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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

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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: Masks that Make You Hungry ๐Ÿ˜‹Is it the scent..or the packaging? Which masks make you crave a yummy treat? It is no surprise that this weekโ€™s delicious theme is brought to you by none other than @itsfi! ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿต

Letter of the Week:  U

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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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The Henne Lip mask is really lovely, @lmaster. You can buy samples of it (along with the lip scrubs) on their site, too!

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@eshoe, Henne makes some lovely lip products. With the sheet mask, did you notice any of the sebum and blemish control it claims to provide?

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@itsfi it certainly felt like it was working on my skin. It didnโ€™t feel drying, but it wasnโ€™t your typical hydrating serum, either. I would venture to say that it served it purpose and would be one I would pick up again (or better yet, have in hand) to use post breakout. I think the fact that it has centella asiatica helps; I was concerned it would be too drying but that wasnโ€™t the case. 

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I did a tomato themed masking sesh earlier this week, with an E for eucalyptus sheet mask and educational and a V for vegetable and vitamin - tomatoes are a good source of vitamins A, C, B2, and B9 (folate)

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Question of the Day: Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?

 

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The 411: HelloGanic 1aday Vegetable Mask (Firming) is a lightweight, thin-leaning eucalyptus fiber sheet mask saturated in a clear, thin, watery essence bearing a very noticeable fragrance that reminded me of perfumed candy, which I know sounds weird but that's what my nose picked up.
 
What I Liked: Pretty much everything. The ingredients list is excellent. The key ingredients, tomato and artemesia (aka mugwort) are the third and fourth ingredients listed. It also contains a slew of other good for your skin ingredients, including extracts of tremella mushroom, ginseng, skullcap and licorice root, just to name a few. The mask adheres beautifully and fit was pretty much perfection. It's about 1/8" too long at the chin/jawline for my face shape but that little extra is perfect to cover the "shortage" at the top of the mask so that it can fully cover my forehead. Holes for the eyes and mouth are wide enough so that they do not feel smooshed nor do I have any anxiety about the essence accidently dripping into them.
 
Area(s) for Improvement:  Very few and not dealbreakers at that. I'm not certain about the firming claims, but then again, I hardly expect to notice any such results after just one use. I could see myself putting this mask to the test for several days to see if the firming claims hold true - I figure even if they don't the mask perfoms so well that my skin would be nicely hydrated and brightened with several uses of this mask. Another area for improvement, if I were being super nitpicky, would include removing the added fragrance - well, if taking it out doesn't make the mask smell stinky, that is! ๐Ÿ˜‚
 
Would I Repurchase?: Absolutely. This truly is a fantastic mask. I can see this one being a staple in my mask library.
 
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AQUA(WATER), GLYCERETH-26, SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT EXTRACT, ARTEMISIA VULGARIS EXTRACT, TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT,1,2-HEXANEDIOL, BRASSICA OLERACEA ITALICA (BROCCOLI) EXTRACT, HIZIKIA FUSIFORME EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, ALGAE EXTRACT, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, EQUISETUM GIGANTEUM EXTRACT, GLYCERYL ACRYLATE PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SPIRULINA PLATENSIS EXTRACT, DIOSCOREA VILLOSA (WILD YAM) ROOT EXTRACT, ADENOSINE, YEAST EXTRACT, ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER, BETA-GLUCAN, SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT, AKEBIA QUINATA EXTRACT, LYCIUM BARBARUM FRUIT EXTRACT, SODIUM POLYSTYRENE SULFONATE, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, PARFUM
Back to the question of the day. This sheet mask says that a tomato is a vegetable and my knee-jerk reaction agree. However, at some point, I learned that in general, fruits have seeds and tomatoes have seeds, so does that make it fruit and not a vegetable? After some research (that's where the E for educational comes in ๐Ÿ˜‰), I learned that tomatoes are a fruit botanically speaking but are also deemed a vegetable from the culinary perspective, so it seems then that tomatoes are both a fruit and a vegetable. ๐Ÿ…  

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@itsfi  This one sounds nice! I have yet to try a mask from this line, but they always seem to get great reviews! Have you tried any others?

