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

Nearly wrapping up June ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅฅ๐ŸŒž and  almost 1/2-way through this yearโ€™s challenge๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ


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: Masking Duel: Compare two (or more) masks to determine which one reigns supreme! ๐Ÿค”

Letter of the Week:  Z

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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, 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:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:   


Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

The lime was definitely a nice refreshing mask, @PrettyPaint and I love most of the Papa Recipe honey masks. The honey butter was a favorite, but I think that version was discontinued ::sad face::

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

Another Jelly mask ๐Ÿ˜‰ This one was gifted to me from the lovely @mrsmouse! @ShortErica also posted a wonderful review about it just recently. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ




Kina Cosmetics Jelly Essence Nourishing Face Mask


Material: Thin and meshy cotton


Serum: Thick jelly essence - I loved it!


Scent:  Light and fruity. My first impression was that it smelled mostly like cucumber with maybe a hint of watermelon - but neither of those are listed in the ingredients (and I remember ShortErica said she thought it smelled floral), so I must just be crazy. Floral would make more sense ๐Ÿคช


Fit: The fit was a little off-  A bit too wide by the temples, little too long at the chin/jawline and the mouth hole was a bit too big. Despite all the smooshing and folding I did, the mask was pretty comfortable to wear and adhered well


Wear Time: About a half hour


Tack: Kinda sticky and lasted about 30 minutes. Not ideal, but it doesn't usually bother me.


Results: There was a little bit of pilling, but my skin felt nicely moisturized and hydrated with a little bit of plumpness.


Repurchase? Maaaybe - the results were nice, but I wasn't too crazy about the pilling. I definitely wouldn't hesitate to use again though! I think I'd agree with ShortErica - I wouldn't pick it up if it was in a pack, but I would if it were being sold in singles. I liked that Sodium Hyaluronate, Caviar extract and Cica was so high up in the ingredients. It's also great when put in the fridge beforehand ๐Ÿ‘ 





Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

I liked this one @Shosh85 but there's some better jelly ones out there

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@Shosh85  I need to add this to my try list!!

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@ather  Definitely a great one to try if you like jelly! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Jelly sheet masks are always the bomb @Shosh85 ! I wish I could say the same for jelly sleeping masks... as I have expressed repeatedly over reviews. 

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@Weetart  I agree, I definitely love the jelly! Not sure if I've tried a jelly sleeping mask before - if you could remind me, what is it that you don't like about them?

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Ha ha I am laughing at your comments on the scent, @Shosh85! Sometimes I second guess myself when others describe a scent completely different from what I experienced.   Just an excuse to try it again, lol โ˜บ๏ธ

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@eshoe  Haha! Yeah, sometimes the scent can be tricky! I definitely feel like this one deserves another sniff test ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Ahhhhh, a jelly essence sheet mask @Shosh85. A dream for those of us with dry or dehydrated skin! ๐Ÿ˜

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@itsfi  Yup, absolutely! This one definitely felt great on my dry skin - the thick jelly is wonderful! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@Shosh85 now that you mention it, I got some pilling too but mostly on my neck. Weird about the scent difference but I feel like I'm smelling floral everything lately ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@ShortErica  I feel like I need to try this again, just to see if I smell something different. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I definitely loved the jelly serum! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Agreed @Shosh85! Jelly is awesome.

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@Shosh85  That sounds quite nice. I don't think I've seen much Kina stuff around before.

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@PrettyPaint  I've seen the sheet masks at TJ Maxx/Marshall's every once in a while, but just never pulled the plug. It turned out nice and I was happy to be able to try it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

It's a shame about the pilling. I wonder if it'd would react better with some different products in your routine, @Shosh85.

