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

Itโ€™s May, Hurray! ๐ŸŒธ We are 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: โ€œFavorite Mask in Your Regular Routineโ€ - the lovely @itsfi would like to know - which mask do you buy in bulk, to always have on hand? 

Letter of the Week:  S

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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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Great masking combo @PrettyPaint! ๐Ÿ˜ That Dr Althea sheet mask sounds fantastic - my skin loves creamy serums this time of the year. โ™ฅ๏ธ Iโ€™m pretty sure I have a couple of Dr Althea masks in similar packaging; making a note to check if itโ€™s this one. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Absolutely love the cold plunge! @PrettyPaint 

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@PrettyPaint Do you like the Milk eye gels?  I've looked a few times at them, but they never quite get into my basket.  Are they very moisturizing?

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@missjeanie  They are more cooling than moisturizing, I would say. They really adhere strongly to the eye area. If my skin is feeling particularly sensitive, they almost tingle a bit. I think a lot of people like them; they are decent, but I probably wouldn't repurchase personally.

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Good to know, thanks for the review @PrettyPaint , I look more for moisturizing eye patches so they might not be for me. 

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@PrettyPaint  The Dr. Althea mask sounds like a winner! I love masks with creamy/milky serum - definitely sounds soothing! Glad to hear you enjoyed it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Thanks @Shosh85. Yes, this is one of my favorite type of serum consistencies around this time of year. I wish more masks had the milky-type texture! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Alright, hopefully third time is the charm here! The Sephora App has been, soooo bad lately, the latest update screwed up BiC so bad it's nuts. So, my review is much less detailed than the first two times I wrote it...


E is for essential and v is for vitamin.


In the morning I used a Vitamin C mask from... okay the photo I have is so blurry I can't even read it and I already tossed the package away. But it was from motm or from unicorn mail... maybe someone else recognizing the brand, starts with an A. There was some assembly required, and luckily it was fairly obvious because all the instructions were in Korean. ๐Ÿ™‚ First remove the "bottle" and remove the sticker seal on the mask half. Then open the bottle and squeeze the contents into the mask side. I squished it around a bit and the mask totally soaked up all the serum. When I took the mask out some parts were still dry so I mushed it all around a bit until it was all soaked. And see those dots? They are have pin like pokies on them, much like many acne patches. I assume this is so the serum can seep into the skin better. I wasn't paying attention to the time and when I took the mask off it was dry, but my skin was very tacky still. I noticed my skin was a bit pink, not quite RED, but definitely pink. So this was a strong formula. It didn't sting or anything though, so there is that. It was definitely an interesting mask that I have not encountered before!


In the evening I went with something I know, through experience is very mild on my skin and soaks everything up. Lots of excess serum. Neogen Milky cream something. It was the last of a ten pack and honeslty, I'm not going to buy it again. While it works well and my skin looks great and hydrated after it has a very strong baby powder scent to it. And, I hate the smell of baby powder, well, maybe hate is a strong word. But it's pretty accurate. I prefer it smelling a bit odd chemically than baby powder. 


Oh, and there is my eye mask of that night... I used an unscented because I didn't want the scent to interfere with my pillow perfume. ๐Ÿ™‚ 



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You and @missjeanie were mask twins!! And I actually used the lavender eye mask two days ago @Weetart 

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Grrr! Sorry to hear about the pinkness from the mask @Weetart. I second @Shosh85โ€™s vitamin C sensitivity as the culprit theory. The type or amount of vitamin C on those dots might not be something that plays well with your skin. Sorry too about the issues youโ€™ve been having with the app - kudos for you to posting from the app though. Iโ€™ve found the app to be the most challenging for that and usually limit my usage of it to tracking purchases or accessing an app only deal. 

