time I use one, though I'm not sure I can muster through if it's too uncomfortable. But I shall try. For science, and for you! πŸ’–

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I don’t know why I can’t seem to add more photos to my post but this gave me a giggle.  I always want to be a special person Today’s Cosme.   Always!  

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This is what makes Google translate so special, @heartsmyface πŸ˜„

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 Haha! I love finding things like this! @heartsmyface, I'm 100% positive you're a special person whether or not you use this πŸ˜‰
So happy to hear you've been loving this one! It sounds wonderful! πŸ˜ƒ

 

P.S - What does the second thing you underlined say? I'm having trouble zooming in 

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@Shosh85   You say that now AFTER I used the mask!  It works!!    πŸ˜†

Yeah sorry about that.  The photos are clear on my phone but burry here unless you click on them.   It says β€˜we recommend that you talk’.   I am uncertain if they truly recommend this to get the lymph nodes drained or if something was lost in translation.  Either way, I made a point to talk to my cat cause the instructions said so.  

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Haha, don't we all, @heartsmyface? I'm glad to see you're getting decent results from these!

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L is for Lapcos

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Lapcos Milk Feel Exfoliating & Cleansing Pad

This is a cotton pad that is saturated with a slightly thick milky essence. The scent was like a combination of milk and rubbing alcohol- but it was light enough that it didn't bother me. I stuck my fingers into its convenient pouch and lightly rubbed it all around my face. It foamed up a little and there was just the very slightest bit of graininess that didn't feel abrasive at all. It didn't take much rubbing before the essence started balling up/getting chunkier (which was supposedly part dead skin cells), and I rinsed with lukewarm water. My face felt refreshed and clean and was SOO soft and smooth!

 

I really loved this and the alcohol in it is the only thing keeping me from buying a box. I would definitely repurchase, but it couldn't be something that I could use regularly.
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Lapcos Aloe Soothing Sheet Mask

This is a thin meshy sheet mask that was fully saturated with a thick gel serum. It had light and refreshing scent that was like a combination of aloe and cucumber. The fit was a little big and was too wide and long at the chin. The adherence was great and it was comfortable and cooling to wear. I removed it after about a half hour and my face instantly felt soothed and refreshed. There was quite a bit of tackiness that stuck around for about a half hour. My face was lightly moisturized, hydrated and had a nice glow.

I really loved this one, and it's the perfect mask to use after being out in the sun. I love that it has cica in it, and I find it kinda funny that cica is listed higher in the ingredients list than aloe. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ I will definitely repurchase this one!

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Milk and rubbing alcohol, @Shosh85? Not sure about that one. My first thought was curdled milk and I would most definitely not want that on my skin. The aloe one is so enjoyable, though! Looks you you might be working through your Costco stash πŸ™‚

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@eshoe  I have to admit, the Milk Feel pad did have an odd consistency! I wouldn't say it was exactly like curdled milk, but I could see how some people wouldn't like it πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚

 

Yup, this was actually the last of the Costco pack! I also found a 10 pack of Honey at Burlington Coat Factory that I'm still working on - which is fine, since that is my favorite one from the brand so far! Next I'd like to try some of the new ones; Cica, Escargot, Ceramide and Propolis are the ones I'm most interested in. I'd really like to compare the Cica mask with the Aloe one (since the Aloe mask had cica higher in the ingredients than actual aloe) and I'd also like to compare the Propolis mask with the Honey one! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

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Sounds like a nice masking session, @Shosh85. The aloe one sounds so soothing!

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@quspork  A lot of the masks from this line seems to have floral/perfumy scents, so I was happy this one was so good! Definitely refreshing! πŸ˜ƒ

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@Shosh85   This looks like a nice combo for a moisturizing pamper session.  
i feel that way about the Curel Natural Aqua Gel.  I love how it makes my in feel but the heavy alcohol content makes it only an occasional treatment.  All things in moderation:D 

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@heartsmyface  Exactly. Moderation is key πŸ˜‰ I would definitely repurchase and use again, but the alcohol certainly keeps me from going crazy and buying a bunch! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒ

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That sounds like a great combination!! @Shosh85 minus the alcohol πŸ˜†

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@lmaster  It really was a great combo! The Aloe mask was a good way to balance out the alcohol πŸ˜‰

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I've wondered about both of these Lapcos masks @Shosh85. So happy to hear that these were great for your skin! πŸ’– Love the results you got from the Milk Feel - soft and smooth skin is great any time of the year but especially as the weather starts to cool. 

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@itsfi  I've tried 8 varieties, and so far I think this is a good line of masks, just nothing amazing. The Honey one is definitely my favorite so far!πŸ―πŸ˜‹

Have you tried any Lapcos masks?

