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

Hello March โ˜˜๏ธ ๐ŸŒˆ, moving right along in 2021!


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 Artistic Sheet Mask ๐ŸŽจ Thank you to the wonderful @Kim888 for this weekโ€™s theme!

Letter of the Week:  J

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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:   


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@quspork Loving the pumpkin mask.  

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Ouch @quspork . Sorry to hear of your reaction. The Patchology mask sounds nice. I haven't tried a mask from them that I didn't like.

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Same, @emaisgr8 - I've been pretty pleased with all of the patchology ones I've tried so far!

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@quspork  Awe, such a bummer! I had planned to try the Pumpkin Latte mask first, so I appreciate the reminder to patch test first! Also noting to myself to check out that Patchology mask! It sounds wonderful and I'm glad it could help calm and soothe!

It's too bad the results from the Chocolate mask weren't too impressive! I had planned to compare that one with the Miss Spa Chocolate mask which sounds pretty similar. I hope the others turn out better for you!

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Hopefully, they'll both work out a little better for you @Shosh85. The chocolate mask comparison sounds like a fun one! It's great that they offer these sample sizes to be able to try several different options to see what is worth a full-size purchase and what might not be. 

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M is for Mirae, mud mask, and Milk Makeup Melatonin

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Papa Recipe Eggplant Clearing Mud Cream Mask and the Milk Makeup Melatonin Lip Mask are repeats from late last week. Both continue to be likes for me, products I would repurchase. @heartsmyface  I did a patch test of the mud mask on my inner arm for 30 minutes and no staining. Same when I left it on my face for 20-ish minutes or so. The purple hue on the mud mask is so pretty and I love that it works without drying my skin and that it doesnโ€™t stain. Yes!! The packaging of the Mirae Extreme Soothing Natural Moisturizing Factor Mask looks so familiar to me, but I feel like this is the first time Iโ€™ve used this mask or any mask from the Taiwanese brand Mirae Beauty, for that matter. Hmmmโ€ฆ. maybe a sign of (still) too many masks. ๐Ÿคฃ If it is my first time using it, then thereโ€™s an N for new. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Mirae Sheet Mask:



This Mirae mask is part of a collection of 3 sheet masks that claims to provide the results one would ordinary get from a traditional 15-20 minute mask in wait for it . . . 8 minutes!! Interesting. Another interesting fact about the masks from this line is that the sheet mask itself is imported from South Korea and the essence/serum is made in Taiwan from globally sourced ingredients. Itโ€™s a cross-cultural sheet mask, if you will. ๐ŸŒŽ

Material / Adherence / Fit

The material itself is super soft and very thin and literally lies against the skin as if thereโ€™s nothing there at all. Fit-wise, thereโ€™s a lot more material than Iโ€™m accustomed to on the sides of my face โ€“ typically a sheet mask is a bit wide at the temples, but here it was also noticeably wider at the middle and lower portions of the side of the mask. A few incisions and adjustments to the bottom inner corner of the eye hole were also needed to make for a perfect fit.

Essence / Performance / Results

I left the mask on for the recommended 8 minutes (though it would have been easy to keep it on for longer because it didnโ€™t feel like I was wearing a sheet mask). Some of the clear, unscented, watery essence remained atop my skin but absorbed easily. I noticed the slightest bit of tack to the touch when I was pressing some of the essence into my skin but that eventually disappears. My skin felt hydrated, even with the short period of time, and thereโ€™s extra essence in the in the packet to layer on your face that day or another day, or to apply on other parts of the body.

Overall Thoughts

I like the feel of the mask and the quick results were nice โ€“ I can see how a mask like this would come in handy on mornings or evenings when my skin could benefit from a little more hydration but when I donโ€™t necessarily have the benefit of time.  Iโ€™m interested in seeing what the results would be if I left the mask on longer than the recommended 8 minutes. *making a note to try that next time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ingredients (from miraebeauty (dot) com๐Ÿ˜ž

Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Carbomer, Sodium Pca, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Chlorphenesin Methylparaben, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine Squalane, Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Peg-8, Sodium Hyaluronate, Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Ethanolamine, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Resveratrol, Citric Acid, Trehalose, Polyquaternium-51

MILK MAKEUP Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask 0.28 oz/ 8 g 



Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@itsfi I love the time frame this mask offers!! That sounds like the amount of time I have to spare around here lately ๐Ÿ˜†

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@lmaster, agree! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ While itโ€™s nice to be able to unwind and have a leisurely mask time but these days, getting good, quality results with a shorter wear time helps a lot! As does being able to do things with a mask on and this one is so soft and thin that you can definitely multi-task while masking. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ 

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@itsfi  Great choices for M! Iโ€™m always interested in why a company would choose 8 minutes, why not 5 or 10 like where do they come up with 8 minutes and your skin will be perfect. 

