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

If you haven’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 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

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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 masksπŸ’—

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

@itsfi ohhh cucumber does look so refreshing! Great line up

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Thank you @lmaster! Cucumber is definitely refreshing! πŸ₯’ 

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What a fun theme, @itsfi! The cucumber balm sounds really refreshing, like it would be great for a warm summer day. 

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@quspork, the balm would be great for warm days; I could see this entire trio working out very nicely on a summer's day.

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This is from last week (Female-owned brands). That being said, I'm not 100% certain this is female owned, but to the best of my ability it seems to be:

 

Seolreim Cosmetics: Blooming Cell Pink Peel 2 Step Mask

 

-It comes with toner (it's just liquid in the package, so I put it on a cotton pad). The toner contains lactic acid. The mask portion contains green tea and honey. The mask fabric was very soft and comfy to wear, and the serum was a bit milky in consistency. My skin felt nice and bouncy and moisturized.

 

-It didn't have instructions for wear time, so I kept it on for about 20 minutes. 

-I think this is a woman-founded company. It looks like Seolreim Cosmetics was developed by dermatologists in the Seolreim Skin Clinic, which is run by female dermatologists.

 

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@PrettyPaint  Ahh, milky serum and moisturized bouncy skin sounds so nice! Did it smell like green tea or honey? 

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@PrettyPaint sounds like a nice multi step mask

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@lmaster  It was good! I always drip the toner out of the foils, though!

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Ooh, this sounds like a nice multi-stepper, @PrettyPaint!

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@quspork  Thanks so much!

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@PrettyPaint, the packaging on this one is beautiful. πŸ’– I've not heard of this brand but am adding it to my list. Both steps of the mask sound wonderful and your results too!  When the instructions are in Korean, I usually look at the illustrations and what's written in Korean on the reverse side to see if there's any reference to numbers. There's a 10 ~ 20 in the box where the illustrations are located. I was told once that that is usually the recommended wear time for most sheet masks, so your 20 minute wear time was completely on point! πŸ˜

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@itsfi  Oh my goodness - thanks so much for the tip on time. That totally makes sense and is good to know. I usually aim for 20 minutes with most masks, but it's good to have an idea of the recommendation.

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This looks sooooo familiar, @PrettyPaint! Do you remember where you found this? It sounds like a lovely mask, green tea + honey πŸ™‚ 

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@eshoe  I am so bad about remembering things like this, but I'm pretty sure this one was from facetory. 

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Two brands, one founder and owner. The last of my masks from last week.

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Both of these masks are from brands founded and owned by Alicia Yoon. I've used both in the past; the wash off mask is a staple for me. 

 
Wash Off Mask:
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Not only is the Peach & Lily Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask pretty to look at, it does a pretty darn good job at unclogging pores, refining texture and leaving skin soft and smooth. I occasionally use this all over my face, but its primary place in my masking library is to combat clogged pores and little bumps that crop up occasionally along my jawline. Because of its goopy consistency, application can get messy. I apply this with my fingers or a mask brush / spatula, the latter will make for a cleaner application but both work fine for me. I usually experience the slightest tingling, but every so often it may be more noticeable and last a smidge longer. 15 - 20 minutes with this turquoise blue gooey gel retexturizes my skin beautifully ~ it looks and feels a lot more smooth and just better, clearer, brighter.  πŸ˜ƒ
Sheet Mask
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These peach slices sheet masks were one of the first, or perhaps the first, line of sheet masks developed by Alicia Yoon. I like the playfulness of the peach slices collection - the bright colors and fun pattern are cheerful.

Material & Essence
: This thin cotton peach slices Firm Sheet Mask is saturated in a clear, watery essence. When I reached for this mask, I had a thought that it had a sweet and fruity scent to it, but that is not what I picked up this go around. The scent wasn't offensive but it definitely was not sweet or fruity as I expected. It leaned more herbaceous.
 
Adherence & Fit:  Adherence was wonderful and fit was generally good and was made better with some adjustments. The width is too wide, but not so much as to warrant cutting away parts of the mask - the strands of hair framing my face just got some extra TLC. lol. I snipped off about 3/4" inch from the chin / jawline and only deepened the slit near the inner corners of the eye to help the material lie better against my skin - zero concern with the material being too close or the essence falling into my eyes. Similarly I made a small cut to the corners of the mouth to help the material sit better. 
 
