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

Hello, June! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฅ๐ŸŒž We are nearly 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: Prettiest/Cutest Packaging - the wonderful @Shosh85 invites us to share our visually appealing mask treats this week!

Letter of the Week:  X

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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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@Shosh85  Itโ€™s good it didnโ€™t wow you. Because of the scent was only tolerable it would need to knock off 20 years for it to be worth it ๐Ÿคฃ

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@ather  Haha! Exactly. If the results were wowing enough, I might be able to look past the scent!

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I feel the same way about this one, @Shosh85 - it's ok, but not the best Leader's has to offer. For a clearing mask, I much prefer their AC Clear one. 

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@quspork  Yes! The AC-Free one is actually my favorite from the line so far! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

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O is for oldie-but-goodie (PTR FirmX Peeling Gel is a staple in my library of skincare products - huge 'thank you' to the lovely @SAlyFitz for introducing this one to me! ๐Ÿ’—).
L is for lemon-scented tea tree, which turns out to smell better than I expected. ๐Ÿ˜€
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The ultra thin 100% cotton linter Bemliese material of the Inna Organic Lemon-Scented Tea Tree Mattifying Facial Mask feels very soft and gentle against the skin, melding so beautifully that you don't feel like you're wearing a mask at all. What's more, this sheet mask, along with the others I have tried from this particular line are a good fit for my facial features, though large all around the perimeter of my face. I only made the smallest of incisions to the inner corner of the eye holes and the outer corner of the mouth so that the material would lay flat against my skin.
 
I was initially nervous about the scent as tea tree scented products are not usually ones my nose is fond of, but this one had a really nice combination of lemon and tea tree. You can definitely pick up the scent of both ingredients but neither is overwhelming. I removed the mask after about 20 minutes (though I could have kept it on longer if I had more time) and pressed in the remaining essence into my skin. There's the slightest bit of tack to the touch but that all but disappears as the skin fully absorbs the essence. To my surprise, the parts of my face that are typically more oily seemed less so (yes!!) and I did notice a slight mattifying (but not drying) effect all over, which I was happy with, and even happier when I noticed how well this was working as a primer before my concealer. โค๏ธ I've tried 4 of these Inna Organic sheet masks and this one is now the top rated among them. ๐Ÿ˜
Peter Thomas Roth FIRMxโ„ข Exfoliating Peel Gel 6.8 oz/ 200 mL 

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That's awesome to hear the scent was better than expected @itsfi ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Right @lmaster?!! I love lemon ๐Ÿ‹ but lemon scented things always make me wonder whether it will smell like fresh lemons or a cleaning product. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ The freshness of the lemon helps with tea tree oil scent, I think.

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That's great to know! @itsfi 

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So glad I waited to hear your top pick of the Inna Organic masks, @itsfi! Ever since you mentioned them, Iโ€™ve been eyeing them. The mattifying aspect makes me think that it *might* make a good day mask or even pre-event one. 

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It worked out well for me as a morning mask yesterday @eshoe. All the masks Iโ€™ve tried so far from this line have been good. Hopefully the last one I have performs well, too.

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@itsfi  Iโ€™m loving the Inna packaging!! And I have to say I havenโ€™t tried the PTR mask yet so maybe a new mask for me to check out when my others are gone!

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Me too @ather, the packaging on this line is pretty. ๐Ÿ˜ The PTR is my favorite gommage peel. Every once in a while a DS becomes available in the Rewards Bazaar and thatโ€™s a good way to try it out.

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@itsfi  Thanks for the tip. Iโ€™ll keep an eye out!

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The Inna mask sounds great, @itsfi! I can't definitely see lemon and tea tree working out well together. 

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It was a wonderful pairing @quspork! โ™ฅ๏ธ

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@itsfi  The sheet mask sounds great! I've never heard of lemon-scented tea tree, but I'm glad to hear it was pleasant! ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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It was a first for me @Shosh85. The lemon did an excellent job of toning down the scent of the tea tree oil. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ 

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My Desire Paradise Pack and my broken Pacifica ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The Pacifica Crystal Lava Bubbling Charcoal Mask is one of my favorite newer masks. @lmaster mentioned there is a pineapple๐Ÿ one, too - yum! I tried a thicker layer this time and had a very thick layer of bubbles, enough to make me look silly๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ Wash off is easy, skin felt clean and soft. 

The Purenskin My Desire Paradise Pack is a slightly textured sheet mask, akin to the Missha Ice Sorbet. Iโ€™ve only tried one other mask (wish I could remember which one) like this, so it was fun to discover another one. 

The scent; barely there but it reminded me of something tropical. Jasmine or Gardenia, but not offensively strong at all. Plumeria is listed as an ingredient, so that might be what I caught. The fit was another bonus, just an all around good fit. There was a a generous amount of extra serum (which was a little thicker than water) to pat on my checks and forehead.

Left this on around 30 minutes, removed and found a little bit of tack that remained until I finished with my skincare. I would definitely use this mask again!

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Water, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract. Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Fragrance

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@eshoe, Purenskin has some good masks; nice to hear this one worked out well for you.

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Thatโ€™s very good to know @itsfi. I will have to try out more, then. If you have one you like in particular, I would love to hear!

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@eshoe  Both masks sound great!! 

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