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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: Mask with a Partner! @Alphaboo gives us this weekโ€™s fun challenge: Letโ€™s make an excuse to mask togetherโ˜บ๏ธ

Letter of the Week:  T

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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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Ahhh everyone loves this mask, @sonnydee ๐Ÿฅฐ I have one as well that I am โ€˜savingโ€™ you know how that goes. I havenโ€™t seen that CT, but sounds like a pass. 

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@sonnydee  This is such a nice one - I love that scent! It's hard to go wrong with bananas! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŒ

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@sonnydee @lol my mind still plays that song when I have to spell bananas 

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๐Ÿ˜‚ @Kim888. when I saw what theme this week was, I immediately thought of that song & this mask or the other apieu banana milk mask ๐Ÿค—but I wanted to try this out. 

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W is for Wow!

D is for dream mask for dry, dehydrated and/or dull skin

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The 411: The soft, thin microfiber of the Vitabrid Dual Mask Age-Defying Firming is a perfect accompaniment to the milky liquid essence. The mask makes some big claims - hydrating, moisturizing, age-defying and firming - and while I find the latter two claims to require more than a single use for review purposes, the ingredients list on this Vitabrid mask nonetheless supports its claims, with notable ingredients including but not limited to niacinamide, Vitamin C, a host of peptides and essential oils, Co-Q10, sodium hyaluronate, and allantoin. Other than the routine minor adjustments to the corners of the eye and mouth hole to make for a better fit, the mask adhered beautifully, wore comfortably the entire 40 minutes I had it on, and performed amazingly well. My skin felt soft, smooth, hydrated and moisturized and my complexion had that clear, bright, fresh-faced lit from within glow to it. 
 
What I Liked: Milky liquid essences in sheet masks usually make for a great pairing with my dehydrated and dry skin and such was the case here. This mask has so much going for it - soft, comfortable material; wonderful results - softens, hydrates, moisturizes and brightens skin. And let me just say it again, that milky liquid essence - ahhhh. What's even better is that there's a generous amount of this essence in the packet. Yessss!!!! 
 
Area(s) For Improvement: Just a few small ones. Slightly wider holes for the eyes and mouth would be helpful. Also, including the full ingredients list on the brand's website (it would make it easier to cut and paste and I do attribute where it comes from; that's easier than typing the list out from the back of the mask). I know the brand has a Vitamin C serum but I'm wondering if they carry the essence from this mask as a standalone product. If not, "Dear Vitabrid, please consider launching this essence as its own product."
 
Repurchase?: I received a few of these masks as gwps and in unicorn mail, and haven't purchased one of these myself yet. While it's not the most expensive mask we've seen, at $8, the price might elicit another D - "D'oh!!" That said, I would shell out my own money for another one of these masks after I've used up the ones in my current stash. I'd even consider treating myself to it every now and again at full price. 
 
My Two Cents: Dry skin? Dehydrated skin? Skin in need of a little pick me up? This mask is worth trying if you answer yes to any of these questions. I do note that I experienced a very slight amount of tingling which I attribute to the vitamin C, but it was very brief. My skin felt very well nourished by this mask and it's been a while since my mug looked so bright and glowy. This is one of the best masks I've used and an absolute love. Great for a special occasion or just because. ๐Ÿ˜‰
 
 
Ingredients: (as listed on back of packaging)
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Water, Methylpropanediol, Glycereth-26, Niacinamide, 1-2 Hexanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucuose Distearate, Polysorbate 60, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Trehalose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Tocopherol, Zinc Oxide, Glutathione, Hippophae Rhammoides Callus Culture Extract, Punica Granatum Callus Culture Extract, Rubus Idaeus Callus Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavendar Oil), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Ascorbic Acid, Ubiquinone, Caprylyl Glycerol, Lecithin, Cymbopogon -Martini Oil, Ethylhexylgycerin, Resveratrol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Rose Flower Oil, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine 

 

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One of the best masks you've used?? @itsfi I love how nourishing you say it is!!

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Another milky serum for the win, @itsfi. Your roller is nice, too - very soothing in appearance.

