Sephora

Stores & Services
Find a Sephora

Happening at Sephora

View all

Services

From makeovers to personalized skincare consultations

Free Classes

Get inspired, play with products & learn new skills

cancel
Showing results forΒ 
Search instead forΒ 
Did you mean:Β 
Post in Skincare Aware
|

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

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

tenor

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

 

This Week’s Theme: Fruits & Veggies Week  - the lovely @keana1 brings us this deliciously nutritious, good for your skin challenge! πŸ“πŸ‘πŸŒπŸ₯‘πŸ₯¦πŸ†πŸŒ±

Letter of the Week:  L

Spoiler
Screen Shot 2020-11-03 at 10.02.51 AM.png
motw1.png

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

Spoiler

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 masksπŸ’—

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

E is for Egg Nog and Essence:

D796B3CD-7EC9-4202-B6FD-F9F2C26E0133.jpeg

Spoiler
I have been so excited to try this CrΓ¨me Shop Anti-Aging Egg Nog Mask since I picked it up last December. The drink seems polarizing, and I am team no-thank-you. I don’t mind the scent, but the thought of drinking it hurts my tummy. So with great anticipation I opened the packet, and was welcomed with something reminiscent of concrete mixed with disinfectant🀨 However, for a CS mask, the fit was pretty good; no snipping necessary. I left the little eye flaps down, and wore the Wish Formula Panda Eye Essence underneath. I think I took this from a motm box? Love these soft, drenched eye masks. And look, no artificial flavors!
9B2E649C-BE20-4314-9873-1D64971D3D8D.jpeg

I removed the sheet mask after about 25 minutes, as it began to dry. The eye masks still had plenty of serum, so I left them on a bit longer. My skin looked very hydrated, with almost no remaining tackiness. I wouldn’t use the sheet mask again, but the eye masks are always welcome☺️

 

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

@eshoe, those eye masks contain some great ingredients.

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

Agreed, @itsfi. A 30 day supply of these would be exceptional, though I’ve only seen that with hydrogel eye masks. It needs to be a thing, though-these are so soothing!

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

@eshoe  Nope, definitely not an Egg Nog fan either, which is why I've never had a desire to try this one.... sounds like I'm not missing much. I agree though, those eye masks are great! Glad they worked out well for you! πŸ˜ƒ

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

You aren’t missing a thing, @Shosh85 πŸ˜‚ 

 

There are many masking adventures to be had, and this wasn’t a necessary one. But at least I’ve satisfied my curiosity πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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

Arghhh @eshoe the scent sounds terrible 😟 sorry you had this experience

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

So glad I have an extra, @lmaster πŸ˜ I bought one for my daughter to try and we are on opposite ends of the scent scale, she might actually enjoy it!

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

E is for eye mask, and an oldie-but-goodie exfoliating item in the form of a gommage peel

E - eye + FirmX.jpg

Peter Thomas Roth FIRMxβ„’ Exfoliating Peel Gel 3.4 oz/ 100 mL 

Spoiler
Peter Thomas Roth FirmX Peeling Gel has been a staple in my mask collection for almost 3 years now thanks to the lovely @SAlyFitz ~ thank you!! It's a gentle, non-abrasive gommage peel that makes a good choice for a scrub or physical exfoliant for sensitive skin. It leaves my skin soft and smooth, and brightens my complexion.  Every time I use it, I'm reminded that I should incorporate this into my skincare / mask routine more consistently. 

Eye Mask:

Spoiler
Klavuu Personal Care Aurora Pearl Eye Mask (Lifting & Moisture) is described as a "goggle" eye mask and I think that is a very apt description. This hydrogel eye mask is a very pretty shade of blue and has a subtle crosshatch pattern to it. Hydrogel masks can be a bit slippery but this one adheres very well; I wonder if that has to do with the crosshatch pattern. The fit on this one is actually really good, probably perfectly shaped and sized for my features, but I still made some incisions to the corners of the eye holes because the corners literally came right up to my tear ducts, which made me nervous. Hydrogel masks are generally not saturated in essence but I wasn't comfortable having the mask so close to my eyes. 
 
