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Mask of the Week Challenge

Happy fall (and Thanksgiving to those in the US 🌾) and welcome to the second half of the year! 🍂🍁 Just a few weeks left in 2020, whew! Looking forward to finishing strong & starting fresh ☺️


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: Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step


Letters of the Week:  V & E


Jun 29 - Jul 5

A & Z

Masking Pet Peeves - use a mask that has some component that drives you crazy!



Jul 6 - 12

B & Y

Masking Hacks - share your masking secrets that make your life easier and your skin happy



Jul13 - 19

C & X

Lip, Hand or Foot Masks to help that summer skin


Jul 20 - 26

D & W

’Weird Mask' Bubbling, Peeling, Colour changing other worldly wonders!



Jul 27 - Aug 2

E & V

Multi-Masking How many masks can you use at one time or in One Day??


Aug 3 - 9

F & U

Blind Pick Your Mask - Let's make it fun to use the masks in our stash!



Aug 10 - 16

G & T

Sheet Mask Focus - from cotton to cupra, coconut gel to bio cellulose, what are your favorites and why?


Aug 17 - 23

H & S

Drugstore & Grocery Brands Week



Aug 24 - 30

I & R

3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks



Aug 31 - Sep 6

J & Q

Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue



Sep 7 - 13

K & P

Autumn Masks - Fall goodness in a mask


Sep 14 - 20

L & O

When you are getting GLAM for a night out and want that inner GLOW


Sep 21 - 27

M & N

BIC Made you do it! Masks recommended/inspired by other BIC members


Sep 28 - Oct 4

N & M

Sephora Collections Week - House Brand Goodness


Oct 5 - 11

O & L

Masks that Make you Hungry - Fall/Winter Edition



Oct 12 - 18

P & K

Forgotten Wonders - Shop your stash for an unloved mask


Oct 19 - 25

Q & J

Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar


Oct 26 - Nov 1

R & I 

Masking Duel Week II



Nov 2 - 8

S & H

Buddy Up! Dare to compare the same mask with another BIC-er



Nov 9 - 15

T & G

Gross/Odd/Unusual Ingredients - Spirulina, donkey milk, bee venom, snail mucous - what masks have you used that have strange ingredients?



Nov 16 - 22

U & F

Flash Masks - masks that do doubly duty in half the time



Nov 23 - 29

V & E

Morning Masking - Masks that help give a pep to your step


Nov 30 - Dec 6

W & D

Mask that would make a good band name (kinda silly, I know)



Dec 7 - 13

X & C

Holiday Party Prep Mask


Dec 14 - 20

Y & B

Most Artistic Sheet Mask



Dec 21 - 27

Z & A

Favourite Masks of All-Time



Dec 28 - 31


Masks you discovered this year


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 Part 1:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge: 

***Tentative 2021 Schedule**

Thank you for all of the fun ideas! If I have missed a suggestion, please let me know so I can get it added. Happy Masking 🙂

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‘Peel-off’ always scares me, @Weetart - but you say this is a gentle one? I’ve tried the cleanser from this line and agree with you in the scent. I will keep my eye out for this one, might be fun to try:)

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U is for unforgettable and F is for Fabulous


This mask is a gel/ hydrogel that fit excellent, I did have the chin area popping up about 5 minutes after applying, not a deal breaker. The gel sheet has what I am considering faux hemp leaves imbedded in the gel,,, wish I would of taken a picture 🤦 you couldn't feel them. There was a bit of extra serum, I'm pretty sure it had a greenish tint to it. The scent was not what I expected, but in a good way!! It smelled fresh/ clean. Wear time was 20 minutes, after removing I applied the extra serum from the packet on to my face as well, it just smelled so good!! This mask claims to mattify and I could see that, it is hard to describe the results, I more so felt like it was balancing, a bit hydrating, maybe even purifying. All I know is my skin felt outstanding!! No lasting tackiness either,,, this will be a repurchase A+

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Whoa that's a rave review @lmaster! I'm curious if it smells similar to the Hemp wipes. I received those in gratis and it just isn't a scent for me.

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@ShortErica I have not smelled the wipes, it was a very pleasant scent in the mask 🤷

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Wow @lmaster, your results from this 

mask sounds wonderful. I also like that it has a fresh / clean scent to it. With the original line, I didn’t have much luck with the masks in the square packaging and have only tried one from the new clean line. I may give this hemp one a try at some point though. 

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You definitely should! @itsfi I think you will like the material and it offers so much for your skin

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*adding it to the list. @lmaster-approved masks go a long way in my book! 😍

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Oh interesting about the leaves and I need to know more about the scent, @lmaster. I imagine it as patchouli🤔 It sounds like a 👍🏼 all around!

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@eshoe it was an unexpected scent and I love it!! Makes the mask that much better, because I'm not a fan of patchouli

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@lmaster  Sounds like a great one! So happy you loved it! I haven't tried this one yet, (now I want to of course) but Patchology makes some eye patches that have little leaves embedded in the material as well and I think it looks so pretty 😍 

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@Shosh85 this one is a favorite!! The gel mask is fabulous!!

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Love seeing such winner masks for you @lmaster ! 

