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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

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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: Masks that Make You Hungry ๐Ÿ˜‹Is it the scent..or the packaging? Which masks make you crave a yummy treat? It is no surprise that this weekโ€™s delicious theme is brought to you by none other than @itsfi! ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿต

Letter of the Week:  U

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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, 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:

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   

 

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

Hahahaha @Shosh85 "Are you sheeting me?" might be my new saying for the week!

 

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@missjeanie  Haha! I love it! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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@Shosh85 that packaging tho!!!!

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@lmaster Right!? So fun! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Haha, I love this line of masks. They aren't the most amazing masks ever, but for the price they're actually pretty decent masks. And how can you not love the names?? ๐Ÿ˜‚ @Shosh85 

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@quspork I'm sure a lot of people pick these up just for the name alone. ๐Ÿ˜† They definitely have a genius marketing/design team!

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That mask name ๐Ÿคฃ is so good!! Glad it worked okay, @Shosh85!!

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@haleyvvvv I'm a lot of these masks get sold just because of the title! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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The names of these masks are really great @Shosh85. Love โ€˜em! โ™ฅ๏ธ Would be interesting to put it to the test when your skin would really benefit from that great ingredients list! ๐Ÿ˜

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@itsfi  The names for these really are great! Catchy names like that always suck me in! ๐Ÿ˜† I love that it's also printed on the actual sheet too ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I have a box of them, so I'll definitely have to whip one out when my face is in need of some soothing! 

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

From last week, my H is for hydration heaven with hyaluronic acid.  

I'll be doing some catch up from last week (H week), but I'll try to throw in some posts of my current masking while getting caught up.I'll be doing some catch up from last week (H week), but I'll try to throw in some posts of my current masking while getting caught up.

 

I hit "pause" last week on my daily sheet masking with the Saborino evening mask pack. My hiatus had less to do with the Saborino masks and more because my skin was in need of an extra dose of hydration as a result of changes in the weather and also because I really wanted to try out some of my hyaluronic acid based sheet masks. When I first started paying more attention to my skincare, hyaluronic acid was my go to and my skin drank it up. Hyaluronic acid wasn't as well known as it is now so a shout out to my dermatologist and aesthetician for turning me onto HA. Hyaluronic acid really worked well for my skin then and still does, though it doesn't have as strong of a presence in my skincare routine as it used to, primarily because my skin's needs have changed and I'm a little more aware of what works best for my skin at a particular period of time and place - HA works well when my skin is dehydrated (vs. dry) and when I'm not in dry or very dry settings which I learned the hard way when work took me the dry desert - not a good fit for hyaluronic acid. 

 

Cosrx Triple Hyaluronic Water Wave Sheet Mask

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Material: The Cosrx Triple Hyaluronic Water Wave Sheet Mask leans slightly to the thinner side of your standard, medium thick density sheet masks. It is made of an eco-friendly, biodegradable fiber; makes me wonder if this might be made of eucalyptus pulp - it's got a similar feel to Tencel, but is not as thin as most Tencel sheets.
 
Essence: Lightweight, fresh, watery essence with a scent that to me smells part herbal and part minty, refreshing like mouthwash. Odd combination, I know. That's what I picked up the few times I kept sticking my nose inside the packet to double and triple check the scent.
 
Fit: Width-wise, this works pretty well for my face shape. It's about 1-1/2 inches too long at the chin / jawline and 1/4" too short at the forehead. The material above the upper lip is also larger than I've experienced on most sheet masks, so I made some slight adjustments there as well as the corners of the eyes and mouth for a more tailored fit.
 
Adherence: Good. This is a thicker mask than the ones I've been using lately but it adhered nicely to my skin and stayed in place the entire 30 minutes I had on the mask. To be clear, it's not a thick mask, at most, it's standard; it just feels thick compared to the super thin masks I've used the past week and this week.
 
Claim(s): Hydrating
 
Performance & Results: The cooling sensation from the mask, coupled with its comfortable fit makes for a relaxing and refreshing half hour of masking. There's a slight tacky-to-the-touch feel immediately after pressing in the excess essence, but  there's zero trace of that tack once the skin has fully absorbed the essence. This one leaves my skin soft, smooth, cool to the touch and with a fresh faced glow, while lightly hydrating my skin. 
 
Overall Thoughts: This Cosrx mask isn't bad. In fact, if you're looking for light hydration, this will work well for you, provided you are not sensitive, allergic or otherwise seeking to avoid alcohol in sheet masks (it's the third ingredient listed). For my dehydrated-combination skin, this worked nicely as a morning mask, with the cooling sensation helping to wake up my skin (and me). I could see this one being suited for most, if not all, skin types (except those sensitive to alcohol) though dry and dehydrated skin types may not find this hydrating enough for their liking.
 
Ingredients:
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from cosrx (dot) com:
Water, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Panthenol, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Centella, Asiatica Extract, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Arginine, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Pantolactone, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Acetylated, Hyaluronate

Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Deep Moisture Water Mask

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Material: The Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Deep Moisture Water Mask uses a patented super adhesive MG:gel sheet. This MG: gel sheet feels like a blend of a hydrogel mask and the next generation bio-cellulose mask. It is extremely thin, striated and feels like you have nothing on.
 