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Thank you @ather! Yeah, I'm not for certain where the 8 minutes came from - I'll add it to my list of things to research. ๐Ÿ˜€ It seems a bit random, but at the same time, there's a part of me that wonders whether if there's a marketing angle to it. The number "8" is very popular and deemed auspicious in certain Asian countries, including Taiwan where the brand is based and, perhaps there was some thought that "8" minutes might influence people to purchase the masks from this line??!! 

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@itsfi  Love the purple ๐Ÿ’œ These masks that have such a short wear time always interest me! Sounds like it did well in 8 minutes! I definitely feel like you need two - so you can compare an 8 minute wear time to 15-20 minute wear time. If you do end up doing this, I'll be curious to know what you find out! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Me too @Shosh85! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I typically see sheet masks with shorter wear time as being part of a daily sheet masking pack, with the idea that itโ€™s meant to provide a quick burst of hydration (or other properties are being touted) that when used consistently over time provides more lasting results or perform better at improving the skinโ€™s hydration / moisture barrier / elasticity / balance, etc. This one was quick and provided some good results. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ  Iโ€™ll definitely use it again but for my usual 30 minute wear time. Will keep you posted! 

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@rosegoldlovely, I tried the peeling mask a few weeks ago Dr. Jart+ Dermask Ultra Jet Peeling Solution Dermask Ultra Jet Peeling Solution. It was a bit mess that didn't do much more than any other peel mask but did work. But if you search a little back in the thread, my full review with pictures will be there.


I haven't tried any of the new ampules (I hate glass ampules, I have to use them a lot for work and they're annoying to open) for the Dr Jart+ rubber masks, but I do like the texture of the rubber masks themselves. I really liked the older formula of the rubber mask serums, though.


To note, I have normal-dry, sensitive ish skin.

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@haleyvvvv I've never used a peel mask before, so I'm very curious. I also did a Google search of their of the Cryo Masks. Apparently there was a Clear Skin and Nourishing Cryo mask. I know that the box design is old, but they discontinued and are sticking to the current 4 they have now. I have acne prone, oily skin. I would've loved to have tried the gray Clear Skin one.






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I didn't get to try either of these, @rosegoldlovely, just the hydrating and firming ones, which still exist with different packaging and maybe different ingredients.


If you haven't tried a peel mask before, is your skin used to exfoliation? These masks often have higher concentrations of AHAs/BHAs than leave on chemical exfoliators, as well as be physically exfoliating, as this one is. If your skin isn't used to exfoliation, I'd start with a lower % one and work your way up.

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@haleyvvvv my skin isn't sensitive at all. I use exfoliators with every face wash and I'm fine. I love using masks at night, while I'm listening to music or watching a video. I don't mask everyday, but I do about 2 or 3 times a week.

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Using a wash off exfoliating cleanser and a non exfoliating mask is a lot different, @rosegoldlovely. I've overexfoliated my skin, so I just warn people if they're new to certain exfoliation type products.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@haleyvvvv How will I know if I over exfoliated?

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Unlike, @sonnydee, @rosegoldlovely, when I overexfoliated, my skin skipped over being sensitive and went right to moisture barrier disruption. I had to be very delicate for 2+ weeks, no actives, no clearing masks, only hydration and ceramides. Sometimes people's skin gets tight and shiny and sensitive. So I just thought I'd give you a heads up if you were new to peeling masks and exfoliation in general. Hope it works out for you.

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Hi, im oily, acne prone myself. For me if I over exfoliated. I either break out easier. Or more common, my face gets sensitive, when my face is usually not sensitive. ie: you use a product that you used before & it stings some in places.  usually the upper cheek area, right under your eye socket. So if i exfoliate with a harsh one- I don't exfoliate again until days later. Also used the peel mask & liked it. It was a gentle peel. And if you shop at Tjmaxx or Marshalls be on the lookout for these masks I have seen & purchased from there. Even found the grey clear skin@rosegoldlovely 

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