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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: 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:


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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@Kim888, completely agree! The packaging on this one is super fun! I love that the mask itself also gives excellent results! โ™ฅ๏ธ

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E for Vitamin E



This is the last mask for the 3 pack I tried. Out of the 3 this one is my least favorite. The sheet was fine, same as the others, the scent was horrendous,,,๐Ÿคฎ an absolute deal breaker. To me it smelled foul, that's the best description. Wear time was 15, I wanted to give it a fair shot despite the scent. It completely was underwhelming!! It claims quenching,,,I felt very minimal hydration, nothing screamed soothing and nothing felt moisturizing about this mask. Major fail. 

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Ack!! ๐Ÿ˜ซ Sorry to hear this 3-pack was underwhelming @lmaster. ๐Ÿ˜Œ Appreciate your thoughts on each of the masks. Knowing masks that are not worth picking up is just as helpful as knowing the good ones. 

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@itsfi the experience is worth the price ๐Ÿ˜† usually

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I just ordered one. Ugh. The smell is going to be a killer for me too. 

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@Danielle103 I'd love to know what you think of these masks, we can compare scents โ˜บ๏ธ

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Too bad only the one was a good one for you @lmaster .  Good on you for giving it a fair shot after a nasty scent though!

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It literally reminded me of the smell of a poorly kept pond @missjeanie 

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@lmaster  Aww, dang. Sorry to hear this one didn't turn out so well! A bad scent and unimpressive results definitely sound like a fail to me. ๐Ÿ˜•

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@Shosh85 ughhhhhh major fail ๐Ÿ˜’

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@lmaster  Ewwww. Do you like the smell of aloe? Seems so weird it wouldn't smell like that.

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I never had an issue with aloe @PrettyPaint but this is not what I have experienced aloe smelling like ๐Ÿ˜†

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Major shame on the scent for this one, @lmaster. Too bad it didn't work out!

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@quspork at times I can let a scent go, but the overall claims were not even met here ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

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Same, @lmaster - for totally wowing results, I can look the other way on a less than desirable scent, but if the mask doesn't perform that well, then it just gets added to the list of reasons to not repurchase haha. 

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I meant to use this mask last week for G is for Gotu Kola (aka centella asiatica aka cica) but didn't get a chance to use it so I used it this week, which means it's a U for ummm.... and unsure (if this is bio-cellulose).
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KNC Beauty Big Chill Face Mask with Aloe + Gotu has the same fit (small, but malleable), adherence (great) and wearability as the KNC Beauty Big Drip Face Mask with Irish Sea Moss + Marula Oil. I pick up a clean, fresh, almost signature sheet mask scent to it. Performance-wise, this Big Chill version, as its name would suggest, felt cool on my skin while worn (though that could have also been due to it being cold the other night). Like the Big Drip version, my skin felt lightly hydrated with this mask. My skin was pretty calm to begin with so I can't really speak to how soothing the cica in this mask might have been.
Now, after having used two masks from this line, I'm still not certain that this is as claimed, a bio-cellulose mask. This time I took a pic and tried to get the pic to show up (see spoiler). It looks less bio-cellulose and more hydrogel to me. What say you? I'm interested in hearing your thoughts. I have one more mask in the set and I think I may compare and contrast it with what I know to be a hydrogel mask, specifically, the discontinued Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask.  
Does this look like a bio-cellulose mask?
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Ingredients: (from kncbeauty (dot) com)
Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus Powder, Trehalose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Mica, Allantoin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helichrysum Italicum Flower Oil, Bisabolol, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract

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@itsfi  Hmmm, I'm not quite sure what I think this looks like, but I not so sure I'd say biocellulose. Maybe it's some kind of hybrid - like a cross between both ๐Ÿ˜‚ @quspork made a good point about the slip - I think that's a great way to distinguish between the two! 

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Yeah @Shosh85, I think I'm of the same mindset. I personally don't think it's bio-cellulose, but there's probably shares enough characteristics of both bio-cellulose and hydrogel that slotting it into one category might not be accurate. I have one more from the set so I'll try to pay closer attention when I reach for that one.

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I just used a gel mask from sc @itsfi and it was definitely gel, yours absolutely looks like biocellulose!!

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okay well dang @itsfi that mask sure is see through!  I have no idea what material it is, but it's the first I've seen that's completely see though.  

How do you like the Milk lip mask?  I mean other than for the incredible matching packaging lol.  I've been crushing on Milk of late and have hesitated on the mask, for some reason I have it in my head that it smells floral?  Not that I need to be buying more lip masks ( I suspect I have enough open for the next 5-10 years) but do I need this??

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@missjeanie, the MILK lip balm has a subtle lavender scent to it. You know I love me my lip balms. Even so, I donโ€™t usually repurchase a lip balm (mainly because I already have a healthy amount lol) unless itโ€™s for a gift, but I would repurchase this one, as a gift for myself and for others. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ It is a very photogenic lip mask as well as being one that absorbs quickly and hydrates my lips. Itโ€™s less thick and tacky than the Laneige lip masks. I have both on my nightstand and itโ€™s typically this or the Laneige that I use right before calling it a night. 

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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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