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@Shosh85, I have the other masks from this line but havenโ€™t tried them yet. Thereโ€™s a brightening on (peach and lime), a hydrating one (coconut and rose water) and one based on grains for pores (adlay and black beans). Please donโ€™t hesitate to let me know if youโ€™re interested in one of these. Iโ€™ll test it out before the others and tag you on the post. Iโ€™m far enough into my masks that I donโ€™t have any major issues with any of them expiring anytime soon, and I donโ€™t have any schedule for using up the masks I have. 

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@itsfi I remember liking a couple of these! I think only one was too heavily scented for me,, but I'd still use it

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@lmaster, youโ€™re the one who set me on these masks. Thank you. I thought there was one that was more heavily scented than the others. Iโ€™ll keep that in mind. 

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@itsfi  Love those ingredients. I'll definitely need to seek this one out. And I love your little educational segment. Tomato classification is a frequent topic of debate with my kids...haha. Apparently the US Supreme Court ruled it to be a vegetable long ago (some tax type of thing). And the USDA sticks it in the veggie group as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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@PrettyPaint, ahhh, good intel on the tomato! ๐Ÿ… Iโ€™m tucking that knowledge into my noggin ๐Ÿง  to pull out one day, maybe while at a meal that includes tomatoes. That would be so fun and the reactions on peopleโ€™s face would be funny. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Iโ€™ll have to look up what that โ€œtomato as a vegetableโ€ tax was all about. ๐Ÿ˜† Love that your kids are into tomato classification! โ™ฅ๏ธ

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V is for Vegan. Today I remembered to include both my morning and evening masks in a post. I picked two Huangjisoo masks. In the morning I used the Red Fruits Brightening, and in the evening I used the Broccoli Plumping. As with all sheet masks Iโ€™ve used from this brand it smells a bit ugh, reminds me of the smell of a herbal medicine shop. Nasty but effective. My skin really looks great after using these. I am totally a fan of the line, mask is juicy and I have enough extra and it can stay on for eons before I remove it. Sad thing is, these are my last two. Gotta get some more once I put a bigger dent in my sheet mask drawer. I have one drawer and I do not allow myself to have more than can fit in it. And my last Missha haul filled up a lot of the empty spots.

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@eshoe @Shosh85 Okay. Itโ€™s one drawer for sheet masks. I have little sock holders I got from amazon I put in them to hold them up. I have two little crates for eye masks.. one for heated (I use one nightly) and the other just, other eye masks. Then in the bathroom I have an undersink set of drawers dedicated to wash offs. And I have my night mask (face and lip) in my bedside stand drawer. So itโ€™s not allll in one drawer.

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@Weetart hey at least you know where to find everything! It sounds like you have a good system in place๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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@Weetart  Nice! Love the organization! I just downsized from 3 drawers of masks to 2, so I'm getting there ๐Ÿ˜‚ I love that you have a spot just for the heated eye masks - those are definitely great to have on hand! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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@Weetart These sound so great - minus the scent! I've only tried one mask from this line, but really enjoyed it as well.

Good for you for keeping to your one drawer rule! Definitely seems like a great system ... and eventually I'll get myself there ๐Ÿ˜‚

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These sound great @Weetart , I recognize the packaging so I may have one from the line somewhere.  I'll have to take a look. 

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Glad to hear these work so well for you, @Weetart! And I commend your restraint on sticking to the one-drawer rule. 

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F is for Firms. Iโ€™m stretching it for this one. I had a sample of Purlisseโ€™s Watermelon Energizing Marshmallow Peel Off Mask. โ€œPurifies pores, brightens skin, visibly forms and tightenโ€. If you love watermelon products and havenโ€™t tried any of Purlisseโ€™s watermelon line. I strongly suggest it. Super yummy. Their moisturizer is great! But this mask, itโ€™s a decent light peel off, of that makes any sense. I would say itโ€™s perfect for those who find the more grippy peel offs too intense. Iโ€™m more of a super grippy peel off mask person. But my face was soft and brighter after using this. The smell is amazing. I have no idea about the marshmallow part of the name. Absolutely no clue. Itโ€™s worth trying and I recommend to those looking for more delicate peel off mask. 

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@Weetart  you had me at watermelon!

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I have not tried the sheet mask! Didn't even know they had one.... I'll have to look into it. @itsfi @Shosh85 

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The Purlisse watermelon sheet mask is a love for me @Weetart; I'll have to look into this one. ๐Ÿ‰

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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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