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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 ☺️

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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

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Jun 29 - Jul 5

A & Z

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

 

@ShortErica

Jul 6 - 12

B & Y

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

 

@eshoe

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!

 

@aalia

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!

 

@veronika23

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

 

@eshoe

Aug 24 - 30

I & R

3-Step Masks/Multi-Step Masks

 

@heartsmyface

Aug 31 - Sep 6

J & Q

Rainbow Week - Bring out the colorful masks in every hue

 

@sonnydee

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

 

@itsfi

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

 

@eshoe

Nov 2 - 8

S & H

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

 

@eshoe

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?

 

@Aaliaa

Nov 16 - 22

U & F

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

 

@eshoe

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)

 

@PrettyPaint

Dec 7 - 13

X & C

Holiday Party Prep Mask

  

Dec 14 - 20

Y & B

Most Artistic Sheet Mask

 

@Kim888

Dec 21 - 27

Z & A

Favourite Masks of All-Time

 

@itsfi

Dec 28 - 31

123

Masks you discovered this year

  

Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:

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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:

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 

***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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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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That’s good info @eshoe. If I were to hazard a guess, I’d say hydrogels are either part of the 3rd generation along with bio-cellulose masks or perhaps they are 4th. That’s just a  guess though. Yes to the absorption power of biocellulose masks. I was always amazed by how my skin looked and felt so hydrated by it after a professional peel.

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@itsfi  Yum! A fruity biocellulose mask with great results sounds perfect! (Those blackberries look pretty perfect too!😋) Farmskin really makes some great masks! I'm planning on picking up the Fresh Food Salad line, so I'll definitely have to pick up this and the avocado ones when I do!

 

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@Shosh85, looking forward to get your thoughts on Farm Skin's bio-cellulose sheet mask line. They also have clay masks that you mix yourself. 

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The plan is put this to use this weekend. 🤔 Nothing has gone quite according to my masking plans the last couple of weeks so we shall see. 🤣 It does look interesting. 

 

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@itsfi  I have seen these - they look fun! l

I'll definitely be interested to hear your thoughts on it! 

 

At first glance I thought you were showing me ice cream and the cravings instantly started flowing in 😂🍦 @missjeanie 

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Oh, I could go for some ice cream 🍨 @Shosh85! 😋 I’m just not sure I’m motivated to crawl out from under the warm covers right now to get some. 🤔 I suppose ice cream for breakfast tomorrow isn’t a good idea. 😂 I know better at my age but that doesn’t mean I won’t think about it. 🤪

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@itsfi  Honestly, I could eat ice cream any time of day....... just as long as I'm right next to a heater 😂🥶 @missjeanie 

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@Shosh85@missjeanie, fine. You've both convinced me. 🤣 Now the only thing left to decide is which flavor to pick up or have delivered . . . 

  • Brookies 'n cream - yep, that's not a typo! Chocolate brownies + gooey chocolate chip cookies + vanilla bean ice cream
  • Salted Caramel
  • Honey Fig & Cardamom with Toasted Walnut (special for the month)

Some decisions are so hard. As with most things, I *need* them to have a mini sampler set. (Talk about first world problems here, @missjeanie!)

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Dang @itsfi These all sound amazing... but I think today I'd go for the special.  Just because it may not be there next time.  But I certainly wouldn't fault any other choice.  I'm an equal opportunity ice cream lover. lol

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"I'm an equal opportunity ice cream lover." As we all should be @missjeanie

I think I may need to pick up more than one pint. Yep, that sounds like a good idea.

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I was actually wondering why not just get all three @itsfi ?  I mean... don't want any flavour to feel left out lol

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@missjeanie, I think this sums it up best . . . 

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@itsfi  Mmmm, Brookies 'n' Cream sounds delicious! Tomorrow is my son's birthday and I'm totally looking forward to the ice cream cake! 😋

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Ohhh, ice cream cake!!! 🍨🎂 The best of both worlds! Yum!!! 😋 Yeah, I'm leaning towards that brookies 'n cream. Happy early birthday to your son @Shosh85🎉🎁

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@itsfi  Thank you so much! What's funny is that the ice cream cake is just for my husband and I! Haha! Because of my son's autism/sensory issues there's not a lot he'll tolerate eating. Growing up, it was a tradition for my husband to get an ice cream on his birthdays, so we're trying to carry out the tradition for the boys, whether they eat it or not!

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That's an awesome tradition @Shosh85😍 Also, very good of you and your husband to be willing to eat the ice cream cake. That's sacrifice! Hahaha! Now, onto the important question . . . what flavor ice cream cake?

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