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πŸ’•πŸ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge πŸ˜ŒπŸ’–

If you haven’t joined in yet, better late than never!

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We love hearing about every masking experience, and suggestions are always welcome.

 

This Week’s Theme: Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar that give your skin the perfect AM glow! Another nod to @keana1 for this week’s challengeπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Letter of the Week:  M

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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 masksπŸ’—

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W is for weekend masking
D is for dry skin deterrent 
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In addition to being tasty on toast, avocaDOs help soften, moisturize and protect the skin. The oil from an AvocaDO contains a host of good-for-the-skin ingredients, including beta carotene, lecithin and vitamins A, D (another D for the week) and E, making it a winner (and another W!) in the fight against dryness. AvocaDOs are also delicious, wouldn't you agree? (I know @SamtianπŸ˜‰) Most of these avocado goodies have made an appearance or two in my posts on the masking threads over the years so I won't wax on too long about them again. 
 
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Missy Kay Avocado Mask claims to moisturize and firm the skin. The thickness of the cotton mask is what I consider standard for sheet masks and like most sheet masks, it can and does hold quite a bit of essence, which in this case, is best described as cool, fresh, light, watery and scented like perfume. My initial reaction was that it reminded me of a more modern, less woodsy take on Nina Ricci's L'Air du Temps. When it comes to firming claims, I'm not convinced one use is enough for a sound review. My skin did feel hydrated and moisturized thanksin part to the glycerin, avocado and sesame seed extract, and my complexion looked brightened as well, which I attribute to the licorice root extract in this this mask. The mask performed well and is one I would happily use again.
 
I was introduced to the world of hair masks and specifically Garnier Fructis hair masks from our lovely @Shosh85. It started with the papaya version and to the surprise of probably no one, morphed into my picking up all of the hair masks in the Garnier Fructis line, including the Garnier Fructis Smoothing Treat One Minute Hair Mask + Avocado Extract, a light, thin and very strong though not lingering perfume scented cream that can be used as a hair mask or leave-in conditioner. I tend to use this as a leave-in on days when I'm just too lazy to rinse it out of my hair. Consistency-wise, I feel like this mask is a hybrid of a traditional conditioner and hair mask, but not heavy so it doesn't make my hair look or feel weighed down. My hair looks and feels soft, smooth and nourished.
 
Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask is a favorite of mine and sadly for me, this has long since been reformulated to include retinol. The addition of retinol probably makes it an even more effective sleeping mask for most people, but since my skin has historically been highly sensitive to it, I've steered clear of the reformulated version. It's alright. There are other sleeping masks out there so I'll have plenty to choose from once I finish with this jar.
 
The name of the Whole Foods Cotton Cupra Mask Soothing Avocado says it all.  The cotton cupra material of this mask is soaked in a thin, watery, non-lingering tea-tree oil scented essence, adheres beautifully, wears comfortably and requires the usual adjustments as most sheet masks for a better fit for my face size and shape - a few snips here and there at the chin/jawline and to the corners of the eyes and mouth. Half an hour of wear yields wonderful results after some very slight tingling at the very beginning - clear, brightened and lightly hydrated skin that felt cool even after removing the mask.
 
Skinfood Avocado Lip Scrub and Skinfood Avocado Olive Lip Balm - I had, actually, have another version of these items that are shaped like an avocado. I have a feeling they may have been added to a little someone's toy box. I'll have to look through the box and take them back before she discovers they're gone. lol. These are fine products; not holy grail but they do a nice job. The balm has a very thin texture and I find it works best to soften lips before applying lipstick. It's too thin to keep lips moisturized overnight but it leaves lips soft and lightly hydrated, making it a nice choice for a good lip prep. 
 
