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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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@eshoe  Omg. Soooo cool!!! 

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It looks fun @ather, and I finally found a simple mask mold without the machine (which...whatever is that for, idk) for around $12. Looking forward to playing around with it, sounds like an experiment for the little ones, too๐Ÿ˜‰

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Wow, now that's interesting, @eshoe. It looks more effort than I'm willing to put in lol, but I'd be so curious to hear reviews on how it actually works out from anyone who does decide to pick one up. I can only imagine how easy it would be to create a mask that could irritating to skin though. 

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I think there is potential there, @quspork, but  I am wondering just how much of a chemist you need to be to make something worthwhile. I mean...how does it stick together, and could I just use it to make jello masks? (Actually it appears there are lots of recipes for gelatin peel-off masks, so who knows๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ).

 

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Whaaaaaa? I have not see it. @eshoe So intrigued. Does it have reusable or plain sheets that the fruit goes onto in the tray? 

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I havenโ€™t looked into it further, @Weetart but I will update if itโ€™s anything worth delving into. Iโ€™m not completely sold on it yet!

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@eshoe  That is so cool. I never have seen such a thing. I'm definitely curious what the fit would be like from the mold. 

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In the back of my mind, I am thinking disaster @PrettyPaint- but it might be lots of fun, too!

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@eshoe  Oooh, that looks fun! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I'd be curious to know how much fruit you'd need for one mask ๐Ÿค”

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Me too, @Shosh85 , though I imagine you could use slices too, to make it look pretty ๐Ÿคฉ

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lol @eshoe I've seen this advertised a few times in my social media feeds.... I was wondering how long it would take for someone here to take the plunge!

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What were the reviews like, @missjeanie? It seems super-gimmicky, but I am so curious!

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I didn't see any reviews @eshoe , just people saying that they were ordering it.  I thought it could be fun to do with various serums you love, but it could also be as much 'work' as fun. The ads I saw had most people pouring orange juice into the machine to do a straight up OJ mask.   I enjoy a good DIY, but I thought I'd be too lazy to ever actually use the machine.  If I see it pop up again I'll take another look.  

 

K-- I just said a whole bunch of sheet mask machine stuffs out loud, so I'm sure I'll start seeing ads anytime now. lol

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Lol at the adverts, @missjeanie. Sad but true. Yeah I am thinking of looking for some type of mold, I really cannot fathom a magically adhering mask appearing out of some fresh squeezed oh and a collagen pill!

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Oh wow thatโ€™s so neat @eshoe !

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It seems like it would be fun, @Kim888, I am just trying to wrap my brain around how easy it would be to peel the mask out of the mold...I am foreseeing some major messes!

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Thursdayโ€™s masks were inspired by what I was making for dinner and was intended to check the boxes for this week and last weekโ€™s challenge themes - I used the sheet mask and Laneige lip balm in the morning and the wash off mask and Milk Lip Mask as part of my evening routine. L is for lupeol, found in eggplant, which is a shade of purple, a color of the rainbow. ๐Ÿ˜‰ L is also for my โ€œcreativelyโ€ linear logic in putting together this masking arrangement.

Eggplant was on yesterdayโ€™s menu, both for my skin and for my tummy.Eggplant was on yesterdayโ€™s menu, both for my skin and for my tummy.

Sheet Mask:

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Quret Beauty Recipe Eggplant Mask is marketed as a soothing mask and claims to calm sensitive skin and smooth skin texture. The thin, tencel material supports those claims as the soft material is known gently clinging to the skin, wearing comfortably (like second skin), and melding easily to the contours of the face. Iโ€™m not sure though about the ingredients in this mask for those with sensitive skin, as it contains both alcohol (5th ingredient listed โ€“ eek!) and added fragrance (listed last), which in this case, smelled floral to me and leaned on the stronger side. I donโ€™t typically mind fragrance in sheet masks, but my general preference is that it comes from a natural source and that the scent is on the softer, more subtle side. In terms of results, my skin felt hydrated and smooth, and the redness on my cheeks was slightly (and temporarily, of course) diminished. The mask itself is fine โ€“ it does what I expect a sheet mask to do (hydrate skin) and it lived up to its claims. That said, itโ€™s not a mask I would consider a standout as I think there are other masks out there that can and do provide comparable results.

