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

If you havenโ€™t joined in yet, better late than never!

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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: Multi-Step Masks - A little extra effort can be well worth it. A generous thank you to the lovely @heartsmyface for declaring this weekโ€™s theme a do-more to love-more challenge ๐Ÿ’–

Letter of the Week:  D

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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, 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:

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   

Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks๐Ÿ’—

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E is for Elmolu, energizing, and elasticity. The Day Nature Mask was very awesome for a morning mask. Was able to leave it on for an extended amount of time and it didnโ€™t dry out on me. And after this mean red blemish was fairly neutralized and well, not red, but still a slight bump. It wasnโ€™t a thick material and at a glance it didnโ€™t look like I was wearing a mask. Of course I have a very fair complexion... but it fit well and didnโ€™t have any bunched up bits. And my evening mask was look at meโ€™s collagen face mask. Isnโ€™t that little cute pig in a bow adorable?!?! The tencel sheet held a lot of serum that my skin loved. Very relaxing... want more. 

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@Weetart  Glad these both turned out great for you! I've never heard of the Elmolu mask before, but it's definitely going on my list! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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The Elmolu mask sounds nice @Weetart! As does the LookAtMe Tencel mask. 2 great masking experiences - yaaay! 

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Another ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ For the Elmolu, @Weetart @Kim888 yep going on my list!

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I love the lookatme masks!! @Weetart 

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This whole look at me line is just divine @Weetart , the piggie one included!  He really is so cute. 

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v is for volition and e is for elmolu

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the volition detox mask is a repeat for me - one of my fave clay masks! I still think the formula changed slightly between my first and second jar but overall itโ€™s a great clay mask for dry skin! 

the Elmolu mask was interesting . Iโ€™m not sure what โ€œac controlโ€ is supposed to mean on a mask haha. This was one of those thicker gauzey makes. It was well saturated and had a fresh scent. It had a slight cooling effect when on. After my skin felt hydrated and was non tacky. I would use it again 

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@Kim888 the volition is one I need to try ๐Ÿค”

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@Kim888  Happy to hear you enjoyed both of these! I've been wanting to try the Volition mask for awhile now because it seems to get some great reviews! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Interesting about the Volition mask @Kim888. How would you say the formula has (or may have) changed? Is it grittier?

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@itsfi It feels more liquid-y - it's still smooth but the first tub was a more creamy texture 

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Hmmm the sheet mask sounds like one I should try, @Kim888 . And YES to the Volition! Curious how itโ€™s changed. I only sampled it awhile ago and then recently purchased the FS, so I canโ€™t compare. A few products have seemed to have changed over the past couple of years, though not much has been said about them. 

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@eshoe it's hard when companies don't announce they are changing the formula and just do it silently! It could also just be a temperature thing I suppose though

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Oh I love hearing that the Volition is good for dry skin @Kim888 .  I think I just bought this one last week.

 

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Nope... just checked it was a Biossance.... may need to get this one next week now lol

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I used the same sheet mask this morning @Kim888 !

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Working on finishing some catch up from last week's masks. U is for UniTouch (sheet mask) and Unpa (lip mask and balm). 
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In an interesting twist, it seems that I used the UniTouch Miss O Relax Facial Mask around this same time last year (and it seems that I'm posting about it a year to the day - ha! Not planned, but it works! There's a link to last year's lengthier review below.) My initial turn with this mask was in the evening and at that time, I noted that this might make a good primer mask before makeup, so that's how I opted to use it last week, and let me just say off the bat, I like it. โค๏ธ

The ultra-thin material on this mask allows it to adhere marvelously against the skin and after the packed-with-good-for-your-skin-ingredients in the lightweight, watery, fresh-and-very-subtle-citrus scented essence is fully absorbed, my skin really is wonderfully primed for makeup - it looks and feels soft and hydrated, with a bounce and fresh glow that just radiates beautifully through my makeup. Interestingly, the first time I didn't pick up any scent to this mask; this is a lovely scent, I actually found myself smelling the mask a few times before applying it. It reminds me slightly and I do mean slightly of a lighter, less fruit forward and more clean and fresh version of the Yonka Pamplemousse moisturizer; maybe more like a pomelo? I have a few other masks from this Taiwanese brand and am looking forward to giving them a try after having good results both times I've reached for this mask. 
 