The eye mask feels cool and refreshing against the skin, and helps with depuffing in the mornings (or anytime really) or before a special occasion/event. I can see this eye mask coming in handy during allergy season as well. Instructions recommend that the mask be kept on for 20-40 minutes before tapping in the excess essence. I left it on for about 30 minutes and after removing the mask, I noticed that my under-eye area looked less puffy, a bit brighter, and felt slightly moisturized. I wouldn't say this is a 'must have' eye mask, but it certainly is one I'd be happy to use again. It's also a mask that would be fun to gift as well as one I'd like to revisit in the spring as I think the depuffing and soothing aspects of the mask would be good for when my allergies are triggered.
Klavuu eye.jpg

 

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

@itsfi  Definitely an oldie but goodie! Love that PTR!

The eye mask looks so pretty- glad to hear they're effective too! De-puffing masks are always good to have on hand! πŸ˜ƒ

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

Yes to depuffing eye masks @Shosh85! They're definitely ones I like to always have in stock. πŸ˜†

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

Ohhh that eye mask looks and sounds really cool!! @itsfi 

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

@lmaster, you would like this one; and it would look fabulous on you! β™₯️

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

That eye mask is so pretty, @itsfi! it reminds me of kelp. 

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

@eshoe, I was surprised that the sheet mask looked the way it does; it is very pretty. What about it reminds you of kelp? 

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

The hue and the appearance of a jelly-type, translucent mask remind me of kelp, @itsfi . 

DF39ABBE-001A-47BB-8CD8-78B109B6C7E3.jpeg

It is very welcoming:)

 

 

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

@eshoe, ah, I see. I hear β€œkelp” and think potential irritant for my skin. 😬 It’s not an ingredient in the eye mask. The blue from the mask does lend itself to a marine theme.

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

@itsfi @PTR mask is always so great! That eye mask is really cool looking ! 

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

I love the PTR FirmX @Kim888. I picked this one up at TJ Maxx last year at a ridiculous price so even better! πŸ–€πŸ€ The Klavuu eye mask would make a good accessory to a superhero costume! If I wasn’t so nervous about having it so close to my eyes, it would be a perfect fitting mask. 

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

E is for everyday masking
Peach Ceramide - Milcera (7 pack).jpg
The key ingredients in the very faint peach-scented Milcera White Peach Face Mask are lactic acid and peach ceramides. The mask claims to firm and moisturize skin. When I started this 7-day pack last week, I was, of course, looking forward to seeing how well the moisturizing claims would hold, but I was also very interested to see whether there would be any noticeable firming effects after using this daily mask pack for a week. Yesterday was Day 7 for daily masking with this mask. 
Spoiler
Material & Essence
The thickness of the material on these cotton fiber masks is what I'd consider to be on par with most standard sheet masks. As with most daily sheet mask packs, the masks hold a decent amount of essence but I wouldn't say they are as heavily saturated or drenched in essence like you would find in single sheet masks. With this Milcera mask pack, though, there is quite a bit of extra essence in the packet that can layered on top of the mask if you choose. I used a peach ceramide mask last year that had a milky serum to it and I had hoped that would be the same here, but that was not the case. While there's a lovely, soft, peach scent to the essence, it's your typical clear, slightly viscous essence that is typical of most sheet masks. It's fine; I just would have preferred a more creamy, milky serum. 
 
Adherence & Fit
Adherence is fine and the mask can be made to fit the size, shape and features of my face with the usual adjustments to the corners of the eyes, mouth, and length along the chin and jawline. Instructions recommend keeping the mask on for 10-20 minutes and that's a good recommendation. My skin is currently on the dry side and I noticed that around the 20-minute mark, the mask started feeling like it was drying out in the areas where my skin tends to be the driest.
 
Results
Results-wise, my skin felt more bouncy, supple and slightly more taut in certain areas of my face. It also felt lightly moisturized and hydrated, so this mask's claims seem to be well founded. ❀️ My skin was very much on the dry side the week that I put this daily mask pack to the test and it did pretty well. I imagine I would have found it to be even more moisturizing had my skin not been so very dry and am interested in giving this mask pack a try at different times during the year, particularly in the spring. If I've been good, my sheet mask no-buy should end right around the time spring comes so I may just give this mask another go when the warmer weather rolls in. 
 

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

@itsfi  A milky serum sounds like it would've been a nice bonus, but I'm glad to hear the results turned great! πŸ‘

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

Milky serums in sheet masks are life to dry skin in the winter @Shosh85πŸ’– This one was nicely hydrating and that works too for this dehydrated-combo-leaning-dry gal. πŸ˜‰ The peachy scent didn't hurt either. πŸ‘

6 Replies