Notable Ingredients:

Antioxidant, astringent, anti-aging โ€“ anise, eggplant, pomegranate (a natural exfoliant), and gingko biloba nut (increases collagen production, anti-bacterial)

Moisturizing โ€“ fig (a natural exfoliant), glycerin, and allantoin,

Brightening โ€“ mulberry (helps fade dark spots / hyperpigmentation)

Hydrating โ€“ sodium hyaluronate (salt form of hyaluronic acid)


Full Ingredients List:
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Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Betaine, Alcohol, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Arginine, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Fragrance

Wash Off Mask:

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Papa Recipe Eggplant Clearing Mud Cream Mask is an unscented, deep purpled-hued, ultra-creamy mud mask that is made up of 66% eggplant fruit extract and 14% kaolin clay. In addition (and those with nut allergies should made note), this mask contains walnut shell powder, providing for some gentle exfoliation to the skin when applying and massaging off the mask. Depending on how thin a layer you apply, the mask will dry (if thin layer) but I didnโ€™t experience that hard, dry, tight feeling that I can with some mud masks dry down. This mud mask is also pretty easy to rinse off, which I very much appreciated. As for the results, wow! My skin looked very bright; my pores seemed clearer, and my skin felt smooth and as I mentioned earlier, not at all dry or tight. I also noticed that some texture I had along my jawline was diminished. Overall, Iโ€™m happily impressed by this mask โ€“ โ€œclearing mud cream maskโ€ is a great name for it. It ordinarily comes in a tube form which I think is great for hygiene and long term use. You can also find them in these capsule pods which would be great for trying out (if they sold these individually) or for traveling. How many applications you get from one of these pods will depend on how thin or thick a layer you apply. My best guess would be maybe 2-5 applications from it, again, depending on the thickness of your applications and also if you are using this all over the face or just on certain areas, like the T-zone. This is one I would definitely recommend to all skin types, unless, of course, you are allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients contained in this mask.

Notable Ingredients

Rejuvenating (aka anti-aging) โ€“ eggplant (rich in vitamins and minerals), hydroxycinnamic acid (antioxidant, also anti-inflammatory), and rutin

Detoxifying โ€“ kaolin clay and bentonite

Hydrating โ€“ chia seed and birch juice

Soothing, anti-inflammatory โ€“ centella asiatica (cica), houttuynia cordata (also controls sebum, refines pore), and calendula

NOTE: This mask contains alcohol; based on my research online they appear to be the good alcohols, but if your skin is sensitive to alcohol or you are looking to avoid it in skincare for any reason, this may be a pass for you.


Full Ingredients List (from yesstyle (dot) com๐Ÿ˜ž
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Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Kaolin, Propanediol, Dipropylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ultramarines (CI 77007), Arachidyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Arachidyl Glucoside, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Bentonite, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Water, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Allantoin, Glucose, Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold) Flower Extract, Hydroxycinnamic Acid, Rutin

Lip Products:

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I love lip balms. ๐Ÿ’– Laneige Lip Glowy Balm - Gummy Bear is the new flavor to this lineup, which I find to be a nice daytime balm. This one has a lavender tint to it and keeps my lips soft, lightly moisturized and adds a nice, light, sheen to them as well. I eyed the MILK Makeup Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask for a good bit after it first launched but was quickly swayed to pick it up after hearing how well @heartsmyface liked it - and for good reason! My lips look and feel soft, smooth and moisturized the next morning.

LANEIGE Lip Glowy Balm Gummy Bear (looks like there's currently a set out for the holidays with a mini version of this gummy bear flavor as well as the original berry flavor (which has a sheer pink tint to it) - LANEIGE Glowy Lip Wonders)

MILK MAKEUP Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask 0.28 oz/ 8 g 

 

Re: 2020 Mask of the Week Challenge

@itsfi  Well the sheet mask would probably be a pass for me because of the alcohol and scent, but the wash-off mask sounds wonderful! I've tried several Papa Recipe sheet masks, but haven't tried any of their other products! Though, I did just get a sample of the Bombee Honey Cleanser that I'm excited to test out! Have you tried any of their other products?

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The wash off was great @Shosh85. And such a pretty hue, which I forgot to include a pic of in my original post. Hereโ€™s what it looks like, straight from the pod and then thinned out.

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I have a honey serum ๐Ÿฏ (Iโ€™m pretty sure itโ€™s a serum, I have) from Papa Recipe. ๐Ÿคฉ I am using a couple other honey products right now and havenโ€™t tried the Papa Recipe yet, but it wonโ€™t be long before I do. My skin loves honey. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฏ Iโ€™ll be very interested to know your thoughts on the PR cleanser after youโ€™ve had plenty of time to try it out. ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฏ

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@itsfi @Oh wow, thatโ€™s some intense color!  Iโ€™d almost be worried about it staining my face!  

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@heartsmyface, thatโ€™s a really good point. I donโ€™t tend to keep clay masks on for very long, mostly because Iโ€™m concerned theyโ€™ll dry out my skin. This one calls for 10-15 minutes. I think I left it on for about 10.

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