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💕😌 Mask of the Week Challenge 😌💖

It’s May, Hurray! 🌸 We are almost 1/2-way through this year’s 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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@itsfi  Yeah, I try to avoid as many essential oils as possible. Most of them contain volatile fragrance components my face is sensitive to. Eucalyptus oil is a no-go for my face, but sheet masks made of eucalyptus pulp are fine. Sometimes perfumed water is less irritating to my face than perfumed oil. But my face doesn't like damask rose water or damask rose oil, so I didn't want to take a chance on eucalyptus water. 

 

I don't remember if eucalyptus extract plays nice with my face... sometimes it seems "extract" is just another word for "oil." Rosemary is an exception: rosemary leaf extract is fine with me, but rosemary leaf oil is definitely not. Anyway, I just avoid eucalyptus everything in products whenever possible. 🤣 Well, except for the pulp used in mask sheets. 

 

If you haven't yet, I hope you can zero in on which types of kelp/seaweed/algae irritate your skin. Some folks say it's no big deal if your skin develops a sensitivity; "just stop using those products at that point and switch to something else!" Yeah well, it's not a big deal unless you're the one with super painfully inflamed skin that requires hours (or days, or weeks) of TLC to heal. Anyway, sounds like you might need to avoid seaweed altogether. 😞 

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Yeah, me too @WinglessOne, but I don’t know if I want to go through the effort to isolate which type kelp/algae/seaweed my skin doesn’t respond well to. 😬 Fortunately, whatever irritation it brings has subsided quickly, but I’m not looking to test that too much. So far, seaweed / kelp masks are a no go. I’ll cross reference ingredients in those masks at some point. We’ll see if I decide to be adventurous again when it comes to that ingredient in a sheet mask (or other skincare), but for now, any seaweed for me will be in food form, and I’m okay with that. 😉😆 

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Playing a bit of catch up

 

Rainbow Week

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Although the The Creme Shop Rainbow mask was so tempting - thanks for sending it my way @sonnydee, I opted for some other colorful varieties that had sooner expiration dates

First up was the Hello Kitty Problem Solver mask - not as colorful as my next Hello Kitty choice but wow did this one win me over. A big thank you to @emaisgr8 for sharing with me!
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The mask had a good fit except eyes and nose - I prefer less gap by the nose and the philtrum area was thin. It had a nice material. To me it smelled like bath and body works products, somewhat fruity but clean. I wore it for 25 minutes. It had no tack. The results were quite nice especially since during the past few weeks I've had some blemish issues. My skin looked revitalized and the redness seemed lessened. I'd give this one an A. Not sure if I found the perfect "just what the doctor ordered" mask for my skin's current needs but I definitely will try it again when I'm off the no buy. Fingers crossed there will be some at TJ/Marshalls.
The next Hello Kitty for rainbow week was taken from a Masks on the Move box
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Although it had a similar fit as other Hello Kitty, the likeness stopped there. I guess I did wear it 25 minutes too. I didn't notice the red shimmer/glitter on mask at first but this wasn't a pleasant surprise. After removing the mask, the glitter remained on my skin. The philtrum area felt somewhat irritated when putting moisturizer on top - was I rubbing in glitter? In good news, it felt fine 5 minutes later. I can't deny my skin was bright. Above the lip area reminded me of how "beauty gurus" put highlighter there which was kinda funny. The smell was light, mostly clean with a touch of lemon. I'd give it a B. Glitter on the face is a no go for me.
My final rainbow pick was the BioBelle #Dreamskin mask which I also took out of a Masks on the Move box
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It had an enjoyable tencel material. The fit was good but a bit short on my forehead. I had it on for 30 minutes. There was no tack. I'm not sure how cleanses, tones, and moisturizes. My skin looked nice and felt moisturized. Again, not sure how it cleansed, and I washed my face before using the mask so who knows. Other than that claim, it was a good mask for me. I'd say A-.
And I can't forget my other enjoyable rainbow week experience thanks to @lmaster - a rainbow bath bomb! I love a good bath. 🙂
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I just couldn't get any Autumn feels with the heat in Florida, hopefully sometime soon. I was wanting to dive into the Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask 5 oz/ 148 mL but wasn't in a pumpkin mood. I also have a can of pumpkin just waiting to be turned into bread. So I opted for K and P

