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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: The Best Deal vs. The Beat Money Can Buy πŸ’Έ

Letter of the Week:  N

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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’–

@Shosh85 Good to know I might not have missed anything than!

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From last week's P / targeted masking themes:

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P is for peel, pore purifying, peach, and PrettyPaint

 

Peel:

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AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel is one of my favorite water-activated enzyme peels / exfoliants. A very finely milled powder with a very faint, almost imperceptible scent, this gentle, physical-and-chemical exfoliator gives me soft, clean, smooth, brighter skin every time I reach for it, which happens about 3 times per week in the mornings once the weather starts to warm up. It's a spendy product, but a little goes a long way. I've used other enzyme powders, but this is one of the ones I keep coming back to. It's a product I would happily splurge on if I ever needed to, but so far, I haven't needed to pick up a full size - I've picked up several DS over the years as a promo gwp, through the Rewards Bazaar, or in a set often during a sale. 

Wash Off Mask / Targeted Masking: Maskne + Acne:

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I wasn't so sure about the Innisfree Pore Clearing Clay Mask with Super Volcanic Clusters the first time I reached for the foil sample. Kbeauty products tend be a lot more gentle and less concentrated in their formulation (though still effective), which is one of the things I love about Kbeauty, but with pore purifying and acne fighting products, I sometimes like things with a little more oomph! My skepticism was misplaced and this Korean skincare beauty has proven to be gentle and effective at both unclogging pores along my jawline that I've been experiencing more frequently from wearing a mask, and at spot treating the pesky little (and sometimes not so little) pimples that are the most unwelcome guests ever.

Sheet Mask:

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@PrettyPaint used this 2-step mask last week, I think it was last week? Like prettypaint, I have no idea where I picked up this Dr. Glowderm TABRX Whitening Mask. That means it might have been part of a subscription box I had years ago, so PrettyPaint, I think you are right that it was from a Facetory box. 
 
Based on the mask's ingredient list, it seems to be geared towards brightening and hydrating the skin, while also providing "anti-aging" benefits. Thanks to prettypaint's recommendation, I applied a light layer of the dry oil first, then applied the sheet mask to help seal in the nourishment to be had from the oil. Adherence was good; fit was fine, could be made to work. 
 
Results-wise, my skin did feel hydrated and moisturized, with a fresh faced glow to it. This would make for a nice skin prep before makeup. An one-time use is not going to provide me any insight into its "anti-aging" claims, but, as far as the brightening and hydrating go, this mask does measure up. Also, like P, I would very much like to see the packaging redesigned to market it as a brightening mask or giving skin a dewy glow rather than whitening. 
 

Lip Care:

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Ulta Beauty Peach Lip Balm - meh.
I'll give it another go, but I don't anticipate being wowed by it, so it'll be repurposed as a base for a DIY lip scrub, the new fate for all my lip balms that don't make the cut. 

AMOREPACIFIC Mini Treatment Enzyme Peel 0.7 oz/ 20 g 

innisfree Pore Clearing Clay Mask 3.38 oz/ 100 mL 

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

@itsfi  Oooh I just got a chance to read this. Thanks for tagging me. I was going through my stash and realized I had another one of these. I tried it with the oil capsule beforehand, and it definitely worked out better for me. I think the oil afterwards was just too much for my skin. That's awesome that the innisfree is effective.

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@PrettyPaint, applying the oil first worked out very well! πŸ‘ Thank you so much for giving me a heads up on that. πŸ€— 

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@itsfi  

I keep reading such positive reviews on that Innisfree mask! I'll definitely have to pick it up very soon - I love that it's inexpensive too! Glad to hear it worked well for you! πŸ˜ƒ

 

I have never tried the Ulta lip balms, but it sounds like how I feel about the Sephora Collection ones. The only one I would ever repurchase (and have several times actually) is the Honey one, and of course, I don't even see it listed with the others anymore 😒 ..... love your repurpose idea! πŸ’‘

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@Shosh85, the Sephora Collection honey lip balm and scrub is my hands down favorite from that line. πŸ’›πŸ― I keep telling myself that they are just reformulating it for the clean line (and that the reformulation will not negatively change its effectiveness)! πŸ€ž Please, oh please, let that be the case . . . 

