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๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜Œ Mask of the Week Challenge ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’–

If you havenโ€™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 Weekโ€™s Theme: Overnight Masks - Sleeping miracles in a jar that give your skin the perfect AM glow! Another nod to @keana1 for this weekโ€™s challenge๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Letter of the Week:  M

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Mask of the Week Misc. Info & Previous Year's Links:

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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, 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 masks๐Ÿ’—

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Excellent outlook @sonnydee! ๐Ÿค— Itโ€™s good to have a healthy dialogue of wit and sarcasm with yourself every now and again! Keeps the mind sharp! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

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B is for Benton

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Benton Goodbye Redness Centella Mask Pack

 

Material:

Thin cotton

 

Serum:

Clear and watery. A little extra in the pouch for hands and arms

 

Scent:

None that I could tell

 

Fit:

Almost perfect- just a smidge too long at the chin/jawline

 

Wear Time:

Half hour

 

Tack:

Very light and only stuck around for less than 10 minutes

 

Results:

Soft and smooth, lightly hydrated skin and a brighter, more even complexion.

I used a Biore nose strip right before this mask and it cleared up the redness I got from it.

 

Repurchase?

Yes, definitely! I would actually love to have permanent backups of this one. It makes a great soothing mask and a perfect one to have handy when my skin is acting up.


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Nice!! @Shosh85 where did you find this one??

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@Shosh85 Yay! I really like centella as a mask ingredient.

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@PrettyPaint  Oh, me too! It's definitely one of my favorite skincare ingredients! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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I'm in 100% agreement with you on having permanent backups of this mask @Shosh85๐Ÿ˜ Benton has a small curation of sheet masks but they are so good! โค๏ธ 

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@itsfi  Happy to hear it's a love for you too! I would definitely love to try the others from the brand! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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@Shosh85, is this the first Benton sheet mask youโ€™ve used? They have an aloe one that I really like - it along with this Cica one falls into the category of โ€œmasks to keep on hand for skin emergencies.โ€ Both are in my skincare first aid kit. Benton also makes a sheet mask version of their popular snail bee serum. 

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@itsfi  Yup, this is my first one! I remember you reviewing the Aloe and Snail-bee ones and I would definitely like to pick those up sometime! I also saw a Fermentation one I'd like to try as well. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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@Shosh85, how could I forget the fermentation one?!!! Especially since I took it out the other day. Oh goodness, how forgetful! 

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B is for bean curd (aka tofu)

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Mask:Mitomo Sincere Laura Tofu Facial Essence Mask
Material:It leans ever so slightly thinner than your standard sheet mask but there's also certain heft to it that feels more the result of the mask material itself (as opposed to the amount of essence it holds). It has a light gauze-like pattern to it as well. 

Purpose:Moisturizing, stimulates collagen production, anti-aging

Key Ingredients:Moisturizing - glycerin; glycine soja (soybean) seed extract; aloe vera leaf extract; sodium hyaluronate

Anti-aging - hydrolyzed collagen; ubiquinone (coQ-10); Boswellia serrata gum extract

Brightening - kiwi fruit extract; vitamin C (ethyl ascorbic acid)

Soothing - allantoin; aloe vera leaf extract

Full ingredients list in spoiler below.

Adherence + Fit:Adherence was good; fit is on the large side all around, which will make it suitable for many face sizes. A notable feature is that the eye holes are larger (both length and width-wise) than your standard face mask. This one included eye flaps as well.

Essence / Serum:Watery essence; there was plenty of essence to saturate the mask and some extra in the packet.
Scent:There's a non-lingering scent to the essence, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what it is. 

Results:There's a definite tacky feeling after removing the mask and pressing in the essence, but it eventually dissipates. My skin felt cool to the touch and this cooling feel remained for some time after removing the mask. 

Would I Repurchase?Maybe. There are just so many sheet masks geared at moisturizing the skin that it becomes more challenging for a mask of that kind to stand out. This isn't a bad mask; it's pretty good and one that I could see working well for daily sheet masking. 

My Two Cents:There are some great ingredients in this mask, but I can be very particular (read: picky highly selective) ๐Ÿ˜‰ when it comes to masks with moisturizing as its primary purpose. On the one hand, that's the type of mask that's very well suited for my dehydrated and dry skin in the cooler months. That though, coupled with the fact that there are a lot of moisturizing sheet masks out there means that it's harder for any moisturizing mask to really "wow" me. This particular tofu mask is what I'd consider a good mask, but not a great one.
 
Ingredients:
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(from mitomos (dot) com)
Aqua, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Allantoin, Carbomer, Panthenol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Actinidia Chinensis (kiwi) Fruit Extract,  Ubiquinone, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Boswellia Serrata Gum extract, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Polyacrylate

 

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@itsfi thanks so much for sharing this one! Even if it didn't wow you, I love seeing and reading reviews on new to me masks

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@lmaster, thank you! The mask was fine; I think it suffers from having to compete with lots of really great masks used over the years. Also, just because it wasnโ€™t great for me doesnโ€™t mean it wonโ€™t be a wow for someone else. 

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@itsfi  That's an interesting one. I don't think I've ever noticed coenzyme Q10 as a mask ingredient before. 

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@PrettyPaint, itโ€™s usually listed on ingredients list as โ€œubiquinoneโ€; I didnโ€™t know they were the same thing for the longest time! What would we do without the internet?!!

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@itsfi  Ahhhh! I'll definitely be looking for that in the future. I wish I could say I was a little bit more thoughtful about looking through all of the ingredients list, but sometimes I just scan the first five or so...

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Thatโ€™s completely understandable @PrettyPaint! I usually just skim through the inci list to make sure it doesnโ€™t have any ingredients I know my skin might react poorly to. Some days I do a better job of skimming than others. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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@itsfi  Hmm, I don't think I've never seen a Tofu mask before! Another mask ingredient to add to my bucket list. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Too bad it wasn't anything special. I feel like this brand makes a lot of filler-type masks 

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Yeah @Shosh85, it's the first I've seen of a tofu sheet mask. That's actually why I purchased this one; had to give it a try, you know?! I feel like there might be one or perhaps a line of sheet masks from Mitomo (though I could be mistaking the brand) that I liked more than the others, which as you said, seem to make for good filler masks. I think that makes sense in some respects as filler masks can make for good daily sheet masks and that (daily sheet masking) is, for the most part, fairly common in Japan and Korea. I have a few more from this line that I'll work through, but after trying two from this line, my expectations will be that these are fine masks but not necessarily standouts. 

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Still rolling with the healthy food tie ins eh @itsfi ?  lol, I know what you mean about being picky on moisturizing and hydrating masks.  I find that I almost defend 'brightening' or 'firming' masks as needing more time/consistency to have an effect on my skin while I expect a moisturizing one to have an immediate effect. 

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Hahaha! I think that's my last food themed masking for the week @missjeanie! I had half a cupcake this week, some ice cream last weekend, and pizza last night (so good!), so maybe the healthy food tie-in is probably my attempt to balance out the other food happenings in my life the last couple of weeks. ๐Ÿ˜… Rest assured, there will be a less healthy food tie in at some point. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

 

That is so me - oh, a hydrating or moisturizing mask, you say? Or both are claimed? Hmmm... Better be good. ๐Ÿ˜‚  And then there's brightening and anti-aging, a single, isolated use is hardly enough to test the accuracy of the claims... Yeah, I can see the double standard there. Oops. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฃ But seriously, sheet masks are ordinarily intended to help with hydration so if really needs to meet that minimum standard stat, right?! 

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