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@eshoe gifted me a Heimish ph5.5 mask and I've seen some love for it on here

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The mask had a very thin material. It was a bit hard to manage applying even with the cover. It had a good fit but I missed having more material around the nose area. It had no smell on the mask to me, typical mask but in package there was a hint of floral. The instructions said 10-20 minutes; by 15 nose was dry and by 20 so was the chin. I couldn't use on neck but put a little of the extra serum there. The blemish on my nose still felt irritated but otherwise my skin was good. My forehead lines seemed diminished compared to normal (best part). There was a generous amount of extra serum for face and neck on a different day too. I think I have a 2nd one that I'm looking forward to use again. First impression I'll say A-.


The only other thing I used that week was the Patchology Flashpatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels - a treat from @faeriegirl 
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These are medium-thin eye gels. They did not move around but also didn't "stick." The wear time said 5 minutes but I did 20 - I know, I'm such a rebel. 😂 During wear I didn't get a cooling sensation but when I touched them and removed it, the skin underneath was cooler. These helped with lines, still temporary but it's something! My heart still belongs to Skyn Iceland but these are a thumbs up and I'd use again.

 

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@ShortErica  I love what you picked for rainbow week! That BB Dreamskin mask was one of my favorites, though, I'm a big fan of most their originals. 
I really enjoyed that Heimish mask too! Glad you saw some nice results from it! 

P.S - I have never liked the taste of anything pumpkin -- except your bread! That really was so delicious! 😋

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Haha @Shosh85 maybe I'll have to get you to try some other pumpkin things

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I’ve never made pumpkin bread, @ShortErica - I bet it’s delicious! Zucchini bread is my favorite, but now I’m curious. Time for something new!

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@eshoe Pumpkin bread might be my favorite. I wouldn't pass on banana either but if I have to have a favorite. Growing up my mom would also make pumpkin pancakes in the fall.

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@ShortErica Its pumpkin season.  I can feel it in the air😀

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I'm so jealous @tjffc. My husband said our low will be 70 next week.

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I’ve never had those either, @ShortErica! I don’t eat pancakes often, but make them for my daughter. I have always made them with wheat flour, and a couple of weeks ago accidentally grabbed the white flour. She calls them ‘mutant pancakes.’

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@eshoe why do kids always have the best wording for things?! Too funny!

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They have no preconceptions,  @ShortErica. It’s good and humbling at the same time😂

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Great choices for rainbow week!! @ShortErica I never realized the shooting stars had glitter.. Interesting! 

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The package said something about shimmering pearl but I wasn't expecting glitter either @lmaster. If someone else uses it and it doesn't have glitter, I might question my sanity. 😂

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I'm going to have to search and see if I have one on hand... TBC @ShortErica 😆

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Yes @lmaster, for science!

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Fall theme! I'm blaming two for the enabling of these samples.. @itsfi @quspork 

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This was about enough for two uses, and I did in fact use it twice! It's sorta white/yellowish in color and has bits for exfoliating, it's not packed with them and it was not abrasive at all. The scent... Alone would be cause for purchasing FS!!! One of the best smelling pumpkin masks to date!! Left it on for 10 minutes a I did feel hydration, and lightly moisturizing,, but not near as much hydration as I anticipated. I'm very curious about that if I didn't have to ration like I did with the sample 🤔 this will be on the list!!IMG_20200909_203533126.jpg

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@lmaster  I’m wondering if it’s cause you were rationing it too!

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I really really want to get FS because it literally smells like a pumpkin latte!! @ather I'm going strong on my no buy,, so maybe next year after I use more of what I already have up,, I'll grab a FS to better judge it

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Oh yay! I also tried this one this weekend, @lmaster but unfortunately it didn't work out well for my skin- hopefully I will post more about that tomorrow. I'm glad you had a better experience with it!

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Oh no!! @quspork I didn't find it particularly as hydrating as I'd hoped, but no negative effects,, so sorry to hear this!!

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