Kiehl's Avocado Nourishing Hydration Face Mask has a lot of things going for it conceptually, but its texture and how challenging it is to work with make it a miss for me. I've been able to come up with a workaround to make the mask easier to apply and wear by mixing it with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, but that's more work that I'm willing to put in for it. There's someone out there or here for whom the Kiehl's avocado mask will be ideal; that's just not me.
Ingredients (for the sheet masks)
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Missy Kay Avocado Mask (from the reverse side of the packet) 
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betaine, Persea Gratissima Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil (100ppm), 1,2-Hexanediol, Chlorphenesin, Glycyrrhiza Glabara (Licorice) Root Extract, Cimicifuga Racemosa Root Extract, Polygonum Multiflorum Root Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Amglica Gigas Root Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Sophora Flavescens Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Xantham Gum, Carbomer, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance
 
Whole Foods Cotton Cupra Mask Soothing Avocado (from products (dot) wholefoodsmarket (dot) com)
Water, Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Psidium Guajava (Guava) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Allantoin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Hydroxypropyl Guar, Xanthan Gum, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Phenoxyethanol, Trehalose, Polysorbate 80
 

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@itsfi Oh yuckycados. That looks so gross bleh haha. 

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Lol @Samtian! πŸ˜† I always laugh at how your autocorrect turns avocados πŸ₯‘ into yuckycados. Hahaha! We have to get that fixed immediately, samtian! πŸ˜‚ A New Year’s resolution, perhaps?! πŸ€ͺ 

 

I’m sorry, I forgot - are you allergic to the avocaDO or do you not like the texture of it?

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@itsfi HAHAHA. I don't like anything about it. It tastes gross, it looks gross, it feels gross. 

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@Samtian!!! Now your autotune is turning "good" to "gross"! My goodness, this is going to require a major fix! Hahahaha! πŸ€£

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@itsfi Lol it's hard headed like me.

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@itsfi  Mmmm your toast looks amazing!!! You have a great lineup!! I love the GR mask!!

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Thank you @ather! πŸ€— Avocados are just great all around - soft, moisturized skin and a happy tummy. πŸ˜

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That Missy Kay mask is a good one, @itsfi! Your toast looks delicious, much healthier than the gummy butterflies I am currently snacking onπŸ˜† Such a pleasing photo, too.

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@eshoe @itsfi Nope the gummies are better. The yuckycado looks like baby body fluids from both ends yuck yuck yuck. 

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Oh my goodness! How do you come up with these things @Samtian?!! πŸ˜† Too funny! Go avocaDO!! πŸ₯‘πŸ₯‘πŸ₯‘

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@itsfi Haha I have no idea. They just pop into my head.

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@Samtian Hey why not blend the two together?

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@eshoe YUCK

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@Samtian Yeah I’m pretty sure I could pass on these as wellπŸ˜‚

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Thank you @eshoe! There's a time and place for gummies and snack time sounds like the right time. πŸ˜

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@itsfi great theme and photo!! I couldn't agree more with the texture of the keihls! 

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Thank you @lmaster😁 I feel like that Kiehl's avocado πŸ₯‘ mask had such potential, but the formula just makes it an avocaDON'T. β˜ΉοΈ Such a bummer.

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@itsfi  Mmmmmm...avocado. That looks like a delicious one. Whenever I purchase some, there's about a 1/3 chance that it will be a decent one, sadly. That garnier mask is a great one. I tried it out thanks to this board. πŸ™‚ I never thought to use it as a leave in conditioner. My hair may be a bit too thin, but I think I'll give it a try. Gives me an excuse to repurchase! 

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@PrettyPaint, grrr, that’s such a let down when an avocado order is so hit or miss. πŸ₯‘ The individual strands of my hair are very thin; I just have a lot of hair (though I feel like I have much less than I did before 😌). I’ve learned over the years (and the hard way, of course) that it’s best for me to care for the thinness, regardless how much of it I have.  When I use the mask as a leave-in, I take a very small amount and  work it through from the middle to the ends and then as the very last step, I’ll use whatever is left of the product that’s on my hands and run it quickly and lightly through the top, just to give it some conditioning but making sure to do what I can to keep it from being too heavy and making it flat.

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@itsfi  That sounds pretty similar to my hair. Hairdressers usually say my hair is fine/thin but there's a lot of it. Thanks for the tips - I'll definitely give that a try. My ends are dry and straggly, so they could use some conditioning for sure. I wish I was a person with good hair skills, but I am most certainly not. 

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