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@itsfi @PrettyPaint @Shosh85 oh, there is absolutely no question it was the vitamin C. Happens each time, I seriously don't know why I keep testing my limits with it. Temptation I suppose? I do looooove orange juice. lol anyway, I honestly think I need to give away every product I have with it, not worth it. Anyone looking for some vitamin c masks?? My complexion looks awesome in a routine without... so why mess with what works? I also have to be really careful products... I tried OLEHENRIKSEN Glow2OHโ„ข Dark Spot Toner on one cheek and it destroyed my skin. Like totally weakened it, it's been close to a year and I still have discoloration on that spot... another recent product test was The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% total epic fail. I tried that when it first came out and holy cats, bad news. Yet, retinol and retinoids, perfectly fine! In fact when I am breaking out or having irritation using them makes everything go back to normal. /shrug

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@Weetart  Oh hmmm...I bet it was the vitamin C that caused some sensitivity. And I love, love those steam masks. @itsfi introduced them to me and I now constantly must have them on hand! 


I have been having app issues as well, by the way. I can't seem to post on mobile devices too well these days.

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Love, love, looove those steam eye masks @PrettyPaint @Weetart @Shosh85! โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ     They are definitely โ€œmust havesโ€ in my book. 

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@Weetart  The Juice Cleanse Mask is made by Ariul. Sorry it left you pink! Are you sensitive to vitamin c? I've heard the little vitamin c dots have caused irritation for others as well. Hopefully the pink-ness didn't last too long!

Sorry the app is giving you problems- using the browser always seems to work better for me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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@Weetart I just used one of the Neogen Milk Cream masks this week as well.  I had some flakiness and found that it was so nice to help with that.  I didn't notice the scent, but baby powder isn't one that I'm particularly adverse to. 

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From last week, F for firming in the Manyo Bifida Ampoule Wrap mask




This is a seaweed gel mask that promotes skin barrier health and turned out quite nice. It's a 2 piece mask so lends itself to a nice fit. There was a ton of clear serum left in the package as well. It is quite scented but nothing offensive. It had an earthy scent with a hint of mint. I'm assuming that's all in the rosemary water, Irish moss water, and eucalyptus leaf oil coming through. While on, it felt very cooling, almost tingly- quite invigorating. It did seem to dry out quicker than I would have liked, less than 15 minutes in. After removal there wasn't too much tack left and while I didn't notice a visual difference in my skin, my skin did feel nice. I'd probably use this one again in the morning for a nice wake-up-the-skin mask. 


Then for Flash masks, the Patchology Flashmasque Illuminate 



Well, I finally found a Patchology mask that I would not repurchase. I usually love their masks, but this one just wasn't kind to my face. It's a cotton sheet with a super cute lace design on it. But that's really where the positives end. The scent, ugh, the scent. It smelled like acetone. It was quite off-putting. The fit was 100% terrible- far too long and narrow. If you're insanely skinny with a Tyra Banks 5-head though, you may have better luck in that arena. While my skin did feel a little softer and smoother after removal, there was no brightness as one would expect with an "illuminating" mask and I did have bit of redness. That went away after a couple hours, but still, not ideal. They can't all be winners!

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Ohhhh the scent acetone ๐Ÿ˜ฃ yikes sorry about that one!! @quspork 

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@quspork, Iโ€™m intrigued by the Man:yo mask; Iโ€™ve heard good things about their skincare in general. The Patchology mask though is a pass for me, but I loved reading your review. ๐Ÿ˜ I think Tyra Banksโ€™ forehead has me beat on being extra, and it cannot be said that Iโ€™m insanely skinny so this one doesnโ€™t seem like it would be a good fit. 

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I've heard good things about the ampoule that the Manyo mask is based on, @itsfi, but I haven't tried too much from their brand yet. A lot of it looks nice though! 

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@quspork  Haha! Your "Tyra Banks 5-head" comment cracked me up! ๐Ÿ˜‚ The scent alone would keep me from trying this one!๐Ÿ˜ฌ Sorry to hear it was unimpressive! 

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I used to watch a lot of America's Next Top Model, @Shosh85 - that phrase is etched in my memory ๐Ÿ˜‚

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