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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


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:


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, 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:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:   


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

Hmmm @itsfi, I thought the same thing as @Kim888; wish it was something other than Clay. Seems to be an over abundance of that type of mask, but maybe it is the most highly sought ๐Ÿค” It sounded pretty unique up until that point! 

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

@eshoe, TBS mask is a clearing mask so including clay or mud makes sense in that regard. It would have been interesting though if it wasnโ€™t clay based, though for a clearing mask the alternative might mean that it would be a chemical exfoliant based mask of some sort. My skin leans dry now so I limit my use of clay or mud based masks. I imagine those with oiler skin feel the same way about super hydrating or ultra moisturizing sheet masks as we may about clay based masks. 

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

@itsfi the wash off mask sounds interesting - Iโ€™m always attracted to skincare that claims to deal with pollution. Disappointed to hear it was more like a clay mask 

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

Same here @Kim888! A lot of the anti-polluaging masks I've seen on the market are clay based. There are a small few that I've come across that are non-clay based masks. I need to look into the ingredients for those in more detail to see if there's anything in there my skin might not take kindly to. The Body Shop matcha mask was a good one; it did decongest but I'm not in need of more clay or mud masks at the moment. 


As for skincare aimed at pollution, have there been any brands/lines or specific products that have caught your attention? I was focused on working through my stash and finding a routine that worked for my maskne last year but now I can get back to a few items / brands I wanted to look into pre-covid. There seems to be a fair amount of serums that target pollution and my skin does love serums, so that should be fun to look into again.

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

@itsfi I've totally lusted after the Dr. strum and Dr. roebucks because they both have anti-pollution serums I find interesting but they are so price-y. 


The coola 360 sundrops say they help with blue light and pollution. I actually really liked the product, but found it went bad too quickly and I don't love the dropper as a dispensing tool. 

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

Completely with you on both Dr. Sturm and Dr. Roebuck's @Kim888! They are definitely pricey! Aurelia and Allies of Skin also have some skincare items that look interesting.

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

Going with the numbers theme again and using this Ariul 7 Days Mask ๐Ÿ˜ƒ




Ariul 7 Days Aloe Sheet Mask

This is a thin cotton sheet mask that was saturated with a white milky serum. The scent was like a combination of fresh & clean and aloe, but fresh & clean is what was more apparent to me. The fit on this one reminds me of the fit on a typical Creme Shop mask - it was too wide, the space between the eyes was a little too wide and was too long at the chin/jawline. The adherence was good and it was comfortable to wear the half hour I had it on. After removing the mask there was some very light tackiness, that only lasted about 5 minutes. My face felt refreshed, soft and nicely moisturized. The little bit of redness I had was gone and my skin tone looked more even.

I enjoyed this one! The only negative thing I can say about it is the fit - which is never a deal breaker for me. I'd definitely repurchase!



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

@Shosh85  So glad you had good results. The packaging on this one looks familiar to me - I wonder if I have one somewhere that I got from facetory. If so, I'll be sure to have some scissors handy because I'm sure I would need to trim it.

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

@Shosh85 I agree, fit is usually not a deal breaker for me either, sounds great

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

Thanks, @lmaster!  Yeah, it's nice when it has a good fit, but having to make some adjustments is no big deal ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

@Shosh85 that is fantastic that this helped with alleviating some of the redness! Plus a milky serum, what a great bonus. I expected to find centella or ceramides in the ingredients, it must be the aloe that helped soothe๐Ÿค” 

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

@eshoe  Yup, most likely the aloe! It definitely felt super soothing and the milky serum made it even better! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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

Love this line, @Shosh85! I'm glad to hear this one was a winner for you!

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

@quspork  It really is a good solid line of masks! The milky serum on this one was such a nice surprise! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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

Ooouh, an aloe sheet mask you would repurchase @Shosh85? Noted! Those results sound great! โค๏ธ The fit on this one sounds like the fit of pretty much all sheet masks on me. I agree, fit isn't a deal breaker, especially since it can be made better with a few adjustments.

