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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!


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: Blind Pick Your Mask! @veronika23 gave us this weekโ€™s daring challenge. Thank you bringing a little suspense into masking, lovely!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Letter of the Week:  F

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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, 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:

2019 Mask of the Week Challenge:

2018 Mask of the Week Challenge:   

Thank you @Aaliaa for starting this thread, and giving us a place to share our love for masks๐Ÿ’—

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

Thank you @haleyvvvv! Youโ€™re the inspiration for collages. ๐Ÿค— I now include working on a collage (and notes on a mask) as an option for unwinding after a long day or for when I canโ€™t fall back asleep immediately. 

Yeah, it looks like sourcing is going to be an obstacle for the Tears mask. ๐Ÿ˜ข Iโ€™m pretty sure I picked up the mask at one of the local shops that carry sheet masks, but I canโ€™t remember which one specifically. It was before covid so I canโ€™t imagine they still stock it. ๐Ÿ˜” When things settle down with my schedule, Iโ€™ll make my rounds to the stores again and see if I can hunt some down, or find more info from them about the mask. 

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@itsfi  Sounds like a great group of masks!
I haven't even got a chance to try out the Rael  mask yet ๐Ÿ˜‚, so it's good to hear you enjoyed it! I liked the BioBelle mask too - I agree this one's a bit better than other "new" ones. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I haven't heard of that Tears mask, but it definitely sounds like one I'd like to try! ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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

My skin was really happy with this group of masks @Shosh85! ๐Ÿ˜ Iโ€™ll be interested in your take on the Rael.  Iโ€™d use any of these again but the Tears and Dr Ceuracle masks were my faves from this bunch. Gotta keep this face happily hydrated!! ๐Ÿ’ฆ 

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

@itsfi the Celloine Tears sounds heavenly, especially the comfy gauze. I love the Merbliss, though it is a bit fragranced. Love that this is unscented!


eta: it appears this might be a bit tricky to find, surprise, surprise ๐Ÿ˜‚

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

@eshoe, well, at least itโ€™s not discontinued, right?!! ๐Ÿ˜† Probably better that itโ€™s a challenge to find; makes it easier to keep up with my masking schedule and continue with my sheet mask no buy this month. 

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

From Peel Week, for @keana1 โ˜บ๏ธ 


During Peel Week my skin was not having it, but I wanted to make sure I met keana1โ€™s challenge before too much time had passed (thank you for sharing this theme!) Itโ€™s been harder and harder to get some quality wash-off masking in, so this 5-minute peel is perfect. The alpyn beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel Mask is full of all sorts of textures; small, large and in-between granules. It has an unusual scent, almost like a soft charcoal. It also has a seriously long ingredient list that reminds me of fruit basket upset. I tried to include it here, but I could not post due to exceeding my 20,001 character limit. 

eta: I was able to get a screenshot:


I only use this once a month at the most; the name (8 acids?) and amount of extracts make me very cautious. Thankfully, Iโ€™ve yet to experience any adverse effects, and it leaves my skin feeling extra soft. 

The Aโ€™Pieu Sweet Icing Pineapple Mask has a deliciously sweet pineapple scent. I did question myself when I picked this up to use...a pineapple mask after an acid mask? What was I thinking? But it is gentle and the watery serum just gave my skin a little love before packing on the heavy-duty moisturizers and oils. The fit is ok, I have to make a couple of snips under the eyes to create my own lovely flap to fold down. This is such a pleasant mask to use, that it doesnโ€™t bother me at all. 

The little eye gels are...cute? I donโ€™t find them to be very functional but I thought they were fun. Good for burning cheeks (that I was prepared for, but did not need). In all, I was happy with the outcome and would 10/10 repeat everything.


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

Everything about that Alpyn mask sounds right up my alley @eshoe .  Hmmmm I should do a scrub right now.  Gosh I love scrubs.  Something about the physical scrubbiness just makes me happy.  If only it was better for my skin to do them a couple times a day lol.  I have now added this one to my list!

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

 I feel your words in a major way, @missjeanie ๐Ÿ˜‚ I would exfoliate every single day of my skin allowed it. It is so soothing! 


