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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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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’–

Hmmmm the Kaja looks cute for sure, @itsfi! The scrub sounds similar to the consistency of Bite Beauty Agave+ Weekly Vegan Lip Scrub 0.7 oz/ 20 g, but with much smaller granules. Kind of a challenge to use, given how thick and goopy it is. 

Your strawberry looks happy and healthy, too!

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@eshoe, the consistency of the Kaja is more of a jelly-like texture to it, not at all like the Bite scrub, or at least the versions of it that I've used - the older one, in a tube and stick form. I find that adding a little olive oil to the Bite scrub helps with its consistency and how easily it is to apply it over the lips.

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Thanks for the heads up @itsfi strawberry does sound delicious though 🀀

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@lmaster, it was high enough on the inci list that I thought it would be worth mentioning. I wonder if the sheet masks in this line are similar to the Innisfree My Squeeze range, where the masks with a certain type of essence contain alcohol while the others in the series do not. The snail 🐌 mask from this line does not contain alcohol, but it has a different essence than this strawberry πŸ“ one. Hmmm... πŸ€” I'll have to make a note to take a closer look at that.

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@itsfi thanks for the comparison on the two masks, here's to hoping more come out with no alcohol πŸ˜‰

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A "L" mask that brings on the vitamins!! L - vitamins - LuLuLun 2.jpg
LuLuLun Plus Fresh Red Sheet Mask claims to provide "youthful clarity" with its mix of vitamins and minerals. I was intrigued. Further research uncovered that this mask contains extracts of acerola and acai, which are good sources of vitamin C. The mask also contains vitamins B3, B5 and E. Acerola produces cherry-like berries, but is not a true cherry; it's a superfruit, containing 17 times more vitamin C than a lemon. The acerola used in this mask hails from Okinawa, Japan and, in addition to being loaded with vitamin C, it contains vitamin A (beta carotene) and vitamin E. A powerhouse vitamin mask!
 
Sheet Mask:
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Material & EssenceThese LuLuLun Plus masks are different than the brand's popular daily sheet masks. This Plus series has two different series within the collection - an Aroma line and a Nature Care line; this Fresh Red sheet is part of the Nature Care line. The material in this LuLuLun Fresh Red Sheet Mask is a soft, cushiony, thick cotton. I was very impressed with how soft, light and comfortable this felt against my skin for being a thicker sheet mask. It felt like a soft blanket - comfy and cozy. The mask is saturated in a clear, unscented, watery essence. I could not pick up any scent from either the mask or the packet. Good for those with sensitivity to fragrance. 
 
Fit & Adherence: I found the size, shape and fit of this mask to be similar be standard - a smidge too wide all along the width, an inch too long at the chin and jawline and slight incisions and adjustments required to the corners of the eye and mouth openings. Adherence was great; I didn't experience any lifting during the 20 minutes I had on the mask (instructions suggest keeping it on for 10-15 minutes). 
 
Performance & Results: I experienced the slightest bit of tingling in my upper cheek area, which is not uncommon as that is one of the more sensitive areas of my face. I initially thought it might be because of all the vitamin C, but upon inspection of the inci list, I suspect it might have been the retinyl palmitate, a gentler alternative to retinol. I have a sensitivity to retinol so that likely explains the tingling - it was extremely mild and did not last long at all; felt like less than a minute. After tapping in the excess essence that sat atop my skin, my complexion looked and felt refreshed, hydrated. It looked more plump/bouncy as well, with a fresh faced brightness to it. There's a slight tacky-to-the touch feeling that eventually fades away. I don't mind it; I find it provides a nice little grip to my skincare that follows or when used as a skincare prep before makeup application. 
 
My Two Cents: I'm not sure about the "youthful clarity" claims but the results I obtained were nice. I've used a couple of masks from the LuLuLun Plus series and have enjoyed the ones I have use. The quality of the material and essence are good. Again, I am quite impressed with the feel and wear of a mask that leans on the thicker side. I wouldn't necessary consider these masks "must haves" but they are nice ones to have on hand and I plan to try out others in both lines within this collection. 