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@Shosh85, I’ve tried a couple of the Lapcos masks; and I’m pretty sure I have a variety pack I picked up at Costco earlier this year or late last year. I have the honey one you generously sent me - thank you! πŸ€— I’m saving that for late fall / winter when my skin will need that honey goodness! πŸ’›πŸ―πŸ’›πŸ― 

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L is for lemons πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹ (and this is also my yellow submission for the other week's rainbow week challenge - thank you @sonnydee🌈)

Lemons were front and center with Monday's masks!Lemons were front and center with Monday's masks!

 

Face Masks:

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avatara Light Up Face Mask is a tencel sheet mask saturated in an unscented, slightly viscous gel-like serum that is heavy on the citrus fruit extracts, including pineapple, orange, lemon and lime. Other notable ingredients include extracts of licorice root, arnica, centella asiatica, calendula, and sugar maple, along with cucumber and aloe juice and sodium hyaluronate. The mix of ingredients lends itself to the mask's brightening claims, and suggests that the mask will also be soothing and hydrating and, indeed, the mask does deliver in all those areas - brightening, soothing and hydrating. For the last couple of weeks, I've been working on mending my skin from a breakout. This mask seemed to make the hyperpigmentation appear lighter, less red, and my complexion brighter. In addition, despite the amounts of citrus extracts in this mask, my skin did not feel dry at all, but had a nice bounce to it. Overall, this is a nice mask and one I could see myself repurchasing.

Ingredients (avatara mask): from avataraskin(dot)com
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water/eau/aqua, propanediol, glycerin, ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extract, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, arnica montana flower extract, ruscus aculeatus root extract, centella asiatica extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, vaccinium myrtillus fruit extract, saccharum officinarum (sugarcane) extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, acer saccharum (sugar maple) extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) juice, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium hyaluronate, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, sodium pca, hydrolyzed yeast protein, sodium polyglutamate, propylene glycol, butylene glycol, panthenol, escin, ammonium glycyrrhizate, polysorbate 20, triethanolamine, citric acid, carbomer, xanthan gum, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol
The thin lemon-slice pieces of the Kocostar Lemon Sliced Mask are fun and I typically layer these types of slices under my sheet mask, or use them on the drier parts of my face when I'm using a salicylic acid-based mask on the oilier parts. These slice masks are also nice coming out of the fridge on a warm day. When I know things will heat up temperature-wise, I'll grab a handful of the slice masks I have, place them in the fridge and then, around mid-to-late afternoon, when the weather is at its warmest, I'll grab these slice mask packs from the fridge and layer them all over myself - face, neck, arms, legs, all over. The slight cooling sensation is welcome and I get through a few more masks. πŸ˜‰ 
 
Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask is well loved by many on this thread. Where I reach for the slice masks to provide a quick cooling sensation on warm days, the YTTP Dream Mask is something I reach for on those cooler evenings when my skin could use a little extra hydration and moisture. Also, as I am prone to do with my more hydrating/moisturizing overnight masks, I like to use this beauty as a daytime moisturizer for some extra nourishment for my skin.

Lip Care:

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Sara Happ previously carried a limited edition lemonade lip scrub; it came in the jar. Since then, it's been reformulated and repackaged. Sara Happ The Lip Scrub Lemonade now comes in this tube form and it's alright. I like that this new tube format makes it easier and more convenient to dispense the scrub, but I feel like the original version in the jar was scrubbier and therefore, better at sloughing away dead skin. This new version isn't bad; the scrubs are more finely milled and softer and I feel like there are less scrubby particles. It's a very gentle exfoliation. Overall, I'm happy that there's a lemonade scrub in the lineup (the scent is nice); I just prefer the results from the original formula. 
 
INC.credible Gen Yellow Jelly Lip Balm is . . . alright. It's fine in the morning for lightly prepping the lips for product, but I wouldn't describe it as ultra-moisturizing. There's a fun component to it too in that it is said to be pH-adjusting, but I didn't really experience any change in my lip color. The balm itself is on the thinner side so it is one that I would just use as part of a morning prep routine. On its own, the balm is not going to be hydrating or moisturizing enough for most people and because of that, it's not something I'd use in my evening routine unless I was layering another more moisturizing lip balm over it, in which case, I'd just go for that moisturizing lip balm.

Youth To The People Mini Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask 0.5 oz/ 15 mL 

INC.redible Gen Yellow Jelly Lip Balm + Nail Polish Duo 

 

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Very pretty photo, @itsfi! Great that YTTP has a mini of that mask now, too πŸ™‚

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Thank you @eshoe. It’s nice to see more products, especially masks, available in mini sizes. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™‚

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