Performance & Results: I didn't feel any firming or lifting from the mask this time. What I did notice was that my skin looked more supple and plump and felt more bouncy. It also looked and felt very hydrated, which I loved. There was so much essence to this mask that I ended up leaving it on for 45 minutes and there was still a lot of essence remaining on the mask and atop my face after that time. My skin looked dewy, glowy and that radiance remained even after patting and pressing in the extra essence and waiting for it to be completely absorbed, which it did quickly. 
 
My Two Cents: I like the peach slices masks. While this firm variation is a good one, it's not my favorite in the collection. That said, I would consider picking up a handful of these firm masks and daily-sheet-masking (that's a legit verb in my household - hahaha!) with this version for a week, week-and-half to see if its firming and lifting claims are more noticeable with regular use. Hmm....making a note to consider this at some point. 

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about the founder / owner
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Alicia Yoon's foray into the world of skincare and specifically KBeauty was influenced by the skin issues, including severe eczema, she experienced growing up. That led her to attend aesthetician school in Korea, where she learned about ingredients, techniques and technologies in the Korean beauty space. She parlayed that experience into Peach & Lily, which, in 2012, started out as an online retailer for Korean beauty products. In the early days, she offered phone consultations, which included a list of recommended products and instructions on when and how to use them. She launched her own line four years later and has since, continued to grow her business and expand her product line.
 

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@itsfi I do like this brand too, the resurfacing mask kinda reminds me of the #Herbivore Blue Tansy BHA and Enzyme Pore Refining Mask 2 oz/ 60 mL have you tried that one?

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@lmaster, yes they are very similarly, in sorta the same color family as well! πŸ’™πŸ’š I’ve used the Herbivore Blue Tansy and like it. I don’t know if maybe the DS of the Herbivore that I had was older but I felt like I have more consistent good results from the Peach & Lily mask - I always feel like it does a good job of resurfacing my skin. There were times  when the Herbivore didn’t seem like it did anything for my skin. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ It was surprising. 

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@itsfi curious how often you use the wash-off mask. Also, on a scale of 1-10, 1 being 'so gentle you might miss it if you blink,' and 10 being 'WOAH, look out, skin!' how heavy duty is it? I see BHA, so that makes me think it might be off-limits for those with drier or sensitive skin? 

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@eshoe, the degree of tingling varies from use to use for me. Some days it’s a 1 or 2; other days it’s a 6 or 7. But my 1 or 2, or 6 or 7, may not be the same as someone else’s. I imagine some factors for that includes how sensitive my skin is that particular day/time, and that may depend on a number of things as well, including how many and what other actives I’ve been using.

 

Regarding AHAs and BHAs, it’s been said that AHA is better suited for those with dry skin and BHA for those with oily skin. My skin type ranges from dehydrated-dry to dehydrated-combo (leaning oily or dry depending on the time of year) and it can be sensitive to actives and certain ingredients. My skin has responded well throughout the year to both AHAs and BHAs, so I think that like with most things, there’s the general assumptions and suggestions but each person’s skin is different and will react or tolerate different ingredients in different ways, depending on a host of factors including climate, other skincare products in use, etc. I’m mindful of the general take on AHA/BHA and try to take into account how each performs on my skin and go for what works best for it, and keeping aware of how frequently I’m using them and their concentration so that I don’t over-exfoliate.

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@itsfi  That resurfacing mask is a great one! I like your spatula! πŸ™‚

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Thank you @PrettyPaint! I have all sorts of skincare tools that I forget about so I've pulled a few out and placed them in a cup next to some of my brushes, in the hopes that I will put them to use more often. We shall see... 

 

Ohhhh, the Peach & Lily resurfacing mask is a rediscovered love! It has been working wonders. I go back and forth on how I feel when it tingles - some days, usually when I don't experience any tingling, I think "ohhh, I wish it tingled / or tingled a bit more." Of course, on days the tingling sensation is stronger, I sometimes think "oooh, if only that were a little less pronounced..." Hahaha! Either way, the results really are fantastic! πŸ’–

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