Ingredients:
from lululunusa (dot) com
Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Xylitol, Diglycerin, Niacinamide, Sorbitol, Methylparaben, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Retinyl Palmitate, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil, Punica Granatum Flower Extract, Squalane
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I didn't have any acerola-specific based lip products so I paired my mask with the next closest thing I had within my line of sight, SEPHORA COLLECTION Vegan Hydrating Lip Balm 3 Cherry. It's a light but thick-leaning balm that keeps my lips soft, moisturized and with a subtle hint of color. This balm, along with the other varietals in this line, has been a nice one to keep on hand to reapply during the day this winter season.

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@itsfi the mask material sounds appealing. Similar to how charcoal masks tend to feel on the skinπŸ€”

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I can't wait to try it!!! @eshoe 

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It sounds lovely, doesn’t it @Cucks? πŸ’— Do you have this one already?

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@eshoe, they’re similar in feeling very comfortable and cozy when worn, but the LuLuLun cotton mask has a lot more heft and thickness than any bamboo charcoal mask I’ve used. It's not as thick as the Neogen knit mask, but it is more weighty (yet it still feels light) than most sheet masks - definitely helps with the comy, cozy blanket vibe. Both are good and feel really nice on the skin. 

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It really does sound cozy, @itsfi! Adding another one to my list. When you have a moment, I would appreciate your input. I am planning out my sheet mask purchase and as far as offering a wide variety, am curious what your online one-stop shop suggestions would be. @lmaster @Shosh85 your thoughts on this?

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@eshoe, I've been on a sheet mask no buy for most of last year and this first quarter, but the sites  mentioned by @lmaster and @Shosh85 offer good variety. I've had good experiences purchasing through each of those online stores.

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@eshoe  My favorite sites to get masks are the RoseRose Shop and Masksheets. I've never actually bought anything from Yes Style, but I have looked through their site and they do have pretty good variety.

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Thank you, @Shosh85! I was thinking about trying RoseRose since they seem to be the only one carrying Peripera. May as well find something to love before it’s no longer available πŸ˜‰

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@eshoe  Yup, the Peripera is one of the main reasons I like the RoseRose Shop. I also like them because they seem to have the best shipping options/prices compared to other Korean sites. I haven't had any issues ordering with them and they're usually pretty generous with samples. Just keep in mind it can take up to a month for delivery.

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@eshoe two sites come to mind for me, yestyle dot com and masksheets dot com

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Thank you, @lmaster! I love Masksheets, though it’s been awhile since I have ordered from them. 

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@itsfi wow this sounds like a great vitamin packed mask

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@lmaster, it really was a nice mask. I'm surprised I liked it as much as I did given that it is a thicker mask, but it just feels so comfy and cozy. 😍 Definitely going to look into others from this line... er, ummm, after my sheet mask no buy has ended, of course. πŸ˜†

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@itsfi  I like the idea of a powerhouse vitamin mask, and the results sound nice! Great info on Acerola - I had no idea it has 17 times more Vit C than a lemon! πŸ˜―πŸ‹

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I know, right @Shosh85😲 I had to read that a couple of times because at first I thought it said the fruit contained 17 vitamins, which would be an very interesting fact as well. But, 17 times more vitamin C than a lemon?!! πŸ‹ I now want to find (and of course, taste) an acerola fruit, which to me looks very much like a cherry even though I read it is not a true cherry. Sheet masking has not just been about hydrating my skin; it's giving me an opportunity to learn new things, too! πŸ˜  

 

I was surprised too about how much I liked the mask material, even though it is thicker. I'm usually all about the thin sheet masks. I'll want to look into the masks in this line more; not sure about the "aroma" line though - with a designation like that, it seems like the scent on those would be more pronounced than subtle. 

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