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

***2022 Mask of the Week Challenge***

Open for input and suggestionsπŸ‘‡πŸΌ

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

 

This Week’s Theme: πŸ‘» Spook-tacular Masks! Bats, ghosts, and all other scary skin treatsπŸ¦‡

Letter of the Week:  R

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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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I dermaplane my nose, @missjeanie, so I don’t usually see that kind of surprise on my stripsπŸ˜‚

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C is for Coconut and Clay

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I'm taking a page from @missjeanie's two-a-day program this month and trying to get in a masking session in the mornings and evenings. This time of year is typically when my skin really starts feeling the effects of it being cooler outside and the heat running indoors. I'm hopeful that it should be a little better this year as I don't have a HVAC vent right above my desk while working from home but the various elements of autumn and winter sure can take a toll. Among other adjustments to my skincare routine, I've found that incorporating sheet masks on a daily or near daily basis helps with keep my skin hydrated, which goes a long way with keeping my skin happy. In the past, I've masked twice a day for a few days and that has seemed to help so I'm going to try giving that a go for the entire month. Yes, there's a part of me that wonders if I know what I'm getting myself into. πŸ˜‚ It'll be a mix of oldies-but-goodies as well as newbie masks, but, for the most part, I'll just post occasionally about the new-to-me masks.
 
I went with a coconut and rose water theme, inspired by the key ingredients in the sheet mask, which I was introduced to by our BIC beauty @lmaster! Thank you for letting us know about these Hello Ganic One A Day Masks.
 
Hair Mask:  
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tgin Rose Water Hydrating Hair Mask with Rose Water + Acai Berry smells so good - it's a pleasant blend of rose and berry. The consistency of the mask is not too thin or thick. It applies easily, works well as a detangler, and a little goes a long way. It also rinses out well, and I could feel the soft silkiness it left my hair as I washed it out. This is another one I have to thank @lmaster for - this is enabling at its best! Thank you, lovely! I'm so happy I picked this one up. 
 
Ingredients (from tginstore (dot) 3dcartstores (dot) com)
Water, rosa centifolia (rose) flower extract, euterpe oleracea (acai) fruit extract, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, ginger root (ginger) extract, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, calendula officinalis flower extract, sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed oil, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, fragrance,  cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone
Wash Off Clay Mask:  
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I've been happy with the Farm Skin sheet masks that I've used so when I saw that Farm Skin made these mix-it-yourself interactive clay masks, I decided to pick up a few, even though I'm generally not a huge fan of these types of masks. I will say that the packaging is more appealing than the Dr. Jart masks with the creepy baby face at the top. πŸ˜³ Farm Skin Superfood for Skin Mix It! Clay Mask Coconut (Moisturizing + Firming) comes with 4 pieces - (1) an ampoule consisting of five different forms of hyaluronic acid that is mixed with (2) a kaolin clay powder which in this case includes lavender, rice, pearl and coconut powders as well as more hyaluronic acid (e.g., sodium hyaluronate), and (3) an oversized spatula, all of which is housed and can be mixed in (4) this cup. This mixes together easily, quickly and smoothly; the consistency is neither too runny nor too pasty. It feels cool when applied to the skin and remains that way for pretty much the entire wear time. I had some difficulty getting an even application - one the one hand, the larger spatula helps with covering a lot of surface area but its size also creates challenges to get an even thin distribution of the product all over the face. I have other varietals of these masks and the next time I use one, I plan to try using a mask brush to apply the clay mask. The mask does dry and harden a bit, but it doesn't make my skin tight. Interestingly, as it dried, I noticed (and perhaps it's just with me) that some of the pieces of the mask would randomly fall off in flakes, and for that reason, there will be some limitations on what you can do with this mask on, if you don't want pieces of it falling off your face haphazardly. That said, results with this clay mask are quite good. My skin looked refreshed and awake, if that makes sense, and my pores looked clearer.  
 
Ingredients (from farmskin (dot) us)
Inci List: Step 1 - 5-fold hyaluronic acid ampouleInci List: Step 1 - 5-fold hyaluronic acid ampouleInci List: Step 2 - coconut powderInci List: Step 2 - coconut powder
Sheet Mask:
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With coconut and rose water as key ingredients, it was looking like the Hello Ganic One A Day Water Mask (Hydrating) would be a win for my dehydrated and dry skin. It did not disappoint. I like the soft, thin feel of this eucalyptus sheet mask; it adheres beautifully to my skin and its contours. Although its lightweight, the mask manages to hold a lot of the watery essence without dripping. I had the mask on for a good half hour and felt like I could have kept it on for at least another 10 or 15 without it drying out. Fit can be tailored to suit my face size, shape and features with a few adjustments here and there (eyes, mouth, chin and jawline). The scent on this mask is beautiful. I really wish I could pinpoint the exact notes; at best, I'd say it's a fresh clean scent with a fruity, floral and almost herbal (though not medicinal) bent to it. The scent is noticeable, but in a good way, and there's an airiness to it that I like. Whatever the blend is, it'd make a lovely room spray or diffuser, or a light lotion. It's a solid hydrating mask, too, as far as performance goes - my skin feels soft, plump and hydrated.
 