Review from Initial Use of Sheet Mask (November, 2019):
 
Ingredients:
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Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Trehalose, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Polyacrylic Acid, Propanediol, Avena Sativa Kernel Extract, Triethanolamine, Salix Alba Bark Extract, Pentasodium Pentetate, Citrus Paradisi Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Silver Oxide
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Unpa is a new brand to me. I was intrigued by these two lip products and that last week's "U" week would be a good a time as any to put them through the test. I'm not sure why I initially thought Unpa Bubi Bubi Lip Bubble Lip Mask was a lip scrub when the name clearly states it's a "bubble lip mask"?!  In any event, it became very clear when I applied it that this is, in fact, a bubble lip mask. Conveniently housed in a pump applicator, which I find to be a brilliant design for this type of product, the product is dispensed cleanly and without making a mess. It is tInted pink but turns white in color once applied to the lips, has a light-ish gel consistency initially that looked more thin than I expected. The thicker feel of the product, however, comes through as you distribute and massge the products across the lips. This is also where you begin to feel the slight foaminess that characterizes bubble or foaming masks. The "bubbling" begins fairly quickly upon application but it's gentle and the fizzy sound I've experienced with other masks is much more on the subtle, nearly undetectable, side. You can however, see it gently foam up and there is a moment when you feel the tingling. It's not irritating or burning but it seems the tingling feel is more pronounced with this particular bubble lip mask than with the other one I used in the past (from the Choosy brand). I don't think the results were anything earth shattering but my lips did look and feel more smooth after using this lip mask. All in all, my preference is for a lip scrub over a lip mask but these can be fun and this Unpa one is my preferred choice for a bubble lip mask. The design and look of the packaging also makes it great for gifting. 
ETA: I made a reference to the lip mask this Unpa resembled as the Choosy brand. Choosy is the name of the line of lip products; Pure Smile is the actual brand for that lip mask. 

The ingredients noted in the Unpa Bubi Bubi Lip Ampule Ceramide and Hyaluronic Acid is what drew me to this lip balm - in general, I've found hyaluronic acid to be good for hydration and ceramides for moisturization for my skin and with the cool weather taking up residence here, this sounded like a good product to try. It is a nice lip balm but for me, it's not a favorite - granted, I have a lot of lip balms so it takes a lot for one to be a favorite. That said, this is a nice one to have one hand, again, because of the ingredients, though I would note that if you live in a very, very dry climate, hyaluronic acid may not be the best hydrator for you. It's unscented, not too thin nor too thick, and leaves my skin soft and moisturized. 
Much to be thankful for this year, every year really, but this year, with and through all its unique challenges has highlighted some of the most simplest things for which to be grateful. Thank you to the masking mavens for continuing to share your masks - both the ones that have been loves and the ones that come with a warning for us to run away! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚  I'm thankful also for the chats on and off this thread! ๐Ÿ’– Wishing you and your loved ones a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!
 
As an aside, @PrettyPaint, I think "The Masking Mavens" would be a fabulous name for a band; I now must find a mask worthy of such a band name for next week's fun and super creative challenge theme! ๐Ÿค— 
 

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@itsfi a bubbling lip mask??? ๐Ÿ˜† Yes yes

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It's a good one and worth a try @lmaster. I picked it up at sokoglam (dot) com.

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@itsfi  The sheet mask sounds wonderful! Definitely sounds like the perfect morning/primer mask! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

 

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@Shosh85, this mask may be a staple in my mask library on a going forward basis. ๐Ÿ˜ƒExcited to try out the other ones from the brand.