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

@itsfi  This one was so nice! I'm definitely a sucker for milky serum! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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

Donโ€™t blame you one bit @Shosh85! Love the sheet masks with the milky serums. โ™ฅ๏ธ

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

From last week, B is for Bombee which might also work for a band name@PrettyPaint!


Sheet Mask:

Material, Essence, Adherence,  Fit:
The very light purple-hued, slightly viscous, sweetened honey scented essence subtly drips off the soft, thin Hanji material of the Papa Recipe Bombee Pore Ampoule Honey Mask Pack. Hanji is Korean traditional handmade paper, made from the inner bark of mulberry trees and is pH neutral. This material is wonderful. Though the mask is saturated in the essence, it doesn't feel heavy, not when removed from the packet and not when worn. On the contrary, it feels soft, adheres beautifully, and wears comfortable against the skin. Fit is very good for my face size and shape - like most sheet masks, it is too wide at the temples and I do need to make adjustments to the outer corner of the mouth hole and the inner corner of the eyes. The length at the forehead and chin/jawline are very nice. 
Claims, Performance & Results:
20-30 minutes of wear time is recommended, and while I went with my standard 30, I'm fairly certain I could have easily tacked on an additional 15-20 minutes without concern for the mask drying out. This particular varietal in the Papa Recipe Bombee Honey line claims to exfoliate and moisturize the skin and I'd say it does a pretty good job of meeting those claims. There's also mention of sebum control but I can't speak to that particular claim as the oiliest parts of my face were in better shape than usual the day I used this Papa Recipe mask (of course, that would be the case when I have a mask aimed at helping with oil production!) My skin felt (and looked) smooth, refreshed, nourished, soft and bouncy, and my complexion had a healthy, fresh-faced glow to it. It's been about an hour since my skin has fully absorbed the essence and my skin doesn't feel dry in the least bit; rather, it feels both hydrated and lightly moisturized. Another keeper from the Papa Recipe Bombee Honey range. ๐Ÿ’œ 

(from yesstyle (dot) com)
Water Butylene Glycol Dipropylene Glycol Methylpropanediol Honey Extract Propolis Extract Royal Jelly Extract Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract Lactobionic Acid Perilla Ocymoides Seed Extract Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract Portulaca Oleracea Extract Houttuynia Cordata Extract Allantoin Sodium Hyaluronate Sodium hyaluronate Crosspolymer Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate Hyaluronic Acid Glycerin Arginine Carbomer Trehalose Hydroxyethylcellulose Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate Disodium EDTA Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate Hydrolyzed Gardenia Florida Extract Maltodextrin Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract Pinus palustris leaf Extract Pueraria Lobata Root Extract Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract Coptis Japonica Root Extract Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract Acorus Calamus Root Extract Perilla Ocymoides Leaf Extract Caprylyl Glycol Pentylene Glycol Ethylhexylglycerin 1,2-Hexanediol Fragrance

Lip Balm

Frudia Blueberry Hydrating Honey Lip Balm ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฏ isn't just all about the packaging, cute though it may be. The balm itself feels moisturizing on the lips, is emollient without being greasy or heavy, and it smells wonderful ~ I pick up sweet blueberry and honey. ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฏ The balm claims to have some exfoliating properties as well but I haven't really noticed (or paid attention to) those claims; will look into that more. I saw that Frudia also makes a blueberry honey sleeping mask, so needless to say that's on my list now as well. ๐Ÿ˜‚


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

@itsfi Ooh that lip mask!!!

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

@Samtian, the packaging on the lip balm is really fun! Love that the balm itself is a nice and moisturizing, too! ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฏ Thereโ€™s a pomegranate honey version too. Iโ€™m *trying* not to pick up too many lip balms so I may pass on the other version for the time being. 

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

@itsfi Haha I know how that is! I have a lot I need to go through first.

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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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