Ingredients (from huangjisoo (dot) com) 
AQUA(WATER), GLYCERETH-26, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF EXTRACT, ROSA CENTIFOLIA (CABBAGE ROSE) FLOWER WATER, TREMELLA FUCIFORMIS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, LAMINARIA JAPONICA EXTRACT, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, ARTEMISIA VULGARIS EXTRACT, PROPANEDIOL, PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM (HE SHOU WU) ROOT EXTRACT, ANGELICA GIGAS ROOT EXTRACT, MORUS ALBA (WHITE MULBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT, RUBUS COREANUS FRUIT EXTRACT, YEAST EXTRACT, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) SEED EXTRACT, EQUISETUM, GIGANTEUM EXTRACT, BETA-GLUCAN, LYCIUM CHINENSE FRUIT EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT, CIMICIFUGA DAHURICA ROOT EXTRACT, PULSATILLA KOREANA EXTRACT, PARFUM

 

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@itsfi I will definitely try the hair mask from this brand.   I've heard great things about several of their products.  Great review!

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Thank you @tjffc! πŸ˜ƒ This hair mask is such a nice one. I think I’ll pick up the shampoo and conditioner in the line next. There’s also a honey mask from the brand that looks good. So many options! Would love to know what you think of the mask if you pick it up. They offer travel sizes but I didn’t see one for this particular mask. 

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@itsfi  The sheet mask sounds wonderful! I feel like I need to start trying these out because I've only heard good things! πŸ˜ƒ

 

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@Shosh85, that's what lead me to pick them up! Good reviews here and well, I found a set on sale on amazon and had some points/gc to apply towards them. Hahaha! πŸ˜‚ I have 2 more left - adlay + black beans and lime + peach. @lmaster mentioned that one of the masks in this line had a stronger scent; I haven't run across that one yet so I'm wondering which of these two it will be. πŸ€” 

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I'm so happy to hear you love the hair mask!! @itsfi πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ

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Such a good one @lmaster! With all my hair masks, I think I'm set for a while, a looooong while. πŸ˜‚ But I'll still repurchase this one once I get through it. 

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Lol.... well if you're gonna do two-a-days I really can't back down now @itsfi .  I found that when I was trying to do two sheet masks a day I ended up failing a bit, then I felt bad that I'd failed... so I adjusted for December and am committing to two masks, be it body, eye, wash off or sheet.  I'm doing MUCH better at this system! lol.

Okay... the farmskin.... I totally thought this an oatmeal cup!!  I'm going to be curious how the others turn out for you.  I'm wondering if the flaking will be a running issue.  And yes, they look waaaay better than the creepy Dr. Jart.... which you've just pushed me to use tomorrow; I thank you for the shove.  

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@missjeanie  Haha! When I saw the clay mask I thought it was ice cream! πŸ˜‚ @itsfi 

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Oooh, ice cream!!! Even though it's very chilly outside today, I like the sound of that! @Shosh85 @missjeanie 

Hmmm... which one shall I have for breakfast?Hmmm... which one shall I have for breakfast?

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@itsfi  I'm with @Shosh85 ... both!

 

I wonder if I have any ice cream..... 

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If you and @Shosh85 are on Team coffee + ice cream, it seems to me that's the way to go @missjeanieπŸ˜‰ One way to find out if you have ice cream, missjeanie...

And, if you don't, there's a way to fix that. πŸ€£

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lol @itsfi I found some strawberry in my fridge freezer... Gonna need to check out the deep freeze to see if I have something more coffee compatiable!

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hmmmm... πŸ€” well @missjeanie, off the top of my head, I'm thinking, a slice of chocolate cake, with chocolate sauce (could be warmed) lightly drizzled over a scoop of the strawberry ice cream and topped with a sprig of basil. A spoon and a cup of coffee or espresso to make it complete. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹πŸ˜ 

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@itsfi ummm... well that sounds divine.  I won't lie... I just dug into the carton with a spoon.  lol I found a pint of lemon ice cream in the deep freeze... and now I'm thinking brownie sundae... oh man... too many goodies of late, I need to pause at least till dinner lol

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Oooouh, lemon ice cream @missjeanie? I've had lemon sorbet but never lemon ice cream. πŸ‹πŸ¨ Hmmm, going to have to look into that. I typically love lemon flavored treats so it sounds delicious! 

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@itsfi both the lemon and strawberry have now been consumed.  It was a good weekend lol.  Gonna try to hold off on the goodies til the weekend now.  Salad... why doesn't this thread ever make me want salads? lol

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Atta girl @missjeanieπŸ˜πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘

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"Salad... why doesn't this thread ever make me want salads?πŸ˜… I take it you don't mean fruit salad or jello salad. Fine. Challenge accepted. I'll try to come up with something next year. That'll give my little noggin some time to think about it.

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lol @itsfi Fruit salad I think we're good on... we get lots of fun fruity masks that make me want all the summer fruits!  Never have I seen a spinach salad mask that made me rush out to grab a bag of spinach though lol!  

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@itsfi  I say both! Haha! The ice cream can be an after-breakfast dessert! πŸ˜†

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