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Oh yes!!! I love this one!! Winner winner 🙌 @missjeanie 

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F is for Farm Skin and fruit, specifically, blackberries. 😋

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Mask: Farm Skin Superfood Salad For Skin Aqua Shield Bio Cellulose Mask Blackberry

Material:3rd generation coconut bio-cellulose sheet mask

Fit:Almost perfect - about 1/4" too long at chin but also 1/4" too short at forehead. I made minor cuts to the bottom corners of the eye holes to help the material lay flat against my skin and to keep it from hovering too close to my eyes. I made similar small cuts to the material at the sides of the nose to help the mask adhere better.


Essence:I don't feel a lot of essence from the mask itself, which is par for the course when it comes to bio-cellulose masks. There's some extra essence in the pouch and from that you can glean that the essence is a viscous and slightly gel-ish, though not too runny or thick.

Scent:I didn't pick up on any scent, which is interesting because fragrance is listed as the last ingredient. 

Purpose & Notable Ingredients:Soothing - allantoin, witch hazel

Hydrating - blackberry extract and 5-fold hyaluronic acid (I've assumed this to mean 5 different forms of hyaluronic acid)

Moisturizing - sea buckthorn fruit and a new-to-me-ingredient, melia azedarach extract 

Performance & Results:I like to use bio-cellulose sheet masks after a peel or if I've been going pretty hard with AHAs/BHAs/PHAs and find them to be very effective and soothing and nourishing the skin in those instances. Since I upped my salicylic acid use this week in a concentrated attack on 2 zits threatening to wreak havoc on my chin, I decided to go with this bio-cellulose mask and my skin seems to be pleased with that choice. 

The redness from the spots seemed to be less red after 30 minutes with this mask and my skin looked and felt refreshed and lightly hydrated. I find that bio-cellulose sheet masks don't leave much essence, if any, and so you don't always get that feel that you do with other sheet masks where your face is awash in this watery essence that you come to expect will completely hydrate your skin once fully absorbed. Even so, my skin felt nourished - the drier parts of my face felt soft, bouncy and hydrated and the parts that produce oil looked healthy and moisturized without being overwhelmed with hydration. My complexion had a bright, fresh-faced glow to it as well, which to me, is always a plus.

Would I Repurchase?:If I didn't have another couple of these, yes. I would also be interested in trying out the avocado (firming) version from this line.

This is what I think of when I think of a bio-cellulose mask.This is what I think of when I think of a bio-cellulose mask.

FYI: If anyone was wondering, the blackberries were delicious - perfectly juicy and sweet. I will definitely repurchase. 😁😆


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@itsfi Ahahaha the blackberry review. I love it.

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I didn’t want the blackberries to feel left out @Samtian! 😆  They were as much a part of the masking experience as the mask itself. 😉 

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@itsfi  I saw this mask on Amazon and almost bought it (along with the avocado version), but I couldn't find the full ingredients list so I resisted. I was also a bit skeptical because I didn't see it listed at Innerest's site (they do have the clay masks listed there); I wondered if these 2 sheet masks were brand new releases or old/one-off release masks. Hmm... can you post the full ingredients, even if it's just a screenshot of the back of the sleeve in Korean? (I can get it translated.) 


I'm still waiting for Farm Skin to release a watermelon sheet mask. 🙂 

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@WinglessOne, I wholeheartedly second a watermelon sheet mask!! 😍 It would be a perfect addition to their salad line. Please, oh please, be listening, Farm Skin! 😉


Here’s a pic of the inci list from the back of the packaging. I wasn’t able to find it online. Let me know if you have a hard time reading it; I can type it out this weekend.

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Thank you @itsfi ! 🙂 Whew, you just saved me some money: I see lavender, my face's arch nemesis. That makes this mask a hard pass for me. Too bad, because there's lots of truly beneficial stuff in the ingredients list. But I'm glad it worked well for you! 


Now I wonder what's in the avocado version. I know it contains rosewater, something my face is not a fan of. Hmm... asking Google again... oh wow, now I see both these masks at Farmskin's site (not Innerest) and I can't do the avocado one either, thanks to lemon fruit extract. Otherwise, the avocado mask looks really nice. The rosewater comes from rosa centifolia, not damascus rose: the former is far less irritating to my face than the latter. And there's niacinamide, peach extract, adenosine, Farmskin's usual ferment, pomegranate extract, rooibos tea extract, and of course avocado oil... man, if it weren't for that dang lemon extract, I'd absolutely buy this mask to try. If you try it, I hope you like it! 


In case anyone's curious about the avocado version's ingredients: 


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@WinglessOne, you’re welcome. It’s really good you know what ingredients will not work for your skin. Yes, saves money but also saves you from having a bad reaction. 

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This was an interesting read, @itsfi. I don’t think I’ve ever considered the generational aspect of biocell masks. It appears they allow for superior absorption, and then I found this from lemasque:


“A bio cellulose sheet mask goes even further. Bio cellulose can retain 100 times its dry weight in fluid – and after a 20-minute application, the bio cellulose fabric loses less than 10% of its fluid (water and serum). After 1st generation cream masks and 2nd generation paper-sheet mask,  bio-cellulose is the 3rd generation mask. The bio-cellulose sheets are 100% natural; they are made through  biotechnological fermentation of coconut water.”


So I’m curious where hydro gels stand🤔 


Will need to test this out, blackberries are a sweet little guilt-free treat;)


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