You definitely have to be gentle on removing this one, there are lots of tiny scrubbies that feel like they could be quite abrasive if washed off with too much pressure. Gentle and easy with this one. But yes...I would take all the physically exfoliating masks if I could!

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Those eye gels are cute, @eshoe!! I'm glad they worked for cooling. Wowzers, that ingredient list is A LOT, I'm glad its not irritating for you!!

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

Itโ€™s a shocker, @haleyvvvv - and I am not going to lie, each time I use it, it is not without trepidation ๐Ÿ˜‚ Nothing ever comes of my fears, thank goodness.

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

@eshoe  Holy moly, that is quite the list! I have wondered about this Alpyn mask and it's good to hear your skin is responding well to it!

Love those A'pieu masks! I agree the fit isn't the best, but easy to look past on these! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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

Holy moly is right, @Shosh85! I am actually surprised that my skin tolerates it so well. I think that the 5-minute-limit is helpful, it addition to the buffers @itsfi noted. I generally think of โ€˜cleanโ€™ products as having short lists, but this proves that is not always the case.


Yes, those Aโ€™Pieu masks are like cotton candy for the skin: lighthearted and such a treat!

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

Great masking @eshoe ! The Alpyn Beauty Polishing Peel Mask is one I would want to eventually try. Was your skin feeling dry after washing it off ? What is the shelf life after opening? I read the ingredients list on the Alpyn Beauty website ( I would have needed a magnifying glass otherwise lol ! ) and it sounds very interesting. I think it might be worth the investment ( Alpyn Beaty doesnโ€™t ship in Freezeland but The Detox Market ( Canadian company ) does! Yay! ๐Ÿ’•

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

@keana1 hello, hello! My skin never feels dry after using this. I do double up on moisturizers as a precaution, though. Shelf life, the jar says 12 months. I am already almost 1/2 way through it, and just bought it late last fall. I wish they did samples of this at the Detox Market! That way you could give it a try. I donโ€™t think I would recommend splurging on a FS, just in case you hate it, or it causes irritation. There are just sooooo many opportunities for the latter with this list of ingredients!

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

Thanks @eshoe ! Your answer is very helpful ! I have to finish the OH Facial Sauna Scrub first but I think that Iโ€™m going to try it eventually since it sounds gentle. Itโ€™s good to know that your skin doesnโ€™t feel dry afterwards. Youโ€™re right, it would be nice if a smaller size was available but I do like the ingredients ( I donโ€™t think my skin would react negatively to them, my skin isnโ€™t as sensitive as I thought ). Hope everything is great at home! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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

It is gentle, @keana1 - no irritation in my skin which has been a little finicky this year! I bought mine form Credo, and I checked, but they do not ship to CA so I guess Detox is the way to go if you decide to try it. Things are good, I am happy to say. I hope you and Kauai are healthy and happy as well! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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

@eshoe, does your skin feel sensitive today after this masking? There are some soothing ingredients and hydrators in the wash off that seem like they could help buffer the acids and some more potent extracts in the wash off, but thatโ€™s a long list of ingredients, and actives too, plus the pineapple enzymes from the sheet mask.


I spy Irish moss in the wash off too. All this time I thought it was it was just recently introduced to the market. Go figure! ๐Ÿ˜†

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

My skin feels normal today, @itsfi - no redness or irritation. I donโ€™t use a morning cleanser anymore and Iโ€™ve notice just rinsing with water has helped protect my skin from over stripping.


I had to laugh to myself when I couldnโ€™t paste the ingredients as words. It almost seemed like a, โ€œHmmmm, this can be good for the skin, letโ€™s throw it in there, too!โ€ list. The buffers must work effectively, as my experiences with it have been all positive. I am also careful not to dermaplane, micro needle, or use any type of exfoliating product at least a few days prior to this mask. No need to get all risk-happy! 

eta: the Irish moss, I need to look that one up-seems like you used it not too long ago. Maybe it is listed as the carrageenan? 

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

@eshoe, yes, it is listed as carrageenan.

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

Wow that is a long ingredients list, @eshoe! It sounds like a nice mask though. And even if they aren't super functional those eye patches ARE extremely cute! 

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

It is, @quspork! It always surprises me, not sure why, except that I would think โ€˜cleanโ€™ products would have a much shorter list than this ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