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@quspork  Yep, that's definitely possible! I wouldn't mind trying it one more time, especially to test out the pilling and to sniff test again ๐Ÿ˜‰

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J is for Japanese brand (BCL Saborino)
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I've been using daily sheet mask packs like this BCL Saborino Morning Mask (Original) (Yellow) off and on throughout the year, with some packs being used daily as intended and others used with varying frequency. This particular mask pack I reach for about 2-3 times per week, depending on how I'm feeling (or how my skin is feeling) on a particular morning. This mask claims to cleanse, tighten and moisturize the skin, all in one step, and all in as little as 1 minute. Yep, that's what it says on the package - one minute. 
Material, Essence, Scent, Fit & Adherence:
Saborino has several of these mask packs, and they come in packs of 5 sheets as well as 32, like this one. I have no idea why this one has 32. I've used a 7-sheet pack of the varietal in magenta package before and that smelled heavily of menthol. The scent on this original yellow package has a slight menthol scent to it but it is much less pronounced than the previous pack I used, and this original yellow pack seems to also have a very subtle mint/herb and lightly sweet scent to it that I picked up when I open the packet to smell but not when I apply the mask to my face. The mask is just a smidge thinner than your standard mask, feels light and is pliable / stretchy so it can accommodate many face sizes and shapes. Fit is smaller than the traditional sheet masks, and even smaller circumference-wise than other Japanese brand sheet masks that I've used, which actually works well for my face shape. The eye holes are on the narrower side but not so narrower as to squish or smoosh my eyes. Adherence is pretty good considering that the mask is just slightly more than damp with essence. 
Performance & Results:
I'm not so sure about the 1-minute claim that some daily sheet masks, like this one, have, and my MO with 1-minute sheet masks is to keep the mask on for 5-10 minutes depending on when I start to feel like the mask is drying up (and depending on whether I'm in a hurry), unless, of course, it's causing some abnormal tingling, itching or burning. I did not experience any of those negative reactions (even though the instructions do say that some tingling will occur). Since each individual sheet is not heavily saturated with essence, there's not much left after removing the mask and what little does remains absorbs very quickly, and without leaving any tack or stickiness. 
As for its 3-in-1 claims of cleansing, tightening and moisturizing, I'm also not so sure. Firstly, I don't use sheet masks as a substitute for cleansing my face - in the evening, it's typically a micellar water + double cleansing routine for me. In the mornings, I may or may not use a cleanser depending on my skin's needs; but on days that I do not use one, I do rinse off my face with lukewarm water and a washcloth. As for tightening, hmmm.... I didn't notice any tightening of my skin tone or my pores, but again, I haven't been using this consistently as intended. I can see how this might be moisturizing for certain skin types. My skin is dehydrated-combo at the moment and I did feel like my skin received some hydration, but not enough as a substitute for moisturizer for the drier or "normal" parts of my face. 
Overall Thoughts:
Overall, these are fine, but there are other daily sheet mask packs that I prefer over these Saborino morning mask packs, primarily because of the scent, the amount of essence in the other mask packs, and the hydration my skin gets from them. That said, Saborino also makes a couple of mask packs that are marketed towards evening use, which I plan to give a try at some point - I have a healthy number and variety of daily mask packs and there are couple in that group that I'd like to get to sooner rather than later. I wonder if the scent will be different with the evening mask packs as the menthol / minty scent in the morning masks is marketed as being refreshing / revitalizing and useful in helping you wake up in the morning. 
Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, alcohol, ascorbyl glucoside, persea gratissima (avocado) fruit extract (persea gratissima), citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract (cucumis sativus), citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil (citrus grandis) tremella fuciformis polysaccharide, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil (melaleuca alternifolia) honey, sodium hyaluronate, betaine, soluble collagen, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, sodium acetylhyaluronate, xanthan gum, citric acid, sodium citrate, menthol, malic acid, phenoxyethanol, ethylparaben, methylparaben, fragrance

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@itsfi  Too bad they arenโ€™t better. But will a nice filler!

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These are alright @ather and I agree, these make good filler masks. There are masks packs that Iโ€™ve used that I like a lot and would repurchase. Iโ€™ve just been trying out others (and trying to get through all my masks) because ... because why not?!! Hahaha! ๐Ÿ˜† 

  • The eye patches I reach for most often.
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  • I wish my skin loved grapefruit as much as my nose does.
  • Thanks, YesStyle, for marring this packaging with your sticker.
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  • Again with the unfortunate sticker placement.
  • Thank goodness all this info's available at Abib's site, otherwise I'd strain my old lady eyes to death.
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