Essence: Clear, liquid, gel-like essence that contains 3 different forms of hyaluronic acid. There's a lot of essence in the packet. I'd recommend taking the excess essence and applying and reapplying to the mask throughout the wear time.
 
Fit: Width wise this mask works pretty well for my face size and shape; the length at both the forehead and chin/jawline are off, as with most, if not all sheet mask. It's nothing that cannot be fixed by taking off the excess at the bottom of the mask and using that to cover whatever space is between the top of the mask and my hair line. I made the usual adjustments to the corners of the eyes and mouth for a better fit. 
 
Adherence: Exceptional. This mask has a plastic backing with a tab on the sides near the jawline, which I think is meant to keep the mask from crumpling up as a result of its thinness and material and to help with its application, but I found it more challenging to use the tab to separate the backing from the sheet itself once applied on the skin. It seemed like it would have been easier if I started separating part of the backing from the sheet before applying the mask to my face. 
 
Claims: Hydrating, moisturizing and revitalizing
 
Performance & Results: The softness and thinness of the material lends itself to a very comfortable masking sesh; it really feels like you're not wearing a mask. While the mask holds some essence, for me, I needed to apply the excess essence in the pouch to the sheet during my masking time, which makes it challenging to multi-task while masking with this one. It also makes it challenging to just completely relax while using this mask. As for results, I was a bit disappointed that it only lightly hydrated my skin, leading me to believe that this mask is probably better suited for the summer months and/or those with normal to oily skin.
 
Overall Thoughts:  I have and like the serum from this line and that one does a lovely job of making my skin feel hydrated. It seems that my experience with the serum may have caused me to have higher expectations for this mask. I would love to hear the thoughts of other folks who have used this particular mask. On paper it has a lot of things going for it, but it didn't pan out as I had hoped when put to the test. I really liked the material on this one and would be open to giving it another try in the summer months.
 
Ingredients:
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taken from reverse side of mask packet:
Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium PCA, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum, Glucomannan, Allantoin, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Trehalose, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Tromesthamine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Disodium EDTA

 

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@itsfi  These masks all look really good!! I didnโ€™t know cosrx made masks. I will look for them now!

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@ather, I didn't know Cosrx made these sheet masks either until I happened to stumble upon them. There's a propolis version that I picked up as well and am excited to try - I've liked the couple of the products in the new Cosrx full fit propolis line that I've tried so I'm looking forward to giving it a go soon. I have a handful more sheet masks that I should use up first, just because I've had them in the stash longer and don't want to get sidetracked with finishing them up.

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@itsfi  Canโ€™t wait to hear your thoughts! Iโ€™m not buying till it least the summer. My stash has gotten out of hand. Although Iโ€™ve been wanting to try the new jlo mask but I might wait till the spring sale!

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@ather, if you're interested in the JLo mask, it makes sense to pick it up during a sale. Ohhh, yes! It's all too easy for that mask stash to get out of hand; I know that full well. Whittling it down will feel really good. With the exception of a few small hauls, I've been on a sheet mask no-buy for almost a year now. That helped a lot and I'm almost to where I'd like to be. What the plan going forward for future sheet masks hauls is another story; something to think about, but at the moment, I'm just focused on keeping up with my masking and getting the inventory down to my goal. Baby steps. lol. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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@itsfi  Definitely looks like hydration heaven! I tried that Isntree mask recently too, and I remember it not being as hydrating as I expected.

The CosRx mask sounds nice! Have you tried any other CosRx masks? 

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@Shosh85, I only realized that Cosrx made sheet masks late last year. ๐Ÿ˜’ ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ This is what happens when Iโ€™m on a sheet mask no buy for too long. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜† I have one, maybe two, other masks from this line and then I have the sheet mask that is part the Cosrx snail line. 

 

I was a bit disappointed that the Isntree wasnโ€™t as hydrating as I expected. Itโ€™s okay though - the other ones that I still need to post about had plenty of hydration to make up for this one .๐Ÿ˜

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I totally hear you on the hydration!! Thanks for sharing all these beauties @itsfi 

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@lmaster, youโ€™d think after all these years Iโ€™d know that my skin needs consistent hydration from hyaluronic acids. ๐Ÿ˜† I kept thinking after using each of these masks โ€œohhh, my skin feels so much more hydrated.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜” Note to self: โ€œSelf, get back into the habit of doing a hyaluronic acid based mask at least once per week.โ€

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@itsfi   The one called Tears made me chuckle.  I silently added โ€˜of my enemiesโ€™ to the name and immediately loved it!  :D. 

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Hahahaha @heartsmyface! I loooove it! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ Iโ€™m pretty sure I picked up the mask because of the name and the pretty blue packaging. I like the name โ€œTears of my enemiesโ€ even better!! Thatโ€™s what Iโ€™m going to call it from now on! โ˜บ๏ธ

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