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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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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’–

All of the prickly pear goodness in this photo is very appealing @itsfi! That mug is especially cute, what a clever design.

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Thank you @eshoe. The mask was wonderful and it was fun to pull a few prickly pear items together to mask with. πŸŒ΅

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@itsfi  Soo happy you liked the sheet mask! It's been awhile since I tried it and I lost my notes on it, so it's good to hear your thoughts! 

 

Also, that cactus mug is the best πŸ˜ƒπŸŒ΅

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

Thank you again for sending this one to me @Shosh85! I really am finding SNP to be a solid brand for sheet masks. Ones like this cactus mask definitely raise its profile. The mug is a lot of fun; I sometimes just set it on a table and use it to hold my lipbalms or lip glosses. Ha! πŸŒ΅

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Yes for cactus!! @itsfi 

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It’s got such good soothing and hydrating properties @lmaster; and rich in vitamins too! 🌡 

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

@itsfi Ooh I love Prickly Pear!! I'm going to have to look these ones up.

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@Samtian, the only prickly pear things I remember having are these jelly candies and a prickly pear margarita, though I didn't have them at the same time. I may have had it in a salad once but I just don't remember for certain. After using this mask, I am interested in actually trying prickly pear. 🌡 Will have to look for them around here and also for a recipe that I can't mess up. πŸ˜‚

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Oooh that mask sounds great @itsfi !!

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

It made for a very nice masking time @Kim888😁 I've been impressed with the SNP sheet masks that I've used so far. 

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I'm sad I couldn't smell this one haha. This is just a filler mask for me. Nothing negative, but no results either.

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

@Samtian well that is a bummer to miss out on the scent on this one. No irritation is something I often forget to note when a mask is otherwise blah. You are a masking hero for always looking for the positive!

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Awwwww @Samtian darn!! Wish there was some great scent that came thru for you!

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Aw, I'm sorry you missed out on the scent for this one, @Samtian. That was one of the perks for this mask for me. And I agree with you on it being mostly a filler mask. Nothing wrong with having a few of those around!

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@Samtian  Awww, I'm so sorry you couldn't smell it. It's been a long time since I used this one, but I think I recall it being nice but not incredible. But I do think I enjoyed the scent.

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@PrettyPaint Thank you! I'll have to see what my mom thinks when she tries hers.

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@Samtian, agree, this one isn't bad, but it's not a standout, other than the super cute packaging. I find a lot of The Creme Shop masks to fall in the filler mask category. I do like the scent on this one though - I am so sorry you haven't gotten your sense of smell back yet. 

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@itsfi Fillers are better than negative reactions lol so I'll take it.

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@Samtian  Yeah, this was in the "filler mask" category for me too. These masks are all super cute though! I may be the only one here who feels this way, but I didn't really love the scent on this one.
Sorry to hear you're still having sniffer issues! 😒

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@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