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@itsfi  Well, I really hope it's not gone for good.... but that does seem to happen to everything I call my "favorite".... πŸ˜…

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I can relate @Shosh85! The honey one was the best of them.  πŸ’›πŸ― At this point, I may refer to my "favorites" or "HG" products as just being "meh!" It seems that way, they'll be around FOREVER!!! πŸ™„πŸ˜ 

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@Shosh85, you know I do like the GlamGlow SuperMud, but it can be very strong. My skin has been on the extra sensitive side of late so this Innisfree mask has been nice. It is strong in the sense that it does detoxify pores and pull out excess oil, but for me, it's not drying, where the SuperMud can be drying. Consistency of the Innisfree clay mask is like creamy paste. It goes on comfortably and I feel a cooling sensation when applying it and for a short time while having it on. It does dry down but doesn't feel hard or tight; washes off easily and does a good job of absorbing oil from my face and leaving my skin looking clean, and feeling soft, smooth. I read somewhere that it contains microcapsules in the clay that contains AHA that are activated as you spread the mask over your face. I don't recall ever feeling any microcapsules bursting or being activated. but it does do a good job of exfoliating and unclogging pores on my lower T-zone and along my jawline; it helps with reducing the size of pimples too, though I would say the SuperMud works faster in that regard.

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@itsfi  Thank you so much for the detailed info! I really like how this one sounds. I also like SuperMud, but I can really only use it as a dab here and there on blemishes, so I like that the Innisfree is a bit more gentle on dry skin. Of course I took too long thinking about whether to buy this one, and now it's not even on the Sephora site anymore. πŸ˜‚ I'll definitely have to add it to my next RoseRose Shop order! πŸ˜‰

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@Shosh85, SuperMud is great but potent; sometimes too potent for all over my face. But yes, as a spot treatment, muy bueno! I'm hoping it's a repackaging for this mask.

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@itsfi love this innisfree mask!! Yeah the whole "whitening" label needs to go!!

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@lmaster, it's such a nice mask. I find I like quite a few of the Innisfree skincare products. πŸ˜

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Thought I'd "Clean" out my pores tonight:

 

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I will look around for a sample of this one, @CookieGirl1 - like @lmaster, I am dealing with some masker too😒

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@CookieGirl1  Did it work well for you? Could always use a good pore cleaner-outer πŸ˜‰

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@Shosh85 Typically I don't like/wouldn't recommend Philosophy skincare but I actually LOVE this mask.  It's clay-based with very tiny exfoliating particles and I swear, my face looks and feels amazing after I rinse it off.

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@CookieGirl1  Ooooh, sounds wonderful! πŸ™Œ

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I've been on this kick this week @CookieGirl1 good ol maskne 

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Another Peach mask and a Papa Recipe mask I was gifted from the lovely @eshoe πŸ˜Š

 

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The Creme Shop Peach Infused Face Mask

 

Material:

Medium thickness cotton

 

Serum:

Jelly serum but not much of it in the pouch or on the mask

 

Scent:

Sort of a combo of peach and floral, but peach is what stood out the most. It was light and not too noticeable while the mask on

 

Fit:

Classic Creme Shop fit - too long at the forehead and chin, too wide at the temples and the space between the eyes was a little too wide.

The adherence wasn't great, which isn't surprising considering how dry it started.

 

Wear Time:

This thing would not stay on, and I had to constantly pat it down. I managed to keep it on for 15 minutes

 

Tack:

Very light, lasted about 10 minutes

 

Results:

Soft and lightly hydrated skin with a nice glow. The results were pretty decent considering the short wear time and adherence issues

 

Repurchase?

Since this one was close to expiring, I think I would repurchase, but mostly because I want to see if a fresher mask makes a difference.

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 Papa Recipe Real Centella Gauze Mask Pack

 

Material:

Medium thickness gauze

 

Serum:

Milky

 

Scent:

Sort of fresh & clean and leafy

 

Fit:

Just a little long at the chin

 

Wear Time:
Half hour

Tack:

Very light, stuck around for about 5 minutes

 

Results:

Refreshed, a smidge brighter, soft and comfortably hydrated skin with a nice glow

 

Repurchase?

Yes, definitely! I love how comfy the gauze is and I am always a sucker for milky serum πŸ˜ƒI'm not sure there's been anything from this brand I haven't liked!

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I'm curious about the jelly mask!! @Shosh85 I really need to try the papa recipe mask too!! @eshoe maybe I'm hoarding it πŸ˜†

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