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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!

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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: Most Innovative Mask - the latest tech + beauty ideas to try in 2021 (please let me know who to credit if you know, for this new theme!)

Letter of the Week:  E

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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 masks๐Ÿ’—

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

I just stare at that announcement @Shosh85  and think "what do you mean by revamping, Missha?!!" I'm really hoping they're not doing away with the entire A'Pieu line. We have a week until the end of the first quarter so fingers crossed we'll get good news. ๐Ÿคž 

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

Hmmm this is really interesting, @itsfi... The message sounds like some sort of re-vamp will be happening, but it's hard to tell if they mean just the shopping experience via the website or the products themselves. I hope they don't mess with too many of the formulations since A'pieu really has some great masks and other products already! It does say they're returning in the first quarter of 2021, so hopefully that's still on schedule and we'll be able to see what's going on soon. 

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

Agree @quspork, it'll be very interesting to see what we find out about this revamping of the line. I'm with you; I hope that there are not too many reformulations. I noticed that some of their most popular items stopped being restocked, on its site as well as third party online retailers. We shall wait and see . . .

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

I chose innisfree Super Volcanic Clusters Pore Clearing Clay Mask 3.38 oz/ 100 mL as a recent GWP.  I've used it several times, and I keep being pleased with it.  I had previously been using The INKEY List Kaolin Mask 1.7 oz/ 50 mL but now that it has gotten warmer, I needed something with more oomph.

 

The innisfree is easy to apply.  It doesn't glide on like a creamy cream, but it's thick and I got good coverage from a little amount.  I feel like it's on the dry side texture-wise, but I didn't mind it at all.  Also, I could feel the grittiness as I applied it with my fingers, but I didn't notice anything tugging on my face.  It dried down quickly enough.  I will mention, though, that there was a weird stage when the top felt dry and the underneath felt wet.  I've been leaving it on for about 10 minutes, and that seems like enough time for it to do what it needs to.

 

I use clay masks because I find that they're helpful in managing the blackheads I get.  (With my routine, I find that I barely given them a second thought anymore - for the most part!)  This really made a difference for me.  Not only did it get rid of the trouble areas I had leftover from TIL Kaolin mask, but it made my nose look more clear.  I was impressed.  (I'm not saying it's a miracle worker, but it gave very good results.)  I will admit that I didn't do a deep dive into the ingredient list, which is strange for me.  For now, I will continue to use it happily.  

 

And I really like the price!  

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

This sounds like a good experience with the Innisfree, @greeneyedgirl107!

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

@quspork It exceeded expectations - how often does that happen?!  And the funny thing is, I almost didn't choose that as a GWP.  I was holding off for something more expensive!

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

That innisfree mask is such a gentle clay mask, @greeneyedgirl107! I havenโ€™t tried the IL, it sounds like it might be lighter than the innisfree ๐Ÿค” 

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

@eshoe TIL is definitely lighter in my opinion.  ๐Ÿ™‚

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

I've not tried the inkey list mask @greeneyedgirl107 however, the innisfree is a top favorite of mine ๐Ÿ˜

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

@lmaster Any other clay masks that you rec?

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

@lmaster I've been wondering about the Origins one for ages.  I think that will be the next one I try!  Glad it has your endorsement ๐Ÿ™‚

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

@greeneyedgirl107 this is one I've repurchased many times ๐Ÿ˜Š

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

@greeneyedgirl107  So glad to hear the Innisfree mask is working out so well for you! I'm not sure if you've had a chance to look up the ingredients, but when I was skimming through reviews I read that some people aren't happy about it containing Walnut Shell Powder - do you know anything about that ingredient? 

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@Shosh85 I don't know anything about walnut shell powder.  The only thing I can think of is how back in the day companies apparently used to make their scrubs with ground walnut shells and apparently they were really abrasive.  I don't have an issue with it in the mask thus far, especially since I'm not using it as a scrub.  

 

Side note: I wish scrubs were grittier.  For me, what aggravates my skin isn't the abrasiveness, but rather the fragrance/other irritants when paired with a scrub.  I think companies are attacking things from the wrong angle in some regards.

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

@greeneyedgirl107  I remember a lot people complaining when the Origins Dragonfruit mask came out because of the walnut pieces in it. I didn't have any opinion about it, except for that I prefer grittiness over chunkiness. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 Oh, and don't get me started on fragrance! It's super annoying how many products there are that are just overwhelmed with fragrance (I can't stand anything floral) ๐Ÿ˜ I can totally see how the combo of abrasiveness + fragrance could be a major irritant. 
All that aside, I'm happy to hear this one worked out so well for you! I know I've heard plenty others here who have liked it as well. I'll definitely have to try it out soon! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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

@Shosh85 Yeah, it really bugs me that I see many ingredients demonized yet so many people don't seem to mind the addition of fragrance.  

 

Sorry about the maskne.  That's one thing I've been able to avoid - go figure!

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

@greeneyedgirl107  Good for you on avoiding maskne! If I remember correctly, you work in healthcare?

I actually don't have any acne at the moment and fortunately don't have to wear a mask very often because I am a stay-at-home mom with two autistic kids (who won't tolerate mask wearing), so we don't really go anywhere, lol ๐Ÿ˜… I mostly just use clay masks as a spot treatment, because my dry skin can't usually handle a full face of clay. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

@greeneyedgirl107, we're clay mask twinsies! ๐Ÿ˜ That Innisfree mask has been a staple in my rotation for the last 4-5 weeks! I alternate between using it as a spot treatment and with slathering it on all over my lower T-zone and jawline. 

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

@itsfi I totally trust your insight into masks!

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

@greeneyedgirl107, I guess weโ€™ll have to thank my acne / maskne here. Hahaha! ๐Ÿ˜† Skincare is so hit or miss and trial and error. Itโ€™s nice to have each other and our collective experiences to draw on! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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