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

If you haven’t joined in yet, better late than never!

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

 

This Week’s Theme: Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar that give your skin the perfect AM glow! Another nod to @keana1 for this week’s challengeπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Letter of the Week:  M

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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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From P Week:

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@lmaster talked up this Pacifica Crystal Lava Bubbling Charcoal Mask, so I had to give it a try. This is a subtle watermelon-scented, lightweight gray charcoal mask that develops a nice little bubbling effect after application. It only took a few seconds, actually - before I finished applying it to my entire face, I felt a slight tingling. I left it on for about 10 minutes, waiting for the bubble 'explosion' which can happen with similar-type sheet masks. But no, just a very pleasant transition to foam. After rinsing (which was quick and easy), my skin felt smooth and appeared refreshed. Thanks for the tip, lmaster, love it!

The A'Pieu Icing Sweet Bar Sheet Mask (Hanrabong) is one I've been curious about after the reviews here; most especially, the scent. I expected some citrus, since I've read that it is a type of clementine. It was definitely different - like Christmas tree citrus cleaner? The fit was pretty off, the eyes were tiny so I made a couple of snips and all was ok. The mouth opening seemed oversize, which would have been ok if it were higher up. In my case, it opened all the way to under my chin. Not a huge deal, I was just surprised as I don't remember the other Sweet Icing masks having such an off fit. No biggie, my skin took well to it, and although a bit tacky afterward, it is still a mask I would happily use again if I wanted something with a very 'unique' scent πŸ˜‰

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This is when I am so thankful for my skin journal! I've been using the re:p Bio Fresh Mask with Real Calming Herbs for awhile now, and find it to be a truly soothing mask. The consistency is a clay mask (thanks to the kaolin), but it doesn't really dry down. It starts to feel a bit tight, but that's it. It is suggested for sensitive skin/calming/redness, so I find myself reaching for it after derma planing. It has a soothing, soft herbal scent, with the chamomile really standing out. I like to have a couple of masks that I can use without putting much thought into my routine sometimes, and this one is a keeper.

The Premium Puresa Hydro Gel Mask was a treat from the lovely @heartsmyface (thank you so very much!). When I first started masking, I remember confusing biocellulose with hydrogel. Once I realized how different they are, I knew to prepare myself for the jellyfish...was that @sonnydee's observation, I believe? So accurate πŸ˜„ This one had a fresh, clean scent, and was sandwiched in between two protective layers. Like most hydro gel masks, it was split into two parts. I love that, and I wish more cotton masks were available in a similar format! I left the bottom on around 15 minutes, and the top about 25. Many hydro gels cause minor itching, though this one did not. My skin was a little plumped, and after completing my nighttime skincare, the remaining tack had dissipated. Another win for the slippery ones!

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@eshoe Nice masks.  Loving the feedback from the calming herb mask

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It’s a good standby, @tjffc. And a huge jar! This is a good one to have on hand for rough skin days:)

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I've really enjoyed all the pacifica foam masks @eshoe happy to see you enjoyed it too πŸ™Œ

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All of them, @lmaster? I didn’t know there were more! Thanks for the heads upπŸ˜‰

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Ok maybe just one more lol @eshoe 

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Yum guess that’s on my list now @lmaster πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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The hydro gel mask sounds like a nice one @eshoe; the 2-piece ones usually are. Glad to hear this worked out for you.

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It really was enjoyable, @itsfi! So many hydro gels have a little something that can sidetrack the process..whether itchiness, or falling off altogether. This did neither:)

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Itchiness @eshoe? I wonder if there’s something in the hydrogel material itself that your skin is not fond of? Hmmm... πŸ€” 

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I think some of the fibers might be scratchiest than others, @itsfi πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ As the itchiness is generally located around the edges, I think it depends on the finishing of the hems. At any rate, a two part mask is always a plus;)

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That's awesome that your skincare journal is coming in handy @eshoe! I've been taking great mask notes in my spreadsheet but sometimes I forget to take notes on products until I empty them and then don't remember my true impressions while using them. Inspiration for keeping better track. Both have seemed good to me, but do you have a preference for biocellulose or hydro gel?

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@ShortErica I have struggled with finding a good tracking system for myself that is easy and accessible so that I actually use it on a daily basis. I bought a cute pen and some color coordinated dots to create a

schedule so I don’t over do it in certain areas. It’s helped me learn a few things I already suspected about my masking. Mainly that I’m driven by how I β€˜feel’/ what I sense my skin needs that day. The dots give me a good guideline and reminder of where I should be, but I don’t make myself stick to it completely.

 

I love having everything in one place, and also the tactile side-having a book in my hands. I can’t wait to look back over an entire year! 

Pretty sure I prefer biocellulose, they adhere better (for the most part) and most feel like second skin. Where hydrogels really shine is the fact that they are two-part. Love that!

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That will be awesome to have an entire year of notes @eshoe!

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I hope so, @ShortErica! After my last phone completely died without warning, I’ve reverted to an old-school record-keeping methodπŸ˜‰

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Yes @eshoe! Some things need to be in writing. I remember our IT guy saying you can use OneNote for work and I'm like no, I need the satisfaction of crossing things off a list.

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Me too, @ShortErica. Although the checkboxes are ok, there is something about paper and pen that just completes it.❀️ that!

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@eshoe  The Hydro Gel mask sounds great! If I remember correctly, it was @sonnydee's mini that compared it to a, "jellyfish butt." πŸ˜‚ I also remember you saying, "it's like trying to handle a wet fish" ..... haha! 🐟🐠

I liked all 4 of the Icing Sweet Bar masks, but I'd have to say this Hanrabong one was my least favorite and that has a lot to do with the scent. I didn't think the scent was horrible, I was just hoping for more of a refreshing citrusy/orange kind of smell. 🍊

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Ah the jellyfish β€˜butt’ I missed that part, @Shosh85 @sonnydee πŸ˜‚ 

 

Yeah the scent, it’s a little polarizing, like ginseng. If I remember correctly, the pineapple was pretty deliciously scented, which is more universally loved πŸ₯°

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@eshoe  Yup, and the melon and watermelon are deliciously scented as well! πŸ˜‹πŸ‰πŸˆ

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