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Yep @eshoe, the milky serums are wonderful for the dry skin, especially in the cooler seasons. ๐Ÿ˜ Rollers are great, to use on their own or with a mask; this one was gifted to me by the lovely @heartsmyface๐Ÿ’

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@itsfi You gifted me this one and I definitely remember loving it! If only it was a tad bit cheaper I'd stock up! Happy to hear it's a love for you as well! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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It's so good @Shosh85! I had a sample of another product from the brand and liked it and it jogged my memory that I have a few of these I haven't used. So glad I used it. I should use the other sheet mask from this brand soon, too. Good reminder. I need to sort through my masks and figure out which ones to use / try before year end. Who knew having just one face would cause so many problems?!? ๐Ÿคฃ

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S is for sold me on it! @itsfi This sounds like my perfect mask... minus the price point.  Have you noticed it sold with many different retailers?  Okay... went and did a quick check mid response... looks like Amazon USA has it, and they have a US store that ships free over 40$ (this mask pack was 5$ less expensive on their store).  I may need to wait till I can get to my mailbox, but I've bookmarked their site! Thanks for the stellar review Fi!

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Oooohh, thanks for the shopping intel @missjeanie! That's good information. I told myself I could hit 'pause' on my 'sheet mask no buy' once before the end of the year, but I'm wondering whether I should just hold off and wait for after the New Year, as I don't need more sheet masks. As that really hasn't stopped me in the past, we shall see ... 

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This morning I went with Vita Jelly Sheet mask. The serum has that awesome jelly texture that feels great. I have used these many times before with no problems, but I think I should have waited a month or for my skin to calm down because it left me a bit pink after. Not painful like the last one, but it was definitely a bb cream day. I do strongly recommend these masks though, I've used them many times with awesome results. But now I know when to use them and when not to!

 

So, to soothe everything I went with lookatme Aloe Vera. Worked great, obvs. I grew up with a giant Aloe plant in the backyard and would break off a bit and squeeze out the aloe and use it as a homemade mask at the end of a day. This was the 80s-90s so it's been a while. I've been on a lookatme kick lately and I think I may only have one left! Noooooo!!!! I'm in a COVID hotbed area and probably can't even get into a TJMaxx if I wanted to. So, I'm going to wait to go out on the hunt again. As a note for those with sensitive skin I do have a container of Nature Republic Aloe gel and when I had that major skin reaction it helped a lot in conjunction with Aquaphor and cortizone on the major burn/blister type spots. I think I want to experiment homemade formulas using my reusable mask, something that really really hydrates and soothes.

 

And chamomile heat mask, of course a winner.

 

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Love aloe @Weetart! I have aloe sheet masks and aloe gel around all the time, and have since picked up an aloe plant. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ You raise such a good point about how a mask can perform differently for us depending on whatโ€™s going on with our skin on a particular day. Will keep that in mind with the Vita Jelly mask. 

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@Weetart my gma had an aloe vera plant โ˜บ๏ธ the best ever to have on hand!! What happened to make you have a sensitive reaction?

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@lmaster I used Tonymoly Vital Vita 12 jelly  face wash. I actually have made an appointment to the dermatologist, to deal with it. I have also had this particular reaction to Aveeno products. I get a blistering rash in spots and my skin is extra sensitive for months after. Maybe I should compare the ingredient lists and see if there are commonalities. Iโ€™m also careful around โ€œnatural productsโ€ in general, food and otherwise because they can be more of a miss than hit.

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Oh my!! @Weetart that sounds painful ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

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@Weetart  Isn't that really the key with all masks... figuring out when the right time to use them is!   I'm sorry you're running low on the look at me masks, they really are a solid go to.  I can't get into a TJ's at the moment either (border is closed) but I've perused their online site a few times.  Maybe you could come across them there?

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@Weetart  It's too bad the Jelly mask caused some irritation, but it sounds great otherwise!

Glad the Look At Me mask could help soothe! It's always a great idea to have an aloe mask/aloe on hand! 

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@Weetart such fun jello packaging! Sorry to hear it made you a bit red but it sounds like you like it overall!

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Did these earlier in the week and just now remembering to post...

 

The Dr. Althea was for the letter V - it's the "Natural Brightening Velvet Mask." It contains rice extract and and oatmeal, and I found it had lots of extra creamy serum. It fit comfortably to the face and adhered closely to the skin. It was also nicely hydrating and calming.

 

The other two (the milk eye gels and the OleHenriksen Cold Plunge Pore) I believe I've posted about before, but they were meant for the morning/pep-to-step theme. Both are good to help get me going in the morning.

 

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  • 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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